Golf News – May 27, 2021

Stock of HI-Tech Models Set to Meet High Demand, Backed by Sales & Service Support

CARLSBAD, CA – Motocaddy, the world’s top-selling brand of electric walking carts, is rolling out an extensive supply of hi-tech models from its fully stocked U.S. base in Carlsbad, CA., in response to growing demand from golfers wanting to make walking the course an even more enjoyable experience.

The award-winning selection from Motocaddy includes the M7 REMOTE hands-free model and the M5 GPS DHC with touchscreen display, as well as the popular feature packed M1 DHC electric cart with downhill speed control, USB device charging and an electronic parking brake.

The innovative brand, which has become a market leader in electric carts across the world since launching in 2004, offers matching golf bags designed expressly to fit comfortably on each of the carts – including the 100% waterproof Dry-Series and premium Pro-Series lines, to a HydroFLEX hybrid bag that offers a carry option if needed. As the #1 push cart brand in the UK, it also offers the lightweight CUBE and Z1 models packed with popular features.

To support sales nationwide, Motocaddy has set up a 12-man sales team with more than a century of golf industry experience.  The sales team is led by Roger Teat, President of the Motocaddy U.S. Division, and supported by Inside Sales and Service Manager Mike Samoles, plus Customer Service Representative Jake Tilley. They operate from a newly opened showroom, warehouse and offices in Carlsbad, while a National Service Centre has been established in Chicago, IL.

“We’ve seen a high level of interest in the product line from PGA professionals around the country, especially those looking to set up rental fleets of the electric walking carts to mirror the revenue streams enjoyed by leading European courses,” said Roger, a former Sales Operations Director at Cobra-Puma. “The opportunity to grow the electric walking cart market in the U.S. is one that Motocaddy is determined to seize and we now have the stock and support system in place to do so,” he added.

Visit Motocaddy HERE

Robert Jones Black Announces Launch of Generation Next Project

GREENSBORO, NC – Robert Jones Black – great grandson of Bobby Jones, businessman and entrepreneur – today announces the official launch of the Generation Next Project, dedicated to investing in the social and emotional development of the next generation to build the business leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

An immersive digital lifestyle, combined with the isolative effects of a global pandemic has created a mental health epidemic among children, teens, and young adults.  The Generation Next Project aims to bridge this disconnect through partnering with specific organizations providing tools and resources for social and emotional development through the lens of golf’s values and Bobby Jones’ legacy.

“Many people only know Bobby as a golf icon, but he possessed exceptional emotional intelligence and understood sacrifice and dealing with adversity, which are critical skill sets for today’s youth,” says Black, Chairman of Generation Next Project.  “Our mission is to partner with organizations who align in teaching the mental strength and character of my great grandfather to help our children successfully navigate life’s challenges and, in his words, learn to play the ball where it lies.”

Among the organizations selected as partners of the Generation Next Project are:

AJGA Leadership Links — Imparts strong leadership qualities as it empowers its’ more than 7,500 members to embrace social responsibility by implementing charitable drives to help their communities

Dream Tank — Empowers young people to create their own social entrepreneurial ventures and collaborate to solve global problems. Their youth ecosystem and programming incorporate frontier technology, a discovery learning curriculum, and a holistic focus on well-being.

Positivity Project — Focuses on bringing the hope and positivity our children need to feel ready to work together to impact their futures as an individual and a global citizen

Golf will serve as the central activation pillar for the Generation Next Project, as an individual sport, players learn to understand how to control emotions and how to overcome challenges, character traits which align with the foundation’s core issues of social and emotional development.

Visit Generation Next Project HERE

Illinois Women’s State Championship Dates Set for 2021 at Mistwood Golf Club

ROMEOVILLE, IL – Mistwood Golf Club announces the 26th Annual Phil Kosin – Illinois Women’s Open has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 and 7, 2021. The premier competition in Illinois for both professional and amateur players makes a return to the calendar after being sidelined by the pandemic in 2020.

The field has historically been a veritable Who’s Who among collegiate players, including Big 10 players from University of Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and other top competitors from schools like University of Oklahoma, Tulane, and Princeton. Participants are scheduled to play 36 holes on July 6 with the field being cut to approximately the low 40 percent and ties. The final 18 holes will be played on the award-winning Ray Hearn design July 7 for the championship.

Entries are open to all female professionals, and all female amateurs with a current USGA Handicap Index of 15.0 or less. Contestants must be 14 years of age as of July 6, 2021. The entry fee is $300.00 and includes one practice round prior to the tournament. To register for the championship visit and click on the events calendar, all entries must be received by the end of the day on Friday, June 25.

Visit Mistwood Golf Club HERE

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