Electric golf trolleys. What was once a niche product used by tour players has now become commonplace among golfers of all ages and abilities across the world. And it’s not surprising given the benefits they can bring – not to mention the potential they have to lower your scores.
Here we look at 5 ways electric golf trolleys can improve your golf and reasons why you should consider investing in one.
Take the strain off your body
Sad but true, most golfing injuries come as a result of the game and are unavoidable. However, you can reduce the risk of incurring an injury whilst out on the links by using an electric golf trolley to transport your equipment, as opposed to carrying it or using a manual trolley, which can put pressure on the back, shoulders, arms and knees.
There are many different makes and models of power trolley on the market today, but they all have one thing in common – they use electrical assistance to power themselves – even on the hilliest of courses. Without the need to hoist, push or pull, such golf trollies take the strain of transporting your clubs around the course, allowing you to play at your best for longer.
You might keep yourself in shape and have age on your side, but let’s face it, you’re bound to start feeling tired as head into the back nine. Swinging a golf club requires a lot of energy and engages your core muscles. Add to this the fact that the typical golf bag weighs 10kg, and it’s no surprise golfers feel their energy levels depleting as they approach the final few holes.
All the more reason to invest in an electric golf trolley. When compared to carrying, these use approximately 30% less energy – meaning you can focus on your round and make those great shots, even if you’ve been on your feet for hours.
Extra storage space and accessory options
Nobody wants to lug a great big bag around on their back, do they? Most golfers have no option but to whittle down their equipment to the bare essentials when using a carry bag. But thanks to electric golf trolleys – and lithium batteries – you don’t have to. Plus, you can load it up with more equipment than ever before, and we’re not just talking golf clubs and waterproofs here. Oh no. Given that you’ll only need to steer the trolley, you can take more refreshments with you. Having a few drinks and snacks handy will allow you to stay replenished, keeping up your energy levels and performance throughout the round. You can also add attachments to your trolley, providing somewhere to mount an umbrella, or a cradle for your GPS device or phone.
Spend more time on the golf course
With less risk of getting injured and less time spent recovering, nothing is stopping you from stepping out onto the green more often with an electric golf trolley. In fact, the more you play, the more you can work on shaving scores off your handicap – ultimately improving your gameplay. Players with physical limitations or reduced stamina will appreciate that these battery-operated models reduce the burden – allowing them to play 18 holes, or maybe even 36, without a hitch.
Concentrate on the round
A perhaps more surprising way in which an electric golf trolley can benefit your round is from a psychological standpoint. No more worrying about dragging your golf trolley up steep inclines or the daunting concept of injuring yourself as a result of carrying a heavy load on your shoulders. Instead, you can focus on your game and relax knowing that the logistics of getting from one hole to the next are taken care of.
Could an electric golf trolley benefit you?
If so, be sure to check out the extensive range of electric golf trolleys currently available at Clarkes’ Golf Centre. They have a wide range of leading brands to choose from, including Motocaddy and PowaKaddy – all of which boast innovative technological features and make for an even better round of golf.
For more information about the golf trollies in stock, call 01744 885 294. Alternatively, if you’re local, why not visit the team in-store? You’ll find them just off the Rainford bypass in St Helens, Merseyside.
Not convinced an electric golf trolley is right for you? Relax, Clarkes’ Golf caters for every golfer and has a superb range of cart bags, stand bags and tour bags from well-known golfing brands too.