Augusta, Ga., May 24, 2017 – Club Car®, the global leader in golf and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®, today announced a partnership with U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, the world leader in junior golf development, competition and coaching.
Through the partnership, Club Car will become the official golf car and personal transportation vehicle of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation and Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, making Club Car the worldwide exclusive official golf car and personal transportation vehicle for all of U.S. Kids Golf Foundation activities related to junior golf.
“As a world leading golf car manufacturer, Club Car is committed to the $70 billion industry and the game of golf from the start and we are excited to kick off our partnership with the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation to help grow the game among junior golfers,” said Marc Dufour, president of Club Car. “We are excited to be part of the initiatives U.S. Kids Golf Foundation drives, from the new Longleaf Tee System to coaching young children to be avid golfers.”
As part of this relationship, Club Car will use the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation-owned Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines as a product demonstration and test site for new vehicles and emerging technologies. Longleaf Golf & Family Club features the New Longleaf Tee System that is designed to make every round more fun and playable for golfers of all talent levels.
“Our singular mission is to serve kids and families both on and off the golf course,” said Dan Van Horn, president of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation. “Club Car’s devotion to growing the game of golf is evident with their support of junior and family golf initiatives as well as the products they produce. We are honored to begin our relationship with one of the leading global brands in the world of golf.”
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation will promote Club Car’s products and commitment to golf to its worldwide customer community, certified coaches, tournament managers, officials, and the thousands of kids and families who participate in U.S. Kids Golf events.
Club Car will have an active and visible presence at the U.S. Kids Teen World Championship and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, the world’s largest junior golf tournaments with more than 2,300 participants from over 50 nations. The World Championships are held each July and August in the Pinehurst and Southern Pines area.
About Club Car
Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing 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. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.clubcar.com.
About U.S. Kids Golf Foundation
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity, was created in 2001 and provides services that include competition and instructions means to involve families in golf. With the belief that family interaction is critical in the development of young golfers, the Foundation strives to create new opportunities and ideas that allow for better levels of communication, shared experiences and total enjoyment while playing, learning or competing in golf together.
For competition, the Foundation organizes over 1200 tournaments each year for more than 15,000 players, ages 5-18. These tournaments include Local Tours in 93 markets cities, 10 Regional Championships, 14 State Invitationals, the European Championship, and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship & Teen World Championship, which are held each year in Pinehurst, North Carolina and surrounding areas. The Foundation’s Coaches Institute provides training focused on an organized learning program for over 700 individuals annually and currently has over 1,200 Certified Coaches worldwide. Other initiatives of the institute include its Top 50 Kids Teachers Award and Longleaf Tee Initiative.
For more information on the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, visit www.uskidsgolf.com.