By using a device such as a golf trolley, to take the strain, the golfer’s game can only benefit, especially in areas not previously considered. The stress and strain suffered when manually hauling a golf bag around is taken up by the golf trolley, but this then also has the added benefit that you can spend more time concentrating on the game and also the camaraderie of playing with your friends. If it’s anything like the games I play in, then it quickly turns in to who is buying the tea.
No longer simply the domain of the more mature or rich golfer
Both male and female golfers of all ages are seeing the benefits, long gone are the days when only older golfers had trolleys, a vast number of serious juniors also use trolleys to allow them to give their best.
Electric Golf Trolley or Manual Golf Trolley
Manual golf trolley
These trolleys can be either pulled or pushed. The pull trolleys have 2 wheels, and the push trolleys have 3 wheels. The 3 wheeled version being more stable and has the added benefit of being either pushed or pulled. Traditionally 2 wheels trolleys were very simple device, often employing solid wheels and having quiet flimsy frames. The newer three wheeled version are much more technical in their folding and often now use pneumatic wheels.
The trolleys are collapsible so that they can be stored away, thus allowing for easy transportation to and from the golf courses.
A big problem with the older 2 wheel trolleys is that they would not last and it seemed to be a regular occurrence that parts of frames would be seen in rubbish bins around the course having not made it back to the car park. This does not seem to be the case for the more robust and easier to use three wheeled trolleys.
Electric golf trolley
Most of these trolleys are 3 wheeled and are powered by an on board battery, leaving the golfer only needing to guide the trolley along its path. Trolleys have evolved with a number of new and innovative features. Gps devices have been fitted to trolleys to also provide course management facilities, USB charging ports are now appearing to enable the golfer to charge electronic devices.
The critical thing to remember with all electric golf trolleys is that they are battery powered, if the battery is not cared for correctly or the battery sized wrong for the usage, it will let you down. It is important to charge the battery immediately after the round has finished, keeping it stored in a warm place and not in the boot of your car or a cold shed at the golf course.
For a golfer who no longer wishes to lug their golf bag over an entire golf course, there are two main alternatives, the manual golf trolley (pull or push) and the electric golf trolley. It must be remembered that not all golf courses allow the electric golf trolleys to be used during the winter months. During particularly wet months some course stipulate the use of winter wheels, often employing large rubber spikes to spread the load. The benefit of using a trolley of any kind are great, but the use of an electric golf trolley is the easiest and gives you most time to enjoy the game and to concentrate on what is the difficult part, playing golf.