(Dublin, Ireland – October 11, 2022) - For the first time on European soil, The 2023 Ryder Cup captains will be keeping up with the action at golf’s biggest event thanks to Club Car’s innovative Onward® passenger vehicles.
At the ‘Year to Go’ event held at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome last week, European and U.S. team captains Luke Donald and Zach Johnson were given the opportunity to test drive their new high performance four-passenger electric Onward cars, in their distinctive blue and red liveries, to inspect the redesigned course which recently hosted the Italian Open.
“The cars’ high-powered electronic controllers, with improved hill-climbing speed, torque and acceleration, mean they are perfectly suited for the undulating terrain of The 2023 Ryder Cup course,” said Kevin Hart, Sales Director for Golf Business at Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles.
“These upgraded cars feature best-in-class proprietary suspension and enhanced stability while the integrated power management system, which monitors each car’s battery life, ensures the vehicles are always healthy and ready to drive.”
“This will be the first time that all 20 team cars will be Onward vehicles,” said Marco Natale, Vice President of Club Car in EMEA, who attended the ‘Year to Go’ event, alongside Kevin Hart.
“These cars represent the future of personal transportation on and off the course and embody Club Car’s drive for high quality, safety, comfort and satisfaction,” he added.
The 2023 edition of the biennial match marks Club Car’s 26th year as an Official Supplier of The Ryder Cup.
About Club Car
With over 60 years of experience of innovation and design in producing small-wheel vehicles, Club Car is a leading manufacturer of gas and electric golf, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Founded in 1958, the Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing vehicles for commercial and consumer markets, built with an uncompromised desire for superior performance. As an industry leader in electrification and sustainability, Club Car is proud to be on the forefront of environmentally responsible Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) technologies.
About Platinum Equity
Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $36 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 50 operating companies that serve customers around the world. The firm is currently investing from Platinum Equity Capital Partners V, a $10 billion global buyout fund, and Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund, a $1.5 billion buyout fund focused on investment opportunities in the lower middle market. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions and operations – a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O® – acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, metals services, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications and other industries. Over the past 27 years Platinum Equity has completed more than 350 acquisitions.