Golf Carts – Hitting The Golf Ball http://hittingthegolfball.com Helping You Hit the Golf Ball Perfectly Sat, 24 Nov 2018 17:16:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Best Golf Cart Covers 2018 – Review http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-cart-covers-review/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-cart-covers-review/#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:10:25 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=1770 While not essential to how you play the game of golf, a golf cart can be important. If you are carrying around heavy bags of clubs all day on a hot golf course, a golf cart almost becomes needed to avoid exhaustion (alongside plenty of water!). And much like your favorite drivers, if you are a golf cart owner, chances are you would like to protect them. And it is for that reason that we bring you today's list.

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While not essential to how you play the game of golf, a golf cart can be important. If you are carrying around heavy bags of clubs all day on a hot golf course, a golf cart almost becomes needed to avoid exhaustion (alongside plenty of water!).

And much like your favorite drivers, if you are a golf cart owner, chances are you would like to protect them. And it is for that reason that we bring you today's list.

If you are a golf cart owner yourself, looking to protect your expensive cart from weather damage, or a golf course manager looking to do much the same for your rentals, this list will have something for you.​

By this time you are probably wondering what we are talking about. Well, golf cart covers, of course! These protective tarps will keep your golf cart clean and dry, protecting it from the elements, and today we are going to take a look at the best of them!​

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Formosa Covers is best known for making any types of covers - from golf carts to BBQ grill to umbrellas, and its Deluxe Golf Cart cover lives up to its name. It is NOT a cheap nylon cover like most others on the market but heavy, UV covered polyester making it stronger than most golf cart covers. It also has zippers for easy access and vents to prevent condensation, keeping the cover hassle-free. It can be used for different types of golf carts which makes it very versatile.


Best Golf Cart Covers 2018

Formosa Covers Deluxe 4 Passenger Golf Cart Cover

From Formosa Covers, our first golf cart cover is an under $70 option that is available for larger, four person golf carts. If you have one of said carts, then the Deluxe Golf Cart Cover may be a great option for you.

This large golf cart cover is made of a heavy, UV covered Polyester, which makes it stronger than the usual nylon material used in other golf cart covers.

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This makes it more durable and longer lasting than some covers, with it not being able to rip and tear easily.

The Deluxe Golf Cover has many other features that cart owners would love. This includes a rear zipper that allows easy access to the cart without removing the cover, as well as two front and rear vents to prevent excess condensation.

Probably the most essential feature this cover has is its versatility, as the cover can be used on many different brands of golf carts, including Yamaha, Club Car, and EZ Go. With this and the other features available, this is definitely one of the best golf cart covers on the market.

Things We Liked

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Vents to prevent condensation

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not waterproof but water resistant

Classic Accessories Fairway Golf Cart Easy-On Cover

Our number two entry for today is a cover from Classic Accessories called the Easy-On Cover, designed for the golf cart of the same name. Available for two person and four person golf carts, the Easy-On is a golf cart cover that gives what you pay for.

To begin, this golf cart cover has an elastic hem around the edges of the cover, allowing for a custom fit if your cart runs a little on the larger or smaller sides

Classic Accessories Fairway Golf Cart Easy-On Cover

It also has rear vents to prevent moisture and air lofting, and a rear zipper for easy access, much like our prior cover.

If rain damage is something you are particularly concerned about, then this cover is a good choice for you. This is because the Easy-On cover is designed with a tough material that was treated for water resistance, making sure to keep your golf cart nice and dry on stormy days.

While they are generally good covers, not all of the covers maintain the same quality. Some people have had issues ranging from the fit of the cover, to how well said cover holds up to stress.

Even though this is a bit of a setback for this Classic Accessories cover, the majority of people that have bought it seem to like it. And with a modest price point starting at $40, it's an affordable option for many a cart owner.

Things We Liked

  • Weather protected fabric
  • Custom fit for all sizes cart

Things We Didn't Like

  • Inconsistent quality

Summates Golf Cart Cover

The Summates Golf Cart cover is next up on the list. Available in multiple sizes, colors and price options, the Summates cover brings to you more of what was great about our first two entries.

