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Club Car Introduces Tempo™ Walk Hands-Free Caddie at PGA Merchandise Show
Stylish, Autonomous Technology Delivers Fun and Enhances Golf Experience
AUGUSTA, GA (January 16, 2019) – 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 the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show January 24-26 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. “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.”
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 maneuver easily around the course.
Constructed with a durable aluminum frame, Tempo Walk contains a lithium ion battery which holds a 36-hole charge. It moves up to seven mph 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 maximize 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, the 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.”
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing golf and commercial utility vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.clubcar.com.