A group of 14 Argentinean golf course superintendents were invited on a tour of the E-Z-GO manufacturing facility in Augusta, GA, followed by a tour of the maintenance facilities at the prestigious Sage Valley Golf Club, during a collaborative visit organised by E-Z-GO and Jacobsen.
Andre Andrade, E-Z-GO International Business Development Manager, and Jacobsen’s South American Sales Director, Frederico Santa Barbara, hosted the Argentine guests on their visit to the manufacturing facility. During the tour of the factory, the group was able to see the golf buggies and utility vehicles being built, the various assembly lines for E-Z-GO’s array of product offerings and the rigorous testing procedures that each vehicle must pass before entering the market.
The subsequent visit to Sage Valley Golf Club provided guests with the opportunity to play a round of golf before embarking on a tour of the maintenance facility at the Jacobsen-maintained course with Superintendent, Chuck Green. The guests were able to gain an insight into the processes behind maintaining the championship course as well as sharing best practices and technical advice.
Commenting on the visit, Frederico said, “The group of superintendents represented a large number of golf courses from across Argentina. I thought that it would be a good opportunity to work with Andre and promote the Jacobsen and E-Z-GO brands, while providing the superintendents with an excellent experience, on their tour of various golf courses across the United States.
“It is not every day that these guys are able to see the process behind building the vehicles that they use, and the experience was certainly a new one for a lot of them. The visit to Sage Valley was also very successful, and I would like to thank Chuck Green for talking to the group and discussing his best practices and maintenance regimes with them.”