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VOL 1. MAR 2011
PAGE 1
MUCH
FEATURE STORY
CLUB CAR THE DRIVING FORCE
BEHIND THE 9TH PRESIDENTS CUP
THAN GOLF CARTS...
LEISURE PURSUITS
SEARCHING FOR WORLD-CLASS
EXPERIENCES
MUCH MORE
PRODUCT FOCUS
XRT 4X4 & 4X2 UTILITY VEHICLES
CLUB CAR CULTURE
TWO MILLIONTH VEHICLE HIT THE
MARKET IN 2010
GOLF CART SERVICING, SPARE
PARTS & SAFETY
LOOKING FOR A QUALITY USED
VEHICLE
HOT DEALS
GOLF CART REFURB SPECIAL
P. 1300
736 685
E. info @ golfcartgroup.com.au W. www.golfcartgroup.com.au
GOLF CART GROUP PTY LTD
WELCOME TO OUR FIRST ISSUE!
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NOTE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER
Welcome to the first edition of Golf Cart
Group e-Magazine.
All of the team at Golf Cart Group
are excited to be launching this new
cutting edge digital magazine. We
look forward to a strong response
as our customers embrace the new
technology, and we are excited
to be the first in our industry to
use a digital format to provide an
interactive reading platform for
our audiences. Available for free
download at the App Store, we
look forward to offering our digital
magazine subscription in i-pad and
i-phone versions as well!
We will be seeing a lot of new
developments in 2011 including the
release of Club Car’s new �Visage’
GPS product; the first Mobile Golf
Information and Management
System to be released in Australia.
The system will revolutionise the
way Golf Club’s manage their golf
car fleets and maximise the return
business. We will continue to
invest in solar technology, which
in the not too distant future, will
be integrated into every vehicle on
the market. 2011 also marks the
release of the next generation Club
Car Precedent which continues to
lead the golf car fleet market. The
EMC series will be introducing a
number of industry specific vehicles
including specialised wheelchair
access vehicles, multi-passenger
electric bus trains and further
customised versions of the laundry
and pantec range. Our vehicles
continue to service industries
from aged care thru to zoos; the
preverbal A-Z of custom solutions.
Inside this issue you can access
practical and useful information to
help you get the most out of your
golf cart based vehicle and enjoy
our feature articles uncovering some
great travel destinations with world
class facilities. We are bringing you
news from Club Car and EMC HQ
and of course have a hot deal that
will save you at the hip pocket. Golf
Cart Group has the largest selection
of used vehicles in Australia and
we pride ourselves on being able
to provide vehicle for almost any
application.
On behalf of Golf Cart Group I have
great pleasure in thanking you for
your interest in our online magazine
and trust that if you have any
suggestions or areas of interest you
would like us to cover in any of our
monthly editions you will be sure to
email us directly.
Yours sincerely,
Peter Davies
General Manager
CONTENTS
VOLUME 1, JANUARY 2011
THE GOLF CART GROUP
3
CLUB CAR THE DRIVING FORCE
BEHIND THE 9TH PRESIDENTS CUP
6
XRT 4X4 & 4X2 UTILITY VEHICLES
10
SEARCHING FOR WORLD – CLASS
EXPERIENCES
13
TWO MILLIONTH VEHICLE HIT
THE MARKET IN 2010
16
THE GOLFERS DREAM COLLECTION
18
GOLF CART BATTERIES....
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
19
GET THE LOOK... ACCESSORISE
YOUR CART
20
LOOKING FOR A QUALITY USED VEHICLE
21
GOLF CART REFURB SPECIAL
24
EMC Elite Golf Cart
EMC Elite 6 Seat Resort
CONTACT US
General Enquiries:
1300 736 685
New Vehicle Sales:
(02) 4348 8000
New Parts & Accessories:
(02) 4348 8000
Service & Warranty Support:
(02) 4348 8000
Accounts & Administration:
(02) 4348 8000
Email:
[email protected]
Editorial & Advertising:
EMC Solar Utility
EMC Electric Bus
ENORMOUS RANGE
OF QUALITY NEW AND USED VEHICLES!
[email protected]
Copyright 2011 by GolfCartGroup. All rights
reserved. Contents may not be reporinted or
otherwise reproduced without prior written
permission.
вњ† 1300 736 685
www.getmobile.com.au
THE GOLF CART GROUP
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ABOUT US
Golf Cart Group is Australia’s largest distributor of
Club Car and EMC branded golf carts, utility vehicles.
Backed by over 50 years of manufacturing expertise
in the electric and alternative vehicle market, Golf
Cart Group offers the complete solution of sales,
parts, service, finance and short or long term hire.
Operating from an expansive headquarters which
includes a 2500 square metre warehouse/showroom
in West Gosford, Golf Cart Group is the only
authorised Club Car Distributor for NSW & the ACT
and the sole Australian distributor for EMC products.
