Already leading the way as the UK’s best-selling electronic trolley brand, PowaKaddy continued to grow in 2018 with an impressive 40% increase in the number of rental units sold to clubs and resorts within the UK and Europe, as club professionals invested in what has been branded the ‘ultimate cash machine.’
This impressive rise illustrates PowaKaddy’s innovative approach to electronic trolley hire as they continue to provide golfers with the ultimate on-course experience with their award-winning trolley range. Unrivalled quality of construction, combined with industry-leading technology, has made PowaKaddy the ever-growing rental cart of choice for club professionals across the continent.
Following on from last year’s success, PowaKaddy’s rental figures have continued to grow in 2019, spearheaded by the GPS technology that can also be found in some of the brand’s best-selling trollies. The range once again offers all retailers an opportunity to boost their revenue by providing the very latest in hi-tech electronic rental trolleys, often leading to PGA Professionals doubling their investment in as little as two months – regardless of the scale of their purchase, whether it be a handful of trolleys or a larger fleet.
The new PowaKaddy Rental GPS trolley is the world’s first electric rental trolley with GPS capability, and it is now available for fleet purchase by club professionals in the UK and Europe. A perfect solution for venues of all sizes and budgets, rental fleets help to deliver a super-fast return on investment; the GPS rental provides PGA Professionals not only a higher charge-out rate, but also a more technologically advanced product that can help increase retail sales – that’s why PowaKaddy has dubbed it ‘the ultimate cash machine’.
The popularity of rental trolleys is on a steady rise within the UK as playing golf with the assistance of an electric trolley becomes the norm for many golfers. Due to the familiarity of the product, club professionals are hiring out growing number of trolleys on a weekly basis, meaning that investment in a fleet of 2019 PowaKaddy rental trollies can help to drastically increase sales figures in an increasingly competitive leisure market.
Club professionals that have already invested in a fleet of PowaKaddy Rental GPS trolleys are seeing no signs of demand slowing down. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the fleet provides them with a fast return on investment, leading to impressive profit margins in a short space of time.
Callum Nicoll, Director of Golf at London Golf Club, has seen the difference for himself first-hand since the European Tour destination purchased their PowaKaddy rental fleet. Commenting on the investment, he said: “We are delighted with the margins that we have made on our PowaKaddy rental fleet since making the decision to invest.
“We pride ourselves on providing the very best experience for our members and visitors alike at London Golf Club, and the option of such a high-quality trolley rental offering further highlights this.
“PowaKaddy are an extremely well-respected brand within the golf industry, and the quality of their products illustrates this. Our rental fleet both looks and performs to the very highest quality and has certainly helped to enhance our on-course offering.”
PowaKaddy’s electric trolley range does not simply bridge the gap between carrying clubs and riding in a buggy, it allows a golfer to preserve energy, and enjoy their round without the strain of carrying a bag on their back. The addition of PowaKaddy’s new GPS technology has completely transformed the golfers’ experience, with the ability to gain incredibly accurate information as they make their way round the course.
Providing distances to the front, middle and back of greens, the GPS technology helps golfers to better manage their round with direct and accurate information on over 38,000 courses worldwide. This data is all displayed on the digital 2.8” widescreen display which is built into the super-intelligent lightweight handle. Club professionals can also keep their fleet updated with the latest GPS information, by utilising the built-in wireless Bluetooth capability to upload new course data – ensuring trolley users are always able to trust the very latest GPS readings.
The 2019 GPS Rental trolley also incorporates PowaKaddy’s 36-hole Lithium battery, which is the thinnest and most powerful design on the market. Providing golfers with reliable performance for their full 18 holes, golf professionals can also reap further profit when opting to sell the trolley on in the future.
Such has been the success of the rental fleet, no less than 11 Open Championship venues trust PowaKaddy rental trolleys to satisfy the demand of both their members and the extensive number of golfers from across the globe who travel to play their prestigious layouts each year. The 2019 Open Championship venue, Royal Portrush, in Northern Ireland, currently has a fleet of 12 PowaKaddy rental trolleys that have proved very popular since their introduction.
Commenting on the success of the club’s rental fleet, Gary McNeill, Head PGA Professional at Royal Portrush. “From a business point of view, the reliability of the rental fleet is very important, and we have found the PowaKaddy products to be exceptionally reliable. That is backed up by PowaKaddy’s after sales support where the service has been extremely helpful and efficient.
“From a golfer’s point of view, the rental fleet is very aesthetically pleasing and plenty of golfers have been attracted by the look of the trolleys. Feedback on the GPS functionality has also been brilliant and is a real added bonus for golfers who are playing Royal Portrush for the first time.”
Celtic Manor Resort Head of Golf and Retail, Alasdair Danson-Webster, was keen to highlight the difference made by the former Ryder Cup venue’s PowaKaddy rental fleet.
“As one of the leading resorts the UK, it was important for us to invest in a rental fleet that enhanced our golfers experience – that’s why the PowaKaddy GPS rental fleet was a simple choice for us.
“The fleet offers golfers everything they could need in a trolley from style to performance and with the highly accurate GPS functionality, this also helps save vital shots out on the course for seasoned players and new visitors to the resort, whilst helping encourage a positive pace of play. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PowaKaddy to anyone who was considering investing in the brand.”
The new PowaKaddy Rental GPS trolley scheme is available to order from your local PowaKaddy Area Sales Manager now. For more information on the entire range of high-performance trolleys, bags, batteries and accessories, go to www.powakaddy.com. GR
WHY CHOOSE POWAKADDY RENTALS
- Double your investment in just two months
- Speed up play on your course
- Increased hire fees
- Increased retail sales
It’s the Ultimate Cash Machine!
Packed with Features:
- Fully Integrated GPS built into trolley handle
- Preloaded with over 38,000 courses worldwide
- Accurate distances to front, centre and back of the green
- Automatically locate golf courses and auto advance from hole to hole
- Bluetooth connected app to allow for quick course updates
- No annual fees or subscriptions
- Two year transferable warranty*