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Nice write up dude. I have the v4 (non 'lite' version) and I like it a lot too. Half the price of the more expensive ones and it has served me well for the last year, using it once a week!

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S

3w/5w: :callaway-small: XR16 Fujikura Speeder Evo 565 S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX 4 50.10 | 54.10 | 58.09 Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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Introduction

One of my goals for the 2019 golfing season was to walk most of my rounds. Not only is it better for my pocketbook, it’s good exercise. I also feel like I play better when I walk as it gives me an opportunity to really think about shots and strategy. 

I detest carry bags (terrible for my shoulders and posture), so I prefer a walking cart. I started out this season with a hand-me-down, partially-broken Orlimar cart from my in-laws. The cart has the typical nylon straps with plastic clasps, two ball holders, a few tee holders, and a worthless scorecard holder (they never actually hold the scorecard in well).

The Orlimar cart had seen better days and was patched together with glue and duct tape. About halfway through my round last week, the top bag rest finally broke completely off. 

I planned on golfing again the Thursday following, so I headed to Amazon and ordered the CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8 - EZ-Fold 3 Wheel Golf Push Cart for $179.99 and it was delivered in two days, in time for my Thursday round.

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The CaddyTek had a few features which were important to me and influenced my decision:
  • Bungee-cord style bottom bag strap
  • Strapless upper bag holder
  • Integrated basket for my range finder
  • Cell phone holder
  • A secure scorecard/random junk compartment
First Impressions

As usual, Amazon’s delivery was on point. The cart arrived USPS in a rather large box.
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The Amazon reviews mentioned there was some assembly required. The cart came securely-packaged in three large pieces, the main frame assembly and two wheels. The umbrella holder also came unattached.
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I figured the assembly would take some time, but I was wrong. From unboxing to completion, the cart took about 15 minutes to put together.
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The cart has the usual foot brake, a small coat pocket and a cooler suspended from the back.
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The upper bag holder has rubber grips in it. After setting your bag on the cart you pinch the arms against the sides of your bag to secure the bag in place.
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The mesh pocket is plenty big for my rangefinder.
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Scorecard compartment is opened with a button press and is deep enough to hold additional balls, etc. The cart will also hold three tees and has a magnetic spot for a ball marker (provided, also).
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The cart folds up and down easily with a press of a button. You must rotate the front wheel 180 degrees to fully fold down the cart. The one downside here is that there is not a locking mechanism. The instructions reference using the bottom bag bungee straps. I have opted to not use anything and just hold it together as I move it around.
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The cart is not overly large or small. It’s easily maneuvered in and out of my compact car’s trunk.
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Real World Results
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I played 18 holes Thursday morning with the cart. It was easily pushed around my home course, which has a lot of elevation changes.

The wheels glide easily (almost too easily – it took off from me once or twice) and are silent. No pulling to one side or the other, though an Allen wrench is included to adjust the front wheel if necessary. The tires are airless, so no risk of a flat. Parking brake works as it should.

I really enjoyed having my range finder within easy reach. Previously I’ve had to fish it out of my bag each time I needed a distance, which is frustrating mid-round. I shot one of the best rounds of my life and think the ease of access to scorecard, phone and laser really helped me mentally. It’s one less thing to worry about.

I used the coat pocket which had no issues with my spring jacket. Only downside of this rear-hanging pocket/cooler is that it got pretty muddy from the wet course conditions.

The cell phone holder uses a bungee cord to hold the phone. It seemed secure for the most part, and I had no problems during the round.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the upper bag arms held secure even going up and down hills.

The only major negative to the cart is that the bag arms block access to the larger zipper pockets on my cart bag. I’d have to physically remove the bag from the upper arms to open these pockets. Generally, all I keep in the large and long pockets is an extra box of balls. Unless I’ve lost most than 8-10 balls this will never be a problem for me.

Final Thoughts (For now…)

Overall, I’m extremely happy with my purchase. It would cost me an additional $10/round to ride at my home course. The cart will pay for itself this season, and my health will be better for it as well.

At $179.99, this cart sits somewhere in the upper-middle of price range for walking carts. I think it’s a great value for the price.
 

Great write up. I have the 4 wheel caddytek. And while it's a nice cart there are some things I don't like:

The 4 wheel is less maneuverable and requires more energy to push through thick rough.

No bottom bag strap

The top bag strap is a bungee that when fastened around the bag it compresses it so it's difficult to pull out clubs

Other than that it's a nice cart.


