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Tiziani brings golf cart business to New Richmond

Scott Meyer will manage the New Richmond branch of Tiziani Golf Cars.

If Dennis Tiziani isn't the biggest name in Wisconsin golf, then his son-in-law, Steve Stricker, is.

Tiziani is the owner of a new golf cart business that opened in New Richmond in late May.

Tiziani is a legend in Wisconsin golf. He coached the University of Wisconsin Badgers for 26 years. He was an accomplished player. He owns Cherokee Country Club outside of Madison. He now serves as Stricker's coach and has helped coach a number of other PGA players.

Tiziani also owns golf cart franchises in Madison and Stevens Point. Recently he sold a similar business in Shakopee, Minn. He wanted to continue being a presence in the Twin Cities area.

He is friends with Scott Cole and Scott Meyer from New Richmond. They began talking and found that New Richmond was an ideal location for the market Tiziani wanted to maintain.

"We've got a number of counties in western Wisconsin that I couldn't get to from my headquarters in Madison," Tiziani said, adding that he likes the quick accessibility to the Twin Cities that New Richmond provides.

The business, Tiziani Golf Cars, is located at 1953 140th St. It is on property owned by Bob Swanda across Highway 65 from the New Richmond Airport.

Meyer was hired to manage the fleet of 200 carts at the New Richmond site. In addition to rental options, the business also sells refurbished carts.

The market for cart rentals is booming. Tiziani said a large share of their market is renting carts for fairs, city events, weddings, campgrounds and special events. When golf courses have big events, they rent carts from Tiziani instead of buying more carts for their fleet.

They also offer seasonal leases so courses can have carts available for their season.

Meyer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in business. He immediately jumped in as the manager of the New Richmond location.

Meyer said one of the big events he recently provided carts for was the Walk for a Cure at the Mall of America.

To contact Meyer at Tiziani Golf Cars call 715-460-4118.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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