The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for the golf industry. Aside from a delayed start to the season, course owners also are faced with the restriction of allowing two golfers to a cart. This restriction increases wear and tear on carts and jeopardizes an important revenue stream.
With the challenge of keeping golfers safe while maintaining the revenue stream from golf cart rentals, Chad Cantwell had an idea. Why not place a protective partition between the golfers to keep them safe while riding together? That idea gave rise to the Safe Wedge.
Cantwell, who owns Twin Lakes (Wisconsin) Country Club, brought his idea to nearby Five Star Fabricating, an industry leading manufacturer of hard-coated polycarbonate windows. In less than two weeks, Cantwell’s fleet of E-Z-GO TXT carts was equipped with Safe Wedges. His golfers now are able to ride two to a cart with peace of mind, and Cantwell is able to keep his fleet operating normally.
“It’s a real game-changer,” Cantwell said. “This could be the difference between saving your season or not. We can get more golf outings back on the course.”
Each Safe Wedge Protective Partition is constructed from hard-coated, lightweight polycarbonate. No other transparent barrier material can match the benefits. The Safe Wedge polycarbonate will resist scratches, abrasions, and harmful chemicals. It will not weather or crack over time.
The entire assembly can be mounted to the cart in mere minutes thanks to specially-designed, cart-specific mounting brackets. Most models require no extra drilling or hardware. Safe Wedge models have been designed for E-Z-GO, Club Car, and Yamaha carts. A universal Safe Wedge that will fit any cart is also available.
Cart specific Safe Wedges sell for $159 each, but special pricing is available for purchases of 20 units or more. The universal Safe Wedge sells for $109.50.
The Safe Wedge is designed and manufactured by Five Star Fabricating in Twin Lakes, Wis. Five Star is an industry-leading polycarbonate window manufacturer, providing products for NASCAR, Harley Davidson, Bell Helicopters, and many more top tier companies.
For more information about the Safe Wedge visit www.safe-wedge.com or call 262.877.2171.