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Equipment Type: Trolley
Vendor: Stewart golf

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Ever wanted to contribute to the data MyGolfSpy collects over the course of the season?

Welcome to Testers Wanted where we recruit readers like you for objective feedback on products that roll into HQ throughout the year!

You might call it an electric push cart, caddie, or trolley. Whatever the preferred name, plenty of golfers are opting for the hands-free golfing experience offered by various manufacturers.

Stewart Golf launched its first products in the UK in 2003. Nearly two decades later, the brand claims to be the industry leader in "follow" technology.

So now, we need testers like you to assess and report back to us at MyGolfSpy.

4 TESTERS - Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie ($2700 retail)

Contiguous 48 states only

New to the forum? Want to increase your chances of being selected for testing? Here is a link to a guide which lays it all out for you and will allow you to know exactly how, why and who we select for testing: How To Become A Tester

Congrats Testers!

@PMookie

@sirchunksalot

@fixyurdivot

@RollingGreens

 

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Greetings Spies.  My name is Bill and I reside in southwest Montana. I'm ecstatic and honored to have been selected among the thousands of who applied to test the Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie.  A HUGE THANK YOU to the folks at Stewart Golf and MyGolfSpy for providing this great testing opportunity!!  I find these forum-based product reviews to be very informative and meaningful.  Marketing claims are "put to the test" by fellow amateur players with no strings attached.  I have used these reviews as part of my recent equipment changes and will do my best to provide you all with a meaningful review of the Stewart Q Follow Caddie.

Stewart Golf Q Follow – Stewart Golf USA

Please check out my introduction/bio here.  

So as many of you may know, through our discussions on the forum, my preferred mode of travel on the course is walking. 

18th hole at Wine Valley during this years PNW Spy Meet-up.

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Unless the course does not allow walking, I rarely opt for an electric/gas cart. To be brutally honest, I just don't like bouncing around, getting in/out and traversing the fairway.  Further, many courses limit where power carts can go (i.e. 90 degree rule, off fairways altogether, and green approach areas).  I prefer the cadence that walking affords - allowing me to think about the upcoming shot (or blowing off steam from the previous shot 😊). If I want to stay in the shade of a tree line as the group makes its way down the fairway, or just mosey along enjoying the sights, I have that option. Plus, it's great exercise and helps keep me stay loose - especially on colder days. I recently upgraded from a Sun Mountain Speed Cart to a Caddy-Tek EZ-V8 (which I did an unofficial review on here). 

I've seen some of the various electric walking carts on courses and always was interested in them. At 62 years of age, I'm still in pretty good shape but will admit that some course terrain is beginning to tax the legs and lungs a wee bit.  Having a multi-mode, powered push cart seems like a great option. So when I saw the opportunity to test the Stewart Q Follow Caddie, I was really excited. From what I've read, this looks to be an industry leader in lightweight, compact design, and follow/tracker technology.

A few questions that immediately come to my mind and are of interest include;

  • battery life and how much it drops off (or not) during a round or even 27 holes
  • recharging time
  • stability on side hills
  • ability to power through heavy rough and uneven terrain
  • do I have to switch out of follow mode when walking onto the greens and tees?
  • how easy is it to drive/steer using the remote?
  • and, ultimately for me, will having the powered functionality offer a seamless transition from my many years using a simple push-cart?

If you have any specific questions or things you would like myself and other testers to investigate, please reach out to us and we'll do our best to cover them in our reviews. 

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

 

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MyGolfSpy Official Forum Member Review

Stewart Q Follow

By sirchunksalot

 

Hello everyone! My name is Jason and I live in Southeast Tennessee. I play golf for relaxation and exercise and don’t hold an official handicap. My typical scores usually hover in the high 50’s to low 60’s for 9 holes.

I'm married to the most wonderful woman on the planet and have the pleasure of sharing my home with two amazing dogs.

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I’m really excited to have been chosen for this review and want to say thank you to MGS and Stewart Golf for placing your trust in me.

I’ve been playing this game since my brother bought me a set of clubs after graduating high school in 1993, it started as a casual affair and has blossomed into a full blown obsession after joining the forum.

Why did I sign up to test the Stewart Q Follow? Most of my golf life I’ve been a rider and recently decided I wanted to walk more. Earlier in the year, I bought a Caddytek CaddyLite push cart after reading about the positive benefits of walking from members here. I enjoy walking during the cooler months because it relaxes me and is great exercise. Plus, exercise isn't exercise if you enjoy doing it.

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I can’t wait to get out on the course to see how the Q Follow handles various terrain, as I tend to hit it all over the place. It’s also going to be interesting to see if having an electric trolley will help me retain stamina towards the end of my round as I have played 18 with the Caddytek and was completely gassed.

I’m also hoping to get in a round with @Tom the Golf Nut and do a comparison between the Stewart and Tom’s MotoCaddy. I’ve been watching a lot of videos on the Q Follow and expect it to perform admirably.

