What do you get a Masters Champion that he doesn’t already have? If you’re 2012 Masters Champion and four-time PGA Tour winner Bubba Watson, you get a partnership with European luxury golf and leisure car manufacturer Garia. Watson and the company recently announced their agreement as part of The Garia Mansory Accessory Program, which allows each owner to fully personalize their golf car to their specific taste.
Garia and the long-hitting Watson would seem to be a good match as both take a somewhat unconventional approach to attaining their desired results. Bubba Watson uses an unorthodox golf swing to generate tremendous club head speed and unmatched distance. Garia completely redefined the traditional golf cart experience by launching the first fully customizable luxury golf car.
Available luxury features on a Garia golf car include a built-in refrigerator, extra comfortable sport seat and 12” alloy wheels. The Garia is available in various models, including street legal and 4-seater all of which has earned the right to be called golf car as opposed to golf cart.
“I love it. It’s amazing – I might drive this more than my car” said Watson, who upgraded his previous golf cart to a customized Garia at his home in Isleworth, Florida. “Garia is all about the ultimate luxury golf car. It’s a unique construction from the ground up using only the best materials that allows for complete customization. We are very proud to have been chosen by a renowned PGA professional such as Bubba Watson and we feel it’s an acknowledgement of the efforts put into making Garia the best personal golf car available” says Anders Lynge, designer of the Garia.
Among the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, Bubba Watson averages over 315 yards off the tee and can hit a ball over 350 yards with a ball speed up to 194 mph. Watson turned professional in 2003 and joined the Nationwide Tour where he played until 2005. He won the 2012 Masters Tournament after defeating Louis Oosthuizen on the second sudden death playoff hole.
The Garia Mansory Accessory Program allowed Watson to customize his car with parts such carbon fiber front body, side panels, steering wheel and unique custom seats with “Bubbagolf” embroidered onto. All custom parts are handmade by the German tuning company Mansory – famous for modifying Ferrari, Bugatti, Rolls Royce and many other high end cars for wealthy clients.
The Garia Mansory Accessory Program is unique in the golf cart segment and allows each owner to fully personalize the car to their specific taste. Bubba Watson is a good example of this with his unique car in a combination of shiny cream and matte coated carbon fiber parts with matching black and cream seat, dashboard and headliner.