UK-Based Electric Caddie Manufacturer Targets Walking Golfers
Gloucester, U.K. – Pioneering British golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has announced the celebration of its 20th anniversary. Since the release of its first electric golf caddie in 2003, Stewart has been unrelenting in its aim to change how the world plays golf.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary, Stewart has produced a documentary showcasing founders Ross and Mark Stewart discussing the origins of the company and reminiscing about their business journey.
The seeds of the brand were sewn in 1999 when Roy Stewart, a retired engineer, dared to question the fundamental design of the humble golf bag. His ‘Carousel’ design put his clubs the ‘right’ way up, with the heads secured in three rotating, inverted cones. While the ‘Carousel’ never made it to market, its unique concept and daring aesthetic set the tone for the future of Stewart Golf.
Roy’s son Ross, and grandson Mark made the initial ‘Carousel’ prototypes before David Funnell and Jon Miller completed the group of engineers that lead the company today. The team set out to create the world’s best performing and best-looking electric golf caddie, fundamental principles that have not changed to this day.
2003 saw the X1 Remote launched, with one major media title calling the futuristic machine ‘half golf trolley, half Learjet’. The X1 Remote even appeared in GQ Magazine’s ‘100 Coolest Things in the World’ list alongside the Range Rover Sport and David Beckham’s football boots, proving that its innovative design transcended the traditional golf audience.
The innovation has not stopped, with Stewart pioneering concepts including the folding chassis, lithium batteries, LCD screens, rack and pinion folding, Bluetooth communication, and of course, the Follow technology for which the brand is renown.
From the original warehouse to a modern manufacturing facility, Stewart Golf has become a world leader in the golf caddie industry. In addition to its own Customer Care Center in Texas, Stewart exports to more than 30 countries and is an Export Champion for the UK Government.
CEO Mark Stewart said, “We are all incredibly proud of the business we have built and grateful to every member of our UK and US teams. Our international partners and suppliers have been instrumental in our journey, and we are excited what the next 20 years may hold.”
For more information about the product line, visit www.stewartgolfusa.com.
Stewart Golf was founded two decades ago with the sole intention of designing and building the world’s finest golf carts. Nestled in the idyllic Cotswolds in southwest Great Britain, every machine is lovingly built by hand. Today, 70% of the golf carts Stewart Golf hand builds at their headquarters are exported to more than 40 countries worldwide. U.S. inventory and customer care are provided from Houston, Texas, supported by a Nevada distribution center. The company is considered the leader in follow technology and has been since 2014 thanks to the X9 Follow and subsequent models. Named Editor’s Choice Award winner by Golf Monthly and Today’s Golfer, additional information may be found at www.stewartgolfusa.com.
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