An electric golf trolley is the closest most of us will get to a full-time caddie. They are becoming increasingly popular, as players realise the benefits of staying fresh for the full 18 holes, thanks to not having to carry their own bag.
These days, trolleys are sleek, batteries are light and folding is simplified.
Yes a premium electric trolley comes at a cost, but can you really put a price on smoother rounds and fewer aches and pains on your body?
We take a closer look at the four best electric trolleys that money can buy in 2019...
Motocaddy M5 CONNECT
Without question one of the most impressive electric trolleys we have ever tested here at GolfMagic.
It's one of the easiest electric trolleys to operate from start to finish, which instantly adds to its appeal, and it's also compact and owns a modern look.
Of the standout features, the M5 Connect links itself to a fully-featured GPS app via a Bluetooth connection on any compatible smartphone. This gives you front, middle and back distances to the green, which is perfect for the average golfer.
It also features a round timer - ideal given the bad press about slow play right now - plus shot measurement.
While we don't encourage the use of phones on a golf course, you can choose to dock up your mobile to the M5 Connect to ensure you receive notifications while on the way round. Just remember to play when it's your turn if you're checking a message!
LEARN MORE: Motocaddy M5 Connect
Powakaddy C2I GPS
Powakaddy's latest C2i GPS became the first compact electric trolley in the world to feature an integrated GPS system - meaning there are 38,000 courses pre-loaded for you to obtain your yardages to the front, middle and back of the green.
The C2i GPS offers you everything you need in an electric trolley. It doesn't take up too much room, it's light, has a quiet whisper motor, it's very easy to function, and the built-in GPS is an extermely useful feature that saves you having to use your phone, watch or handheld GPS.
We also love the fact the wheels of this trolley are extremely easy to put on and take off - perfect if you want to save even more room in your car or give the wheels a thorough clean.
Another nice touch is that it comes with a 2.8” full colour widescreen MIP LCD display, which provides a clear view in all different types of weather conditions, and it also comes with a scorecard holder, compartment for balls, tees, pencils and a USB charging port.
It's certainly at the top end of the market in terms of price, but it excels in performance and is certainly a worthwhile investment.
LEARN MORE: Powakaddy C2i GPS
MOTOCADDY M1 DHC
Another Motocaddy trolley makes its way into our top five with the clever compact-folding M1 DHC, which stands for downhill control - perfect for any golfer who plays an undulating golf course.
The trolley utilises downhill braking as well as an electronic parking brake, meaning it maintains constant speed while moving down a gradient even on the steepest of slopes.
M1 DHC also comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect for a premium electric trolley from Motocaddy with a full colour LCB screen that offers nine speed settings and a battery meter.
It also comes with a soft-touch ergonomic handle, fully adjustable to a range of heights by hand. We also love its whisper-quiet motor. i
Other features include an integrated safety cut-out system; auto-open stand mechanism; oversize frame for unprecedented handle stability; plus the exclusive Motocaddy EASILOCK bag-to-trolley connection system, which removes the need for a lower bag strap.
LEARN MORE: Motocaddy M1 DHC
POWAKADDY FW7S GPS
Powakaddy's FW7s GPS electric trolley is premium, classy and slick.
The trolley's beautiful black finish with flashes of yellow gives it a modern, luxurious feel.
We also love the large full-colour 3.5" LCD widescreen display that delivers fast and accurate distances to the front, middle and back of the green, plus hazards.
It also features an optional Electronic Braking System (EBS) which provides three levels of progressive braking when going downhill - ideal for hilly courses.
Another nice touch is its unique Plug n Play Battery System. This means no fiddly connectors or exposed wires which allows batteries to quickly slot into place and the battery can remain in the trolley when folded down.
LEARN MORE: Powakaddy FW7s GPS