GNH Golf Cars (GNH) of North Wales have agreed terms with FTR Caddytrek based in Las Vegas to distribute their range of fully robotic golf caddy range throughout the UK.
GNH has been trading for 15 years specialising in hiring new and used petrol and electric cars. “We probably have one of the largest hire fleet of petrol cars in the UK,” says managing director Robert Parry. “We have direct accounts with both Yamaha, EZGO and Kubota.
“This agreement with FTR Caddytrek is a very exciting development in our business. We recently showcased this product at the Manchester Golf show where it was well received, we were also favoured with some orders for the products.”
Currently there are two products in the range:
BIGFOOT is designed for the rental market and will generate additional income for golf clubs whilst providing visiting golfers an enjoyable golfing experience.
“Bigfoot is a heavy duty robotic golf caddy that follows the golfer using ultrasound technology, very simple to use, and can be used in three modes: Follow, Remote, Free Wheel or push,” says Robert Parry. “The unit utilises a 24V system enabling it to complete two rounds on a charge, the Bigfoot motors have the advantage of a regenerative braking system. Bigfoot utilises Ultrasound technology giving it the ability to know how far away the Golfer is all the time therefore always enabling Bigfoot to keep an uniform distance away. Bigfoot is also an intelligent caddy which knows when its ascending or descending hills, this is very important when descending as it prevents Bigfoot from running the golfer over, Bigfoot is able to tackle gradients of 25 degrees. Bigfoot also utilises GPS technology enabling Bigfoot once instructed to follow a path in remote mode to maintain a straight line and correct itself should it be deviated by an obstacle.
“We are currently running a demo program and throughout the UK and welcome enquiries from golf clubs large and small that are interested in trying out Bigfoot on their own course. GNH have hire, lease and purchase options to offer thus enabling customers to enjoy a swift return on capital.”
The Caddytrek BA is designed for the individual golfer. “The Caddytrek BA is a proven fully robotic golf caddy that has been on the market for three years in the USA and beyond,” continues Robert Parry. “Caddytrek BA uses the same technology as the Bigfoot with the difference that is powered by a lightweight easily removable lithium ion battery that lasts 27 holes on a full charge.
“Caddytrek BA is a robotic golf caddy that follows the golfer using ultrasound technology, very simple to use, and can be used in three modes: Follow, Remote, Free Wheel or push. Caddytrek BA utilises Ultrasound technology giving it the ability to know how far away the Golfer is all the time therefore always enabling Caddytrek BA to keep an uniform distance away. Caddytrek BA is also an intelligent caddy which knows when its ascending or descending hills, this is very important when descending as it prevents the caddy from running the golfer over.
“Caddytrek BA it is easily foldable to a compact 58x47x30 cm and weighs only 15Kg without the battery. Caddytrek BA is able to tackle gradients of 25 degrees and has a fifth wheel fitted as standard for added stability. It is now available for sale through local golf professionals.
“We stock a full range of spare parts and accessories for the Caddytrek range and also provide a full repair service for the products thus enabling the purchaser to buy with the confidence that there is a full UK based backup available,” Mr Parry concludes. “For more details please contact me on 01286 660808 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
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