Longbow introduces two SoloRider golf cars to its fleet

Longbow Golf Club Provides Enhanced Accessibility For Golfers With Limited Mobility
April 21, 2008

MESA, Ariz. – Longbow Golf Club added two SoloRider golf cars to its fleet allowing golfers with limited mobility to more easily play the game of golf. With the SoloRider, golfers are able to drive on sensitive areas such as tees and greens without damaging the turf. The SoloRider’s seat swivels to 350 degrees allowing golfers to easily exit and enter the golf car. Plus, golfers are able to swivel the seat to the rear, and make a golf swing from the seated position. Those who wish to use the SoloRider can simply reserve it when making their golf reservation at Longbow Golf Club.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of these two golf cars for golfers with limited mobility,” said Jay Larscheid, General Manager of Longbow Golf Club. “Although some may lose the ability to walk the golf course, they don’t lose the passion for the game. We are excited to help improve accessibility to the game and to Longbow Golf Club.”

Although the use of golf cars in recreational golf is commonplace, a high-profile court case regarding their use in competitive play was brought to the forefront by professional golfer, Casey Martin. Now the golf coach at the University of Oregon, Martin was recently at Longbow Golf Club attending a ReBath Heather Farr Classic when he learned about Longbow’s commitment to golfers with limited mobility.

"I think it is awesome that Longbow Golf Club has embraced the disabled golf community with their purchase of SoloRider carts,” said Martin. “We need more golf courses to join them in accommodating the needs of so many people. I applaud Longbow for being proactive in their desire to help those golfers with special needs."

To reserve a SoloRider at Longbow Golf Club, visit www.longbowgolfclub.com or call 480.807.5400.

Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a 330-acre, mixed-use development, being developed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, that incorporates office, light industrial, retail and hotel uses surrounded by desert vegetation and a main street transportation design and features the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Daedalus is a Phoenix-based commercial real estate services company that provides investment, development and communications consulting to corporate real estate clients. To learn more about Longbow Golf Club or to book a tee time call 480.807.5400 or visit www.longbowgolf.com.

Longbow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 30 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and Mexico. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management visit www.obsports.com or call 480.948.1300.

Media Contact:
Kris Strauss
(480) 518-5003

Jay Larscheid
(480) 807-5400