We offer custom fabrication, vehicle modifications,
vehicle assembly and transportation for both
large fleets and person vehicle sales.
Golf Cart Group is renowned for providing the highest
level of sales service and support to government,
corporate, business and private customers with
dealers and service agents for EMC products
conveniently located nationwide.
NEW AND USED GOLF CARTS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES
With an ongoing commitment to innovation, quality
and customer satisfaction, Golf Cart Group offer an
extensive range of new Club Car and EMC golf
carts, resort and utility and special purpose vehicles
including security vehicles, laundry and hospitality,
ambulance & medical support, food & beverage,
4WD, rough terrain, off road and multi passenger/bus
vehicles.
Golf Cart Group can custom build or modify vehicles
to suit almost any application and have 300-400 used
golf carts in stock at any one time including brands
such as Club Car, Yamaha, EZGO, EMC and more.
Club Car has manufactured the number 1 rated Golf
Carts and Utility Vehicles year after year and Golf Cart
Group are proud to be the sole distributor in NSW
and ACT. We are proud to be the sole distributor in
NSW & ACT. In addition to this, they are also the sole
distributor for EMC products in Australia, thus being
able to guarantee a quality vehicle at a reasonable
price.
TRANSPORT
Golf Cart Group carries their own fleet of specialised
vehicles and subcontract to some of Australia’s major
logistics and transport operators. With the capacity
to move anything from a single golf cart to an entire
fleet, Golf Cart Group offer transport options to
businesses as well as the general public.
BATTERIES
Club Car and EMC Vehicles come fitted with
genuine US and Trojan branded batteries. Golf Cart
Group can offer ongoing support with your battery
maintenance including battery care safety and advice,
service and replacement.
SERVICING & SPARE PARTS
When you purchase a new vehicle from the Golf Cart
Group, you aren’t just buying a product; you are
buying more than 50 years of history, research and
product innovation.
The best way to maintain your vehicle or fleet and
maximise its value is through our genuine Club Car
and EMC parts, accessories and service. You can
be assured that all replacement parts purchased from
the Golf Cart Group are of the same quality as the
components found on your vehicle when new.
Golf Cart Group carry over 1 million dollars worth
of EMC and Club Car spare parts and accessories
and offer a service whereby if the particular part you
require is out of stock, they will source and deliver it
to you within 48 hours.
(continued)
THE GOLF CART GROUP
ABOUT US
FINANCE
Golf Cart Group provide a full range of business financial
services through their partner Urban Group Finance.
Urban Group Finance offer a huge range of finance options
including corporate HP, operating lease, long term rental,
short term hire and revenue share. They are specialist
suppliers to the golf, leisure and resort markets and provide
purchase options which can be tailored to meet your needs.
GREEN POLICY
Golf Cart Group are one of the many
companies leading the fight for a greener
future by offering environmentally
friendly solutions for clients as well as
conducting their business operations in an
environmentally responsible manner.
Offering a diverse range of solar vehicles and a solar rebate
program, Golf Cart Group has an ongoing commitment to
creating a better environment. Solar power is the cleanest,
most viable form of renewable energy available and it is
exciting to know that it can now even be used to power golf
carts and utilities.
Golf Cart Group has a structured recycling program in place
whereby waste products from their business are recycled
and donated each month. School groups and charity
organisations are just a few of the groups who benefit from
the program, with the environment being the real winner in
the end!
For further information on Golf Cart Group’s green policy
and programs, please contact their coordinator on
0404 390 964.
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EXPERTS IN GOLF CART DELIVERY AND TRANSPORTATION
AT GOLF CART TRANSPORT WE SPECIALISE IN THE TRANSPORTATION
AND DELIVERY OF GOLF CARTS AND ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES. OUR
TRUCKS AND TRANSPORT PARTNERS ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED
IN THE REQUIREMENTS OF TRANSPORTING GOLF CARTS.
WE OFFER A DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY SERVICE TO YOUR GOLF COURSE,
HOME, BUSINESS OR EVENT. AS A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE WE CAN
DELIVER TO YOUR LOCAL TRANSPORT DEPOT WITH A DRIVE ON DRIVE
OFF OPTION.
PHONE: 0404 3 9 0 9 6 4
WE CAN MOVE ANYTHING FROM A SINGLE VEHICLE TO A FLEET OF
EMAIL: [email protected]
VEHICLES ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA. CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE TODAY!
