A Northeastern pro we know we know had bang-up years in 2020 and 2021 and looked forward to another in 2022. And then came the golf car issue.
When his town’s lease for 50 golf cars expired, the manufacturer retrieved its fleet and by contract was committed to 50 new ones, to arrive by early March at the latest, when, weather permitting, play would resume. They arrived in mid-April. The manufacturer provided temporary replacements, but could deliver only 35, not 50, and those were gas cars, not new electric ones.
“We didn’t have anywhere to gas them up because we never had gas cars. So we had to take them down to the maintenance shed every time they needed refilling,” said the pro. He admitted to a bit of panic. “Absolutely. We were sitting here with no cars. When we did get some, we didn’t have enough. Fortunately the weather wasn’t great so we survived.”
But the challenge wasn’t over. When the new cars arrived in April, they had a tendency to speed up or slow down a bit without warning. Normally a manufac...
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