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The Colorful History of Club Car

In 1958, the founding of Club Car took place in Houston, Texas. Shortly thereafter, the company fell under the ownership of Bill Stevens, Jr. after he purchased it. Stevens oversaw the transitioning of company operations from Houston to Augusta, Georgia during the early 1960s. Since moving to Augusta, Club Car’s primary headquarters has remained there to this day.

Club Car once again switched hands during the 1970s when it was purchased by an executive group from EZGO that was looking to operate its own business. During this tome Club Car eventually became a respected and powerful player in the golf cart industry, thanks in part to the work of William Dolan, a co-founder at EZGO.

Despite having been purchased several times, Club Car once again fell under new ownership when it was purchased in the late 90s by Irish industrial manufacturing company Ingersoll Rand. The company eventually joined forces with Bobcat, broadening its product line beyond golf carts by introducing utility vehicles.

Nowadays, Club Car has a large distribution network around the world which includes over 600 distributors, dealers and factory branch locations.

This update is by the Robert V. Glaser Business website. Glaser is an industry veteran with decades of experience in banking, private equity, and more. His experience includes his many years working for global manager of alternative investment products Investcorp and he also dedicates his time to various charitable causes including YoungArts Foundation, Chapman Partnership, and more. You can learn more about Robert by visiting the Robert V. Glaser personal website or Robert V. Glaser Giving website.