WWW.GOLFCARTTRANSPORT.COM.AU
CLUB CAR THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE 9TH PRESIDENTS CUP
FEATURE STORY
Excitement builds for the 9th Presidents
Cup as Club Car prepare to be the official
transportation team at the event. Supplying
a diverse range of quality golf carts and
sophisticated utility vehicles, Club Car will
propel the event to even higher levels of
prestige and luxury... (continued)
В© Stan Badz/PGA TOUR
В© David Cannon/Getty Images/PGA TOUR
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CLUB CAR THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE 9TH PRESIDENTS CUP
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FEATURE STORY
R
oyal Melbourne Golf Club in Victoria will play host
to the 9th Presidents Cup on the 14th – 20th of
November 2011. Club Car will be transporting
tournament officials such as US PGA representatives,
media representatives and the US President around the
event in pure comfort as such setting a high �precedent’
for years to come.
Club Car will showcase a range of over 200 vehicles at
the Melbourne event including Precedent golf carts, 4-8
seat people movers, food & beverage utilities, XRT utility
vehicles and special purpose vehicles such as security
and first aid.
The competition alternates between venues in the United
States and the rest of the world and has been played
every 2 years since 1994. Melbourne as become the first
city outside of the United States to host the prestigious
match-play competition more than once, with the Club
already playing host back in 1998.
The Presidents Cup puts 12 top players from the United
States against an international team culled from the ranks
of the finest golfers outside of Europe. It is a match play
competition, similar in format to the Ruder Cup, although
there are six extra matches.
The cup, which will be played for the ninth time in 2011,
was developed to give the world best non-European
players an opportunity to compete in international team
match-play competition.
Continued...
В© David Cannon/Getty Images/PGA TOUR
CLUB CAR, THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE 9TH PRESIDENTS CUP
PAGE 8
FEATURE STORY
В© David Cannon/Getty Images/PGA TOUR
The United States have won four of the previous
six competitions. However, the international team
managed victory in Melbourne in 1998 so we hope
they have a stroke of good luck again at the venue
in 2011!
Leaders from the political, sports, media and
corporate communities gathered at the Melbourne
Cricket Ground on Monday the 25th of October
2010 to officially launch The Presidents Cup 2011.
Club Car, the global leaders in golf cars and utility
vehicles, look forward to being part of such a world
class event.
See yourself at the 2011 Presidents Cup?
See next issue for your chance to attend the event with the Golf Cart Group team!
Click to view the range of Club Car vehicles that will
be present at The Presidents Cup.
Click to view video from the official Presidents Cup website.
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Free course guide and 3 golf balls
with any full paying green fee
Daily Fees
Mon - Thurs
Fri - Sun & Public Holidays
Cart Hire
Twilight - After 1pm
$59
$74
$15pp
$32
Warbird Weekday
Bring 20+ players to Kooindah Waters Golf Club on any
weekday in 2011 and receive a New Callaway Warbird Golf
Bag to use as a prize for your group!
$65.00 per player Mon - Thurs or $75.00 per player Friday
- 18 holes Championship Golf
- Shared motorised cart
Plus:
- 1 x Callaway Warbird Stand Bag per group
- Set up of on-course activities
- Personalised cart signs
- Free activation into our Troon Rewards Program
Bring 40+ players and receive 2 x New Callaway Warbird Golf
Bags and the option to run a shot gun start.
Terms and conditions apply.
Golf Cart Group proudly supply vehicles to Koiondah Waters
Golf and Residental Resort.
Open to the public 7 days
Kooindah Blvd, Wyong NSW
Ph 02 4351 0700
www.kooindahwaters.com.au
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XRT 4x4 & 4x2 UTILITY VEHICLES
PRODUCT FOCUS
BUILT TO EXCEED EXTREME EXPECTATIONS
The all new Club Car XRT 4x4 and 4x2 Utility Vehicles are
sure to exceed your most extreme expectation. The tough
and reliable rough terrain utilities have been designed to
handle ultimate conditions without compromising luxury
and comfort for the driver, passenger or cargo. With plenty
of features, the versatile XRT can be used for a variety of
applications from hobby farms, working properties, beaches
or varied worksites.
Built from the ground up to withstand the punishment of
rough terrain, the XRT’s thrive in even the toughest conditions,
putting confidence and quality in the palm of your hands.
With no gears to shift or buttons to push, the XRT1550 4x4s
are the only utility vehicles with true all wheel drive.
Club Car ensures a long and safe lifespan on their utilities with
a rustproof, corrosion-resistant, aircraft grade aluminium frame
and , at no additional cost, a roll over protective structure
certified to meet five different international standards.
When it comes to exclusive features and extreme innovations,
other utility vehicles simply cannot compete. With features
including a 13-position adjustable driver’s seat, 25” mud or all
terrain tyres, GE Geloy plastic front cowl for supreme impact
resistance and a steel bed box with an aluminium rustproof
floor, the Club Car XRT’s are the definition of utility vehicle
luxury.
IntelliTrak and IntelliTach, the only fully hydraulic, quick
changing tool attachment system, eliminates the need for
multiple vehicles by allowing you to quickly and effortlessly
attach and detach tools making any job easier.
Continued...
