Electric push carts are the best. You're not pushing it up steep hills, but you're still walking the course instead of riding a buggy. It's the best of both worlds.
Even better is the Caddytrek R2 - the electric golf push cart that follows you - which has it all. It's fun, it's hi-tech and it's a head turner. What a conversation piece.
The Caddytrek R2 electric push cart has a couple of amazing features:
Follow Mode - The cart follows you AUTOMATICALLY
Marching Mode - The cart can drive in front of you as you walk, without it getting further from you than you prefer.
Robot Technology allows smooth starts, stops and turning without struggling like the older electric push carts used to. Turning and controlling the older generation electric push carts meant I saw a few people lose their expensive carts into water hazards, along with their clubs!
The Caddytrek has 4 wheels with the front wheels able to swivel. Older models of electric push carts used to have a single front wheel for hilarious results.
Caddytrek R2 Review
You walk hands-free with the CaddyTrek without ever needing to push the bag around. People may think this is for older men, but I have played so much golf with very low handicappers who use this electric push cart to maintain high levels of freshness and less fatigue. These are young guys under 40, playing interclub matchplay competitions.
Using golf buggies removes the option of walking the course and getting some more exercise. With the Caddytrek R2, you can walk, without the burden of carrying or pushing or even pulling the clubs which can be a turn-off, leading people to use golf buggies.
Combining ultrasound and RF signals, the CaddyTrek calculates by itself, the speed, the distance and even the angle to the player. You simply walk the course and the cart adjusts itself to you. Unreal!
You place the remote on whichever side of your body you would prefer to keep the cart. The CaddyTrek R2 picks up the signal and adapts itself to your location, staying away enough from you while it follows you, without going crazy or going rogue and finishing in a water hazard.
The wheels are very rugged and in wet or muddy conditions, the cart still works like a beast. The cart can fit bags of all sizes due to the adjustable bag straps so whatever you like. I suggest the Sun Mountain C130.
The Caddytrek R2 is quite heavy as you'd expect weighing in at 39 lbs with the battery in. The battery is 6 lbs, so the cart itself is 33 lbs.
It folds up pretty small and is easy to carry to the car where it's easily storable. Just remember it's 33 lbs without the battery.
Important Questions about the Caddytrek R2
Can you travel with the Caddytrek R2?
It's easy to transport in a vehicle and can be checked in on an airplane but the Lithium batteries cannot be checked in on commercial airlines.
How far from me does the Caddytrek R2 stay when following?
Usually around 6 yards and can be controlled with a remote control in case of tricky terrain.
How long does the battery last?
It can last between 27 and 36 holes but some courses will be flatter or hillier so it's best to charge the cart after every round to ensure it lasts.
What if it rains?
The important parts are all contained within casing but of course, prolonged rain or moisture will eventually damage any electric components. A round in the rain followed by a period to dry will suffice.
Do I need an extra battery?
Like with a camera, you can never have enough battery power and having a spare on hand in case you're out for 36 holes on a hilly course will always do you good. You can purchase the batteries from the CaddyTrek site.
Will the cart dodge obstacles by itself?
You'll have to make sure your cart does not drive into nearby motor vehicles, rocks, trees and water hazards.
How long to charge the battery?
5 hours. And the battery lasts 500 charges.