I’m going to be looking at battery life, ease of transport, charging time, and all the different modes of use. I want to see how well the follow, guided, and manual modes work. It’s also going to be important to know how easy it is to push if the battery loses charge.  The mobile app is an interesting feature and want to test if it's easy to use and integrates seamlessly into the round.

Most importantly, I want to have fun on the course. If it does well on all the previous points plus enhances my enjoyment of the game, I feel like the Stewart Q Follow and I will become fast friends.

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August 2022

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Hey MGS, my name is Andrew and I am from Cleveland, OH. I can’t say enough how appreciative I am that I was selected to test the Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie. A big thanks to both Stewart Golf and MGS for this amazing opportunity. I am an avid walker and initially started out by carrying my bag about 3 years ago. In the Fall of 2019, I received my current push cart is the Caddytek 3 wheel, so far it has been good, it holds everything I need within an arm’s reach and is very dependable. 

I play at a small semi-private course that averages about 4-5 miles of walking per round. The course itself is quite difficult playing about ~6,700 yards and a slope of 140 from the 1 up tees. I play about 50 rounds a yea and I am ~9 handicap. 

A few things I want to look more in depth at during my review:

  • How easy is this item to use? Does it take skill to switch between follow mode and remote control?
  • How accurate is the battery life? Does the app work efficiently?
  • How will the electric caddie handle my course’s terrain? If I am near a hazard how easy will it be to switch from follow to manual steering mode?
  • How will a smaller and lighter bag effect stability? I currently use a Ping Hoofer, while not the lightest bag, it also is not a tour bag. 
  • Will I be as fatigued at the end of rounds? This will be more subjective for myself, since I am afraid to pull driver on 18 because of fatigue
  • Lastly, how easy will it be to store in my car, I drive a mid-sized sedan, Subaru Legacy. Currently I don’t have any problems with the Caddytek,  and have plenty of room for all my golf equipment in the trunk without needing to put down any seats.

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I am sure a few more questions or interesting facts about the Q Follow Caddie may come up during testing that I will be sure to include into my review.

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:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-PW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM8 50,54, and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

:taylormade-small:Spider Tour Putter

Vice Pro Plus White or Titleist ProV1x

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

:CaddyTek: V8 3 Wheel Push Cart

:callaway-small: 300 PRO Rangefinder

Official Nippon Regio B+ Driver Shaft Review

 

 

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PMookie

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Steward Golf Q Follow – Official MGS Forum Review by PMookie

My Game and a little about me

 

I live in West Monroe, LA, which is in the Northeast part of the state, 4 ½ hours North of New Orleans, 3 ½ North of Baton Rouge, and I’m only about 45 miles from the Arkansas line, 55 from Mississippi.  I’m 53 years old, and I’ve been playing since I was little. I learned to play at Pat’s Par 3 in Ypsilanti, MI, now called Miles of Golf. My Dad was a high school golf coach, and my first official tournament was the Ann Arbor Junior Open in the summer of 1982, finishing third. I play to a 4.7 GHIN as I type this, but my lowest ever score is just 74.

 As far as testing the Stewart Q, I’m going to be testing it on the course I play all the time, and I will perform some tests in my backyard as we have a pretty good slope that I wouldn’t find on local courses. One thing I’m really happy to learn is that my greens fees will be going from $48 per round to just $20 per round because I’ll be walking! BONUS!!!

I’ve watched a few video reviews of the Q Follow on YouTube, and read some reviews on various sites online. There only a few issues I’ve seen with the device and one was posted here on by someone who also posted the same issue over on WRX, and it’s an issue with the handle coming apart from the cart. I’ve also seen it mentioned that there are some who had carts that simply couldn’t go straight (others had corrected the issue themselves), and some “jumpy carts”, so we’ll see. For something that costs $2,700, I don’t foresee many problems, but that’s why we’re testing isn’t it?

 So, that’s about it for me for now. I really look forward to getting the cart and getting it out in the backyard, and on the course. Thank you, MGS and Stewart, for the opportunity to be a tester! I greatly appreciate it, and I look forward to y’all’s questions all along the way.

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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Congratulations guys!  Looking forward to your thoughts on the caddie!

 

MdGolfHacker 

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I’m so excited! Really looking forward to testing this electric cart! I do feel bad that @Vegan_Golfer_PNWcan’t take part in this test, but I am through the roof ecstatic. I can imagine all the big time golf guys  at the course seeing the electric cart, they are going so jealous!

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Congrats. to all the spies selected for this! A great group to put these to the test!

Really looking forward to your comments and reviews.

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3 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

We have had to go back to the well to find a replacement as @Vegan_Golfer_PNW is unable to take on this test. However that does mean that @RollingGreens is getting the call up! 

So once again congrats to our 4 Testers
@PMookie
@sirchunksalot
@fixyurdivot
@RollingGreens

Also apologies that the other comments were removed, unfortunately with the reset of the testers it also reset this comment section. 

Welcome aboard @RollingGreens, this should be a fun test and I'm looking forward to working along with you.