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
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:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
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It's nice to see somebody doing a review of this push cart, I bought the earlier version of the caddytek EZ fold a few years ago for $115, it's basically the same cart, but uses a bungee cord to secure the top of the bag and there's no cell phone holder, after three years of steady use I've had no problems whatsoever, and it's half the price of a clicgear push cart and comes with a lot of accessories you have to pay extra for on the clicgear, a handbrake would be nice, but I rarely use the brake anyway, so, not a big deal.

 

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Nice review.  I've been using a previous model Caddytek push cart that I bought at Costco for $99 a few years ago.  My only complaint is the red wheels have slowly faded into a pinkish color.  Other than that the cart has held up beautifully.

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Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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Great write-up, @edingc

I want to get a decent push cart, but my trunk is really small (have to take D and 3W out to get the bag in) and haven't found any in my price range that fold small enough. This looks fairly small, but just so I can get a frame of reference, what kind of car is that? Can you include a pic that had bag and cart in the trunk? 

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3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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11 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

Great write-up, @edingc

I want to get a decent push cart, but my trunk is really small (have to take D and 3W out to get the bag in) and haven't found any in my price range that fold small enough. This looks fairly small, but just so I can get a frame of reference, what kind of car is that? Can you include a pic that had bag and cart in the trunk? 

I drive a Chevy Cavalier. I will have to see about both in my trunk. I typically put the clubs in my back seat. I, too, cannot fit a driver and 3 wood easily through the trunk opening.

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 10.9 (Last Updated Oct. 25, 2020)

Driver: cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4", Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2", UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
19° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone 4 Iron, 2° Flat, 39.75", X-Caliber Rapid Taper 75g Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
5-GW:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2", KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" (54°), -1/4" (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / 
srixon.png.43e385967a8ed97dd1678520c0dc8ef3.png Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
Tracked By: :Arccos: Cobra Connect powered by Arccos
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
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@MaxEntropy,

I fit the cart, my shoe box, my tripod for the range and my bag in the trunk. If I wanted to put my driver in it would probably have to go separately and lay on top of the bag. It's full, but there's still some room.

The Cavalier does have a deep trunk, however. 

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 10.9 (Last Updated Oct. 25, 2020)

Driver: cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4", Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2", UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
19° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone 4 Iron, 2° Flat, 39.75", X-Caliber Rapid Taper 75g Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
5-GW:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2", KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" (54°), -1/4" (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / 
srixon.png.43e385967a8ed97dd1678520c0dc8ef3.png Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
Tracked By: :Arccos: Cobra Connect powered by Arccos
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8

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2 minutes ago, edingc said:

@MaxEntropy,

I fit the cart, my shoe box, my tripod for the range and my bag in the trunk. If I wanted to put my driver in it would probably have to go separately and lay on top of the bag. It's full, but there's still some room.

The Cavalier does have a deep trunk, however. 

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Thanks for the info! 

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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Ed, congrats on the purchase! I also much prefer walking, and have a four wheel Bag Boy I'm pretty happy with.

Hope you have lots more good and stress-free rounds 👍

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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Thanks for the well-written review.  I would interested how the upper clamps are holding up after you have a full season under your belt.  I recently bought a new push-cart as well and nearly bought this exact one.  I passed because I wasn't sure how the strapless upper clamps would hold up over time or how well they would hold a stand bag without rigid sides. 

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Thanks for the well-written review.  I would interested how the upper clamps are holding up after you have a full season under your belt.  I recently bought a new push-cart as well and nearly bought this exact one.  I passed because I wasn't sure how the strapless upper clamps would hold up over time or how well they would hold a stand bag without rigid sides. 

At least one of the Amazon reviews referenced using a bungee cord in addition to the clamps. I do suspect a softer, less rigid bag could be problematic. I was surprised, though, that the bag didn't move at all even after 18 holes last week.

I still only have one round on it, unfortunately, as the rainy weather has closed courses around here for the past few days.

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Driver: cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4", Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2", UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
19° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone 4 Iron, 2° Flat, 39.75", X-Caliber Rapid Taper 75g Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
5-GW:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2", KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" (54°), -1/4" (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / 
srixon.png.43e385967a8ed97dd1678520c0dc8ef3.png Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
Tracked By: :Arccos: Cobra Connect powered by Arccos
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
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4 minutes ago, edingc said:

At least one of the Amazon reviews referenced using a bungee cord in addition to the clamps. I do suspect a softer, less rigid bag could be problematic. I was surprised, though, that the bag didn't move at all even after 18 holes last week.

