Stewart Golf, the only trolley manufacturer building all its products in the UK, exhibited on its own dedicated stand for the first time at the PGA Merchandise Show 2015 and says it was “almost overwhelmed” by the response it got. The company took out four of its staff to man the 400 square foor stand, but had to call in help from its Canada, US, Japan and Australian distributors to deal with the volume of visitors and enquiries.
Most attention was focused on the company’s X9 Follow electric trolley, which follows the user handsfree wherever they go on the course, and the R1 Push, the lightweight and easy-to-fold three-wheeled trolley that is handbuilt at the company’s Gloucestershire headquarters.
The Golf Channel even picked out the X9 Follow as one of the highlights of the show and featured it in a live broadcast from the show, with the presenters demonstrating how the trolley was able to track a golfer’s movements even in the confined space of the channel’s on-site studio.
Stewart Golf CEO, Mark Stewart said, “The response we got to all our products, but especially the X9 Follow and R1 Push, was almost overwhelming. We were constantly busy from the start of each day to the end, people wanting demos and to talk about working with us. The X9 Follow being selected by The Golf Channel as one of their highlights of the show was a great endorsement too – for us to have been picked out of all the 1,000s of exhibitors and 10,000s of products was something we never expected.”