To start, the Summates comes with a similar snug-fit, elastic cord hem, similar to the Easy-On Cover at number two. This makes it versatile for fitting varying sizes of golf carts.

Summates Golf Cart Cover

Another similar feature this one has to the other two are the rear zipper access in the cover, as well as the vents for moisture and loft reduction. For when you remove the cover, the Summates comes with a storage bag included, making it easy to pack away the cover when not in use.

What does set this one apart from the others on this list is the price point, which is cheaper than the other options so far. Also the setbacks described in the last entry do not seem to apply to this one, with the cover being able to fit multiple carts and maintain durability, despite being made of the less then sturdy nylon.

Overall, this is a great and affordable cover. This is certainly the choice of cover you want to make if you are on a budget.

Things We Liked

  • Rear end vents
  • Storage bag included
  • Affordable

Things We Didn't Like

  • Made of nylon (less sturdy)

CarsCover HD Golf Cart Cover

In stark contrast to our last cover, the CarsCover HD comes with a hefty price tag of nearly $80 dollars. If you didn't immediately skip ahead after reading that, then you may discover that the price tag is well worth it.

To start, the CarsCover HD really is made with options in mind, because it is able to fit on nearly any make and model of golf cart. From Yamaha to the G Max, this golf cart cover will likely be able to fit your cart.

CarsCover HD Golf Cart Cover

The material is another unique aspect of this cover, being made from five layers of fleece lining. This material is also treated to be weather and waterproof, making it one of the strongest golf cart covers on the list.

Of course, the major drawback is the price. With other options available at a price point that is more than double of some golf cart covers, the price of the CarsCover HD may seem a bit steep.

But that price is really a small price to pay for unparalleled protection. If you can afford it, the strength and durability of the CarsCover HD will give you your money's worth.

Things We Liked

  • Strong and durable material
  • Weather and waterproof
  • Versatile

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

Brightent Golf Cart Cover

For our last item today, we are going to the opposite end of the spectrum with the super affordable Brightent Golf Cart Cover. For the affordable price of $25-30 dollars, the Brightent may be the best budget option available.

So what do you get for the price you pay?

Quite a bit actually, including a plastic bottom hem that helps to cut down on the influence wind has on the tarp.

Brightent Golf Cart Cover

You also get a tough and durable material with the Brightent Golf Cart Cover. The cover is made of a water resistant, woven Polyester, which makes the cover both strong and waterproof.

Obviously there are a few setbacks that you get with the cheaper price. The cover does lack some features of the other covers, such as vents and a back zipper, and the material of the tarp, while waterproof, may not hold up against some other weather conditions as well.​

You cannot complain too much with the price however. The Brightent is a great and strong golf cart cover, and it won't cost you much more than a large pizza.​

Things We Liked

  • Cheap
  • Waterproof
  • Strong, double-stitched

Things We Didn't Like

  • Lacks features like vents and zippers

Quick Summary of The Best Golf Cart Covers

Formosa Covers Deluxe 4 Passenger Golf Cart Cover

Best Overall

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Vents to prevent condensation
Classic Accessories Fairway Golf Cart Easy-On Cover

Most features

  • Weather protected fabric
  • Custom fit for all sizes cart
Summates Golf Cart Cover

Best affordable

  • Rear end vents
  • Storage bag included
  • Affordable
CarsCover HD Golf Cart Cover

2nd Best Overall

  • Strong and durable material
  • Weather and waterproof
  • Versatile
Brightent Golf Cart Cover

Cheapest

  • Cheap
  • Waterproof
  • Strong, double-stitched

That concludes this list of best golf cart covers. Now that your golf cart is safe and dry underneath one of these covers, it's time to take your baby out for a spin on the golf course. We'll see you there!

