Orlando, Florida, United States: It’s like a walk in the park, only better because it’s on a golf course. Blending tradition and technology, Club Car’s Tempo Walk, a new hands-free robotic golf caddie unit, provides enjoyment for golfers who walk the course. The wireless, autonomous caddie is designed to enhance the golf experience and also foster health and wellness.
From the global leader in golf, consumer and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, Club Car is introducing Tempo Walk at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show at the Club Car Booth #2928.
“There’s been a groundswell of interest, with positive feedback since testing the Tempo Walk at courses around the country last year,” said Mark Wagner, President of Club Car, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“We’re excited to introduce a new technology-driven product that will excite golfers, enrich play and provide a fun, healthy experience throughout their game. Tempo Walk complements Club Car’s other transportation offerings and reaffirms our commitment to move the game of golf forward, particularly for the thousands of golf courses that attract a significant number of health-conscious golfers and are looking to generate a new revenue stream for their operation,” he added.
For fitness minded golfers and those who enjoy walking, Tempo Walk delivers a caddie-like experience different than traditional push carts, electric or otherwise. For course operators, it’s a fresh, functional and environmentally friendly cart option and experience to offer customers.
Blending tradition and technology similar to Club Car’s recently launched Tempo Connect golf car, Tempo Walk’s stylish hands-free golf caddie unit makes walking the course pleasant and easier than other push carts. It offers state-of-the-art wireless technology including GPS yardage and hands-free remote control to manoeuvre easily around the course.
Constructed with a durable aluminium frame, Tempo Walk contains a lithium ion battery which holds a 36-hole charge. It moves up to seven miles per hour and weighs 95 pounds. Additional technology features include a USB port and touchscreen tablet with GPS yardage.
Traditional golf car offerings – a cup holder, cooler, divot repair and sand bottle – are also included. With a compact frame size, four Tempo Walk golf caddies can fit into the space of one golf car, another benefit for course operators.
“We are focused on maintaining a leadership position in resort innovation, which is why we were among the first to introduce Tempo Walk by Club Car,” said Clark Sinclair, Director of Golf at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island. “These autonomous caddies provide golfers with the enjoyment of walking the course, enhancing play, and fostering health and wellness. We are delighted to introduce this enhancement to the Palmetto Dunes golf experience. It is already generating quite a buzz from our resort guests, and our staff also enjoys using the technology.”
Tempo Walk complements Club Car’s award-winning Tempo Connect, the first golf car that includes both Visage Fleet Management, an industry-leading connectivity platform for golf operators to simplify operations, control costs and maximise course efficiencies; and Shark Experience, the premier in-car course entertainment system exclusive to Club Car.
“The Club Car Tempo Walk is a win-win. Golfers who enjoy walking the course get a caddie-like experience, and course operators get a fresh, functional and environmentally friendly cart option to offer customers,” said Susan Casagranda, President of Torrey Pines Golf Course, one of the first courses to use Tempo Walk. “The Tempo Walk has resonated well with our golfers, and has given them a fun way to enjoy a round of golf.”