Club Car Turf Vehicles Set to Play Critical Role during the 2018 Ryder Cup

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August 31, 2018 - A fleet of turf utility vehicles from Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, and brand of Ingersoll Rand, will drive the logistical operation at The 2018 Ryder Cup. 

Club Car is providing more than 40 turf utility vehicles to support a team of 180 greenkeepers at Le Golf National, Paris, ensuring they navigate the course quickly and efficiently during the week.

Alejandro Reyes, course manager at Le Golf National, said: “Club Car turf utility vehicles will play a vitally important role, as we move our vast team of greenskeepers around the Albatros course before play begins each morning.

“The Carryall 500 vehicles will transport greenkeepers, as well as tow the pedestrian mower and rollers, while the 4-seat Transporter vehicles will be used by the bunker crews.

 

Club Car Carryall turf utility vehicles are being used at Le Golf National in Paris, France for the 2018 Ryder Cup

A Le Golf National groundskeeper drives a Club Car to his next destination in preparation for the 2018 Ryder Cup

“The Carryall 700 vehicles will play a crucial support role in the daily preparation of the golf course, being used to collect fairway and green grass clippings from each daily cut, prior to play.” 

In addition to assisting greenkeeping staff, an extra 30 Club Car turf utility vehicles will be used during Ryder Cup week to provide crucial operational support to staff and volunteers involved in the staging of the event; this includes moving approximately 25km of rope around the course to cordon off the fairways.

The turf utility vehicle fleet will also transport approximately 600km of television cabling used by more than 376 media outlets to broadcast the event – one of the world’s largest sporting occasions – to more than 183 countries worldwide.

“Club Car has been an official supplier of every Ryder Cup since 1997. Our proven track record demonstrates that Ryder Cup Europe can put its trust in us to drive the on-course logistics required at Le Golf National and help deliver golf’s greatest team event,” commented Kevin Hart, sales director Golf for Club Car Europe, Middle East and Africa.  

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About Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. 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.