A distance-measuring facility has been built into the latest PowaKaddy Freeway II powered trolley due to be on sale for £449 from April. But it will only measure how far you've travelled between shots - and during a complete round.
Unlike a hand-held GPS system it won't tell a golfer how far to the flagstick, the green or the nearest hazard. But with the Rules of Golf being relaxed on such devices by both professional and amateur bodies, this must surely be the next integrated system to be introduced into powered trolleys.
The Freeway II's Digital Distance Function can be temporarily disabled for competition play as required, but allows the golfer to set the trolley to proceed forward for a predetermined distance before stopping (10, 20 or 30 metres/yards). A screen on the tactile hand grip also indicates nine different power settings as well as travelling speed, the time and battery power.
Other features on the Freeway II include a whisper-quiet 200 watt motor, wide wheel option and grip pads to accommodate all bag types and reduce bag twist.
Says PowaKaddy's Simon Homer: “We knew we had to come up with something pretty special and we feel it has raised the bar in powered trolley performance and technology.”
PowaKaddy Freeway II for April