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XRT 4x4 & 4x2 UTILITY VEHICLES
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PRODUCT FOCUS
“ WITH A RANGE OF
FEATURES LIKE THE
HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
FOR QUICK STOPPING,
ROLL OVER PROTECTION
STRUCTURE AND THE
STABILITY FROM THE
AUTOMATIC ALL WHEEL
DRIVE SYSTEM, THE CLUB
CAR 4X4 SUITS OUR
NEEDS AND WE COULDN’T
FEEL SAFER ON THE
BEACH.”
Gosford City Council on the NSW Central Coast, have recently rolled out the Club Car XRT 4x4 utility on
their beaches. Copacabana and Terrigal are just two of the locations where Council Lifeguards and Surf
Club volunteers are the proud recipients of these durable vehicles; which are ideal for the daily demands
of Australia’s tough coast line.
Lifeguards & lifesavers using the XRTs have nothing but praise for the vehicles. No matter how severe the
situation, the Club Car 4x4 utility has assisted in making light work.
Gosford City Councils Beaches Supervisor said “Gosford, like many other coastal councils, has long
service areas to patrol with various sand types and terrain. To do this you need a vehicle you can rely on,
especially if there’s an emergency that could be life threatening.”
“With a range of features like the hydraulic disc brakes for quick stopping, roll over protection structure
and the stability from the automatic all wheel drive system, the Club Car 4x4 suits our needs and we
couldn’t feel safer on the beach” he said.
Continued...
XRT 4x4 & 4x2 UTILITY VEHICLES
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PRODUCT FOCUS
DESIGN
|
STRENGTH
| AGILITY |
POWER
Specifications
1550, 1550 SE- Petrol
1550, 1550 SE, 1550 with IntelliTach - Diesel
Engine
Kawasaki 4-cycle OHV, 675 cc, twin-cylinder industrial grade
Kubota 719 cc, 3-cylinder industrial grade
Engine – cooling
Air
Liquid
Engine – Lubrication & Oil filter type
Full pressure, spin-on
Full pressure, spin-on
Max torque
39.8 ft-lb (54.0Nm) @2,400rep
32.3 ft-lb(44.1Nm)@2,600 rpm
Horsepower
23.0hp (17.2kw) @3,600 rpm per SAW, J1940/1349
20hp (14.9kW)@3,600 rpm per SAE J1940/1349
4WD System Type
Automatic – Intelli Trak All Wheel Drive
Automatic – IntelliTrak All-Wheel-Drive
Differential – Front
Automatic – Intelli Track All-Wheel-Drive
Automatic – Intelli Track All-Wheel-Drive
Differential – Rear
Auto locking – Intelli Track All Wheel-Drive
Auto locking – Intelli Track All Wheel-Drive
High-Low Range Engagement
Automatic IntelliTrak All Wheel Drive
Automatic IntelliTrak All Wheel Drive
Electrical System
12-volt, 500 CCA
12-volt, 500 CCA
Torque Converter
CVT
CVT
Steering type
Rack & pinion
Rack & pinion
Tilt steering wheel
Standard
Standard
Adjustable Driver’s seat
Standard
Standard
Suspension – Front
Independent double A-arms w/coll over-shocks
Independent double A-arms w/coll over-shocks
Suspension – Rear
Swing arm w/coil over shocks
Swing arm w/coil over shocks
Brakes
4-wheel hydraulic disc
4-wheel hydraulic disc
Park Brake
Foot operated
Foot operated
Frame/Chasis
6061 Aircraft grade tubular aluminium
6061 Aircraft grade tubular aluminium
Body – Front
High impact, scratch resistant, GE Geloy injection molded color
High impact, scratch resistant, GE Geloy injection molded color
Body – Rear
Rugged, scratch resistant, injected molded plastic
Rugged, scratch resistant, injected molded plastic
Tires – Front/Rear
Bed length x Width x Height
Mud, 25x11-12, 4ply (optional all terrain tires available)
Electronic fuel gauge/hour meter, low oil warning light (speedometer
optional)
48” x 49.8” x 10.9” (1219 x 126.5 x 27.2cm)
Mud, 25x11-12, 4ply (optional all terrain tires available)
Electronic fuel gauge/hour meter, low oil warning light (speedometer
optional)
48” x 49.8” x 10.9” (1219 x 126.5 x 27.2cm)
Overall bed height
33” (83.8cm)
33” (83.8cm)
Bed load capacity
800lb (362.9kg) standard (1,50lb [473.3kg] available 1550 only)
1550; 1200lb (544.3kg standard (1450lb [657.7kg] available)1550 SE:
1600lb (725.8kg)
6.5gallons (24.6litres)
800lb (362.9kg) standard (1,50lb [473.3kg] available 1550 only)
1550; 1200lb (544.3kg standard (1450lb [657.7kg] available)1550 SE:
1600lb (725.8kg) 1500 with IntelliTach: 1200 lb (544.3kg)
6.5gallons (24.6litres)
1550: 124.6” x 60” x 78.6” (316.5 x 152.4 x 199.6cm)
1550 SE: 157.6 x 60” x 78.6” (400.3 x 152.4 x 199.6cm)
1550 with IntelliTach: 148.6” x 60” x 78.6” (377.4 x 152.4 x 199.6cm)
1550: 81.5” (207cm) 1550 SE: 114” (289.6cm)