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Best Golf Cart Batteries 2018: Buying Guide and Reviews http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-cart-batteries/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-cart-batteries/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:30:14 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=1427 Gone are those days when golfers preferred renting golf carts instead of investing in a new one, whenever showing their talent on a course. This is perhaps because of the reduced cost of these carts since past few years. Further, the modern carts need even less maintenance as well as are also lighter. One of the major causes of this comfort and efficiency is the revolution in the battery that a modern cart uses. The new batteries are quite lighter and better in terms of efficiency.

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Gone are those days when golfers preferred renting golf carts instead of investing in a new one, whenever showing their talent on a course.

This is perhaps because of the reduced cost of these carts since past few years.

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Further, the modern carts need even less maintenance as well as are also lighter.

(Not to mix up the golf carts mentioned here with golf push/pull carts.)

One of the major causes of this comfort and efficiency is the revolution in the battery that a modern cart uses. The new batteries are quite lighter and better in terms of efficiency.

No matter what kind of cart you choose for golf, looking for some of the best golf cart batteries is perhaps one of the primary keys to lasting usage satisfaction.

These batteries are certainly those with deep discharge cycles as well as consistent performance without shooting any kind of costs.

Well, the challenge here is to grab the best deal associated with best quality and cheap rate, which is ideal for long term usage.

Our Top Pick for the Best Golf Cart Battery: Shorai LFX14L5-BS12 Lithium Battery

Shorai Lithium Battery

The Shorai LFX14L5-BS12 Lithium Battery is extremely light as compared to the cheaper lead-acid batteries. It has a high voltage and provides better starting performance. It also has a much longer lifespan compared to lead-acid batteries and it is also very easy to maintain with its low self discharge rate.


NameEditor's CommentProduct 
ExpertPower Rechargeable BatteryBest AffordableExpert Power BatteryView More
Mighty Max Schumacher DSR ProSeriesBest Lead-Acid BatteryMightyMax BatteryView More
Shorai Lithium BatteryBest OverallShorai Lithium BatteryView More

​​​​Best Golf Cart Batteries Reviews

ExpertPower EXP12120 12 Volt 12 Amp Rechargeable Battery

This versatile sealed lead acid battery is made using the highest quality of materials.

It is a 12 V 12 amp unit with F2 terminals and 20 hour delivery rate.

The acid within is soaked between the plates, resulting immobilization via a fine fiberglass mat.

Expert Power Battery

Such a mechanism together with spill-proof design regulated by a valve enables safe and hassle-free operation in any direction or on course.

The EXP12120 battery case features a rugged construction of non-conductive plastic, which is highly resistant to harsh impact from shocks, heat, chemicals, and vibration.

Talking about installation, it is easy and is required only once. Maintenance is also user friendly.

Things We Liked

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Safe and hassle free operation
  • Strong resistance to shock, vibration, chemicals and heat

Things We Didn't Like

  • Does not last as long as brand-name batteries

Mighty Max Schumacher DSR ProSeries PSJ-2212 Jump Starter Booster Battery

This is another versatile battery useful for many electronic devices with its nut and bolt terminal.

This 12v 22 AH AGM design features a heavy-duty grid of calcium alloy, which offers outstanding performance for cyclic as well as float applications.

MightyMax Battery

It also comes with a valve regulated design due to which there is no leakage, superb performance, and least maintenance guaranteed in enclosed and indoor spaces.

The DSR ProSeries battery comes with a high discharge rate, long lifespan, and broad operating temperatures.

You can mount it in any position without losing its ability to resist vibration and shocks.

However, it is a bit costlier than the above one.

Things We Liked

  • Spill proof design
  • Long lasting performance in high and low temperatures
  • Resist vibrations and shocks

Things We Didn't Like

  • Will be perfect with a battery state indicator like the more expensive brands

Shorai LFX14L5-BS12 Lithium Battery

This Shorai Lithium Battery is the lightest battery in this list:

It is 1/5th of the weight of a lead-acid battery but comes with higher voltage and more cranking power for effortless as well as better starting performance.

