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Steenberg saves 30% maintenance costs by switch to Club Car

6.02am 1st May 2012 - Management Topics

Steenberg Golf Club in South Africa, is set to save 30% in golf car maintenance costs by rolling out a new fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles from Club Car.

The luxury resort and residential estate in Cape Town, which has just been voted ‘top foreign golf resort’ by Condé Nast readers and ranks among South Africa’s top three golf courses, has invested in 35 Precedent i2 golf vehicles, fully equipped with the industry’s leading GPS mobile golf information system, Visage.

It is also receiving expert training from Club Car engineers to enable its own staff to maintain vehicles – driving down servicing costs and reducing the number of on-site visits from its golf car supplier from 36 visits per year previously to just two.

Club Car’s new battery checking and filling system has enabled Steenberg’s vehicle attendants to manage battery life now as standard practice on a daily basis, which allows the two Club Car services to focus on major maintenance work rather than routine checks.

Director of Golf at Steenberg Golf Club, Ian Kennedy, who conducted research with market leaders in the industry to make his decision, said he was looking for the best overall package, but that product quality and reliability was his priority.

“Club Car was able to offer us the best overall value,” said Ian Kennedy. “When we looked at the drive, comfort and quality of the vehicles available, Club Car ticked every box. The decision was a very easy one to make, and was cemented by the significant reduction in maintenance costs.”

CSE Equipment, Club Car’s distributor inSouth Africa, has supplied Steenberg with the latest Precedent model, the i2L.

Since its introduction in 2004, the Precedent has proved to be the world-leader in golf car technology, with its aluminium chassis – the only one of its type in the industry.

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Steenberg Golf Club



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