(Dublin, Ireland – August 18, 2023) Club Car®, a global leader in golf, consumer and utility vehicles, and Worldwide Supplier of the Ryder Cup, delivered a fleet of 550 golf and utility cars to Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome for the 44th edition of one of the world’s greatest sporting events.
With the help of official Club Car distributors in the region, Germany-based Cart Care Company and Tractor Hire UK, the golf and turf utility cars arrived as the Italian venue heads into the final month of preparations for the biennial event.
Marco Natale, Vice President Europe Middle East Africa at Club Car, said: “The logistics to bring hundreds of cars to one location is complex, and I applaud the teams from Club Car, Cart Care and Tractor Hire for working with the Ryder Cup and Marco Simone Golf & Country Club teams to carry this out seamlessly.”
Club Car also manufactured seven custom golf cars for each team – enabling European Captain Luke Donald, U.S. Captain Zach Johnson and their respective vice-captains to navigate the course quickly.
This is the seventh consecutive European Ryder Cup that Club Car has supported, having become an Official Supplier in 1997 – a status that was elevated to Worldwide Supplier earlier this year.
“Having high-quality, reliable vehicles is crucial to a sporting event of this size, and we are proud to once again provide them, continuing a longstanding relationship with the Ryder Cup,” Natale added.
The iconic red and blue cars take the spotlight, and behind the scenes Club Car’s range of golf and utility cars are used by staging teams, on-course television crews broadcasting the event around the world, greenkeeping teams, and match officials.
With nearly 300,000 attendees expected to be at Marco Simone during the week of 25 September – 1 October, Club Car vehicles are also used for emergency response and for assisting less-abled spectators.
For more information on the Ryder Cup visit: www.rydercup.com
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. Since 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 safety, quality and performance. As a global leader in sustainability and electrification, the Club Car Vehicle Group includes luxury electric vehicle brand, Garia, and lightweight electric utility vehicle brand, Melex. Garia and Melex product portfolios share similar characteristics of reliability, thoughtful design and proven performance. Club Car Vehicle Group is proud to be on the forefront of environmentally responsible Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) technologies.