Association of Private Clubs and Directors Names SoloRider 'New Product of the Year'
THE WIRE, March 6, 2007
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (March 5, 2007) - SoloRider, which is helping seniors and players with disabilities get back in the game through the use of its innovative single-rider golf cars, was presented the 2006 Excellence in Achievement Award - New Product of the Year by the Association of Private Clubs and Directors. The company was recognized at the 80th Annual World Conference on Club Management, which was held here in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show.
"The SoloRider single-rider golf car is an excellent example of technological innovation intersecting with the desire of disabled players to enjoy golf and get in the game," said John Fornaro, editor and publisher of The Boardroom magazine, the official publication of the Association of Private Clubs and Directors. "It's also proven to be an effective way to grow the game and bring incremental revenue to clubs."
The SoloRider golf car gives disabled players full access to the golf course through a number of design and engineering innovations. Its precise weight distribution makes the car safe to go on tees and greens without damaging turf. SoloRider's swing-arm suspension allows each wheel to move in response to the terrain, improving control and comfort for the driver. An electronic seat that lifts and turns nearly 360 degrees helps golfers with limited mobility play their shots from the comfort and safety of the car.
"We're very appreciative of the recognition and the confidence expressed by the association and The Boardroom in the SoloRider product and our efforts to make golf more accessible to millions of Americans," said Roger Pretekin, president of SoloRider.
Awards were presented in 47 categories. SoloRider was recognized as the New Product of the Year.
Established in 1991, Centennial, CO-based SoloRider Management LLC manufactures and distributes the industry's leading single-rider golf car. SoloRider is the only single-rider golf car that meets or exceeds the safety, performance, stability, speed and suspension standards of conventional golf cars. In 2002, SoloRider received the prestigious da Vinci Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit in recognition of innovations that empowered all people, regardless of physical ability. Monroe Berkman, an avid golfer, polio survivor and longtime user of the SoloRider golf car, purchased the company in 2004.