PowaKaddy reports that an increase in rental fleets being taken on by golf clubs across the UK and Ireland has helped a growing number of PGA professionals boost their businesses with extra revenue this summer. Originally introduced in 2004, the PowaKaddy rental scheme is now in operation with high-profile clubs such as Gleneagles, offering golfers a ‘try before you buy’ scheme with the provision of Freeway trolleys.
PowaKaddy marketing manager Mei Tierney commented, “More and more PGA professionals are realising that rental fleets – big or small – can make a significant impact on their business through regular hires and follow-up sales in-store. We’ve had really impressive feedback from clubs all over the UK and Ireland, with some turning over more than £15,000 in less than six months thanks to effective use of PowaKaddy rental trolleys. Due to the very small outlay involved in bringing in a rental trolley, PGA professionals are very quickly making a profit and even have the chance to sell the unit when it comes to the end of the year.”
At the London Golf Club in Kent, director of golf Paul Stewart manages a fleet of 80 FW3 XL Lithium trolleys. “We’ve found the PowaKaddy rental trolleys to be very popular with golfers who usually carry, but can instead take advantage of the benefits of the new Freeway range, undoubtedly the brand’s best ever. The rental fleet has helped us to drive a valuable extra revenue stream and it really has been a win-win for both ourselves and our customers. I would encourage other clubs to consider a PowaKaddy rental fleet for the benefit of their businesses.” More at www.powakaddy.co.uk