Europe’s largest golf club rental agency is actively searching for business partners wishing to share in the growth of one of golf’s biggest current success stories.
Clubs to Hire, which has grown year on year since its launch in 2010, is recruiting partner businesses – or entrepreneurial individuals – to act as agents in a number of popular golfing locations, including Tunisia; Kalamata, Greece; Nice and Paris, in France; Italy; the Eastern Algarve; Bulgaria; Slovenia; and specific regions in the British Isles and Spain.
And officials remain open to discussions with like-minded potential partners in other territories too.
Clubs to Hire’s co-founder, Tony Judge, believes the new scheme it is now offering to potential partners provides a great opportunity to be part of one of golf’s biggest growth markets.
He explained: “In simple terms, the scheme sees partners lease sets of Callaway or TaylorMade clubs from Clubs to Hire and rent them to its customers in its exclusive territory. We promote the partnership on the Clubs to Hire website and booking engine, and that individual, or company, is, effectively, Clubs to Hire for that region.
“What’s more, the partner can plug in immediately to the marketing expertise of Clubs to Hire and its database of more than 60,000 golfers. And, importantly, any revenue they achieve locally themselves, is theirs to keep – the revenue share only applies to bookings made through our engine.”
Judge is already in discussion with a number of top European resorts who have been quick to realise the potential financial benefits. Indeed, Clubs to Hire already works alongside Aphrodite Hills, in Cyprus, in a partnership which has proved extremely beneficial for IAGTO’s ‘European Golf Resort Of The Year 2018’.
The five-star resort’s general manager, Andrew Darker, said: “We have worked with Clubs to Hire for more than five years and, during that time, we have been able to offer our clients a first-class service on club rental.
“The Clubs to Hire brand has greatly assisted Aphrodite Hills in attracting new clients to the resort. The fact that clients can pick their hire set before they fly and avoid carrying heavy, oversize baggage to our resort is absolutely key. The partnership has worked extremely well and we look forward to growing it in the future.”
Judge added: “Since Clubs to Hire launched in 2010 it has seen consistent growth for eight consecutive years and has spawned Clubs to Buy and Clubs to Lease. At a time when much of the news around golf consists of courses closures and a fall in participation it’s great that we have a positive story to offer to people in the golf industry.
“And we have many territories we’d like to expand into if we can find the right partners.”
Clubs to Hire handles more than 300,000 annual visits to its website and more than 80,000 bookings for rental clubs at 28 locations worldwide, including popular golfing regions in the USA, Thailand, Australia, South Africa and five countries across the Mediterranean, offering the latest clubs on the market, from leading brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway and Mizuno – for men and women, left- or right-handed – from just €35 per week, a potential saving of up to €125, with none of the hassle.