1550 with IntelliTach: 81.5” (207cm)
7.4” (18.8cm)
Instrumentation
Total vehicle capacity
Fuel tank capacity
Overall length x width x height
1550: 124.6” x 60” x 78.6” (316.5 x 152.4 x 199.6cm)
1550 SE: 157.6 x 60” x 78.6” (400.3 x 152.4 x 199.6cm)
Wheelbase
1550: 81.5” (207cm) 1550 SE: 114” (289.6cm)
Ground Clearance – Differential
7.4” (18.8cm)
Floor Ground Clearance
12.1” (30.7cm)
Dry Weight – Less Batteries
1550: 1,430lb (648.6kg) 1550 SE: 1,605lb (728kg)
Turning Radius
1550: 13ft (3.9m)
1550 SE: 17.7ft (5.4m)
Vehicle Warranty
2-year/2,000 hour limited
12.1” (30.7cm)
1550: 1,430lb (648.6kg) 1550 SE: 1,605lb (728kg)
1550 with IntelliTach: 1,709lb (775.2)
1550: 13ft (3.9m)
1550 SE: 17.7ft (5.4m)
1550 with IntelliTach: 13.8ft (4.2m)
2-year/2,000 hour limited
Club Car are known for their rich
heritage of well-engineered compact
vehicles, which have become the choice
of professionals from industries all over
the world. With that broad experience
as their foundation, they have come to
understand the expectations of their
customers and are constantly looking
to exceed them.
That is what the XRT series is all about
– exceeding expectations no matter
how big the job, the Club Car 4x4 Utility
has assisted in making light work.
To view our range of XRTs click here:
SEARCHING FOR WORLD – CLASS EXPERIENCES
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LEISURE PURSUITS
SEARCH NO FURTHER....
TROON GOLF IS HERE
Photos courtesy of TROON Golf Australia
(Top to botton) Kooindah Waters, 11th tee,
Links Hope Island, Pacific Dunes, Twin Creeks
SEARCHING FOR WORLD – CLASS EXPERIENCES
LEISURE PURSUITS
Over the past decade Troon Golf has established itself as
the recognised leader in prestige golf course management,
development, marketing and consulting around the world.
In Australia it continues to grow and offer world-class
golfing experiences with 10 spectacular courses in five
states.
The Company’s success has revolved from its ability to
provide the highest quality customer service across a
range of areas including course conditioning, practice
facilities and club house amenities.
With personnel specialising in design & development,
agronomy, operations, finance, food & beverage and sales
and marking, the Company prides itself on an array of
marking services and management that deliver the ultimate
golfing experience for all members, guests and daily fee
players.
Troon Golf’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director
for Australia, Asia and Pacific, Ryan Walls, outlines Troon’s
Mission “The Company’s philosophy is simple; deliver
guests to the golf course and provide them with a worldclass experience.” He says “Most companies are content
to succeed in only a selection of service standards yet fail
in others. Our success is shown by the fact that 8 of the
10 Troon Golf-managed courses in Australia were ranked
in the Top 100 golf courses in the country by leading
publication Golf Digest in their March 2010 edition.”
Visitors to Troon Golf managed facilities can be confident
that they are playing on the finest playing surfaces, will
experience incredible guest service, enjoy unmatched
amenities and take pleasure in exquisite dining. Experience
luxury the next time you play by choosing one of Troon
Golf’s world-class courses!”
Continued...
Photos courtesy of TROON Golf Australia - 12th HOLE
PAGE 14
SEARCHING FOR WORLD – CLASS EXPERIENCES
PAGE 15
In 24 countries, Troons main goal is to create
extraordinary guest and member experiences
through personalised service, consistency and
uncompromising attention to detail. Troon Golf
wants to exceed your expectations every time
you’re a guest.
Importantly for members of Troon clubs are the
benefits of the Troon Advantage and Golf Voucher
programs, providing them with complimentary
rounds at other courses.
In 2011, Troon’s flagship event the �Troon Cup’
will be hosted for the first time by Settlers Run
Golf & Country Club, bringing together members
from all Troon clubs around Australia for the
3 day round robin match play event.
You are invited to EXPERIENCE TROON GOLF
and let Troon share with you how they have
earned their reputation. Please visit troongolf.com.au
for information of Troon managed facilities or
follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
TROON REWARDS
LEISURE PURSUITS
TROON GOLF INVITES YOU TO UNLOCK THE
WORLD OF TROON REWARDS.