I still only have one round on it, unfortunately, as the rainy weather has closed courses around here for the past few days.

I use a Sun Mountain cart bag and the bungee "clamp" that came with, which doesn't work very well as it compresses the bag. Outside of the number of wheels, the big difference between our Caddytek bags is that bag support. Wish I could retrofit mine with that as an option. 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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In case anyone has reservations about the pressure grip top arms -

During my Sunday round I walked while the rest of my family foursome took carts. I jogged much of the course as a result (I often jog between holes or down fairways since it's great exercise, and jogging keeps me from slowing down the carts), but the pressure grip arms had no issues keeping the bag securely fastened despite all of the bumps.

This is easily one of the best golf purchases I've made in a while.

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 10.9 (Last Updated Oct. 25, 2020)

Driver: cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4", Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2", UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
19° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone 4 Iron, 2° Flat, 39.75", X-Caliber Rapid Taper 75g Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
5-GW:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2", KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" (54°), -1/4" (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / 
srixon.png.43e385967a8ed97dd1678520c0dc8ef3.png Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
Tracked By: :Arccos: Cobra Connect powered by Arccos
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8

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@edingc I was hesitant about them too, at first. I haven't had an issue with them either.

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:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


Testing: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0


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Wish I could retro fit them onto my older 4 wheel caddytek

 

Caddytek are you reading this?

 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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On 4/26/2019 at 4:42 PM, edingc said:

Introduction

One of my goals for the 2019 golfing season was to walk most of my rounds. Not only is it better for my pocketbook, it’s good exercise. I also feel like I play better when I walk as it gives me an opportunity to really think about shots and strategy. 

I detest carry bags (terrible for my shoulders and posture), so I prefer a walking cart. I started out this season with a hand-me-down, partially-broken Orlimar cart from my in-laws. The cart has the typical nylon straps with plastic clasps, two ball holders, a few tee holders, and a worthless scorecard holder (they never actually hold the scorecard in well).

The Orlimar cart had seen better days and was patched together with glue and duct tape. About halfway through my round last week, the top bag rest finally broke completely off. 

I planned on golfing again the Thursday following, so I headed to Amazon and ordered the CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8 - EZ-Fold 3 Wheel Golf Push Cart for $179.99 and it was delivered in two days, in time for my Thursday round.

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The CaddyTek had a few features which were important to me and influenced my decision:

  • Bungee-cord style bottom bag strap
  • Strapless upper bag holder
  • Integrated basket for my range finder
  • Cell phone holder
  • A secure scorecard/random junk compartment

First Impressions

As usual, Amazon’s delivery was on point. The cart arrived USPS in a rather large box.

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The Amazon reviews mentioned there was some assembly required. The cart came securely-packaged in three large pieces, the main frame assembly and two wheels. The umbrella holder also came unattached.

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I figured the assembly would take some time, but I was wrong. From unboxing to completion, the cart took about 15 minutes to put together.

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The cart has the usual foot brake, a small coat pocket and a cooler suspended from the back.

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The upper bag holder has rubber grips in it. After setting your bag on the cart you pinch the arms against the sides of your bag to secure the bag in place.

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The mesh pocket is plenty big for my rangefinder.

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Scorecard compartment is opened with a button press and is deep enough to hold additional balls, etc. The cart will also hold three tees and has a magnetic spot for a ball marker (provided, also).

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The cart folds up and down easily with a press of a button. You must rotate the front wheel 180 degrees to fully fold down the cart. The one downside here is that there is not a locking mechanism. The instructions reference using the bottom bag bungee straps. I have opted to not use anything and just hold it together as I move it around.

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The cart is not overly large or small. It’s easily maneuvered in and out of my compact car’s trunk.

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Real World Results

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I played 18 holes Thursday morning with the cart. It was easily pushed around my home course, which has a lot of elevation changes.

The wheels glide easily (almost too easily – it took off from me once or twice) and are silent. No pulling to one side or the other, though an Allen wrench is included to adjust the front wheel if necessary. The tires are airless, so no risk of a flat. Parking brake works as it should.

I really enjoyed having my range finder within easy reach. Previously I’ve had to fish it out of my bag each time I needed a distance, which is frustrating mid-round. I shot one of the best rounds of my life and think the ease of access to scorecard, phone and laser really helped me mentally. It’s one less thing to worry about.

I used the coat pocket which had no issues with my spring jacket. Only downside of this rear-hanging pocket/cooler is that it got pretty muddy from the wet course conditions.

