Competitors at the opening event on the EDGA Tour season enjoyed the support of Golf Car UK, which provided a fleet of E-Z-GO RXV Elite Lithium golf buggies to enable some members of the 33-strong field to get around the course more easily.
EDGA players from nine countries were able to concentrate on playing their highest standard golf thanks to the environmentally friendly E-Z-GO buggies. Golf Car UK also supplied EDGA players with E-Z-GO RXV buggies at three tournaments in the 2020-21 Rose Ladies Series.
The Johnny Reay Classic was held at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club near Coventry, and attracted golfers with a disability from nine different countries.
During EDGA tournaments, golfers with different disabilities either walk the course or ride in buggies, playing together.
One of the players using a buggy at the Johnny Reay Classic was Cristiano Berlanda of Italy, who has a leg amputation. Cristiano summed up why being able to enjoy golf means so much to him. “(Golf) it changed my life. It opened my mind and changed everything, because I played with another person. It was fantastic. Every day it’s possible to play with another person, and that’s incredible.”
EDGA President Tony Bennett said: “To have a supportive supplier in Golf Car UK to assist in our events in England is fantastic. The high quality, environmentally friendly vehicles align perfectly with our desire for highest standards for our new EDGA Tour, as does the professional and highly efficient service from Golf Car UK, so a big thanks to their team.”
Chris Ivess-Mash, Managing Director of Golf Car UK, commented: “We are delighted to be associated with EDGA. The need for buggies for EDGA golfers with different disabilities highlights perfectly how golf buggies can improve golfer experience, which is very much part of our brand message.”