There is no doubt that carting your clubs round on a trolley instead of carrying them on your back saves muscle power for the far more important task of hitting shots. Gone are the days of just the elderly golfer using a cart or buggy, many younger and mid aged players are now opting for the modern energy-saving option. The following descriptions will explain the differences between trolleys, to help you find the best one to assist your game:
Manual Or Pull Trolleys
The lighter and less expensive alternative to the electric trolley is the push or pull trolley. Your normal golf bag will fit easily onto the front of the trolley. A 2 wheel manual trolley is designed to be pulled behind you whereas the more stable 3 wheel trolley can be pulled or pushed.
When considering a trolley you should look for a strong, but lightweight construction. You want it to be hardwearing yet light enough to lift in and out of your car or locker. Check how it folds away as some also come with wheels that can be removed for easier storage.
A good inexpensive alternative to an electric buggy, or a hired trolley from your pro shop.
The saving grace to many players game is the electric trolley. Many older players have found years more golf thanks to the ability to electronically transport their clubs round by their sides. The electric cart is a strong, easily operated alternative to carrying your bag.
When considering an electric trolley you should look into the battery power, as the trolley can be very heavy to push if the battery runs out at the furthest point from the clubhouse! Check how long does the battery last on a single charge, what its lifespan is and how quickly can it be re-charged.
The price of an electric trolley can be quite expensive, but in the long run it will be a good investment. Great idea for an older player or a lady player who struggles to carry or even push a bag round, the electric trolley can allow them to concentrate on their game and not their backs.
Questions To Consider Before BuyingHow much does it weigh?
You must consider that although it saves you carry a bag; you still have to lug it in and out of your car or a locker room. Also batteries can be quite heavy to push on a trolley if they run out.Can I control the speed?
Not a problem with a push trolley. Some electric models just have a basic on/off function with a pre-set level of power. You may want to consider a progress speed controlled trolley that you can easily control. There are some remote controlled trolleys on the market that will allow you to send the trolley around the green while you walk over it, but at a healthy price!How easy is it to assemble?
Most trolleys are either fold-up or three-piece detachable designs. Either way you should test out how easy it is to assemble and break down. Some trolleys allow the wheels to be removed for easy storage.Will it fit into my car?
Fairly elementary, but you do not want to choose a trolley that will struggle to fit into your car or locker? Most trolleys are designed with the idea that they will be stored in car boots, but it's still something to consider.
How easy is it to maintain? How easy is your trolley to keep clean and in good order. Will you have to dismantle it to keep it clean? How easy is it to charge the battery and how often must it be done? How long will it last? These are all questions that should be considered.
Do I like the look of it?
There are so many trolleys available to you that you should be able to find the specifications of one you like in a style and look that is attractive to you. It must be suited to you and your taste. Make sure it is suitable to your height, so that you wont have to bend to operate it as that will do your back more harm that good.How good is the battery?
Without the battery, your electric trolley will not go far. You should investigate to discover the battery life of your trolley and how many holes it should run for. It is also important to find out how long it takes to recharge (this can vary from 2 hours to 10 hours) and decide whether you may need to buy a spare battery. You should test the weight of the battery, they are fairly heavy and need to be lifted out of trolleys, car boots and lockers very often so finding one you can easily carry is important, especially if the trolley is for an older golfer (the best electric trolley will have handles on the battery).