Real Club de la Puerta de Hierra, Madrid’s oldest golf club, which can trace it origins back 146 years, has recently taken delivery of a fleet of 40 electric RXV golf cars from Green Mowers, the E-Z-GO distributor located in Burgos in the north of Spain. E-Z-GO is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.
For the past 10 years, Pedro Moran has been the general manager at the ‘Royal’ club, which was originally built by King Alphonso XIII for his English bride, Princess Victoria. Today the club is a multi-sports and recreational facility with 15,000 members, set in 250 hectares of rolling countryside on the outskirts of Madrid. The golf club features two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole par 3 course and boasts a magnificent clubhouse.
Commenting on the new fleet of RXV golf cars, Pedro Moran said, “We needed to renew our fleet of golf cars and looked at the options available. Our courses are hilly in places and we need a car that is comfortable in these conditions. I had a demonstration of the car from Green Mowers and it performed admirably, completing two rounds on a single charge. On courses such as ours, safety is important and the automatic braking system, where the car’s brakes are applied on hilly terrain with no input from the golfer, is a superb safety device. These are excellent cars and the members like them very much.”
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world’s most revered golf courses, clubs and resorts. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s 10 largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.
More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include Shuttle personnel carriers, MPT turf-maintenance vehicles, and ST personal utility vehicles. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy-duty burden carriers. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, GA., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.
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