Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is one of the oldest, well established and internationally recognised clubs in Ireland. It has a membership of over 1,700 members from all over the world and is located on the picturesque shores of Lough Leane.
The club has recently purchased a fleet of 36 electric E-Z-GO RXV golf cars from local distributor, Kevin Broderick Ltd of Co Dublin.
Maurice O'Meara is the General Manager, who took up his post some two years ago, having previously worked in hotel and facilities management in both Killarney and Limerick.
Commenting on the new fleet he said,
"We have purchased these new buggies for several reasons; their reliability, the reputation of E-Z-GO as a brand leader, the quality of build and the fact that they are a new generation of golf cars and have many innovative features. They are a five-star product and we are a five-star facility, so it's a perfect match.
"From a customer perspective they are easy to use and the automatic braking on slopes is a clever feature. Many customers wouldn't play unless they have the use of a buggy and societies and other large groups expect them.
"Our previous fleet was petrol, but we have changed to electric as they are much easier to manage. They all have onboard chargers, which simply plug into a standard power socket for overnight charging. We are gradually introducing buggy paths and have plans for a wind turbine to generate the electricity for recharging the fleet.
"The major attraction of these buggies is that they are self financing from the revenue stream they generate. They are very cost-effective to run and properly managed add significantly to our income.
"After sales service is important to us and in our dealings with Broderick's they have been very professional and the service levels have been excellent. If we have any issues they get to us quickly, but I must say that the carts have performed very well and we are delighted with them."
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