The cell phone holder uses a bungee cord to hold the phone. It seemed secure for the most part, and I had no problems during the round.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the upper bag arms held secure even going up and down hills.

The only major negative to the cart is that the bag arms block access to the larger zipper pockets on my cart bag. I’d have to physically remove the bag from the upper arms to open these pockets. Generally, all I keep in the large and long pockets is an extra box of balls. Unless I’ve lost most than 8-10 balls this will never be a problem for me.

Final Thoughts (For now…)

Overall, I’m extremely happy with my purchase. It would cost me an additional $10/round to ride at my home course. The cart will pay for itself this season, and my health will be better for it as well.

At $179.99, this cart sits somewhere in the upper-middle of price range for walking carts. I think it’s a great value for the price.
 

I too wanted to start walking more and could and have carried my bag but, kind of like driving a mini-van I have no shame rolling my clubs if it's easier.  I saw this review and some others on youtube.  This one is spot on by the way.  However, everywhere I looked they were sold out.  So a google search later I happened upon the TGW 3 Tour.  Looks good, is it as good as this one.  Can't find reviews on that one for anything.  It looks the same?  Long story short, it's exact.  They must have bought Caddytek or just branded it for TGW.  It was on sale, cha ching, bought.  Played 9 at a local par 3 course yesterday.  This thing is awesome.  I think the only thing that might be a slight up grade is a hand brake instead of the foot brake.  I whole heartedly give my stamp for anyone looking for a push cart that isn't as expensive as the top of the line models but, likely as good or better...

 

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Driver:  Taylormade '16 9.5* M1 Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH

3 Wood: Cobra F7 14.5 Degree Aldila DVS Fairway 75X

5 Wood: Taylormade R15 17 degree Fujikura Speeder 67 S

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie and 1* strong

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Oddysey White Hot #7 Fang, Scotty Cameron Futura Phantom Mallet, Callaway S2H2

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Introduction

One of my goals for the 2019 golfing season was to walk most of my rounds. Not only is it better for my pocketbook, it’s good exercise. I also feel like I play better when I walk as it gives me an opportunity to really think about shots and strategy. 

I detest carry bags (terrible for my shoulders and posture), so I prefer a walking cart. I started out this season with a hand-me-down, partially-broken Orlimar cart from my in-laws. The cart has the typical nylon straps with plastic clasps, two ball holders, a few tee holders, and a worthless scorecard holder (they never actually hold the scorecard in well).

The Orlimar cart had seen better days and was patched together with glue and duct tape. About halfway through my round last week, the top bag rest finally broke completely off. 

I planned on golfing again the Thursday following, so I headed to Amazon and ordered the CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8 - EZ-Fold 3 Wheel Golf Push Cart for $179.99 and it was delivered in two days, in time for my Thursday round.

image.png.8e5f62c2c335c60cd3fd2268beb12352.png
The CaddyTek had a few features which were important to me and influenced my decision:
  • Bungee-cord style bottom bag strap
  • Strapless upper bag holder
  • Integrated basket for my range finder
  • Cell phone holder
  • A secure scorecard/random junk compartment
First Impressions

As usual, Amazon’s delivery was on point. The cart arrived USPS in a rather large box.
IMG_20190424_165937.jpg.c831ec99510e93868c720b1bacfb5382.jpg

The Amazon reviews mentioned there was some assembly required. The cart came securely-packaged in three large pieces, the main frame assembly and two wheels. The umbrella holder also came unattached.
IMG_20190424_170031.jpg.9ee159a056e308ce55bb1defe2e4b257.jpg

I figured the assembly would take some time, but I was wrong. From unboxing to completion, the cart took about 15 minutes to put together.
IMG_20190424_171113_1.jpg.a0143223176ae71b568de68a8f4f9adb.jpg

The cart has the usual foot brake, a small coat pocket and a cooler suspended from the back.
IMG_20190424_171125.jpg.efa2b81ee5e2e9cb9a802078fb056ac0.jpg

The upper bag holder has rubber grips in it. After setting your bag on the cart you pinch the arms against the sides of your bag to secure the bag in place.
IMG_20190424_171203.jpg.4a7f95a9d7c33c91e104b440fa367e53.jpg

The mesh pocket is plenty big for my rangefinder.
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Scorecard compartment is opened with a button press and is deep enough to hold additional balls, etc. The cart will also hold three tees and has a magnetic spot for a ball marker (provided, also).
IMG_20190424_171156.jpg.12295d4b50214af0e98a88f64514d5a0.jpg

The cart folds up and down easily with a press of a button. You must rotate the front wheel 180 degrees to fully fold down the cart. The one downside here is that there is not a locking mechanism. The instructions reference using the bottom bag bungee straps. I have opted to not use anything and just hold it together as I move it around.
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IMG_20190424_171705.jpg.16f4f465ff1a960fe3fd6d4ee91959fb.jpg

The cart is not overly large or small. It’s easily maneuvered in and out of my compact car’s trunk.
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Real World Results
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I played 18 holes Thursday morning with the cart. It was easily pushed around my home course, which has a lot of elevation changes.

