SGA partners with MGI Golf – Australia’s leader in electric golf buggies

SGA partners with MGI Golf – Australia’s leader in electric golf buggies

Australia's Largest Golf Club joins forces with Australia’s Number One Electric Golf Buggy Brand.

 

 

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MELBOURNE, VICTORIA: Australia’s Largest Golf Club, Social Golf Australia (SGA), has partnered with MGI Golf, Australia’s Leader in Electric Golf Buggies.

Recently appointed as America’s Number One electric golf buggy, MGI Golf is looking to continue its momentum through its partnership with Australia’s Largest Golf Club, Social Golf Australia. The collaboration will see MGI’s wide range of industry-leading electric golf buggies feature at various SGA Golf Events and Open Days, allowing SGA golfers a hands-on opportunity to experience the features and benefits throughout the MGI lineup.

“MGI Golf is an ideal fit as an SGA partner, as we are both proudly Australian-owned and operated family businesses that share similar core values and vision. In addition, we even share a comparable business history,” explains Matthew Pitt, Founder and Managing Director of SGA.

“Both MGI and SGA began as small family businesses, run out of our homes while concurrently raising small families. Throughout the years, both of our brands battled through the ups and downs of business as we strove to create what are now two of the market leaders in our respective segments.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be on board with MGI Golf. And we are looking forward to introducing their amazing and innovative products to our huge community of golfers across the country,” Pitt said.

When asked about the recent partnership with Social Golf Australia, MGI Golf Chief Executive Officer Carrie Edwards-Britt said “We at MGI Golf, are thrilled to announce our partnership with Social Golf Australia. Our shared passion for golf and the synergies between our companies, lay a solid foundation for hopefully a long and successful partnership. SGA's network of golfers and commitment to the golfing community align perfectly with our vision of enhancing the golfing experience for players at all levels. We can't wait to see our electric buggies in action at SGA events, bringing a new level of experience and enjoyment to their members”.

MGI Golf products will be available for order soon via SGA.

ABOUT SOCIAL GOLF AUSTRALIA

Social Golf Australia is the largest golfing community in Australia and have a range of industry partners (Including Srixon & Cleveland Golf, Garmin, The Card Network, Drummond Golf, Heathcote Winery and now MGI Golf) that support SGA offering great value golf services. They currently offer official golf handicaps (over 22,000 GolfLink Numbers issued since 2007). In addition, they host over 120 events a year across the country, run a variety of annual major tournaments (from 3-7 days long), charity golf events, and other feature events and golf tours. The business focusses on fostering a friendly and welcoming golfing community based on the values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and trust.  Their approach is to offer golfers value, flexibility and choice in a user-pays model where they can select the services that suit them and pay only for what they need.

 

ABOUT MGI GOLF

For over 30 Years, MGI Golf has been synonymous with producing high quality electric golf buggies to power the modern golfer. Founded in 1993 in Melbourne, this Australian owned and operated business was built on foundations of innovation and quality design. A world leader in technological advancements, it was this commitment to product development and support that resulted in owning the Australian market and allowed the team to set their sights on international markets.

First powering onto American courses in 2018, MGI are celebrating their recent appointment as America’s Number One Electric Golf Buggy. Understanding that the needs of each golfer are unique, MGI have developed a range of buggies and accessories to help improve the health and maximise performance of each user. Supported by an extensive sales and servicing network throughout Australia, they have gained the trust of golfers nationwide. With decades of experience in the industry, MGI are committed to continue revolutionising the great game of golf in Australia and abroad.

www.mgigolf.com

 

CONTACT 

Richard Fellner
Media Manager, SGA
e: media@sgatour.com.au
m: 0407 000 440

Mick David
General Manager, SGA
e: mick@sgatour.com.au
m: 0402 488 253

Matthew Pitt
Founder, Managing Director, SGA
e: matt@sgatour.com.au
m: 0425 742 501

For further information or to contact the team at MGI Golf, email marketing@mgigolf.com or call 03 8872 6700.

