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When I first started to play golf, I carried my golf bag; it seemed no problem, but I was much younger at that time. These days, I need all my energy for the walk and ensuring that I don’t finish a round badly because of fatigue. My answer has been to get some help; not a caddie but to look for the best electric golf trolley on the market.
Power is critical when you are looking for the best electric golf trolley. If the battery cannot provide the power to get around 18 holes, and effectively 36 holes in a day if that is what you have planned, then the trolley is of little use. Indeed, if it fails with a few holes to go, you may be in real trouble because batteries are fairly heavy so manually pushing the trolley home will take real effort.
The best batteries are lithium because they tend to last longer than the other alternative, lead batteries. The latter are larger and heavier which are additional problems. If you are ever likely to play 36 holes in a day, then it is worth spending the extra money that lithium batteries cost in order to be certain that you can get around the golf course twice without having to worry about your trolley failing you.
You need to know how to test a golf trolley battery charger because otherwise you will not be able to play golf until your trolley is working again.
Batteries perform best when they are used regularly, but not asked to run efficiently for more than the recommended number of holes. Certainly, if you go beyond the recommendation that the battery can last for just 18 holes, you will find it will probably still work but not without causing some potential damage, and hence reducing the battery’s potential life.
You should never be able to overcharge a battery with quality batteries having a system whereby they go to trickle once fully charged.
One thing to remember about your battery as opposed to the battery in for example a mobile phone. It is often better to let the latter run out completely but that is not the case for your golf trolley battery. You can shorten the life of that by allowing it to run down completely.
A good electric golf trolley needs to be strong but if it is too heavy, it will cause problems in putting together and dismantling, as well as getting it out of your boot when you arrive at the golf course.
The battery is the heaviest part of a trolley and as already mentioned, lithium batteries are the best to buy, and the lightest as well. Aluminum is both light and strong to the metallic parts of a trolley should be made of that lightweight metal. The lighter the trolley, the easier the battery will find it to take your golf clubs around the course.
When you look at the golf trollies on the market, it is worth looking at what the manufacturers include in the deal. Typically, there may be a carry bag for the trolley and a separate one for the battery. A rain cover comes in very useful, an umbrella holder likewise. Extra little things that might be included are a scorecard holder, tee holders and even a cup holder. If a manufacturer also gives you a golf ball or two, you would not say ‘’no’’ would you?
The size of an electric golf trolley is a factor to consider if you have limited space in your boot, or anywhere you can use for storage when it is not in use. If it folds into a convenient size, that is definitely a reason to choose it.
It is important to realize that a battery is sensitive to temperature. You should not leave it in the boot of your car just because you think you might forget it and arrive at the course to find it missing. Likewise, you should not leave it in a cold garage. There is surely a warm place out of the way, but in the house, where you can keep your golf trolley battery?
Even if you only play golf in the summer, and therefore your battery is not used for many weeks on end, you should store it fully charged, and check on it regularly, recharging if necessary.
The factor of money does come into the equation. An electric golf trolley is far more expensive than an ordinary manual golf trolley. A push cart does take the weight of your golf clubs off your shoulders and on a flat golf course, that may be all that you want.
However, if your local course has any hills, or if you expect to occasionally play courses with plenty of slopes, you will immediately see the difference. There is no pushing to do with an electric golf trolley and hence less chance of fatigue and lack of concentration.
Today’s electric golf trolleys make the most of modern technology. Offmetrolley has three different settings for the trolley to run and stop; 10 yards, 20 and 30. In total, there are 9 manual speed settings and the speed setting memory is a further feature with the speed control close to the handle. Offmetrolley is suitable both for right-handed and left-handed players with the clear LED battery level indicator a definite benefit.
The 200 watt motor helps the trolley take 36 holes in its stride. Excluding the battery, the trolley weighs just under 9 kilos and it is simplicity itself to assemble and then collapse at the end of the round back into a compact size. In total, the trolley can handle 30 kilos so there should never be a problem. Your purchase comes with a lithium ion battery and charger.
The accessories that come with the deal are winter wheels, a carry bag, umbrella and scorecard holders as well as golf ball and bottle holders.
It is the Editor’s Choice because it has all the features you may need at a competitive price.
The PR1192 has a lead-acid battery which makes it capable of carrying any likely load you might be taking around the golf course. While you may not realize it, this type of battery is relatively environmentally friendly and has a low self-discharge.
You can expect your trolley to do 36 holes without any need to charge up between rounds. You can choose from a range of speeds depending upon the terrain of the course you are playing. The aluminum frame means that your lightweight trolley puts no extra pressure on your battery. The auto cut off charger means there is no danger of the battery over charging.
The Pro Rider comes with several accessories including a golf bag rain cover, holders for your scorecard, umbrella and cup, a battery bag as well as a trolley carry bag.
Left-handed and right-handed golfers will both find the trolley easy to use and its 200-watt motor ensures that steep slopes are easily navigated.
This electric trolley from Powacaddy is a simple set up procedure and is easily dismantled after your round; two folds is all it takes and then you are done. Powacaddy has even colored the clips for release in yellow. When dismantling, the battery can stay in position although you must remove it later for recharging. It is lightweight and simply slides out.
Its compactness is one of its top features. The handle can be adjusted to three heights so is suitable for golfers of all sizes. That needs to be done using a screwdriver but once done, there should be no further need to make any changes. The color widescreen is 2.8 inches so extremely easy to read.
Accessories included in the deal are holders for your pencil, tee and golf ball.
With a powerful 200W motor, this electric golf trolley is capable of doing 36 holes in a day even on hilly courses. You can select from a range of speeds depending on the requirements of the course you are playing.
There is a dual handle control caters for left and right handers as well as a unique memory function which permits you to program in the speed you want.
The trolley without its battery weighs just 9.5 kilos and it is simple and quick to assemble it before your round and take it apart afterwards. Its quality grip wheels incidentally are puncture proof. It comes with a 1 year warranty with other features including an auto cut off charger so you can never overcharge the battery and adjustable gears.
The accessories coming with your purchase include holders for your umbrella, scorecard and cup as well as trolley and battery bags and finally a rain cover.
The Bat Caddy has manual and remote control, the latter with a range of around 100 yards. Manually the functions are Forward, Reverse, Left, Right and Stop. With a powerful motor you can expect the Bat Caddy to do all you ask of it on any terrain. The battery is lead acid that runs this rear wheeled electric trolley.
You can take the strain out of golf, at least physically, if you use an electric golf trolley. We have looked at five excellent trolleys on the market, but the editor’s choice of the best electric golf trolley is the Offmetrolley model for its power, sophistication balanced with price.
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