THE PREMIER LOYALTY PROGRAM
PROVIDES GOLFERS WITH GREAT
BENEFITS WHILST PLAYING ON MANY
OF AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST COURSES.
EARN POINTS TOWARDS FREE ROUNDS
OF GOLF AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL GAME
DISCOUNTS AND/OR MERCHANDISE IN
THE PRO SHOP! REWARD MEMBERS ALSO
RECEIVE INVITATIONS FOR EXCLUSIVE
EVENTS AND SPECIAL EMAIL-ONLY
OFFERS.
THE MORE YOU PLAY,
THE MORE YOU SAVE!
SIGN UP FOR FREE IN THE PRO SHOP OF
ANY AUSTRALIAN TROON GOLF FACILITY.
VISIT TROONGOLF.COM.AU FOR A FULL
LIST OF PARTICIPATING TROON MANAGED
FACILITIES.
GOLF CART GROUP SUPPLY FLEETS AND
SUPPORT MANY OF TROON GOLF’S RESORT
COURSES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ON GOLF CART FLEETS CLICK HERE.
Photos courtesy of TROON Golf Australia - BROOK 13
TWO MILLIONTH VEHICLE HIT THE MARKET IN 2010
PAGE 16
CLUB CAR CULTURE
The two millionth vehicle
produced by Club Car is
one company founders
never imagined when they
began producing golf cars
52 years ago. In fact, the
low-speed passenger
vehicle (LSV) that came
off the production
line in April 2010 in a
ceremony marking the
manufacturing milestone,
wasn’t even made until
last year.
Photos courtesy of В© PGA US CLUB CAR
TWO MILLIONTH VEHICLE HIT THE MARKET IN 2010
PAGE 17
Golf cars and utility vehicles dominated production at Club Car during its first
half century, but the vehicle chosen to symbolise the manufacturing milestone
which fell on Earth Day 2010, was a Villages Low Speed Vehicle (LSV); an
eco-friendly zero-emission vehicle that incorporates a number of features
defined by federal regulations, enableing the vehicles to be driven on specified
public roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less in the USA.
LSVs are the fastest-growing segment in the light
transportation vehicle market in the US and it is
expected that this trend will move to Australias shores
in the coming years. Being especially popular for short
commutes, shopping, transportation and deliveries
in campus-style environments, including hospitals,
clinics, schools and universities it seems inevitable
that governments in Australia would look to adopt
similar laws for these environments in each state.
“One of the hallmarks of Club Car over the years
has been innovation and the ability to produce
vehicles that meet – and sometimes even
anticipate the needs – of our customers,” said
Gary Michel, president and CEO of Club Car.
“Zeroemission low-speed vehicles, which reduce
our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and provide
an environmentally friendly mode of travel, are an
example of that ongoing commitment.”
Michel credited Club Car employees as the “champions” responsible for
producing a million vehicles in record time.
“We have a great team of people who come to work with one thing on
their mind every day: How do we improve on yesterday?” Michel said.
The ceremony was attended by Club Car associates, executives from parent
company Ingersoll Rand and a number of local political and civic leaders,
though was celebrated by Club Car fans around the globe and throughout
Australia. Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver read a proclamation that
declared April 22, 2010 “Club Car Day in Augusta.”
The event coincided with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the global
celebration of environmental awareness. In recognition of its commitment to
sustainability, Ingersoll Rand launched its Centre for Energy Efficiency and
Sustainability (CEES). The center will focus on identifying and implementing
best practices for the long-term use of energy and other resources for
customers and communities.
Speaking at the Club Car ceremony, Jim Bolch,
president of Ingersoll Rand’s Industrial Technologies
Sector, said the CEES will partner with non-government
organizations and universities, as well as technology and
industry leaders to fund research, support scholarships
and host seminars on the subject of environmental
sustainability. “Maybe most importantly, we’ll engage
and educate our own employees about ways to
bring green solutions to market and to make our own
organization and the communities we serve greener,”
Bolch added.
Club Car’s two millionth vehicle was produced nine
years and one month after Club Car reached the one
million milestone. “Our business continues to evolve
as our customers’ needs and the types of customers
we serve continue to evolve,” Michel said. “It’s hard to
predict the vehicle that may symbolize the three millionth
Club Car, but I’m sure it will be one that is right for the times.”
Club Car is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and
on the forefront of environmentally responsible Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)
technologies. The Club Car product portfolio includes golf cars, golf and
commercial utility vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain
and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial
and consumer markets. The Augusta, Ga.-based company, a division of
Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), is widely respected for the support it provides
golf’s leading associations and organizations, including the PGA of America,
the NGCOA, GCSAA, CMAA, The First Tee and the Executive Women’s Golf
Association.