@Vegan_Golfer_PNW, I'm truly sorry you can't be part of this test, but applaud you for stepping aside...I believe you'll be rewarded for it. Life gets in the way and sometimes it's the right thing to do to prioritize it. I hope everything goes well for you in that regard. 

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HOLY HE Double Hockey Sticks!!! I just got back from playing a round in Bozeman, and saw this announcement.  This is totally awesome and I'm so grateful to the MGS staff for choosing me to review this great looking product 😍.  A cart that follows me around the course... hope it has a healthy sized battery and 4 wheel drive 😆.  

Randy @Vegan_Golfer_PNW, class A move right there my friend.  Bummer you had to bow out but I feel some good karma headed your way 👍.

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WOW! Congrats guys!! Really solid group of testers; def looking forward to these reviews!

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Congratulations guys. I love my Clicgear pushcart but I think motorized cart is in my future as get older.

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All. Thanks for the kind words. I loved the opportunity and to be honest, I coulda just said sure why not and pocket the caddie and not give an honest review. I am above that and knew deep down I couldn’t give this the thorough testing it deserves and I know this testing pool will deliver on that. I will be keeping tabs on the thread and still interact with MGS. It was a very hard decision to turn down such an amazing chance. Go get ‘em testers! Don’t let your partners “follow” too close. 😉 

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Well, a big electric cart full of congratulations to you four!  I'm jealous but in a good way. 😉

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2 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

HOLY HE Double Hockey Sticks!!! I just got back from playing a round in Bozeman, and saw this announcement.  This is totally awesome and I'm so grateful to the MGS staff for choosing me to review this great looking product 😍.  A cart that follows me around the course... hope it has a healthy sized battery and 4 wheel drive 😆.  

Randy @Vegan_Golfer_PNW, class A move right there my friend.  Bummer you had to bow out but I feel some good karma headed your way 👍.

Congratulations everyone and especially you Bill.  I get to see it in action this January.  

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23 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Congratulations everyone and especially you Bill.  I get to see it in action this January.  

You bet.  I forgot to mention that, in addition to the long lasting battery and 4WD, I hope "robot cart" also has a sense of humor 😆.

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I’ve watched a few more of the review videos on YouTube. Really excited to see how this cart will handle on my courses terrain. We do have a fair bit of rocks outlining cart paths so I’m interested to see what the best course of action will be for navigation, manual, remote, or follow. Also how does it do with the hilly terrain and close proximity to hazards I.e marshes and ponds

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10 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

You bet.  I forgot to mention that, in addition to the long lasting battery and 4WD, I hope "robot cart" also has a sense of humor 😆.

@fixyurdivot check your DM's man! 😛 need some info from you. 👀👀👀

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244 Comments




Wow, I saw one of these last weekend and thought they were super cool. Best of luck to everyone who signs up!

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good luck everyone, if i didnt already own one, i would be all over this

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I walk every round I can with my Sun Mountain. There are a few cardiac hills this would be quite helpful 

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Smart move on Stewart’s part - need to get more buzz out there.  And a great opportunity for four. Good on them. 
 

interesting question will be if they require/encourage the use of one of their bags. I think the challenge with all these electric caddies is tipping over and they minimize that by where the weight is located and making it heavier - a foreign concept for a walking golf - add MORE weight… 

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What a great test. I'm in as I walk 18 twice a week, this would be a great addition.

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I’m in. I have some hilly courses I could test on. I don’t have a super heavy bag so I can see how well it handles things. Thanks for the opportunity mgs and Stewart. After my last 18 I was gassed by 15 and I bet this would have helped me a ton. 

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If sign up for this one in a heartbeat but I’ve already done a test this season.

 

Great opportunity - best wishes to all who apply 

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Sign me up!  I walk all the time with a push cart.  Would love to have an electric to test an compare.

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I have been thinking and reading up on the idea as with cervical and shoulder issues pushing a trolley/cart does not appeal to me most days. It would be awesome to test out!

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Just had my second hip replaced and am looking forward to walking the course again.   One way or the other, I very much look forward to the reviews!

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What a great opportunity! Moto-caddy seems to dominate the electric cart space, at least as the most recognizable name. It will be interesting to see how Stewart compares!

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I have been looking at “trollies” for quite some time. Would love to test one. 

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Awsome opportunity! Check out the articles about riding vs walking push/pull vs walking electric cart. Lots of benefits to the electric!!

good luck applicants

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On 8/5/2022 at 6:11 PM, davpark3 said:

Wow, I saw one of these last weekend and thought they were super cool. Best of luck to everyone who signs up!

I turn 70 tomorrow and need to start walking on the golf course. This would be an incredible opportunity for me!

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I had knee surgery, total hip replacement this year. Now have a partial tear in rotator cuff. Need to walk, this would be awesome!

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Own one of the first Stewart generations. People looked at me strangely in beginning, pros hated the non revenue now all love it and want to try it out!  Great products.  Really interested in newest models for me, wife , sons/ daughters and now grandkids!  At just about 70 Stewart’s are a wonderful way to keep walking and enjoying the game.  Thank you. 
 

 

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