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Buggies proving easy ride with LPG.

Byline: By Alan Hedley

Several North-East clubs are turning to LPG golf buggies because of their reduced environmental impact and savings on the cost of fuel.

Parklands, Bedlington and Hexham are among those who have been supplied with the E-Z-GO LPG-powered TXT buggies from Hexham-based Rickerby Ltd.

Parklands manager Brian Rumney has recently taken delivery of four of the LPG golf buggies and is delighted with their performance.

"They have been really good for us and they are much less expensive to run than their petrol equivalents. One significant benefit is that they have encouraged older members to continue to play, which is excellent," he said.

Bedlingtonshire secretary Frank Hanson says his club took delivery of four buggies in April and they have been booked out regularly all season.

He said: "The cost of fuel is far superior to that of petrol and although we looked at electric buggies, the cost of installing charging areas put us off."

Hexham have six buggies and the club's David Forster said: "From an environmental standpoint, the LPG buggies are far superior to the petrol versions and have plenty of power."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 2, 2004
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