CLUB CAR DOUBLES PRODUCTION IN NINE YEARS
CLUB CAR CULTURE
THE GOLFERS DREAM COLLECTION
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ESSENTIAL SHOPPING
1. TITLEIST CART BAG
5. ODYSSEY GOLF - WHITE HOT XG
MARXMAN MINI PUTTER 34”
RRP AU$182.15
RRP AU $179
Stockist: towsleys.com
Stockist: www.golfsalesaustralia.com.au
2. GOLF CART GROUP UMBRELLA
2.
RRP AU$49
Stockist www.golfcartgroup.com.au
Button operated, wind resistant
design and durable construction.
5.
3. CLUB CAR REAL TREE CAMO CAP
RRP AU$10.00
Stockist: towsleys.com/clubcarmarketplace/
3.
6. ADIDAS GOLF SHOES WOMENS CLIMACOOL TRADEWINDS BLUE
1.
RRP: AU $99.99
4. MENS CUTTER & BUCK
MASTER GREEN ACE POLO
Stockist: www.golfclubwarehouse.com.au
RRP AU$36.40
Stockist: towsleys.com/clubcarmarketplace/
Classic polo styling with the comfort of
soft, cotton piquГ©. Polo features half
sleeves with ribbed cuffs, three-button
placket, logo buttons and straight
bottom with side vents. Ribbed collar
is enhanced with a hint of Spandex for
shape retention.
This Marxman Mini putter includes
a multilayer White Hot XG insert for
enhanced feel. This not only boosts
feedback and distance control, but
it also helps shift the weight to the
perimeter of the putter head to create
a higher moment of inertia (MOI) and
better stability.
6.
4.
Adidas’ patented Climacool technology
is now available in a golf shoe for
women. This shoe will keep your feet
cool with a perforated sock liner and
breathable upper mesh, while providing
excellent support with lateral and
rotational lugs.
They are lightweight and look great!
NOTE: Prices may change after time of production. Golf Cart
Group accept no responsibility for price variations or stock
availability. Please liaise directly with individual stockists.
GOLF CART BATTERIES.... WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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GOLF CART SERVICING, SPARE PARTS & SAFETY
Maintaining and charging your golf cart
batteries is as vital as clean your teeth...
the better you care for them the longer
they will last!
save money. This however usually results in a
meltdown of battery connections and cables.
In some instances, small explosions can even
occur.
In an effort to make the process more cost
Batteries can last anywhere from one to
effective for you, it is highly recommended you
seven years depending on how they are used,
replace all of your golf cart batteries at once due
maintained and charged. Typically however,
to the constant heavy draw from old batteries.
the life expectancy of a golf cart battery is four
Replacing only the problematic batteries will
years, particularly for golf course fleet carts
result in a reduced lifespan as
due to their continual usage and
the current travelling through
therefore constant charging and
“REPLACING ONLY the battery cables always finds
discharging cycles.
the weakest spot, heating that
As most golf cart owners know,
a golf cart generally runs on four
to six batteries depending on the
battery voltage. If you have your
batteries tested, and only two of
the four or six test bad, it is still
vital that you replace all of your
batteries.
THE PROBLEMATIC
BATTERIES WILL
LEAD TO A REDUCED
LIFESPAN OF THE
NEW BATTERIES!”
Whilst the good batteries may still have some
use, they will be far from factory new and as
a result of constant charging and discharging,
they will have lost their ability to hold a solid
charge.
On numerous occasions, cart owners will only
replace the faulty batteries in an attempt to
area and eventually leading to a
meltdown.
Overall it is highly recommended
for you to replace all of your golf
cart batteries at once, in an effort
to make the process more cost
effective for you.
Golf Cart Group in conjunction with their
partners, Golf Cart Batteries, can assist you with
ongoing battery maintenance advice, access to
quality battery chargers and some great golf cart
battery deals.
Visit Golf Cart
Batteries website
GET THE LOOK... ACCESSORISE YOUR CART
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GOLF CART SERVICING, PARTS AND SAFETY
Make a
HUGE
STATEMENT
1. Sports Seats for
2 Seater Precedent
RRP $594.00
2. Sand Bottle & Holder
RRP $127.56
3. Split Windscreen
RRP $330.00
4. Marble Front Body
RRP $636.44
5. Marble Rear Body
RRP $1046.91
2.
1.
5.
6.
3.
4.
VISIT GOLF CART GROUP OR EMC WEBSITE FOR A HUGE RANGE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES! REFURB HOT DEAL SEE PAGE 24.
6. 12” Wheels with low
profile tyres (Set of 4)
RRP $990.00
Comfort Grip Steering Wheel
Storage net
Sand bottle
Lighting kit
Caddy master cooler
Shoe cleaner
Side mirror
Lockable glove box
Ash tray
Ball washer
Shopping net attachment
All prices include GST
Limited stock & colours available
Alloy wheels
LOOKING FOR A QUALITY USED VEHICLE
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USED CARTS & ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES
For many, purchasing a new golf cart is simply out
of the question due to budget restraints. The good
news is, you can buy a second hand vehicle and
save as much as half of the cost of a new cart.
