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Troon embraces single-rider revolution, partners with Phat Scooters

Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 10, 2020) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, is embracing the single-rider revolution with a newly formed partnership with Phat Scooters. Phat Scooters is a Tempe, Arizona-based company that produces a series of fun-to-ride, all-electric, single-rider scooters, including Phat Golf Scooters. Through the partnership, Troon-affiliated facilities receive preferred pricing on Phat Golf Scooters.

Phat Scooter at Pine Canyon

The growing single-rider movement naturally fits physical distancing practices, offers golfers a faster pace of play and has less impact on turf than a four-wheel golf car. Phat Golf Scooters also deliver an exciting new experience for golfers as they can quickly and individually drive to their ball. Phat Scooters’ HD Golf Scooter is a two-time winner of Golf Digest’s Editor’s Choice Award.

“We are thrilled to welcome Phat Scooters as a preferred partner,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “Single-rider rounds have increased exponentially at all of our facilities since the beginning of March. Moving forward, we believe this trend will continue as guests continue to observe physical distancing, while seeking new experiences in golf. Phat Scooters offer the ideal solution with their high-quality and fun-to-ride products.”

Phat Scooters are currently available for golfers to rent at numerous Troon-affiliated golf courses around the world, including Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif.; and Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend, Ore.

Since releasing their innovative HD Golf Scooter in 2018, Phat Scooters leads the single-rider revolution with their dependable electric scooters, refined technology, and industry-leading customer service. Each HD Golf Scooter has a powerful yet silent 2000-watt electric motor, impressive hill climb, a best-in-class two-year warranty, and a battery that can last 36+ holes on a single charge. Earlier this year, Phat Scooters added to their golf lineup with cutting-edge course operations models, including caddie, food & beverage, marshal, and maintenance scooters.

“Troon-managed courses are revered in the golf community as the best of the best,” said Phat Scooters CEO Peter Johnson. “Being selected as a Troon preferred partner validates the shift in the golf industry towards cart alternatives and a faster pace of play. Now more than ever, players are seeking out golf facilities that offer Phat Scooters, and courses that already have a fleet of them are seeing improved profitability per round.”

Each scooter model is precisely engineered to maximize performance and profitability with a small footprint, less wear and tear on turf than traditional golf cars, affordability, and unique branding opportunities. Adding the HD Golf as an alternative cart option attracts new golfers while allowing returning players to experience their favorite courses in a whole new way.

For more information about Phat Scooters or to find a course near you offering an HD Golf scooter, visit www.PhatGolf.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com