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Bosch Hoek and Club Car as good as you get.

There is a lovely golf course that is situated in the KZN Midlands. Its fairways and greens are grass covered and rolling and are lovely beyond the singing of it (apologies Alan Paton). These belong to the Bosch Hoek Golf Club, one of South Africa’s hidden golfing gems.

Club Car Precedent i2
Club Car Precedent i2

All those attached to Bosch Hoek say it is “as good as you get” and anyone who has experienced its beauty, the hospitality of its staff and the warm, friendly and professional atmosphere of the club cannot but agree. In short, it’s a first class operation run by people who care!

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60 new golf carts for Magalies Park Golf Course

Magalies Park, a time-share facility situated on the Hartebeespoort Dam with exceptional views of the Magaliesberg, is known for its top-notch golfing facilities. Golf Club Manager, William van Mierlo, has seen fit to invest in no fewer than 60 Precedent i2 Electric Club Cars from Smith Power Equipment to update his fleet of rental golf carts.

The Precedent i2 from American Club Car represents top of class in terms of both design and performance for golf cars, and with great success in the market, it is considered the best in its league.
The Precedent i2 from Club Car represents top of class in terms of both design and performance for golf cars, and with great success in the market, it is considered the best in its league.

Magalies Park’s operation began in 1986 as time-share accommodation. Today, it boasts 186 units serviced by 212 members of staff, complemented by entertainment, squash, tennis, fishing, boating, volleyball, bird watching and, of course, golfing facilities. Under the management of First Resort Management Company, which oversees the running of 52 resorts in the country, continual maintenance and upgrades are an essential part of successful business.

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Club Car and the Visage GPS system – Pearls in the valley

Let’s face facts! When a prestigious organisation like Pearl Valley chooses your product it’s a good thing – a very good thing! And so, when Club Car – distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) – got the order to supply Pearl Valley with 70 spanking new Club Car Precedent i2 golf carts to replace its ageing Club Car fleet, there were celebrations all-round.

Damian Wrigley and ryk neethling with Club Car
Damian Wrigley and ryk neethling with Club Car

We were very excited for this order,” says SPE’s Stephen Mangold. “Pearl Valley is one of the most professionally run golf facilities in the country and for them to choose Club Car is a powerful statement not only of their respect for the product but also of their confidence they have in our ability to give them world-class service and support,” he says. Mangold paid special tribute to Damian Wrigley who played an integral part in the negotiations.
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Club Car’s Carryall Recipe for Success

Smith Power Equipment (SPE), distributors of Club Car golf carts and Carryall’s in South Africa have reignited the Club Car brand in South Africa, making the demand for its range buoyant and widespread throughout the country – even at a time when golf courses and other golf cart users are facing testing economic conditions.

clubcar-carryall-used-for-site-inspection
Clubcar Carryall used for Site inspection

Club Car SA’s ‘recipe for success’ is summarised by another iconic Club Car dealer, Jeffrey Allen Inc, which, owned by the Sverdlov brothers, has many branches throughout Florida in the USA. They list eight essential ingredients, which have certainly also been the basis for SPE’s success with Club Car in South Africa.

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Ryder Cup Europe extends agreement with Club Car to 2018

Smith Power Equipment (SPE), Southern African distributors of Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles, has announced that Ryder Cup Europe has extended its long-term agreement with Club Car, which will see them providing a fleet of more than 500 vehicles for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, on the outskirts of Versailles near Paris.

Marco Natale, Vice President of Club Car in EMEA, and Darren Clarke, Captain of The 2016 Ryder Cup European team, in the captain’s vehicle that will be supplied to Le Golf National in 2018 (Getty Images)
Marco Natale, Vice President of Club Car in EMEA, and Darren Clarke, Captain of The 2016 Ryder Cup European team, in the captain’s vehicle that will be supplied to Le Golf National in 2018 (Getty Images)

Club Car, as the Official Supplier of the European Tour will provide a fleet of vehicles that includes golf cars, utility and transporter vehicles, essential in the operation of golf’s most prestigious team event.

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Toro: Loyalty and good business sense

Magalies Park’s William van Mierlo has recently made a substantial addition to his fleet of Toro maintenance machines, as well as adding to his utility vehicles which were purchased from Smith Turf.

LEFT: (Left to right) Magalies Park’s Manager manager William van Mierlo, course superintendent Willie Snyman and Smith Turf’s Steve Mangold
LEFT: (Left to right) Magalies Park’s Manager manager William van Mierlo, course superintendent Willie Snyman and Smith Turf’s Steve Mangold

Magalies Park Golf Club is one of the more successful golf operations, with a large membership and a sizeable number of visitor rounds. William van Mierlo, the club manager who began his career in golf as a course superintendent, doesn’t think twice when it comes to deciding which course maintenance equipment to purchase.

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Clubcar Taking Care of Your Cart – improves your service and your bottom line.

Smith Power Equipment (SPE), distributors of Clubcar golf carts in South Africa says that taking proper care of your carts not only improves the ultimate return on your investment but also improves your service.

Stephen Mangold has long been part of the Smith Turf team, and his experience in the turf business and specifically the golf industry goes back to 1970. He talks toGolf Industry SA.
Stephen Mangold

We have noticed that many of our customers are not fastidious enough with the care of their golf cart fleets. This results in unnecessary downtime and undermines the ability to get the best possible efficiencies over the lifetime of the fleet,” says SPE’s Stephen Mangold.

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Club Car Waterfall Estate

When it comes to estate living, there is no more popular form of transport than the golf cart. Agility, safety, convenience and cost-effective operation are what people want and there is no vehicle in South Africa that delivers on these features like the Club Car Precedent i2 and the Club Car Villager 4 golf carts from Smith Power Equipment (SPE).

Waterfall Estate
Waterfall Estate

The Precedent i2, probably the most advanced golf cart ever built, has set the standard for style and performance. Powered by the Club Car electronic fuel injection (EFI) engine, arguably the most economical petrol engine in the market or, if preferred, an electric motor, it offers the quietest and smoothest ride.

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Randpark Chooses Club Car

Roger Innes and Ivan van Heerden, course managers at Bushwillow and Firethorn, the two well-known courses at the Randpark Golf Club, have decided to add Club Car Carryall utility vehicles to their existing fleet. Club Car is distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE).

Rand Park Country Club Grounds Team
Rand Park Country Club Grounds Team

Roger says that the main reasons for choosing Club Car are the exceptional operational efficiency of the Club Car Carryalls and the fact that he and the Randpark teams have been working with SPE for many years and have been more than satisfied with their excellent service.

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Bryanston Country Club Changes to Club Car

Changing to Club Car is quite common these days and Bryanston Country Club (BCC) can now be added to this fast-growing list. Club Car is distributed in South Africa by Smith Power equipment (SPE).

Paul Leishman, Stephan Mangold and Graeme Ronald
Paul Leishman, Stephen Mangold and Graeme Ronald

As part of BCC’s latest equipment upgrade programme, it recently took delivery of a range of new equipment from SPE. The equipment includes 22 Club Car electric golf carts; 2 x Toro Reelmaster 5510 fairway mowers, a Toro Greensmaster 3400 tee mower and a Redexim Turf Tidy fairway sweeper.

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