 

Partner Spotlight – MGI Golf

Partner Spotlight - MGI Golf

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MGI Golf are a long-term SGA partner, offering world-leading technology in their range of motorised buggies.

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MGI Ai Navigator GPS+

With brand-new technology and a strikingly modern design, the new Ai Navigator GPS+ is designed with an integrated GPS system built into a super responsive high-resolution 4” full colour all-weather touchscreen display which will connect you to over 40,000 courses worldwide.

The integrated high performance GPS system delivers fast and accurate distances to all parts of the course. This clear view of the hole is further enhanced by the complimentary interactive MGI App that comes with maps, scoring and can be your MGI Sureshot handheld device which can be taken anywhere. Also, the Ai Navigator GPS+ comes with MGI's globally renowned fully directional handheld remote control which can be used from over 100 metres away allowing you to walk the course with ease. With MGI’s patented gyroscope straight tracker technology your Ai Nav GPS+ will stay on track across any terrain.

PLAY GOLF WITH EMPOWERED INTELLIGENCE WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW Ai Navigator GPS+.

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MGI ZIP NAVIGATOR AT - ALL TERRAIN

Conquer the toughest golf courses with the Zip Navigator AT - All Terrain. Designed with independent swivelling front wheels for added strength and stability, the Zip Navigator AT incorporates a full directional remote control, allowing you to effortlessly walk free and play hard. On even the most rugged and hilly courses, watch while your buggy traverses the landscape with conviction.

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MGI ZIP X5

Make it a level playing field with the MGI Zip X5 with the ingenious advantage of Downhill Speed Control and an Electronic Park Brake. The downhill speed control eliminates the need for the golfer to manually adjust the speed control when walking downhill. This creates an effortless, weightless transition on all downhill terrains. Also, it allows the golfer to focus only on the next shot, leading to lower scores and increased satisfaction. Plus, park on any incline by activating the electronic brake at the press of a button. The MGI Zip X5 is the game changer.

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MGI ZIP X3

Packed full of desirable features, the MGI Zip X3 will turn heads with its stylish look and modernistic design whilst being effortless in its operation. For effortless play, the MGI Zip X3 is built on a platform of signature MGI features like a Controlled Distance Function, a swivelling & lockable front wheel and all terrain tread wheels. To help improve your game and feel in control, the advanced digital electronics will provide valuable statistics, like distances walked and longest drive.

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MGI ZIP X1

With a smooth and quiet ride, the revolutionary Zip X1 will do all the work for you so you can concentrate on your game. Feel your best to play your best. Not all motorized caddies are the same, so with the MGI Zip X1 you're amongst the best equipment in the game.

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Get any of these MGI Buggies at Australia's Best Price

For pricing on any of the MGI Buggies listed above, Call Mick David on 0402 488 253

About MGI Golf and SGA

MGI Golf buggies are SGA's preferred motorised golf buggy, and are awarded as prizes at many of our Major Events and Tournaments, notably our annual SGA Championships. SGA are proud to partner with MGI Golf.

Visit the MGI Golf Website here

Social Golf Australia renews partnership with Srixon for 2023

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Social Golf Australia renews partnership with Dunlop Srixon Sports Australia

Australia’s Largest Golf Club partners with global leader in premium golf ball and equipment technology and innovation

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MELBOURNE, VICTORIA: AUSTRALIA’S Largest Golf Club, Social Golf Australia (SGA), has announced a renewal of its partnership and sponsorship agreement with Dunlop Srixon Sports Australia.

The announcement marks the sixth consecutive year of the partnership between the two businesses. The agreement will see Srixon and Cleveland Golf gear—including golf balls, clubs, accessories—continue to be awarded as prizes at SGA’s Open Golf Days, Major Golf Events and Tournaments across Australia. In addition, Srixon and Cleveland Golf Logos and branding will continue to appear on all of SGA’s major promotional materials, apparel and properties.

“We are proud to continue our strong partnership with Srixon and Cleveland Golf,” explains Matthew Pitt, Founder and Managing Director of Social Golf Australia. “We’ve maintained a strong relationship with the team at Srixon since 2017, And we are thrilled to continue this partnership into its sixth full year.