Shorai Lithium Battery

This battery has a slow self-discharge rate due to which you can go four times longer between charging.

It is also easy to install, due to threaded-nut terminal, which keeps fumbling away.

The Shorai Lithium battery also lives longer, almost twice the life of a lead acid model.

Maintenance is super easy and that charging is possible with a lead acid charger. It well reflects the auto-hybrid technology from Japan.

Things We Liked

  • Lightweight
  • Good cranking power
  • Long lifespan
  • Easy maintenance 

Things We Didn't Like

  • Costs more compared to lead acid batteries

Overview of Golf Cart Batteries

Batteries made for operating golf cart are special and are capable of experiencing deep cycles daily, unlike the typical or starting battery. This is because they have thicker plates. The ‘deep cycle’ term means that the battery’s capacity discharges to a reduced voltage without damaging their cores. Quality batteries offer higher number of discharge cycles than the cheaper ones. The batteries are designed for lasting for hours of heavy discharge daily, followed by a fast recharge in just some hours.

These batteries are also capable of retaining quite high rates for long time as well as giving a high power output consistently, although they are light in weight. These batteries are perfect for those who have never handled battery storage systems or wish to have trainer batteries.

Most golf batteries are of top quality and are available in different sizes namely, 6-, 8-, 12-, 24-, and 48 volts. They come with advanced technology contributing to a longer lifespan.

In the category of best golf cart batteries, a myriad of options are available, ranging right from a cheaper deep cycle model with great power to a robust one with swifter recharge rates as well as compatible with RVs and hybrid automobiles. Of all, the special deep cycle models with a long life are known for their superior starting power as well as performance.

The lifetime of these batteries is 4 to 5 years, which is not so long. Still, these batteries are quite flexible as well as capable of functioning fine when being chronically undercharged. As per the model and size of your cart, it might be wise to have four to eight batteries.

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Usually, golfers choose batteries as per the power driving their carts, which is gas or electricity. Electric-powered carts need to be plugged in for recharging, after every round of use. In case of a gas-powered model, the battery runs just as an automobile battery. This is vital to note while buying a new golf cart battery. This is because the turnaround time is longer for an electric model. In case the source to plug in is easily available after every use, an electric cart is certainly an ideal choice, as it wins in terms of productivity and battery longevity.

This varied assortment of batteries for golf carts can make it challenging for you to buy the best one out there. So, how do you go about choosing the best golf cart batteries within your budget? How do you get started?


Buying Factors​ for Golf Cart Batteries

For any shrewd or wise customer, looking for reviews is certainly a great way to get started. In reviews, you need to look for salient features, pros, and cons along with the overall rating to know how good that battery can be for your cart.

However, even before that, it is a comprehensive buying guide that should be gone through, for knowing what to look for in a golf cart battery.

Doing so helps you learn about several things, which are essential for you to know, understand, and consider in a battery.

By applying common sense, it is understood that the cost is a critical factor to consider while investing in a deep cycle battery. There are some more considerations as well, which are related to the basic details such as weight, dimensions, capacity, power rating, battery type, type of terminal.

Each of these considerations or factors, in grouping or on its own, is likely to affect the lifespan, performance, replacement, and maintenance of the chosen battery. This is why it is essential to check out these factors for buying the best battery for your golf cart. Let’s check them out!

Types of Golf Cart Batteries

For a golf cart, the available batteries are chiefly classified into one of the three categories namely, flooded lead acid, Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) lead acid, gel lead acid, and lithium ion. Of all the four, the lithium ion model is more efficient and productive. It also keeps trickle charging away, which is a con of lead acid models. Nevertheless, you can choose any one of them but after studying about them in detail.

Capacity

For ensuring an increased capacity, it is important to set up a parallel connection with the battery. Well, this is not going to raise the system’s voltage. For example, when two 6-volt deep-cycle batteries of flooded lead acid type at 220 AH are set up in parallel, the system’s capacity eventually becomes 440 AH.

