Jason Goldberg of Club Car
Pine Valley, Torrey Pines, St. Andrews – many of the world’s most prestigious courses use Club Car golf cars and utility vehicles. Yet as the global golf leader approaches their 3 millionth vehicle milestone, it is looking beyond fairways into new growth markets with the help of finance solutions partner DLL.
In the past decade the global leader in golf has begun to diversify into new markets and explore new geographic territories.
“It is a purposeful diversification,” says Jason Goldberg, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Club Car. “True growth in this sector lies beyond golf and in segments like education, industrial, hospitality and resorts.”
Life beyond golf
“Back in 2007-2008, at the height of the real estate bubble and ensuing financial crisis many declared golf course real estate dead,” says Derek Meinders, Vice President, Program Management & Remarketing at DLL. “In retrospect, it was the perfect time for DLL to team up with Club Car. The low growth encouraged us to think bigger than golf.”
Today, more than half of Club Car’s sales still come from global golf, but the market is quickly moving towards commercial utility, rentals and private vehicle use.