Autonomous golf caddie saves turf wear, promotes health
July 18, 2018 – A new advance in automated golf cart technology has been designed to both save wear and tear on golf course fairways and promote health and wellness among golfers.
Club Car’s new Tempo Walk is a hands-free, autonomous golf caddie unit that allows golfers to move their clubs about the course while walking and includes GPS yardage and hands-free remote control to manouevre easily around the course.
“Tempo Walk is the perfect blend of tradition and technology, bringing a new golf experience to the course; one that will excite golfers and provide a fun, healthy experience for 18 holes,” Mark Wagner, president of Club Car, said. “The Tempo Walk further underscores our commitment to move the game of golf forward, particularly for the thousands of golf courses that attract a significant number of health-conscious walkers and are looking to generate a new revenue stream for their operation.”
Constructed with a durable aluminum frame, Tempo Walk contains a lithium ion battery which holds a 36-hole charge. It moves up to seven mph and weighs 95 pounds. Additional technology features include a USB port and touchscreen tablet with GPS yardage. Traditional golf car offerings – a cup holder, cooler, divot repair and sand bottle, are also included. With a compact frame size, four Tempo Walk golf caddies can fit into the space of one golf car, another benefit for course operators.
“The Club Car Tempo Walk is a win-win,” Susan Casagranda, president of Torrey Pines Club Corp, one of the first courses to use Tempo Walk, said. “Golfers who enjoy walking the course get a caddie-like experience, and course operators get a fresh, functional and environmentally friendly cart option to offer customers. The Tempo Walk has resonated well with our golfers, and has given them a fun way to enjoy a round of golf.”
Tempo Walk complements Club Car’s award-winning Tempo Connect, the first golf car that includes both Visage Fleet Management, an industry-leading connectivity platform for golf operators to simplify operations, control costs and maximize course efficiencies; and Shark Experience, the premier in-car course entertainment system exclusive to Club Car.