Worfield Golf Club – More E-Z-GO RXV Golf Car Success

March 17, 2010

Ipswich, United Kingdom – March 17, 2010 – Worfield Golf Club, located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside on the gentle slopes of the former Wyken Estate near Bridgnorth, are operating a fleet of 12 electric RXV golf cars purchased from TH White Ltd, the local E-Z-GO distributor at Redditch. E-Z-GO is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

The 18-hole, par 73 championship course is 6,660 yards long and features a testing par five 9th hole of 547 yards, which is guarded by a large water hazard in front of the green. Other facilities include a large practice area, practice putting green, chipping and bunker area and a pitching green.

The course opened in 1991 and has co-hosted the English Men’s Senior Championship, while also hosting the Midlands Scratch Stroke Play, the Midland PGA Assistants’ Championship and numerous County events.

William Weaver is Managing Director of the club and says, “We are on free draining loam sand which means we are open virtually every day of the year and, because of the ground conditions, we can run our buggy fleet for most of that time as well. We have an excellent catchment area, which includes Wolverhampton, Dudley, Telford and Stourbridge and attract many golfing societies from the Birmingham area. The buggy fleet is an obvious draw for societies; it’s one of the first questions we’re asked when we take an enquiry.

“When we were looking to bring in the buggies, I spoke with Keith Smith at Burghill Valley Golf Club and he recommended the new E-Z-GO RXV. We had a demonstration of the electric model and it was obvious that this was, by far and away, the best golf car for our needs. We originally ordered 10, but they were so popular we had to order a further two more to meet demand. We are delighted with them; marketed right, which means clean, highly visible and available, they generate very good levels of revenue for the club.”

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.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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