Voltage

Knowing the system’s voltage is essential for selecting the best battery. This is because this voltage makes you decide which battery and how many to buy. For instance, for fulfilling the need of a 48v system, you can choose to have a parallel connection of six 8v batteries or four 12v batteries.

In practice, the battery’s size, its cost, and performance requirements set by you can restrict the number of options at your disposal. Most commonly used batteries for golf carts are 6v deep cycle models of lead acid type. For measuring power, you should check amps, and not volts.

Terminal and Connections

You need also check out the types of cables that will be needed along with the type of terminal capable of fulfilling the prescribed energy needs. So, do look out for the number of terminals in the chosen battery and then invest in the rightly sized battery cables to keep overheating at bay.

Freshness

The fresh piece is the best powerhouse! Usually, any top-rated golf cart battery is not older than six months. All batteries have a code on themselves, indicating about the age. So, find out the code in the label of description, on the sticker on the top right at side, or near the terminal post.

For example, if the code says F14, it means that the battery is manufactured in February 2014. From left to the right, the first character indicates the month of manufacture, while the second number signifies the year. Consider this as a basis to compare the batteries for selecting the best one.


Quick Summary of Top 3 Best Golf Cart Batteries

ExpertPower Rechargeable Battery

Best Affordable

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Safe and hassle free operation
  • Strong resistance to shock, vibration, chemicals and heat

Mighty Max Schumacher DSR ProSeries

Best Lead-Acid Battery

  • Spill proof design
  • Long lasting performance in high and low temperatures
  • Resist vibrations and shocks

Shorai Lithium Battery

Best Overall

  • Lightweight
  • Good cranking power
  • Long lifespan
  • Easy maintenance

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Best Golf Push Carts 2018 – Buying Guide and Reviews http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-push-carts-reviews/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-push-carts-reviews/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:16:04 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=1071 Rental prices on golf courses can soon become extortionate for golf push carts, however – what else can you do about this? It’s not practical to carry your golf bag around all the time, as this can easily hurt your back, and affect your game. However, by doing a small amount of research, and looking for a good deal; you can easily snap up your very own golf push cart. This means you won’t have to constantly use the club’s rental services, which will easily save you a large amount of money in the long run.

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If you are like me, you like to save money. As such, paying the sometime outrageous rental fees for golf carts and push carts can seem a bit ridiculous.

At the same time, it's not practical to always carry your clubs on your back around the course, as this can lead to back and shoulder strain, which can have a huge effect on your game. So what can you do about this?

Clicgear 3.5+ Golf Push Cart

How about buying your own push cart? With your own push cart, you can easily wheel your clubs around the course, and for a one-time price instead of a rental fee.

In this list, we will be looking at some of the best golf push carts that are available, to help give you a better idea of what you should look for should you want to buy one of these carts.

If you are rushing for time, here is our top pick for the best golf push cart:

Our Top Pick for the Best Golf Push Cart: CaddyTek One-Click

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The CaddyTek One-Click features 4-wheels for added stability and a one-click push for a quick and hassle-free folding, giving you more time to actually play golf. It also features maintenance-free airless tire and a huge storage net to store virtually anything. Lastly, it is affordable.

NameEditor's CommentProduct 
CaddyTek SuperLiteCheapestCaddyTrek SuperliteView More
Clicgear 3.5+2nd Best OverallClicgear 3.5+ Golf Push CartView More
CaddyTek One-ClickBest Overallbest golf push cartView More
Paragon 3-WheelieBest for BeginnersParagon 3-wheelie Folding 3 Wheel Golf Push – Pull CartView More
Spin It Golf GCPRO IIBest AffordableSpin It Golf Products GCPro II Push Golf CartView More


Top 5 Best Golf Push Carts

CaddyTek SuperLite Deluxe Golf Push Cart

Our first cart today comes courtesy of CaddyTek with the SuperLite Deluxe push cart. And as is the case with many CaddyTek products, the quality of this push cart is top notch.

