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THE MANOR HOUSE INVESTS IN 50 STATE-OF-THE-ART CLUB CAR BUGGIES
The lithium battery cars each include full Visage GPS touch screens, designed to further enhance golfers’ experiences on the course. The heightened GPS systems on the new fleet provide golfers with more accurate distance measuring and location services.
The state-of-the-art buggies feature additional environmentally friendly benefits, including being lighter in weight than older, lead acid battery buggies. Each charge of the battery lasts approximately 12 hours, enabling golfers to complete 36 holes without a loss of power. Requiring less charges and therefore less power consumption, these lithium operated buggies are also due to soon be charged using the power from the sun. The club will be fitting solar panels onto the roof of the buggy store, further enhancing The Manor House’s ambitions to create a more sustainable golf club.
Andrew Ryan, Golf Club Manager at The Manor House Golf Club, said: "This fleet of buggies has been a great investment for our club. We are always looking for ways to boost golfers experience here and become more sustainable. These buggies enable us to improve all of that.” In true British golf club fashion, the new fleet of buggies also come with rain covers for all golf bags – to help keep members and guests playing in all weather. This is particularly useful for The Manor House golfers, as the course benefits from exceptional drainage conditions and tarmac buggy paths, which keeps golfers playing in all weather conditions, year-round. In addition, all buggies have also been kitted out with dual USB charging ports, to keep golfers connected during their round. This is expected to prove popular with corporate members of the club in particular, who benefit from members-only tee times as well as use of the club’s meeting facilities.
Future plans for the new buggies include allowing golfers to order food from the clubhouse while out on a round. The Manor House golf team plan to offer a limited choice of menu items that can be ordered using the touch screens when on the 8th hole. Golfers can then collect their order from the club’s Airstream half-way house. Andrew Ryan added: "We are excited to offer golfers more choice when it comes to ‘on course’ refreshments during their round. We are trialling this now and aim to launch the service fully in the early summer months.” The Manor House is renowned as an exceptional destination for avid golfers with some of the most idyllic scenery which can be seen on an English golf course.
The delightful championship-standard 18-hole course is immersed in the enchanting surroundings of the Cotswolds, with 365 acres of rolling countryside as a backdrop. Designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, the mature oak and beech trees that line the beautifully manicured fairways, together with the immaculate greens and the River Bybrook meandering through the middle, bring both drama and beauty to the 6,500-yard parkland course, which is rightly considered one of the best in the south west. In addition to the golf club, The Manor House hotel provides an exceptional accommodation for golf breaks. The stately 14th-century country house full of charm and traditional quirky features. 50 comfortable, individually styled rooms and suites can be found across the estate which also includes a picturesque row of cottages.
For more information, please visit: The Manor House Golf Club.