When it comes to push/pull trolleys, golfers should keep a few key things in mind before hitting the greens. Push/pull trolleys are available in a variety of styles and plenty of add-ons for accessories, so it’s good to do a little shopping around to get the right combination of both.
Having a good idea what to look for will help on the golf course, and to make it easier we’ve devised this useful buying guide. Have a read through to gain all the information necessary for the best chances of choosing a push/pull trolley you can be proud to own.
Selecting Wheel Size
Over the course of a game, players will travel over a variety of terrain. Most golf wheels placed on a trolley will roll without problem, especially on smooth ground, but those more rugged, savage parts of the course will offer more of a challenge to wheels which aren’t prepared for a fight. Larger wheel radius’ will help smooth out the humps and lumps of the course and allow for an easier trek. However, small wheels also work well in most turf conditions, and will be extra useful when snaking along thin trails or over hills.
Larger wheels tend to make for less work and smoother driving, but nobody should rule out smaller wheels without giving them a try.
A few very good trolley wheels which are available include the PowaKaddy Winter Wheels, BIG MAX Hedgehog Wheels, Motocaddy Golf Hedgehog Winter Wheels, Clicgear Hedgehog Wheels and Masters Golf Winter Hoppa Wheels among others.
Quality Handles = Improved Control
Once loaded with golf clubs, a push trolley can be difficult to steer, so a sturdy handle can make life a whole lot easier. A good handle helps the player stay in control of the cart, allowing for more natural manoeuvring around the course. Some handles are ergonomically designed, which is very comfortable and help players get firm hold upon the trolley.
Check the Brakes
Different trolleys will have different brake mechanisms and this should be checked before making a choice. Basic brakes will work fine at keeping the trolley still and sturdy on hillsides, although there’s no guarantee it will hold up on very steep inclines. When pushing a bag of clubs, several accessories and any other items, trolley brakes will be very important. They need to be strong enough to keep you in control of the slope. Many carts only have manual breaks at the wheels, while others have a simple break mechanism near the handle, but this is only to keep the cart stationary and cannot help slow it on an incline.
Collapsible or Non-Collapsing Trolleys?
Most push/pull trolleys are collapsible and can be tucked away when not in use, but others do not. Older carts will likely not fold away, so newer versions might be required for most golfers as they are easier to put away.
Push/Pull Trolley Weight
Push trolleys are lightweight in construction which makes them incredibly easy to lift in and out of a car. Being this light means they can also be stored with relative ease either on a high shelf or under the bed.
Similar to a push trolley, pull trolleys are incredibly lightweight and can be lifted with little effort. They are easy to traverse the golf course with and will not weigh players down when going uphill and won’t force them forward when the course takes a sudden incline.