Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of excellent stand bags on the market and I can completely understand why some people choose to carry their clubs on the golf course, but since I switched to using an electric trolley a few years ago, it's benefited my golf game drastically.
Using an electric trolley takes all that pressure and stress off of your legs and shoulders, which helps you continue to make solid swings throughout your round, instead of making those achy swings by the 15th or 16th hole.
Electric trolleys have changed a lot over the years, with them now being sleeker, lighter and packed full of technology to help you around the course.
So take a look at some of our favourite electric golf trolleys on the market in 2020.
Motocaddy M5 GPS
When the Motocaddy M5 GPS launched earlier this year it was the world's first touch-screen enabled electric trolley!
The pioneering M5 GPS trolley features an ultra-responsive hi-res 3.5” LCD display that can easily be controlled in all weather conditions – even when wearing a glove.
The fully integrated GPS system provides golfers with access to over 40,000 golf courses around the world, preloaded onto the system with front, middle and back distances clearly visible, along with the ability to move flag positions on the screen and check for any hazards on the hole.
Potential life-saving defibrillator (AED) locations at the course can be found on the screen, as well as crucial CPR instructions for playing partners.
When connected to the free Motocaddy GPS app, golfers can also receive a wide-range of smartphone notifications direct to the touch screen without handling a mobile phone, alerting to a missed call, text message, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook.
Driven by a whisper-quiet 230W motor, the high-quality super-light M-Series Lithium battery is 33% smaller than its nearest competitor and can be charged on board, meaning it doesn’t have to be removed for transportation and storage. The battery has also received an IP66 waterproof rating, ensuring safe use in all weather conditions.
Powakaddy FX7 GPS
A stunning 3.5” high visibility, full-colour, touch screen LCD delivers fast and accurate distances to the front, middle and back of the green as well as hazards on over 40,000 courses worldwide and also displays the course scorecard.
The PowaKaddy GPS Bluetooth Connected App for iOS and Android allows golfers to carry out course updates on-the-go using just their mobile device.
Boasting PowaKaddy’s re-engineered chassis, it provides the ultimate electric trolley experience with seamlessly integrated, improved technology. The built-in calorie counter and distance measurement function can both be accessed via the stunning new 3.5” full-colour widescreen display with the help of the LCD backlight control system for clearer viewing.
Motocaddy M7 Remote
This latest hands-free trolley from Motocaddy features an anti-glare LCD screen, plus game-changing remote technological advancements. As with all M-Series models available this year, its integral compact-folding SlimFold system makes it possible to fit into the smallest car boots.
The ‘ergonomic’ remote control handset is extremely easy to use and fully rechargeable – using the trolley’s USB charging port if needed. It can move the trolley forward, left, right and in reverse, with an additional pause and resume feature. It can also switch readily from remote to manual mode and back again, if the user wants to control it from the handle like a regular trolley. In addition to including Automatic Downhill Control, there is an emergency stop and a new handset lock function – preventing accidental button pushes. The LCD screen includes an extra battery meter indicating the capacity of the handset, with the handset able to clip onto the trolley frame for convenient access and storage.
Equipped with a wider wheel-base than standard M-Series models, the M7 REMOTE has a handset range of up to 50-metres. A pair of anti-skid rear wheels and an extra (removable) anti-tip wheel at the back ensure optimal stability on all terrains. Powered by a next generation High Power 28.8V system, it has nine speed settings, a speed indicator and battery meter, plus a super-lightweight Lithium battery (IP66 water & dust rating) that can be charged without being removed. The handle can also be easily adjusted to a range of heights to suit all golfers.
Stewart Golf X9 Follow
Now this trolley might cost a little more than your typical electric trolley but let's face it, this is not your typical electric trolley...
Walk the fairway hands and worry-free while your golf trolley follows two paces behind. When you're not on the fairway, simply engage remote mode and walk straight to your ball: saving energy, time and concentration.
Ground-breaking technology that allows you to walk the course handsfree focusing on your next shot.
Full remote control compatability which allows you to guide your trolley to meet you at the next tee.
Control the X9 Follow through the handle to negotaiate tight spaces or bridges.
Big Max Coaster Quad
With the BIG MAX Coaster Quad you can tame any golf course. The revolutionary 360 quad technology offers better stability on hilly terrain, allows you to take the sharpest corners thanks to the 360-degree front wheels and perfectly adapts to any size thanks to its adjustable handle.
An important function is the electronic Mountain Brake function which ensures constant speed and the electronic parking brake.
The Coaster Quad has the ideal organiser panel with room for scorecard, GPS or smartphone with optional solar charging during your round.
The controls of the Coaster Quad are like child‘s play and are aided with a digital display that has a distance function allowing it to travel between 5 and 60 meters unaided.
The wheels have a free wheel function so the Coaster can move without the need for the motor. For those who like to take it easy on the course, there is even a seat option and room to store it. After your round, the e-trolley folds down compactly with one hand movement.
The new M1 is the simplest‑to‑use compact trolley in the world and boasts a car boot friendly profile for optimum storage. A speed indicator, battery meter and ADC up to 45 yards are featured on the trolley handle screen, which is visible in all weather conditions. The M1 DHC includes all the features found on the M1, but it can also maintain a constant speed while moving down a gradient - thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake. It also comes with specialised all-terrain DHC wheels.
A Simple-2-fold™ system allows the CT6 to fold down 20% smaller than the previous models. The all-new, low-profile PowaFrame® chassis fits into even the smallest of car boots, making it the perfect trolley for the golfer who puts a premium on storage and convenience.
The new CT6 benefits from a stylish, premium gunmetal metallic frame that weighs in at just 9.8 kilograms – 5% lighter than the previous Compact model. The integrated carry handle makes transportation effortless while the soft touch handle can be easily adjusted to sit at the perfect height for the user.
The 2020 Compact range is powered by PowaKaddy’s upgraded Lithium 30v Max TM battery and motor system.