Hamilton County Park District Adds SoloRiders to Fleet
To Help Golfers with Limited Mobility Get Back in the Game
The Wire - February 8, 2008
The Hamilton County Park District in Cincinnati, Ohio, has recently added two SoloRider golf cars to its fleet to help golfers with limited mobility get back in the game. The new vehicles join the five SoloRiders already in use and available at six public courses in the Cincinnati area.
"We purchased our first SoloRider in 2004 with the intention of making golf accessible to the entire community," said Doug Stultz, golf manager at the Hamilton County Park District. "The SoloRiders have enabled us to reach out to the community, create awareness and continue to build programs designed to meet the needs of golfers with disabilities who want to get back in the game."
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, The Hamilton Country Park District, 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."