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.
The company that has created custom golf cars for golf royalty such as Paula Creamer and Hank Haney is back with something even more amazing. Garia, the Danish manufacturer of luxury golf cars, recently launched a limited edition of their newest model, the Garia Roadster. The limited edition roadster is called Garia Mansory Currus and is designed in close collaboration with Mansory, the car customizer famous for customizing luxury super cars such as Bentley, Bugatti, and Ferrari.
With only seven of these special vehicles in existence, the Garia Mansory Currus could be the most sought after luxury golf car in history. This special ride comes with signature Mansory luxury features such as dashboard in genuine leather, custom seat, and carbon fiber rear body and many other details.
For a genuine race car feel, it also comes with an adjustable setting for maximum motor braking and battery regeneration while driving as well as a speed switch with different driving modes called Golf, Street and Race, which adjust top speed and acceleration parameters. These settings are unique to Garia Mansory Currus and not available on any other golf cars currently on the market.
The car utilizes lithium batteries for an extended range of up to 37 miles, and a speed package for increased speed of up to 37 mph. This limited version vehicle marks the launch of an entirely new Garia model, the Garia Roadster.
“The Garia Roadster is really the closest you get to a golf car version of your favorite luxury sports car. We were inspired by the sense of freedom and joy you get from riding a sports car and we wanted to translate that experience to the golf car”, says Mr. Anders Lynge, Designer and Creative Director of Garia.
For more information about the Garia Mansory Currus, please visit the Garia website.
Here’s one golf outing prize that’s sure to attract some attention. One participating golfer in this weekend’s third annual Michael Phelps Foundation Golf Classic Tournament could walk away with a limited edition candy apple red Garia Golf Car. All they’ll need to do is fire a hole-in-one on the Garia Luxury Golf and Leisure Car sponsored hole.
The Michael Phelps Foundation Golf Classic Tournament is taking place at Atlantic City Country Club in New Jersey. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for The Michael Phelps Foundation and brings together celebrities, industry professionals, family and friends for a great cause. The 2011 Michael Phelps Golf Classic successfully raised nearly $300,000 for the Foundation’s programs.
The Garia Hole-in-One car is a street legal four-seat Garia that was built at one of Europe’s finest automotive factories with a track-record of manufacturing Porsche. Luxury features include a built-in refrigerator, hand-stitched seats, and 12” wheels.
“At Garia, we are passionate about what we do and dedicated to performance. We are thrilled to be part of this charity event and to be collaborating with an organization as inspiring and committed as the Michael Phelps Foundation”, said Anders Lynge, designer of the Garia.
Michael Phelps established his foundation with bonus money he received from long-time sponsor Speedo for winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. The Foundation’s first initiative was a nationwide tour to share Phelps’ Olympic experience and promote his message of Dream, Plan, Reach with members of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Since then, the Foundation has developed and launched the im program, helped establish Level Field Fund-Swimming, a grant giving program that provides funding to uniquely talented swimmers in need of financial assistance, and offers autographed swim caps for charity auctions through Caps-for-a-Cause. The Michael Phelps Foundation also provides support to Boys & Girls Clubs and Special Olympics international through its water-safety, health and wellness curriculum.
Luxury golf car maker Garia continues to grow its popularity by providing unique, customized products. One golfer who has become a fan is 2010 US Women’s Opem Champion Paula Creamer, who just signed a new partnership agreement with the innovative company from Denmark. Paula is now an ambassador for Garia and has been seen in her own luxury golf car in photos from her Twitter account.
“The Garia is amazing. I love it! It looks and feels great with some serious get up and go – what a beauty! It’s a fun ride and something that really works for me!” said Creamer. Paula selected her own unique customizations on her new Garia, including a the Pink Panther logo seat with pink seat piping, pink golf bag holder straps, and air brushed “PC” initials in pink on each side of the utility box behind the seat.
The Garia is created in collaboration with golf professionals and built at one of Europe’s finest automotive factories with a track-record of manufacturing Porsches. The Garia design team has been uncompromising in its efforts to create the best golf car in the world. Luxury features on the Garia 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.
“At Garia, we feel our cars truly complement Paula’s strong personality and energy, and embody our shared values such as dedication to performance and passion for the game of golf. We are very proud to have her as a Garia ambassador, and we are confident the car will suit her needs on and off the course,” says Anders Lynge, designer of the Garia.
Garia, the leading manufacturer of luxury golf cars, will be a part of this weekend’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe. The tournament takes place July 17 – 22, with live weekend coverage presented by NBC Sports. A star-studded field of sports and entertainment celebrities will compete for a $600,000 purse and the coveted championship trophy. Golfers scheduled to compete include Charles Barkley, Mike Eruzione, Angie Everhart, Oscar de la Hoya, Brett Hull, Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers and Emmitt Smith.
Garia will be at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship along with top golf instructor Hank Haney. Hank will be conducting clinics and book signings at the event Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In addition, two elite Garia vehicles will serve as courtesy cars for celebrities during the event.
Garia luxury golf cars are available in street legal, non-street legal and four-person versions. Some of the incredible luxury features include a supercar inspired steering wheel, hand-stitched seats and a refrigerator built into the dashboard.
