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I’m seriously thinking about doing some walking instead of always riding in a cart this year. What is an easy to push cart that won’t break the budget? You young whipper snappers please feel free to chime in.

 

 

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Sun Mountain and Clicgear both have nice models. I’ve got a Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 and walk most of the time.


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1 hour ago, ole gray said:

 

I’m seriously thinking about doing some walking instead of always riding in a cart this year. What is an easy to push cart that won’t break the budget? You young whipper snappers please feel free to chime in.

 

 

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With all your money from investments, you shouldn't be worried about a budget!!  lol

First, you have to decide 3-wheel or 4-wheel.  I think it's a matter of personal preference, but for me the deciding factor was how small it folds.  Some say the 3-wheelers are more stable, but I haven't had any issues with my Sun Mountain Microcart.  I've had it for 8-9 years and have had no problems with it.  It could  be better, but it works and folds up small enough to get two of them and two golf bags in my trunk.  Maybe the 3-wheelers fold up smaller these days, but they didn't back then.  I also picked it because I had a Sun Mountain cart bag that fit the cart; no straps needed.

I also like the Bag Boy Quad XL, but I might splurge for the Big Max Blade Quattro if I ever need to replace it.

Here's last years MGS test:

https://mygolfspy.com/best-push-carts-of-2018/

 

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I'll second MattF on the Caddytek. he has the 3 wheel and I have the four wheel. Given the choice again I'd pick the three wheel.  We have really high rough and a bit hilly terrain  and a three wheel just requires less effort. 

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Thanks guys.   I would definitely need one that holds water bottles etc.

 

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3 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

I'll second MattF on the Caddytek. he has the 3 wheel and I have the four wheel. Given the choice again I'd pick the three wheel.  We have really high rough and a bit hilly terrain  and a three wheel just requires less effort. 

How is the three wheeler when folded up size wise?

 

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6 minutes ago, ole gray said:

How is the three wheeler when folded up size wise?

 

OG both the 4 and 3 wheel fold up very easily and into a compact space. Edingc posted a great and unofficial review of the 3 wheel.

 

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38 minutes ago, ole gray said:

Thanks guys.   I would definitely need one that holds water bottles etc.

 

My caddytek came with both a bottle holder and an umbrella holder.

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My caddytek came with both a bottle holder and an umbrella holder.

So does the SM Pathfinder 3 but pricier. Here’s a pic of my rig. IMG_1059.jpg


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I have a friend that has one of those golf boards.  Cruises around like a skateboard.  Not exactly walking, tho 🙂  I have older Sun Mountain carts, but I haven't walked for a couple of years now.  Maybe after this knee heals stronger, I might give it another go.  Problem I have is that all my playing partners have carts.  Hate being the only guy walking!

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On 5/4/2019 at 8:17 AM, ole gray said:

How is the three wheeler when folded up size wise?

 

16.5”x20.5”x29.3” It's not the most compact but it's not a monster either. I believe all the CaddyTek's come with an umbrella and drink holder. Mine also has an attached cooler pocket like most bags.

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Welcome to the Push Cart Mafia.

Lots of great carts.  As for me, I went with the ClicGear 3.5 several years ago and have not looked back.  It's not cheap up front, but the damn thing is indestructible.  It's about time for replacement straps, but otherwise, it's good as new.  I don't think I can kill it.

My high school daughter also used it for the last three seasons on her team and in tournaments.  When we'd play together, I'd be relegated to my old BagBoy.

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Rock Bottom has the Sun Mountain Reflex on sale for $99 right now.  Just ordered two yesterday, one for me and one for my daughter.

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Not sure if anyone else has said this or not, but check out a refurbished model of the clicgear 3.5+ on clicgear's website. You will have to call to see if they have any in stock but it is basically the same as buying new but much cheaper. The clicgear is the best for sure. They will last forever so you won't have to worry about replacing it. Heard stories of people buying a cheaper cart and it only lasting a year or two before having to buying another one. Spend the extra money for the better product if you can, it is worth it in the long run. 

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I found that my 3 wheeled push cart, my clubs were harder to get out of the bag. Plus it only folded in 1/2. My Quad XL folds into three for better storage. Plus I find it better on the course


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Just a thought - and it could depend on how easy it is for  you to get up and down - I'd consider carts with seat attachments available in case play is slow and you need a rest. I'm only 32 and this is something I'll be purchasing soon for my Clicgear 3.5.

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I picked up a used Sun Mountain 3-wheel cart and really like it.  It folds up nicely and is solidly built.  Be advised that if your area has thorny devils, like the ones I run into in AZ, stay away from carts with pneumatic tires. I suffered two flats this past winter season and a cart with a flat is a RPITA to push. 

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Bigger wheels = easier to push.  I have a Sun mountain 3 wheel and a Sun Mountain 4 wheel. The 3 is easier to push even though its about 8lbs heavier (is an older steel tubed model). One time at a course in Denver decided to play par 3 course after doing 18 in a riding cart. So rented a pull cart and it had 27in bicycle wheels. It pulled like a feather despite being a really heavy duty rental at public course. I was amazed at how easily it pulled. Nothing like that currently on the market, but it reallly drove home the point that larger wheels roll easier.  

My three wheeler pulls better if you hitch a lift in a riding cart (i.e. storm coming). Tried that twice with the 4 wheeler and it tipped over both times. Never have tipped the 3 wheeler.  

 

 

 

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clicgear 3.5+ is fine, however it's a bit of a faff putting up and down and it's also larger than other push carts width wise at the wheel base. The amount of times I cant get thru a small area or past some bushes on a path without snagging the wheels got so annoying I bought a cheap one from a retail store and it's turned out to be the best, lightest, easiest to fold push cart I've ever had......and a quarter of the price of a clicgear.

Sometimes buying cheap doesnt always mean buying twice

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