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The Great British "Summer"

October 16, 2017


Traditionally, golf clubs have been offering golf buggies for hire for 37 weeks per year. Over the past few years, however, many golf clubs across the UK have been extending the traditional 37-week window, and are willing to offer golf buggies year-round with a view to improve customer experience and to increase club revenues.

The Impact of an Early Spring & Late Winter

The primary reason behind this decision is the increasing demand from members for golf buggy use throughout the year. For the past few years, spring has been setting in early and winters have been arriving late. This has led to the increase in demand for golf buggies, and golfers demand their use pretty much through the year.

Advances in course drainage systems and better turf management have dramatically reduced the kind of impact bad weather has on course condition.

The Role of Improved Golf Buggy Technology

The improvement in golf buggy technology has also contributed to this growing trend.

The Club Car range of golf buggies offer some excellent design features that ensure they buggies can be used all year round without issues. Club Car’s Precedent golf buggy boasts of features like offset wheels, aluminium chassis and specialist turf tyres that help minimise the impact of the vehicle on the turf.

Club Car’s Visage and Guardian GPS systems give golf club managers complete control. Managers can remotely limit access to specific areas of the course. For instance, if there is an area that’s affected by poor drainage and susceptible to damage from golf buggy use, the golf club manager can limit their carts from entering this area thereby ensuring maximum safety of the members as well as preserving the facility.

MTS Golf Can Help

MTS Golf & Utility Vehicles offer golf buggies for hire for both short-term and long-term. With over 15 years’ experience in the golf industry, our knowledgeable and experienced team are on hand to offer expert advice and assistance. If you are an existing MTS hire customer and would like to find out how you can extend your hire over the winter months please contact us now and our team will be happy to help.

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Testimonials

Andrew Fairnie – Golf Services Manager, The Gleneagles Hotel

Our guests have high expectations when they come to golf at Gleneagles, and the classic aesthetics and high quality finish on the Club Car vehicles have met their needs perfectly.

The GPS system in particular has been very popular – in addition to providing course information, it even allows golfers to email themselves their score card to review at home.

Nick Rushworth – Golf Operations Director, MacDonald Linden Hall

It is a pleasure to work with MTS Golf and Utility Vehicles, the service and support they provide has been first class. We originally signed up for 14 brand new buggies for one year to sample working with the company.

We were pleased with the service and the product provided and have since signed up for the next few seasons and hopefully with many more to come after that.

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