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Growing Number of Golfers Renting RVs

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Forget about plaid pants and checkered socks; the latest must-have golf
accessory is a motorhome. According to the staff at California’s EL
Monte RV, one of the nation’s largest renters of recreational vehicles, a
growing number of customers are hitting the road in an RV for golfing
adventures. In fact, the company is seeing this as such a large trend
that they recently donated the rental of an RV to the Southern
California Golfers Association for a tournament prize.

“This donation was a natural fit,” said Ken Schork, president
of El Monte RV. “We think this is going to be the next hot travel trend
as the baby-boomer market realizes that dream golf trips can be combined
with the ultimate road trip.”

According to a USA Sports Participation Study, the number of
core golfers is on the rise, reaching 15 million this year.
Additionally, the number of youth golfers continues to grow, making a
golf road trip an ideal family vacation. Traveling via RV offers golfers
a convenient and affordable way to travel with their clubs and add to
the adventure, rather than paying for expensive airfare and hotels.

“With more than 15,000 golf courses across the U.S., traveling
in a RV is the ideal way to see and play some of the country’s top
courses,” said Lang. “Our customers enjoy the freedom of being able to
easily take their clubs with them, and map out new and exciting courses
to play at while on the road.”

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