If you know where and what to look for, you will be
just as happy with your purchase.
If you are in the market for a used cart, it is vital you
arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible
about the vehicle you wish to purchase. It is
essential you employ the same caution you would if
you were buying an expensive used motor vehicle
or other device. This will ensure you are confident
and satisfied with your final decision.
There are a range of things you should consider
when searching for your used golf cart, resort or
utility vehicle.
• Find a reputable used golf cart dealer
• Decide how much you want to spend on a used
golf cart
• Identify the features your golf car must have
• Inspect the golf cart batteries, body and tyres
• Take the vehicle for a test drive if you can
HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY AND WHAT
FEATURES DO YOU NEED?
For around $3,500 you can usually find a good
used golf cart. The age of a cart and its features will
all reflect this price point to some degree. Features
you may consider are: petrol, electric, solar, lights,
wind shields, canopies, colours and finishes.
HOW OLD ARE THE BATTERIES?
Ensure you check the year of the used carts
batteries when you’re liaising with the dealer or
owner. Golf cart batteries typically have a life span
of 5 years, so if they are more than 5 years old and/
or you can see corrosion or fluid leaks, it is time to
replace whole set, never just one.
continued...
LOOKING FOR A QUALITY USED VEHICLE
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USED CARTS & ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES
CHECK THE BODY OF THE GOLF CART
AUCTIONS
Checking the used vehicle for signs of misuse is
important. You may wish to have a mechanic put
the cart on a lift so you can inspect the underside
for previous crash damage, corrosion, worn tyres,
hidden frame damage and fluid leaks. If you have the
opportunity, a test drive is also a great option to ensure
you like the feel of the cart.
Auctions, particularly online auctions are becoming
increasing popular for trading in and selling golf carts.
Major lease companies are finding that auctions are
the best way to dispose of large fleets of golf cars and
electric vehicles.
If you’re buying a decent cart through a reputable dealer
they are likely to have done this for you. Carts purchased
from dealers are usually full serviced and detailed,
however, you may need to ask the dealer to do this for you.
Buying through a dealer saves you the hassle of checking
the batteries, brakes, acceleration, turning stability and
steering, as all good dealers will automatically tests these
things before they are willing to sell any used electric vehicle.
WHERE DO I FIND A USED CART?
PRIVATE SALE
If you have some mechanical knowledge and know what
you are looking for, buying privately could be an option.
You can usually find used carts for sale at your local golf
club. Members who are upgrading their golf cart will
often be able to sell you their old vehicle at a good price.
You could also try looking in your local newspapers
classifieds section.
When making a purchase privately, it is strongly
recommended that if you have no mechanical
background, you arrange to have a mechanic to check
the vehicle over for you prior to committing to the
purchase.
EBAY is a great example of an online auction for golf
carts – just be very wary of whom you are buying off
and be sure to only look at carts from a seller with 100%
positive feedback. Also try visiting www.graysonline.com
and search for “used golf carts”.
DEALER
Purchasing a used golf cart from a well known dealer
will ensure you are relaxed with your decision and
purchasing a known and trusted brand such as Club
Car, EZGO, Yamaha and EMC ensures you are getting
a quality cart.
Click here for a range of serviced used
electric vehicles.
A reputable dealer also ensures your used vehicle has
been completely checked prior to its sale. You will
also have the advantage of access to a full range of
replacement parts should you need them.
All well known golf cart brands have networks of dealers
that get regular trade-ins, hence they are likely to have
the widest selection of used cart models. Not only does
this mean they are more likely to find a cart that suits
both you and your budget, they are going to be able
to offer you ongoing servicing and support with your
vehicles maintenance.
View our short video explaining
everything you need to know when
buying a used golf cart.
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GOLF CART REFURB SPECIAL
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HOT DEALS
Sports Seats for 2
Seater Precedent
RRP $594.00
Special Hot Deal
= $300.00
Marble Front Body
RRP $636.44
Special Hot Deal
= $320.00
Sand Bottle &
Holder
RRP $127.56
Special Hot Deal
= $29.95
Marble Rear Body
RRP $1046.91
Special Hot Deal
= $500.00
Split Windscreen
RRP $330.00
Special Hot Deal
= $199.00
12” Wheels & Low
Profile Tyres (Set of 4)
RRP $990.00
Special Hot Deal
= $599.00
Precedent 2 Seater
All Weather Curtains
RRP $499.00
Special Hot Deal
= $299.00
10” Wheels & Low
Profile Tyres (Set of 4)
RRP $799.00
Special Hot Deal
= $499.00
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