Blog posts for January 2015

Electric Golf carts VS. Gas golf carts: Which is the better choice?
Gas vs. Electric
A golf cart is a significant purchase, and involves making a critical selection between a gas golf cart and an electric golf cart. Golf carts can make all the difference in your golfing experience but not everyone knows there are different types of carts to choose from. Gas and electric are the two main types of golf carts to enhance your golfing experience. Which cart is right for you? The decision process is similar to what one would go through when choosing between a gas or electric grill, weed eater, lawnmower, or blower. The pros and cons and advantages vs. disadvantages of the two types of golf carts must be carefully reviewed and evaluated before proceeding with a purchase. Here are some comparisons between the two to help you make the best decision for your golfing needs.
To get started, gas-fueled carts need gasoline to operate. On the contrary, electric golf carts utilize rechargeable batteries which will require charging after use. So our first comparison leads us to understand that you can go farther or run for a longer period of time on a gas cart, and immediately use again by simply refueling.  Electric carts, however, can only run so far (dependent upon battery size, typically around 2 hours of continuous use.) You also must wait while they charge before using them again.  I think most would agree that gas wins this debate, but wait there's more.
You'll want to think about the noise your cart will generate, gas carts are much noisier than electric. In addition electric golf carts don't require gasoline and use rechargeable batteries so there are minimal costs when it comes to these types of carts. The main money saver being on gasoline, however you'll also save on routine maintenance such as oil changes.
Although gas prices are at an all time low, the cheapest gas is the type you don't have to buy at all, and of course they are much better for the environment then gas powered carts.  However there is a drawback here, while easy on the pockets and nature they do not pull as much horsepower as the gas carts.  Electric having a 3-5 HP range, while gas carts range between 10-12 HP
Which ever way you choose to go remember just one thing.  Stenten's has the equipment and accessories you need to meet all your customers comfort and sporting needs this golf season!

PGA Merchandise Show 2015

What a great show!  First we would like to thank all of the dealers new and familiar that stopped by our booth last week at the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando.  This show is a huge event and always a great success.  There is always so much excitement in the air at the convention center before during and right after the event.  We hope that you stayed up to date with most of the action as we posted numerous pictures and updates on our Twitter & Facebook pages if you missed it please feel free to follow and subscribe so you won’t miss anything when we attend the Golf Industry Show (GIS) next month in San Antonio, TX.

Day One:

Day one was a whirlwind of activity after the opening ceremony and the traditional bagpiper procession our booth was flooded with consumers and dealers a like checking out our new products such as our new three point seat belt harness, LED light kits for the EZGO RXV, Yamaha Drive, and Club Car Precedent, KC LED Light Bar, and many more. As always also we also had a lot of people trying their luck at our Putt-for-Prizes game!  When we did have a few moments to catch our breath and look around we did get to briefly check out some of the other booths with the new product and it all looked very interesting.  Some items worth noting: the Garia Carbon Fiber body golf cart that was selling for $87,000, the new Yamaha A.C. Drive and all the new innovative products such as the golf cart sun visor, the magnetic enclosure, and the stay dry score card cover.

Day Two:

Day two had just as much excitement but started a little slower but right before lunch our booth was crowded again.  It seems like we meet with more international dealers then we usually see at the PGA show but were very happy with the positive comments from our new products.  It was also interesting to see a demonstration of the new GolfBoard which is basically a remote 4 wheeled skateboard that holds your golf bag.  After seeing the demonstrator almost wipeout twice I think the golf cart industry is still safe for a while.

Day Three:

The final day was a short day but was also an interesting day as well.  As you may know when we attended the PGA West show in 2013 in Las Vegas, NV and Marilyn was interviewed for a documentary “A Dangerous Game” by Anthony Baxter well this year Marilyn was interviewed for a spot for a GolfTV segment which should air in a few weeks.  We will keep you posted as they should have it available on YouTube as well.

Recap:

It was a very long week and it was great to see new dealers, and new products and if you have never been to a PGA Merchandise show I urge you to clear your calendar for next year and don’t worry about the tickets we can provide you with those if you would like to attend.


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.


Introducing the newest member of our team!

We are happy to announce we have added a new member to our team here at Stenten's Ashley Widmer

Ashley started her career in customer service in 2004 and since has been dedicated to the highest quality of service possible for all of her clients. Having started at a small company with a large client base in Southern California, ashley is familiar with your need to speak with someone who knows you and is familiar with your account.  She promises to strive to be that person for you.