Carolinas Chapter Announces Three-Year Gold Sponsorship with E-Z-GO and Jacobsen



Contact: Corinne Grimaldi

Carolinas Chapter Announces Three-Year Gold Sponsorship with E-Z-GO and Jacobsen

Charlotte, NC – The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is pleased to announce E-Z-GO and Jacobsen’s renewed commitment to the Carolinas Sponsorship Program with an increased level of support to a three-year agreement as a Gold Sponsor, valued at $15,000/year.

E-Z-GO and Jacobsen began their relationship with the Carolinas in 2012 as a Silver Sponsor. Their renewed three-year commitment and increased sponsorship level speaks volumes to the partnership that has formed over the years and to E-Z-GO and Jacobsen’s unwavering support of the Carolinas Chapter, the Carolinas Club Foundation (CCF) and their collective efforts to deliver outstanding education, networking opportunities and services to Chapter members.

“The Carolinas Chapter is very fortunate to have such a high-quality group of sponsors, with E-Z-GO and Jacobsen up there with the best,” expressed Clint Wood, CCM, CCE, Carolinas Chapter Past President. “I work with both companies at my club every day and, in addition to their support of our Chapter, I can truly attest to their commitment to their customer and the industry as a whole.”

As a Platinum Corporate Advantage Partner of CMAA National, E-Z-GO understands the Association’s ideals, which is further evidenced by their local dedication to the Carolinas Chapter. “E-ZGO is excited to continue and strengthen our partnership with the Carolinas Chapter as they are an integral part of our business,” said Dennis Brouillard, Sales Representative for E-Z-GO. “We are committed to continuing this relationship and to growing it in the future as our sales force interacts with club managers on a daily basis, providing the finest products and the highest level of service to ensure we meet their needs. This opportunity to support our customers is paramount to our success.”

Both E-Z-GO and Jacobsen are Textron Companies, with Jacobsen’s US headquarters located in the heart of the Carolinas. “Club managers are a vital part of our industry and it makes perfect sense for Jacobsen to support CMAA,” said Josh Haggas, Corporate Accounts Manager for Jacobsen. “We extend the partnership to our strong distribution partner, Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP), who is widely respected throughout the Carolinas as a trusted partner and go-to turf equipment provider.”
Chapter members can meet E-Z-GO and Jacobsen representatives at the Spring Chapter Meeting, their sponsored Chapter event, from Sunday, March 20 – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Raleigh, NC.

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The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. The Carolinas Chapter is comprised of more than 300 members, representing more than 150 clubs, within North and South Carolina. The Chapter’s mission is to provide timely, engaging and informative education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management skills; and to advance friendly and mutually beneficial relationships among its members.

The Carolinas Club Foundation was formed in 2005 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of financially supporting the professional development of club management through education, training and research initiatives.

The Carolinas Sponsorship Program is a collaborative effort between the Carolinas Chapter, the Carolinas Club Foundation and organizations that have demonstrated an interest in and support of the club industry. The Program is intended to create a bridge between club management professionals and the companies most closely connected and committed to serving the industry.

E-Z-GO was founded in 1957 in a one-room shop in Augusta, Georgia, and has grown from solely a golf car manufacturer into a global leader in light transportation, building many thousands of vehicles each year from its world headquarters in Augusta. Today, E-Z-GO builds dozens of unique vehicle models under the E-Z-GO, Cushman® and Bad Boy Buggies® brands. Besides the golf cars with which it is so often identified, E-Z-GO also manufactures world-class utility vehicles for work and recreation, personnel shuttles and material-handling machines. Its products range from the zero-emissions, street-legal E-Z-GO 2Five®, to the unique Bad Boy Buggies Ambush™ 4x4, with its independent gas and electric drivetrains for the ultimate combination of off-road power, range and performance, to the diminutive, industrious Cushman Minute Miser utility vehicle.

Mike Lehman, Regional Director of Sales - South East US
1451 Marvin Griffin Road, Augusta, GA 30906

Jacobsen boasts more than 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, and has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand.

Josh Haggas, Corporate Accounts Manager
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273