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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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. Continue reading Club Car and the Visage GPS system – Pearls in the valley→
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.
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.
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 than500 vehiclesfor the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, on the outskirts of Versailles near Paris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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).
Roger says that the main reasons for choosing Club Car are the exceptional operational efficiency of the Club CarCarryalls 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.
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).
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.