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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Club Car Introduces Golf's First Four-Passenger Vehicle Designed for Fun
Precedent 4Fun will be piloted at facilities with established Get Golf Ready programs.
Augusta, Ga., Jan. 24, 2013 - Club Car announced it will produce the first four-passenger vehicle designed specifically for golf and fun. The Precedent 4Fun will help courses make the golf experience more enjoyable for families, couples, women, juniors and seniors by keeping players more connected during the round.

The new vehicle will be piloted in cooperation with the PGA of America at courses that have established Get Golf Ready programs. Get Golf Ready is the golf industry's grow-the-game program designed to attract new players and bring former golfers back to the sport.

The Precedent 4Fun features front-facing seats for four passengers along with attachments for four golf bags, including junior-sized bags; additional cup holders and a rear passenger hip restraint.

"The more opportunities golf offers players to enjoy the company of everyone in their group the more attractive the game becomes for larger segments of the population," said Marc Dufour, president and CEO of Club Car. "We believe this vehicle will add to the social aspect of the game that is so important for a growing number of golfers."

Dufour said Club Car expects the Precedent 4Fun will be popular at courses that want to create new opportunities for their members and guests to enjoy the camaraderie and fun of a round of golf. "That also means new revenue opportunities for the course," he said.

"Club Car's commitment to excellence is readily evident in their innovative design of the Precedent 4Fun and on-going commitment to grow the game of golf," said PGA of America Chief Operating Officer Darrell Crall. "The new vehicle supports our industry's united effort to make the golf experience that much more accommodating, comfortable and fun through programs such as Get Golf Ready."

The Precedent 4Fun will be equipped to integrate Club Car's Visage Mobile Golf Communications System.

Production of the Precedent 4Fun is scheduled to begin later this year.

About Ingersoll Rand and Club Car
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing golf and commercial utility vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.clubcar.com.
Contact:
Tim Walls
Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
tim_walls@clubcar.com, 706-228-7190

Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications
bbryant@bryantmarcomm.com, 678-366-3232

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