Augusta, Georgia, United States: Club Car has been awarded two of Golf Digest’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Awards for Best Electric Car and Best Club Transport – Alternative Walking.
Club Car’s Tempo LI-ION cars and Tempo Walk, a stylish hands-free autonomous golf caddie unit, have earned best-in-class status when it comes to getting around the golf course.
Club Car’s new Tempo LI-ION, an AC motor and lithium ion-powered golf car and an extension of the company’s award-winning TEMPO line of vehicles, offers fast-charging, reliability, efficiency and savings to golf courses.
The Tempo LI-ION’s unique, smart charging capabilities include automated off-peak charging for lower energy costs and charging rates that are two to three times faster than lead acid. In addition, the Club Car lithium ion technology can provide golf courses with up to 50 per cent reduction in electricity.
A lighter battery underscores the overall weight of the car, for less wear and tear on the course. Tempo LI-ION’s design earned stripes for its diamond-cut stitch seats and moulded-in colours.
Tempo Walk provides golfers who enjoy walking the golf course with a caddie-like experience and state-of-the-art wireless technology that includes GPS yardage and hands-free remote control to manoeuvre easily around the course. Golf course operators can now offer a fresh, functional and differentiated cart option as well as unique experience to their golfers.
“Club Car is focused on new solutions that improve the golf experience and help course operators improve their business,” said Jeff Tyminski, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing for Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand and an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “It is an honour to be recognised this year in two award categories.”
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.
The 2019 Editor’s Choice designation marks the fourth year in a row a Club Car product received Golf Digest’s annual award. Club Car was awarded the 2018 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Electric Golf Car for the Tempo Connect with the Shark Experience.