New E-Z-GO Golf Cars for Hagley Golf and Country Club

March 25, 2010

Ipswich, Suffolk - March 25, 2010 - Hagley Golf and Country Club, situated close to Stourbridge and just 5 miles southwest of Birmingham, has purchased a small fleet of E-Z-GO RXV electric golf cars from local dealer, TH White Ltd of Redditch. E-Z-GO is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

Hagley is an 18-hole parkland course of 6,376 yards set in the shadow of the picturesque Clent Hills. It opened in 1980 as a nine-hole course with a second nine added in 1984, and is renowned for it’s signature hole, the 557 yard 15th, known as The Monster. In December 2008 the club opened a 28 bay driving range and practice facility, which includes a synthetic short game area complete with two bunkers for chipping and putting. In early November 2009, less than a year after opening, three million practice balls had been despatched down the range.

“We have been running a small buggy fleet prior to the purchase of these four electric RXVs and we now have six available for hire. Buggy income has risen significantly and has fully justified the investment,” said the Club’s PGA Professional Paul Johnson.

Peter Johnson, Managing Director of the family-owned club comments, “With the new facilities that have come on stream in the 18 months, we are now a one-stop shop for golfers in the area; they can practice or play all year round, whatever the weather. This new RXV buggy is extremely cost effective to operate as we are getting at least two rounds per overnight charge. It negates all of the HSE issues associated with the storage of petrol and the hassle of collecting fuel from local service stations. The automatic braking system is an excellent feature and as they come with a four year warranty we should have good residuals, when we come to change again.”

About E-Z-GO
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world’s most revered golf courses, clubs and resorts. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s 10 largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.

More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include Shuttle personnel carriers, MPT turf-maintenance vehicles, and ST personal utility vehicles. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy-duty burden carriers. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, GA., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

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