To start, the CaddyTek SuperLite lives up to its name with an extremely light weight design, weighing it at only 12.2 lbs! This combines with the two large rear wheels, which are prepared to tackle even the roughest terrain, makes it almost effortless to control the CaddyTek SuperLite while on the course.

CaddyTrek Superlite

In order to further ensure maximum control, the front wheel also features an innovative auto-alignment system, meaning the cart will always go where you want it to. In terms of features, the CaddyTek SuperLite has it all, from umbrella holders for those rainy days, to a mesh net to hold spare balls or your cell phone, and even a beverage holder for those hot days (or cold days if you like to golf in winter)!

While able to fit most any golf bag you may own, the straps of the SuperLite are a bit on the thin and narrow side. This means that some bigger bags may not seem as secure as they should be. Even so, the straps are more durable than they look, and if your bag fits, it will be nice and snug in this cart.

With a simple manual brake to keep the golf cart stationary, it has all the features you could ever want or need, and will satisfy all of your golfing needs perfectly.

Yet another overall great product from CaddyTek. If you are a golfer that likes to travel "Super Lite", than look no further than this cart.

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Things We Liked

  • Super light
  • Sturdy
  • Able to fit different types of bags
  • Easily assembled

Things We Didn't Like

  • Somewhat bulky when folded up

Clicgear 3.5+ Golf Push Cart

When looking to buy a golf push cart, consumers want a product that is simple and easy to use. It is for this reason that I suggest the Clicgear 3.5+ push cart.

It is extremely lightweight at only 18lbs, and folds down to a wonderful compact package, at only 13 inches x 15 inches x 24 inches. This makes transportation a breeze even when carpooling with fellow golfers.

Clicgear 3.5+ Golf Push Cart

In order to make the golf push cart much easier and user-friendly, it features a hand brake with a locking mechanism, so you can lock the brake in place when playing on an incline. This makes the bag great if you happen to be playing on a course with many up or downhill lies.

It also features a bag strap system​ to secure your bag and eliminate any twisting and turning during play, meaning that bags of all sizes have no risk of falling or being damaged. Maintenance is also a breeze, thanks to the airless tires, which eliminates the need to constantly put air in your tires (when you’re already running late on Sunday morning!)

For the best user experience, Clicgear has also included a large storage net, allowing you to place sunglasses, your cell phone, spare change, spare golf balls – whatever you want really!

Working against the Clicgear is the price of the cart. If you are a golfer who is trying to save money, there are more affordable options out there, as the Clicgear comes up to around $220.

The price can be forgiven though considering how easy this cart can be to use. If you are new to the world of push cart, then you will feel very comfortable picking up the Clicgear 3.5+.

Things We Liked

  • Maintenance free
  • Large storage net for anything and everything
  • Bag strap and locking system

Things We Didn't Like

  • High price tag for its premium quality

CaddyTek One-Click Folding 4 Wheel Golf Push Cart

For the second time on the list, the name of CaddyTek again shows up. And while the CaddyTek One-Click golf push cart may look a bit odd when compared to others, due to the carts four wheels, the benefits of the cart are huge!

When on uneven ground, the four wheel design helps to keep the cart stable, making it easy to move over rough terrain. The two rear wheels are also slightly larger than the front ones, which also helps with the carts stability as it makes it glide more easily in the roughs or on gravel.

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If all these benefits aren’t enough, the CaddyTek One-Click also features the same kind of airless tires that our previous cart had, eliminating the need for tire-pumps. A cooler is also included on the handle, allowing you to keep your beverage nice and cold, as well as featuring a large storage rack, along with a mesh net and umbrella holder, all included for maximum convenience.

The most outstanding feature of this golf cart is that it simply folds in one click, as you would expect from the name! No more hassle figuring out how to fold your push cart any more! What a time saver.

While still able to fold up easily for travel, the four tire design of the One-Click does tend to make it a bit bulky. This makes it hard for when you are trying to stuff multiple carts into the trunk of your car, especially when taking your clubs into consideration.​

While maybe not the best in the space saving department, the One-Click is a great cart, especially if you are playing golf on less than favorable fairways. Yet again, CaddyTek proves why they deserve not just one, but two, spots on our list.

