PowaKaddy Trolley Rentals lead PGA Professionals on major sales track
Story published at 12:22, Monday, August 24th, 2015
Page last updated at 2:29 pm, Monday, August 24th, 2015
An increase in PowaKaddy 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 significant extra revenue this summer.
Originally introduced in 2004 by golf’s #1 electric trolley brand, the PowaKaddy rental scheme is now in operation with high-profile clubs like Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles, offering golfers a valuable ‘try before you buy’ scheme thanks to the provision of award-winning and reliable Freeway trolleys with high-performance batteries.
“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,” said PowaKaddy Marketing Manager Mei Tierney. “We’ve had really impressive feedback from clubs all over the UK and Ireland, with some turning over more than £15k 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,” added Tierney.
At the highly-regarded 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,” said Stewart. “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,” he added.
Meanwhile at Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland, 15 PowaKaddy rental trolleys are regularly selling out during peak times.
“At the height of summer, we have all 15 PowaKaddy rental trolleys out on the course and the feedback we’ve had from golfers has been fantastic,” said Kevan Whitson, Head Professional at Royal County Down. “It’s been a valuable way of showing golfers how a reliable electric trolley with Lithium battery can make a round more enjoyable and less physically exerting before potentially making a purchase.
Jon Salter at GolfStores UK oversees 20 rental trolleys across four courses and has been suitably impressed with the results for his business. “The PowaKaddy rental trolleys have been very reliable and hence have been a really good revenue earner for us,” said Salter. “They’ve proved especially popular with visiting societies and there’s no question the rentals have helped sell more product in-store.”
Retailers who are interested in taking on a rental fleet of PowaKaddy trolleys should contact their Area Sales Manager.