“Srixon is a perfect fit for SGA,” Pitt adds. “Both businesses are dedicated to innovation, and helping golfers of all skill levels to fully enjoy the game of golf. It is exciting for us and our community of 18,000+ avid golfers to welcome Srixon back as a major partner in 2023.”

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ABOUT SOCIAL GOLF AUSTRALIA

Social Golf Australia is the largest golfing community in Australia. They have a range of industry partners (Including Srixon & Cleveland Golf, Garmin, The Card Network, Drummond Golf and others) that support SGA offering great value golf services. They currently offer official golf handicaps (over 16,000 issued since 2006) and host over 120 events a year across the country. Additionally, they run a variety of annual major tournaments (from 3-7 days long), charity golf events, and other feature events and golf tours. The business focusses on fostering a friendly and welcoming golfing community based on the values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and trust.  Their approach is to offer golfers value, flexibility and choice in a user-pays model where they can select the services that suit them and pay only for what they need.

www.socialgolfaustralia.com.au

 

ABOUT DUNLOP SRIXON SPORTS AUSTRALIA

Dunlop Srixon Sports Australia is part of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Manufacturing and selling premium golf and racquet sports equipment to players of all skill levels under a portfolio of brands: Dunlop, Srixon, Cleveland Golf, and XXIO. Dunlop Srixon Sports Australia is also a licensed exclusive distributor of ASICS golf footwear. Dunlop Srixon Sports’ unique global sales network and infrastructure in R&D, manufacturing, and material science elevates its brands onto a global stage where players from all around the world are encourages to experience their incredible products.

https://au.dunlopsports.com/

 

 

CONTACT

Richard Fellner
Media Manager, SGA
e: media@sgatour.com.au
m: 0407 000 440

Mick David
General Manager, SGA
e: mick@sgatour.com.au
m: 0402 488 253

Matthew Pitt
Founder, Managing Director, SGA
e: matt@sgatour.com.au
m: 0425 742 501

SGA Partners with GolfSpace indoor golf centre

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SGA Partners with GolfSpace, Australia's new ground-breaking Indoor Golf Complex.

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SGA is excited to announce that we've partnered with GolfSpace, Australia’s new ground-breaking indoor golfing experience for players of all abilities.

Located at 29-31 O’Riordan St, Alexandria, GolfSpace is the perfect space for a group class, one-on-one PGA coaching session, to work on your game, or enjoy a round of golf with your friends or business colleagues. Enjoy the ultimate indoor golf experience using the latest TrackMan 4 technology in one of 12 architect-designed simulator bays. GolfSpace also features Australia’s only PuttView putting system, and a world-first indoor wedge calibration zone.

This new partnership allows all SGA Member access to a special offer of $60 per hour for a first-time visit. This promotion includes booking of up to 4 people per bay.

In addition, SGA will be awarding GolfSpace Vouchers as prizes in some of our upcoming events.

TO GET THE SPECIAL SGA & GOLFSPACE OFFER:

Simply click on the link below to access the offer and book your sessions. You will need to first sign in or create an account, and you will then get access to the special SGA/GolfSpace offer.

www.golfspace.com.au/sga/

 

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Srixon Announces new Q-Star Tour Ball

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Srixon announces new Q-Star Tour Golf Ball

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SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, introduces the new Q-STAR TOUR golf ball.

The new Q-STAR TOUR delivers the softest golf ball with tour-level performance from Srixon. The Q-STAR TOUR is calibrated to fit moderate swing speed players that seek the distance and spin of a tour-caliber ball.

“The new and improved Q-STAR TOUR continues to deliver tour-caliber performance with a softer feel compared to our other tour-level offerings,” said Brian Schielke, General Manager at Srixon. “This ball provides the distance all golfers need with the greenside spin and control to attack the toughest of pins.”

