DUBLIN, IRELAND (September 22, 2023) — Club Car®, a global leader in golf, consumer and utility vehicles, is set to mark 26 years of driving the Ryder Cup by using solar power to charge cars on location for the first time.

Kevin Hart, Club Car’s Golf Sales Director EMEA, said: “To have been so heavily involved with one of the biggest sporting events in the world for such a long time is a great honour for Club Car.”

Club Car’s rich history with the Ryder Cup, which dates back to Valderrama, Spain, is celebrated in a new multimedia feature, ‘Driving the Ryder Cup since 1997’.

As the Worldwide Supplier of the Ryder Cup, Club Car has shipped and assembled a fleet of 550 golf and utility cars to assist with the build and delivery of the event at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.

“We’ve been preparing and working towards this event for the last four years. And our team looks forward to seeing the iconic red and blue team cars in action, as well as the hundreds of cars that support tournament operations behind the scenes,” Hart added.

The large fleet consists of six red and six blue team golf cars, driven by captains Luke Donald and Zach Johnson and their respective vice-captains, plus hundreds more golf, turf and utility cars to assist with almost every area of the Ryder Cup from media and broadcasting to security and medical transportation. 

Paul Dunstan, Ryder Cup Operations Director, said: “The service Club Car gives us is first class. It’s a very complex site – much like a small town – with a large number of grandstands, hospitality facilities and event infrastructure. The best way to navigate the site quickly and efficiently is to use the vehicles Club Car provides.”

For the first time in Ryder Cup history, the majority of the fleet will be charged using a bank of solar panels.

Club Car supplies many of the world’s leading golf destinations with its wide range of vehicles and is an official supplier to the DP World Tour, the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and St. Andrews Links Trust.

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Originally seen on Golf Car Advisor