Carolinas Chapter Announces Silver Sponsor: E-Z-GO and Jacobsen



Contact: Corinne Grimaldi

Carolinas Chapter Announces Silver Sponsor: E-Z-GO and Jacobsen

Charlotte, NC – The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is pleased to announce the addition of E-Z-GO and Jacobsen as a Silver Sponsor in the Carolinas Sponsorship Program. This partnership represents a one-year, $10,000 commitment by the two companies to support the Carolinas Chapter and the Carolinas Club Foundation (CCF) in its efforts to deliver outstanding education, networking opportunities and services to its members.

“I am so pleased to welcome E-Z-GO and Jacobsen as one of our Chapter partners,” expressed Bob Nock, CCM, Carolinas Chapter President. “Both companies are highly regarded and are huge players in our industry, and it is an especially natural fit with Jacobsen being headquartered in Charlotte. I am excited they recognize the value of forging new relationships with our Chapter members and look forward to their future involvement.”
As a Platinum Corporate Advantage Partner of CMAA National, E-Z-GO understands the Association’s ideals, which is now further evidenced by their local dedication to the Carolinas Chapter. “We offer the finest products, the most dedicated people and the only factory-direct service team in the industry,” shared Josh Haggas, E-Z-GO Sales Representative. “Each and every sales representative caring for accounts in the Carolinas is elated to be a part of the Carolinas Chapter CMAA.”  

Both E-Z-GO and Jacobsen are Textron Companies, with Jacobsen’s US headquarters located in the heart of the Carolinas. “Club managers are such an important part of our industry that it makes sense for Jacobsen to support the CMAA,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. “The Carolinas Chapter CMAA is a very strong organization and we look forward to working with them.” The afforded connections and networks of the partnership truly are local, with excitement further expressed by Al Wilson, President of Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP): “As Jacobsen’s dealer here in the Carolinas, TSP is proud to help sponsor the Carolinas Chapter of the CMAA. We’re glad we can support the Association at the local level here in the Carolinas.”

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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 diminuitive, industrious Cushman Minute Miser utility vehicle.

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.