E-Z-Go has recently supplied one of Europe’s top golf courses with a 40 strong fleet of electric RXV golf carts. In what can be seen as a bit of a scoop E-Z-Go carts now travel the fairways at the Valderrama Golf Club in Spain.
Valderrama was long associated with golf legend Seve Ballesteros and hosted the first Ryder Cup to be held in continental Europe in 1997. The course has also been host to numerous top level tournaments including the WGC-American Express Championship, The Volvo Masters and is the home of the Andalucia Masters.
E-Z-Go carts replace those of a 'competitors' manufacturer and the electric golf carts feature the AC Drive system that E-Z-Go promotes as giving operational savings to golf course owners and operators. The RXV carts feature a full-time regenerative braking system that recharges the golf cart batteries when braking and offers greater energy efficiency than traditional DC-powered electric golf cars.
"I've been particularly impressed with the design of these new golf cars," said Javier Reviriego Valderrama's General Manager. "They are well made, robust and look good. The braking system is excellent, especially the way the brakes are applied automatically when the vehicle stops, and the battery life is giving us at least two rounds for every charging cycle."
The cost savings over the lifetime of these new golf carts should be significant for the golf club and no doubt swinged the deal in E-Z-Go's favor in these tough economic times in Europe. Valderrama has 400 members and there are around 12,000 rounds of golf played there every year, making it the most popular course in continental Europe. So the carts should be kept busy.
"We are honored to be selected to provide our vehicles to serve Valderrama, given its place and importance in the sport of golf," said E-Z-GO President Kevin Holleran. "We are proud that the E-Z-GO RXV is a part of the magnificent golf experience provided to the members and guests of this historic club."
It's great to see an American success story abroad and our congratulations go out to E-Z-Go's sales team as this must have been a difficult deal considering the economic woes in Europe, and Spain in particular. We hope they didn't pay on a finance deal