Meadowbrook Country Club Adds SoloRider to Fleet To Help Golfers with Limited Mobility Get Back in the Game
CENTENNIAL, COLO. (Aug. 20, 2007) - When members of Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, Wis., saw 18-year-old Evan Brehm, a part-time employee at the club, struggling to play golf from his wheelchair, they knew they wanted to do something to help. After raising several thousand dollars through a casino night fund-raiser, the club purchased a SoloRider golf car to allow Brehm, who was born with Spina Bifida, the freedom to play golf.
"The generosity of our members and support from our staff and board of directors enabled us to help this young man experience and enjoy the game of golf for the first time in his life," said Patrick Nora, the club's general manager. "With the SoloRider now part of our fleet, we can also help other members who might need a little help getting around the course extend their golfing years."
The SoloRider golf car, which was presented the 2006 Excellence in Achievement Award - New Product of the Year by the Association of Private Clubs and Directors, features ergonomically designed controls and a patented seat that rotates and lifts to help players hit their shots without leaving the comfort and safety of the vehicle. The car's even weight distribution and advanced suspension system make it safe to go on tees and greens without damaging the turf.
"There are 46 million disabled Americans, and approximately five million of them are candidates to play golf," said Roger Pretekin, president of SoloRider. "By making a single- rider golf car available, Meadowbrook Country Club is helping golfers get back in the game, which we know provides tremendous satisfaction, and helping bring new players to the sport, which the game desperately needs."