Linden Fairway

Treaded three-wheel trolley, with rapid folding white frame. Adjustable front wheel ensures straight running. Single cruise control as well as distance control with digital display. Battery extra and available from

By Bob Warters on Wed, 5 Oct 2011 - 05:10

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PRICE: £199.00     YEAR: from 2011

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Linden Fairway
Submitted by Bob Warters on Wed, 05 Oct 2011

Many of us have discovered over the years that the battery of a powered trolley can often last longer than the trolley itself. If anything goes wrong with the 'engine' or, in the case of one of my fellow golfers, a wheel sheers off, it's the trolley that gets replaced not the battery.

Most trolley batteries are universal and will fit several brands of framework so I suppose it makes sense to make a product, offer it at a sensible price and advise that if you don't already possess the power supply, the battery costs extra.
 
Linden Golf's latest Fairway trolley boasts several improved features on previous models, but does not include, in the price of £199.99, the battery to power it.

As Paul Adams explains: "We started selling it that way as we had a number of customers who really didn't want a new battery which most other suppliers automatically include whether they wanted it or not."  

I've used the Fairway over two rounds and it has coped admirably with the hilly nature of my local course. It drives powerfully up reasonably steep gradients and manages the flat quietly and efficiently, cruising along to match my stride.

It's well balanced but performs better with a cart bag strapped to it.  I had reason initially, more out of laziness, to strap a carry bag to it that I'd transported by train to Scotland, rather than transfer my clubs back to the cart bag. I soon discovered that the stand mechanism doesn't sit well on the base of a trolley and tends to slip to one side affecting the trolley's directional capabilities.

It was as if the trolley knew I'd be slicing my way around the course and under its own steam headed off in the direction of the right rough!

However, on my next sortie, with a cart bag firmly strapped in place using the adjustable straps, it ploughed a reasonably accurate furrow down the middle of the fairway.

As readers of my previous trolley reviews will know, I'm not a fan of distance control - the ability to send your bag off over 10, 20 or 30-metre journeys unaided to stop automatically. The Fairway has it, too.

I can see some golfers will appreciate such a facility and as long as they don't do it within my 360-degree peripheral vision, I don't mind!

Verdict

The Fairway trolley is robust and powerful, has a two-year-warranty and its price will appeal to those who are battery hoarders and don't need to have a further power-point foisted on them.

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Overall Review

Overall I'm very happy with it. It has good speed control, which can be consistently set. It is white in colour and very stable. I haven't tested the (small) battery but have the feel that it can last more than 1 round. Recharging is simple and quick

Strengths

It is light and solid. Wheels are easy to take on and off for storage. Its wider with the wheels on and a problem in the boot. Delivery did not include the umbrella holder I ordered, but support was forthcoming though they sent the first one to the wrong address. The trolley is robust and easily operated on the course.

Weaknesses

One minor issue is that when it is left idle, it turns itself off. This does not always happen and I haven't been able to figure out why. On turning it on, you must reset speed and it takes up to 20 or 30 seconds for the power to catch. This means your playing partners have moved off a good distance.

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Very pleased with quality and fast delivery

Strengths

Good locking mechanism to keep caddy folded up. Easy to set up. Bought without battery & charger as I already had both items. Came with free super quality trolley bag & wheel covers to keep car clean + heavy duty waterproof golf bag cover. Very good value.

Weaknesses

Nothing yet.

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Submitted by Lynette Holroyd on Mon, 27/02/2012 - 06:30

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Thrilled with this trolley and bought at a good price.

Strengths

Good hill power, quiet and controls are easy to use. I added a Lithium battery which may have added to this trolleys efficiency on the golf course because it is much lighter than the conventional batteries.

Weaknesses

Too early to comment, but none found as yet.

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Submitted by C Burton on Mon, 05/03/2012 - 09:26

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Good.

Strengths

Lightweight, but doesn't have problems on course because of that. Neat attachment for accessories with caveat.

Weaknesses

Quite hard to release the mechanism when folding up, my wife has problems with the force needed. The attachment fixture- wasn't very clear how to attach.

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Submitted by Robert Burns 4 on Tue, 06/03/2012 - 09:27

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Well pleased

Strengths

It is easy to handle and is very similar to the Powercaddy but much cheaper

Weaknesses

When folding down wishbone does not fit into the position allocated for it.

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