Things We Liked

  • 4 wheels for added stability
  • One click folding - saves time
  • Maintenance free

Things We Didn't Like

  • Bulky

Paragon 3-Wheelie Folding 3 Wheel Golf Push – Pull Cart

Our next product we present you today is the Paragon 3-wheelie push cart. With this beautiful piece of golfing engineering, you get a push cart with a wide metal construction, but is also extremely lightweight.

This aforementioned design choice allows the push cart to be extremely sturdy, even on the most uneven of terrain. For myself, who has played on some courses in Louisiana where the ground can be hard and uneven, this kind of design can help tremendously.

Paragon 3-wheelie Folding 3 Wheel Golf Push – Pull Cart

While this cart is great for rough turf, the wheels of the cart are a bit on the thinner side. This doesn't help the cart out much in the dirt and mud as some others, but it also doesn't hurt the value of the Paragon that much, as it is still great in most conditions.

The Paragon also folds simply in one smooth action, allowing you to spend less time getting ready to play golf, and more time actually playing golf. The handle is also adjustable, which is great for golfers of varying heights, as well as features a cup holder, cooler bag, and also an umbrella holder for those rainy, unpleasant days.

Aesthetically the Paragon 3-Wheelie is beautiful, available in Red & Black or White & Green; the red/green beautifully accents the white/black, making it incredibly attractive.

Easy to use and sturdy as they come, the Paragon is not just a great push cart, but one that you will be using for years to come.

Things We Liked

  • Adjustable handle
  • Folds in one smooth motion
  • FREE cooler bag

Things We Didn't Like

  • Wheels are on the thinner side

Spin It Golf GCPro II Push Cart

Spin It golf products, while good, tend to have a hard time living up to some of the bigger names in the sport of golf. But don't let this fool you, as the Spin It GCPro II is a wonderful piece of machinery.

With the push of a button, the GCPro simply folds up into a compact size allowing you to easily transport it home or to the course in the trunk of your car.

Spin It Golf Products GCPro II Push Golf Cart

The GCPro II also features a large storage compartment, which can protect your valuables from the elements during unpleasant days along with a drink holder, and an umbrella holder, ensuring you are prepared regardless of the weather!

This cart is also extremely easy to transport, being incredibly lightweight in design, so even older golfers who may not have the strength that they used to can easily use the cart. The GCPro is also great for golfers of different sizes, as the handle to the cart is easily adjustable to various lengths.

Unfortunately, the GCPro II doesn’t feature a full braking mechanism, instead featuring a standard foot brake. While it does the job, it may make the cart harder to handle than others on steep slopes.

With the GCPro II, Spin It Golf does more than enough to prove it can hang with the big boys of golf. Great for golfers of any age and size, the Spin It GCPro II is a push cart that many golfers should have.

Things We Liked

  • One click easy folding
  • Low maintenance airless tire
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not a full braking mechanism - just a standard foot brake

Buying Factors​ for Golf Push Carts

Wheels

When buying a push cart, the tread on the carts wheels should be examined. A thin tread may be perfectly fine during summer for gliding over the grass, however once the weather turns chilly, thin wheels will be no match for the boggy ground, and you’ll soon find yourself wrestling with the golf cart to get it out of the mud.

A good option is to go for a thick, rubber spiked tread, along with larger wheels. The larger wheels will help get over small obstacles, such as uneven ground and makes the golf push cart much easier to control.

A wider tire also aids control, meaning much less work for you, and a more enjoyable experience.

Features

While you may think a ton of features and gimmicks are a nice addition to push carts, at the end of the day, all they do is get in the way and add weight to the cart. This can make the cart harder to move around and take up much more room then needed, especially if you need to stuff more than one cart within your car.

Make sure to only buy a golf push cart with features you will actually use, to help reduce on dead weight. With that in mind, many golf push carts feature removable features, such as drinks holders, meaning you can simply remove them on days you know you won’t use them.

