Club Car’s Tempo Walk is a hands-free caddie

Club Car®, a global leader in golf and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®, is debuting the Tempo Walk, a stylish new hands-free autonomous golf caddie unit that lets golfers enjoy walking the course, enhancing play and fostering health and wellness.

Statistics about those that walk the golf course:

- With all the walking, carrying and swinging involved, golfers can burn over 1000 calories in a single round.

- Playing golf can lead to quite a bit of exercise for your heart. As is the case with burning calories, the walking, carrying and swinging will increase your heart rate, keeping it pumping and increasing blood flow. Naturally, this will lower your risks for heart diseases and decrease levels of “bad” cholesterol.

- Golf can help reduce stress. Being in an outdoor area where you can interact with others who share your interests is a great way to forget any troubles. The pleasure of walking in an open and natural environment and spending time with friends places golfers in a good mood. This is because playing a round of golf can release endorphins – natural, mood-enhancing chemicals within our brains, making you happier and relaxed.

The new Tempo Walk offers state-of-the-art wireless technology including GPS yardage and hands-free remote control to maneuver easily around the course. “Tempo Walk is the perfect blend of tradition and technology, bringing a new golf experience to the course; one that will excite golfers and provide a fun, healthy experience for 18 holes,” said Mark Wagner, president of Club Car. “The Tempo Walk further underscores our commitment to move the game of golf forward, particularly for the thousands of golf courses that attract a significant number of health-conscious walkers and are looking to generate a new revenue stream for their operation.” Constructed with a durable aluminum frame, Tempo Walk contains a lithium ion battery which holds a 36-hole charge. It moves up to 7 mph and weighs 95 pounds. Additional technology features include a USB port and touchscreen tablet with GPS yardage. Traditional golf car offerings – a cup holder, cooler, divot repair and sand bottle, are also included. With a compact frame size, four Tempo Walk golf caddies can fit into the space of one golf car, another benefit for course operators.

“The Club Car Tempo Walk is a win-win. Golfers who enjoy walking the course get a caddie-like experience, and course operators get a fresh, functional and environmentally friendly cart option to offer customers,” said Susan Casagranda, the president of Torrey Pines Club Corp, one of the first courses to use Tempo Walk. “The Tempo Walk has resonated well with our golfers, and has given them a fun way to enjoy a round of golf.” Tempo Walk also showcases Club Car’s award-winning Tempo Connect, the first golf car that includes both Visage Fleet Management, an industry-leading connectivity platform for golf operators to simplify operations, control costs and maximize course efficiencies; and Shark Experience, the premier in-car course entertainment system exclusive to Club Car. For more information about the Tempo Walk visit Club Car Tempo Walk Web Site or www.ClubCar.com.