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Cruise the fairways in comfort with the latest power trolleys.POWAKADDY FW7S £639.99/£699.99
Boasting a new frame colour, soft touch handle trims, graphics and front wheel with yellow trims, the FW7s features a full colour, 3.5-inch widescreen display, built-in calorie counter, and a distance measurement function. An optional EBS model offers three levels of progressive braking when going downhill. The 230W motor, which has recently been awarded a ‘Quiet Mark’ certificate from the Noise Abatement Society – is driven by a choice of 18- and 36-hole lithium batteries.
The all-new Compact C2 features a clever two-fold closing mechanism that allows it to be packed away neatly and quickly into the smallest of spaces. Weighing just 9.8kg, it is one of the lightest electric trolleys on the market, yet still packs a punch thanks to its powerful 230w motor and plug ‘n’ play’ lithium battery, which comes in 18- or 36-hole options. Other features include an integrated carry handle, a full-colour display screen, a height-adjustable soft touch handle, and a USP port for charging GSP devises and smartphones.MOTOCADDY S5 CONNECT £599.99/£549.99, motocaddy.com
Other features include a soft-touch handle; streamlined battery tray; Quikfold folding mechanism; quick-release wheels; adjustable distance control (up to 50 yards) and compatibility with Motocaddy’s bag connection system. It is available in black or white with standard and extended lithium batteries, both of which boast a five-year warranty.MOTOCADDY M1 PRO DHC £549, motocaddy.com
The M1 PRO DHC adds downhill speed control and an electronic parking brake to the features available on the original M1 PRO, which include an integrated accessory station, adjustable distance control (up to 50 yards), a USB charging port, and compatibility with the Easilock bag connection system. It features nine speed settings, a battery power indicator, and an adjustable height handle. Weighting 11kg, it is available with a graphite-coloured aluminium frame with a choice of 18 or 36-hole lithium batteries for the 230-watt motor.GOLFSTREAM DV.8 £999, golfstream.co.uk
The fold-down mechanism is easy to operate, with the front wheel folding under the frame for compact storage. The 200w motor can be powered by a lead or lithium battery. It also boasts three wheel types, including a pneumatic type.GOKART AUTOMATIC £349-£449, gokart.co.uk
Available as a manual or automatic model, the former has a handle-mounted adjustable speed control, while the latter offers an active grip, which automatically adjusts the motor speed to match your walking pace. Both models can be powered by 18 (£65) or 36-hole (£85) lead batteries, or a 36-hole lithium battery (£199), all of which feature wireless battery connectively. The 8.2kg trolley, which is made from durable plastic, comes with a choice of six clip-on colour accents, while there is a wide range of accessories, including GPS cradles, drinks holders, a seat, hedgehog wheels, and a carry case.STEWART X9 FOLLOW £1,499, stewartgolf.com
Stewart’s flagship model features a ‘follow’ mode that enables it to track your every move at a respectful distance. You stop, it stops. You start jogging, it start jogging – well, it speeds up. An automatic downhill braking system ensures it doesn’t catch up with you on slopes, while it can also be operated with a remote-controlled handset. Standard accessories include a scorecard holder, pencil and towel clips, ball holder, adjustable cradle, and bag straps. The X9 is powered by a standard and extended lithium battery and is available in black, silver and pearlescent white.
GREENHILL PTS AIR
Using technology developed in F1 racing, the PTS Ultra features a unique kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), which puts an end to constant battery recharging. Lightweight (10.5 kg), yet robust, with every hinge made from aircraft-grade aluminium, the PTS folds down to just 26 inches high for easy storage. A digital controller offers efficient speed adjustment and a three-level distance function, while an electronic braking system offers control on gradients. Other design features include an ergonomic T-bar handle and mudguards. It is available in black/titanium or black/green, with a choice of three batteries (one gel, two lithium) and three wheel options – disc, sports, or air tubeless rubber. A wide range of accessories is also available, including a seating system.QOD £595, qodgolf.co.uk
It comes with a lightweight lithium battery as standard. There are a wide range of optional extras, including golf bags; umbrella holder; umbrella; connector for GPS/phone holder; bottle holder; trolley carry bag with wheels; towels; and a wet weather cover.
POWERBUG GT PLUS LITHIUM
Windsor-based Powerbug’s top-of-the-range GT Plus boasts a variable distance control feature, which provides three settings from 10 to 50 yards, allowing the trolley to travel a pre-set distance. Featuring a lightweight, yet robust aero-aluminium frame, it features quick-release wide wheels, an easy folding mechanism and anti-rotation bag supports. Its large digital display features a clock, round timer, mileage and battery charge, while Powerbug’s mini lithium battery weighs just 1kg, and offers unparalleled power and performance in an incredibly compact design, all backed up with a five-year warranty. Good for 27 holes from a single charge, 36 holes is also achievable on flatter courses.
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