  • Seats: Seats can be a lovely addition to a golf push cart, giving you a place to sit and relax while your fellow golfers take their shots. This is great if you need to recuperate tired muscles before making crucial shots, such as approaches or escaping from hazards.
  • Cup Holders: Some golfers may think this is unnecessary, however they do come in handy during hot summer days where it is essential that you keep hydrated. For this reason, having a cup holder on your push cart can be beneficial, as you can keep your drink secure without having to carry it around in your hand or bag.
  • Brakes: Many golf push carts feature brakes to help keep the cart in place when playing on hillsides and the like. As such, you will want to make sure that your push cart has good brakes, so you don't wind up chasing your clubs into a ditch somewhere.
  • Compartments: These are simple storage spaces, usually near the handle of the golf push cart allowing you to store a few golf balls, or score cards. These can come in handy when playing in heavy wind, as it will keep your equipment secure and prevents score cards from blowing away.

Manoeuvrability

This is one of the main factors you consider, you don’t want to spend a bunch of your hard earned money on a golf cart that is nothing but a nuisance to move around, as this simply causes problems. Make sure it is easy to control, even when fully loaded with your golfing gear. Another good tip is to make sure the handle is strong, and firmly in place – a wobbly handle can cause terrible problems when golfing.

Size

Many larger golf push carts include seats, while this may seem wonderful, it usually negatively impacts the size of the golf push cart. So make sure that you don’t purchase a cart that is too large to easily transport from home to the golf club. Especially if you tend to carpool with fellow golfers. However, also consider the size of the golf push cart when folded up, as this is how it will be transported, many golf push carts can be fairly large, even when folded up.

Braking Mechanism

All brakes on golf push carts are different, some feature manual brakes next to the wheels (similar to the brakes on a shopping cart) – whereas some feature full brakes, with a brake lever on the handle. Depending on which golf course you use, you may wish for a full braking mechanism with a brake lever, as these are extremely helpful when playing on a hilly course, whereas if you mainly play on flat courses, simple manual brakes will easily suffice.

Ease of Use

Setting up the golf cart can be quite a chore at times, especially for first timers. Therefore, it is best to make sure the golf cart you purchase is easy to use, set up, attach the bag and access various storage compartments; especially if you lack fine motor skills. This will save you a large headache if you check the golf push cart before you purchase it. Therefore by reading reviews, you can see how hard a certain golf push cart is to use!

Price

Price is also a major buying factor, you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a golf push cart that will only be used once a month, therefore you need to find the equilibrium for how much you are willing to spend, and how often it will be used. If it will be used regularly then it is worth shelling out for a premium model for the added peace of mind and features. Many premium manufacturers also include a warranty, which is essential if the golf push cart will be used often. Many golf push carts can be purchased without burning a hole in your wallet, and for a good amount of features as well – there really is no need to spend too much, unless you want the latest features.


Quick Summary of Top 5 Best Golf Push Carts

CaddyTek SuperLite

Cheapest

  • Super light
  • Easily assembled
  • Able to fit different bags

Clicgear 3.5+

2nd Best Overall

  • Maintenance free
  • Large storage net
  • Bag strap and locking system

CaddyTek One-Click

Best Overall

  • 4 wheels for added stability
  • One-click folding
  • Maintenance free

Paragon  3-Wheelie

Best for beginners

  • Adjustable handle
  • Folds in one smooth action

Spin It Golf GCPRO II

Best affordable

  • One Click easy folding
  • Low maintenance airless tire
  • Lightweight

In conclusion, while these are our opinion on the five best golf push carts, at the end of the day it is up to you. By using the buying factors listed above, you will easily find the perfect golf push cart of your dreams! By purchasing your own golf push cart, you’ll be able to avoid the often expensive rental costs that golf clubs charge. The best option is to only purchase features you’ll use, there is no point paying for extra bulk on your golf push cart that you won’t ever use!

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