The wheels glide easily (almost too easily – it took off from me once or twice) and are silent. No pulling to one side or the other, though an Allen wrench is included to adjust the front wheel if necessary. The tires are airless, so no risk of a flat. Parking brake works as it should.

I really enjoyed having my range finder within easy reach. Previously I’ve had to fish it out of my bag each time I needed a distance, which is frustrating mid-round. I shot one of the best rounds of my life and think the ease of access to scorecard, phone and laser really helped me mentally. It’s one less thing to worry about.

I used the coat pocket which had no issues with my spring jacket. Only downside of this rear-hanging pocket/cooler is that it got pretty muddy from the wet course conditions.

The cell phone holder uses a bungee cord to hold the phone. It seemed secure for the most part, and I had no problems during the round.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the upper bag arms held secure even going up and down hills.

The only major negative to the cart is that the bag arms block access to the larger zipper pockets on my cart bag. I’d have to physically remove the bag from the upper arms to open these pockets. Generally, all I keep in the large and long pockets is an extra box of balls. Unless I’ve lost most than 8-10 balls this will never be a problem for me.

Final Thoughts (For now…)

Overall, I’m extremely happy with my purchase. It would cost me an additional $10/round to ride at my home course. The cart will pay for itself this season, and my health will be better for it as well.

At $179.99, this cart sits somewhere in the upper-middle of price range for walking carts. I think it’s a great value for the price.
 

I got mine about a month ago and I LOVE IT! Perfect cart if you want to start walking more!


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

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My 2 cents on the Caddytek V8.  I've got essentially the same cart as reviewed above, except mine has the swivel front wheel.

My other/previous cart is a Clicgear 3.5+, which has hundreds of rounds on it, so my thoughts on the Caddytek are generally compared to the Clicgear.  I've used the cart for around 15 rounds so far and am very pleased with it. 

Pro's

-The layout of the cart is great and better than the Clicgear.  The cell phone holder and the integrated storage/cooler bag are real pluses. 

-The one button fold is great.  Not that the Clicgear is difficult, but this is just easier. 

-The alignment mechanism is super easy to adjust and my cart runs straight as an arrow when the swivel wheel is locked.  FYI-adjust the alignment with your bag on the cart and make very small adjustments.

-I also have the seat and at first I was concerned as it seems flimsy and just slips in to the support.  Now I'm a fan.  I've had no issues and the install/removal is super simple and quick.

Con's

-Although the upper support arms hold the bag well and are very simple, on my preferred cart bag they happen to fall in the wrong spot, basically right where my towels attach.  This causes the arms to have a tendency to fold down.  Note, my bag has never come close to falling off, so this is being nit picky.

-The brake is activated with your foot which requires you to stick your foot down by the right wheel.  It's just a bit awkward and not as simple/intuitive as the Clicgear.  Thankfully my home course is very flat, so it's not really an issue.

-Overall construction seems a bit flimsy compared to the Clicgear.  Saying this, after around 15 rounds nothing seems loose or falling off so it's more likely this is built strong enough and the Clicgear is built like a tank.  In fact I can attest, the Clicgear is built to take a beating (i.e. skull a wedge over the green and take a swing at it or let it go down a hill and run into a tree a ~30mph).

To make my opinion worth the ~2 cents I hope it is, I'll answer the all important questions. 1-Would you buy it again?  Yep.  2-Would you recommend it over the Clicgear?  Yes, overall it's as good or better than the Clicgear and costs less.  The only reason I'd buy the Clicgear is if you're hard on carts and need the bullet proof durability of the Clicgear.

One last note.  If you want more accessory attachment points on the Caddytek, you can use the Clicgear universal accessory mounts.  You just need to add a couple wraps of electrical tape on the bars as they are a smaller O.D. than the Clicgear.  Once installed, if you use black tape you don't see the tape.  Using the Clicgear mounts I have 4 mounts (towel, sand bottle, speaker, water bottle).

 

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