Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose Adds SoloRider
To Help Golfers with Limited Mobility Get Back in the Game
CENTENNIAL, COLO. (Dec. 10, 2007)
Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose, Calif., has added a SoloRider golf car to its fleet to help golfers with limited mobility get back in the game. The city-owned 18-hole, par 68 course is one of the first courses in the San Jose area to give seniors and players with a disability full access to the game through the use of a single-rider golf car.
"Adding the SoloRider has enabled us to serve the entire community of San Jose, which was extremely important to us," said Scot Hathaway, general manager of Los Lagos. "SoloRider was the most versatile single-rider golf car out there, and we were impressed by the many unique features, especially the lift seat."
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 stand-up seat that lifts and rotates 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 Los Lagos Golf Course is helping golfers get back in the game and helping bring new players to the sport."
Established in 1991, Centennial, Colo.-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.