Paris, France: A fleet of turf utility vehicles from Club Car will drive the logistical operation at this month’s Ryder Cup.
Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is providing more than 40 turf utility vehicles to support a team of 180 greenkeepers at Le Golf National, 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 greenkeepers around the Albatros Course before play begins each morning.
“Carryall 500 vehicles will transport greenkeepers, as well as tow the pedestrian mower and rollers, while the four-seat Transporter vehicles will be used by our bunker crews. Carryall 700 vehicles will also 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 25 kilometres of rope around the course to cordon off fairways.
The turf utility vehicle fleet will also transport approximately 600 kilometres 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,” said Kevin Hart, Sales Director Golf, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Club Car, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
As in previous editions, Club Car is also providing a fleet of more than 450 golf cars for the event, which includes 14 unique team vehicles, bedecked with the iconic patriotic branding for European Captain Thomas Bjørn, US Captain Jim Furyk, and their Vice-Captains.