Tour performance starts around the greens. The fourth generation Q-STAR TOUR delivers with an ultra-thin, premium urethane cover that’s coated in Slide Ring Material (SeRM). Q-STAR TOUR features Srixon’s Spin Skin with SeRM coating that increases friction on every strike.

That added friction and bite means more spin and more control when attacking even the toughest of pins.
In fact, during robotic testing commissioned by Srixon, the new Q-STAR TOUR delivered almost 400RPM more spin than a few close competitors.

Meanwhile, the FastLayer Core, with its graduated transition from soft inner core to firm outer edge, behaves like a core with thousands of layers, providing distance and softer feel without compromise. The new Q-STAR TOUR features the softest FastLayer Core with tour-caliber performance from Srixon.

Key Technologies:

  • FastLayer Core: The FastLayer Core offers distance and soft feel without compromise due to a gradual transition from soft inner core to firm outer edge.
  • SpinSkin with SeRM: A urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds digs deep into wedge and iron grooves for increased friction on every strike and maximum spin.
  • New Alignment Aid: A new, longer side stamp helps align those crucial putts.
  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: Providing a penetrating ball flight in all conditions, the optimal dimple design increases lift and deduces drag to maximize distance.

RRP: $46.95

Australia Retail Launch Date: February 25, 2022
Color Offerings: Pure White

More information: http://srixon.com.au/

SGA launches the SGA Tour School

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SGA Launches The SGA Tour School, powered by the PGA of Australia

SGA are excited to announce FREE, SGA TOUR (Vic) MEMBERS-ONLY events coming to Victoria.
 
The SGA Tour Schools, powered by the PGA of Australia are FREE one-hour swing tune-up/group classes at the all-new Australian Golf Centre at Sandringham Golf Course (Sandy Links).
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About The SGA Tour School

Featuring modern teaching bays with Trackman radar technology, high speed cameras and Zen Green Stage, the new Australian Golf Centre at Sandy Golf Links represents the cutting-edge of golf instruction technology.
 
PGA Teaching Professional Chris Donovan will take SGA Tour golfers through the topic of understanding and fixing your ball flight.
 
- Understand your own swing and why the ball does what it does
- Straighten your slice or hook
- Make solid contact with the ball
- Hit your ball on the intended line
 
Best of all, these events are absolutely FREE for SGA Tour members!*
To Book into an SGA Tour School Event, check your SGA Tour Member emails for exclusive notifications.
 
*(Note: if you're not yet a member of the SGA Tour, then why not lock-in a 2022 membership and be part of something special? It's only $70 per year, and comes with a heap of great benefits. More info here)

Partner Spotlight – Garmin Golf

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Partner Spotlight - Garmin Golf

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Garmin Golf are a long-term SGA partner, offering high-quality GPS golf devices like watches, handhelds and laser rangefinders.

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Distance Measurement Devices

Garmin Golf GPS and laser rangefinders help you play your best while on the course. From wearables and watches to high-sensitivity laser rangefinders, you can determine how far you are from the front/midle or back of the green, or critical yardages to lakes, trees or other hazards. Garmin GPS products come pre-loaded with 40,000 courses (worldwide). So you'll always have accurate information when you play.
Read more about Garmin Golf Distance Measurement Devices here.

Launch Monitor

Launch Monitors and Simulators

Take the guesswork out of golfing with launch monitors that measure different aspects of your shot to help you better analyse your swing. Whether at home, indoors or on the driving range, Garmin Launch Monitors help you step up your swing consistency. They track more than a dozen golf metrics, from club head speed, ball speed, spin, launch angle, launch direction, smash factor and more. You can record video clips of each shot, and even play virtual rounds without leaving your home.

Read more about Garmin Golf Launch Monitors and simulators here.

Garmin Golf App

Garmin Golf™ App

With this free app on your compatible smartphone, you can compete, compare and connect with fellow golfers. You can also analyse your past rounds and get performance stats. It works hand-in-hand with the Garmin Launch Monitors to show you the data and metrics to get the most out of your swing.

Read more about Garmin Golf App here.