”The Garia luxury golf car has been designed in collaboration with golf professionals, and several celebrities are already Garia owners so this event is a great opportunity for us. The American Celebrity Golf Championship is a very popular and highly anticipated event, and we are confident that it is a great match for our unique vehicle”, says Mr. Henrik Hansen, President of Garia Inc.
In addition to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship that will be presented live on NBC Sports, the Lake Tahoe Celebrity Amateur Tournament will take place on July 17. In this event, four amateurs will be partnered with a celebrity in a test on the difficult Edgewood golf course.
You can learn more about the event at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship website and at the Garia website.
Tiger Woods is back in the drivers seat after winning the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club today, for his first win in two years. Woods’ former coach is literally in the drivers seat with his new relationship with luxury golf car maker Garia.
Garia has entered into a relationship with Hank Haney who will integrate the Garia golf car into his professional and personal life. The Garia luxury golf car is designed and developed in Denmark and built at the same factory as the Porsche Cayman and Boxster. Some golf cars from Garia come with a refrigerator built into the dashboard and a 45 degree golf bag holder.
“The game of golf continues to witness technological advancements, from equipment to course design, and Garia has developed an innovative golf car that incorporates impressive performance and design with luxury features that are as great for use at the course as they are at home,” said Mr. Haney.
Hank Haney is widely regarded as one of the leading professional golf instructors in the world. In addition to Tiger Woods, he has instructed more than 200 touring professionals across the PGA, LPGA, Champions, European, Japanese, Australian and Asian Tours and his clients have won every major championship in professional, amateur and junior golf.
You can learn abour Garia luxury golf cars at www.garia.com.
The luxury golf car industry continues to evolve at a furious pace with a constant stream of new supercars developed with the latest scientific technologies. One of the leaders in the luxury golf car space, Garia, has recently introduced their Garia Mansory Edition, which was designed through a unique creative collaboration between Garia and Mansory, a world-famous customizer of supercars such as Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley.
Carbon fiber, an ultra-light yet exceptionally strong material normally used in the motor sports and aircraft industries, has been used on the golf car body panels on the front apron, side steps and tail apron. The cabin floor is lined with teak tree, while the specially designed headlights, air scoop and fender gills complete this unique and complex transformation.
“When creating the Garia, we set out to build the best golf car in the world, teaming up with the most renowned suppliers in the automobile industry, and with the Garia Mansory Edition our connection to the automobile world is further strengthened”, says Mr. Anders Lynge, designer of the Garia.
All Garia models, including the Garia Mansory Edition, are built at the same factory as the Porsche Boxster and Cayman, with strong references to Garia’s automotive heritage such as a double wishbone front suspension, a sporty and dynamic design and a large cabin providing a car-like driving position.
The Garia Mansory Edition is available as street legal and non-street legal. For more information, visit their website at www.garia.com.
It’s not too late to order the ultimate gift for any golfer. Introducing The Garia LSV, the street legal golf car that’s changing the way golfers get to the course and play the game.
With a 25 mph top speed, The Garia LSV features a double wishbone front suspension, automotive style shocks and springs and a unique digital instrument cluster with all relevant driver information. Superb handling and stability, extra storage space and a comfortable car-like driving position simply makes The Garia LSV ideal for your short, daily commutes. The Garia LSV features a drive train built by an Italian company that also produces Ducati gearboxes, and its components are made by the same company that supplies Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Volvo.
Built at the same factory as the Porsche Boxster and Cayman and with luxury features such as a super-car inspired steering wheel, a built-in refrigerator and hand-stitched seats, The Garia Golf Car is the ultimate machine in its class. Now, The Garia LSV, a street legal version of The Garia, lets you drive directly from the golf course to the streets. Fitted with street legal safety equipment such as seatbelts, side mirrors and reflectors, The Garia LSV will take you straight from your home to the golf course, tennis club, grocery store or your favorite café.
For more information, visit www.garia.com.
Be honest, who wouldn’t want a really cool golf car drive in style on the golf course? How about an amazing luxury golf car manufactured at the same factory that builds the Porsche Boxster and Cayman?
Introducing the Garia Luxury Golf Car that features a Formula 1 inspired front suspension, a drive train built by an Italian company that also produces Ducati gearboxes, and aluminum profiles made by the same company that supplies aluminum profiles to Aston Martin, Jaguar and Volvo. Available next month, The Garia LSV is fitted with street legal safety equipment such as seatbelts and side mirrors, and it also has a hydraulic brake system.
On and off the course, golf cars have become the new standard for convenient and green transportation. In fact, you could use your super cool Garia even after your round of golf.
With an estimated market share of over 70% by 2012 there is no doubt that smaller electrical vehicles also known as NEVs (neighborhood electric vehicles) or LSVs (low speed vehicles) are here to stay. Its small size makes it perfect for the city, and with tax-based incentives in many countries and an increasing number of states and countries that allow LSVs to be operated on roads with speed limits of 35 mph (50km/h) or less, LSVs no longer belong to the future market – they are the market.
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