About Garmin Golf and SGA

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Garmin Golf products are SGA's preferred GPS, Handheld and Laser Rangefiner devices, and are awarded as prizes at many of our Major Events and Tournaments, notably our annual SGA Championships. SGA are proud to partner with Garmin Golf.

Visit the Garmin Golf Website here

Partner Spotlight: The Card Network

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Partner Spotlight: The Card Network (TCN)

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The Card Network is a trusted partner of Social Golf Australia. They provide the awesome Gift Cards (The Pub & Bar Card and The Restaurant Card) that SGA award as prizes at our events.

To our delight, the cards are proving to be EXTREMELY popular with our golfers. In fact, our golfers simply LOVE them.

Why? Because they are extremely versatile, and make a great gift!

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About The Card Network

The Card Network is "Australia’s go-to gift card provider."

Their cards are redeemable at top fashion brands, retailers and over 10,000 venues & service providers across Australia.

The Card Network have partnered with the retailers where Australians love to shop. These include Pubs & Bars, Restaurants, Cinemas, Online, Spas and more. They even have cards catering to Him, Her, Teens, Kids, Baby, Active and for The Home.

These gift cards are very versatile and can be used at just about any establishment where EFTPOS is accepted, making them the perfect gift.

Many of our golfers are now purchasing packs of these cards to give away to staff/employees (as gifts for Christmas, or for weekly/monthly “Employee of the month” awards, etc.).

They are available at retailers, shops and stores across Australia.

SGA is proud to have The Card Network as a trusted partner, and we highly recommend their cards if you are looking for a great gift.

Partner Spotlight – Gold Coast Direct Charters

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Partner Spotlight - Gold Coast Direct Charters

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Gold Coast Direct Charters are an accredited Gold Coast/Brisbane transfer service, and a trusted partner of SGA.

Whether you're going to/from the Brisbane or Gold Coast airport, theme parks, hotels or special events, Gold Coast Direct Charters will get you there in style and comfort. And you'll always get friendly, reliable and efficient service.

Rock-Star, VIP Treatment

With nearly 10 years of experience (and thousands of satisfied customers), Gold Coast Direct Charters provide an “Exclusive Use” direct transfer service. You can go to or from a destination of your choice, at a time of your choosing.

It's like having your own personal/dedicated driver.

You'll feel like a VIP as you are met at the airport, given assistance with your luggage, and driven to your hotel in air-conditioned comfort. Plus, you'll be treated with friendly, convenient, first-class service throughout.

Best of all, they do it for one inclusive price.  So, you can go where you want, when you want. And, since it's an Exclusive Use, you won't have to worry about other people being picked up or dropped off along the way. It's your own personal transfer service.

Small or large groups - it's all good

Gold Coast Direct Charters offer Private & Personal Transfers for up to 21 passengers. (Groups over 21 passengers can be accommodated upon request):

  • 1 to 11 seats: Air-conditioned, well-appointed Toyota Commuter mini-bus. Large luggage capacity and, when required, carpeted luggage trailer.
  • 21 seat Toyota Coaster. Air conditioned. Trailer available.
  • Also, there is room for Extra luggage, golf clubs or surfboards.

So, whether you're a holidaymaker or resident of the area, GCDC has you covered.

About Gold Coast Direct Charters and SGA

GCDC are SGA's preferred Gold Coast on-ground logistics partner for our annual SGA Championships. GCDC Owner Julie Ridler has always provided ultra-reliable, friendly, affordable and efficent service for the thousands of SGA competitors over the years.

In 2020, when Covid-19 forced the usual nation-wide event to be a Queensland-only event, Julie and the team went above-and-beyond. They helped all Qld competitors not only get to/from our event, but also provided immeasurable logistical help with the overall event. (And, for those of you who know how important this event is to SGA--and how careful we are with running it in a professional manner, you'll realise how much trust we put in Julie and her team.) Thus, the event was an amazing success, due largely to the assistance by Julie and the team.

That's just one reason why we highly recommend Julie and her team for any group transfer needs.

Visit the Gold Coast Direct Charters website here