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7 hours ago, Schultzz said:

The MGI Zip Naviagator All Terrain is definately the way to go. It has excellent control with the remote and the battery life is better than others. I know in Australia lots of people have this buggy and love it.

They can be purchased in Australia from Hillside Golf Buggies

Are you by any chance an employee or owner of Hillside?  I ask because of the photo in your profile.  

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On 8/25/2020 at 1:24 PM, Don M said:

Do the Alphard or the MGI Zip Navigator have easy disconnect to let the wheels free-wheel?  In AZ in the winter, I connect the handle of my push cart to the rear rack on my bicycle, and I pedal to the course with my cart trailing behind me.  I'd love to get a remote electric cart, so the freewheel setting & convenience is important.

If you turn off the power to the Alphard EWheels, it is in free wheel mode. 

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Cart: image.png.50e429cab7658fa55a7699ecf1a9bc3b.pngElectric Cart Tek 1500

All clubs standard length/lie

Driver: :ping-small: G400 LST  8.5 Alta 55 stiff

3 wood: :ping-small: G400 13.5 Alta 65 stiff

3 hybrid: :ping-small: G400 19 Alta 70 stiff

Irons 4-PW:  image.png.be056a2e1b7a7e1815fb084f09da2286.png623M  

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM 6’s gw 50.8, sw 56.8, lob 62.8)

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On 9/1/2020 at 7:47 PM, Gopokes14 said:

If you turn off the power to the Alphard EWheels, it is in free wheel mode. 

Yes, cart rolls just like a regular push cart.

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Cart: image.png.50e429cab7658fa55a7699ecf1a9bc3b.pngElectric Cart Tek 1500

All clubs standard length/lie

Driver: :ping-small: G400 LST  8.5 Alta 55 stiff

3 wood: :ping-small: G400 13.5 Alta 65 stiff

3 hybrid: :ping-small: G400 19 Alta 70 stiff

Irons 4-PW:  image.png.be056a2e1b7a7e1815fb084f09da2286.png623M  

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM 6’s gw 50.8, sw 56.8, lob 62.8)

Putter: :odyssey-small: O-Works Red Versa #7S slant neck

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS and E12 Speed

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I've been using the BATCADDY for 3 years and it has been reliable and easy to use especially with remote control AND the back wheel to prevent tipping while going up hills here is western PA

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On 11/20/2020 at 11:24 AM, jgeary1206@gmail.com said:

I've been using the BATCADDY for 3 years and it has been reliable and easy to use especially with remote control AND the back wheel to prevent tipping while going up hills here is western PA

Yep..me too..Batcaddy R4X and it is a real pleasure to follow it around the course.

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GaDawg ... i used a electric cart for 25 years & my last 6 walking seasons with a Kangaroo cart and the cart was a absolute tank that would go pretty much anywhere and i only had minimal problems , the only detriment was the price , $2100.00 but otherwise if i was still walking i would be still using the Kangaroo .

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On 5/4/2020 at 8:43 AM, GaDawg said:

All -

I started this thread back in late February and decided to purchase the MG1 Zip Navigator several weeks ago. Due to the virus, the walking cart has been in my garage until this weekend. I walked 18 holes both Saturday and Sunday using my cart. I am not sure I will ever ride again unless it's on a vacation and I don't have my walking cart with me. I really enjoyed my round so much more and the exercise was great! The MG1 cart was fantastic, especially using the remote control. The first day, I used my normal golf shoes with spikes and wore spikeless shoes on Sunday. It was the same course and believe the spikeless shoes are going to be the right way to go. It was sooo much better than carrying my clubs or even pushing a cart, which I have done on a few occasions.

 

... Just an FYI but I forgot to charge my ZIP after playing 2 rounds. I thought I had only played one round but realized I had 2 fun rounds with one charge. I had some yellow bars so figured I would use it til it died and bum a ride with my playing pard when it did. I was a little shocked that it lasted the entire 18 holes. One last red bar at the end but made it to my car. So one charge and 54 holes with the ZIP battery. Just amazing. 

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Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
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Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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As usual, I am late to this party, but I just pulled the trigger on the BatCaddy X8R.  Can't wait for it to arrive!

It comes standard with the rear wheel stabilizers, cup-holder, umbrella, etc.  I also got the seat, and basically every option possible :-)

 

 

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3 hours ago, HighFade said:

As usual, I am late to this party, but I just pulled the trigger on the BatCaddy X8R.  Can't wait for it to arrive!

It comes standard with the rear wheel stabilizers, cup-holder, umbrella, etc.  I also got the seat, and basically every option possible 🙂

 

 

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Hope you love yours as much as I have mine.

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I walk two out of three rounds during the week now. I have a Bagboy push cart and now at 70 years old, you guys have me thinking.  Pushing a cart up hills on the bag nine is rough on the ole back!

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1 hour ago, ole gray said:

I walk two out of three rounds during the week now. I have a Bagboy push cart and now at 70 years old, you guys have me thinking.  Pushing a cart up hills on the bag nine is rough on the ole back!

 

... We watch the guys on tour walking with good posture while their caddies carry their bag. The difference between carrying your clubs and pushing a cart is huge. I would argue the difference between pushing and walking behind your cart running on it's own power is equally huge. When you play 5-7 times a week it truly is a game changer. 

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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5 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... We watch the guys on tour walking with good posture while their caddies carry their bag. The difference between carrying your clubs and pushing a cart is huge. I would argue the difference between pushing and walking behind your cart running on it's own power is equally huge. When you play 5-7 times a week it truly is a game changer. 

This week I walked three times and the ole body is hollering uncle 

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... We watch the guys on tour walking with good posture while their caddies carry their bag. The difference between carrying your clubs and pushing a cart is huge. I would argue the difference between pushing and walking behind your cart running on it's own power is equally huge. When you play 5-7 times a week it truly is a game changer. 


Not so bad pushing a cart in Florida


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I have the Foresight Forecaddy and when it was working all features follow, power assist worked relatively well. However, the left handle broke and I brought the cart in for service. They repaired the left handle, and redesigned the handle because others had the same problems. Anyways, I receive my cart back and the follow and power assist modes did not work. Follow mode which is awesome when it works wasn’t the same. I then bring it back to them for service and they said the firmware didn’t take and problem fixed. I then take it out and the same problems occur with the follow mode. Basically the design of the cart is not meant to manually push because the front wheels diameter is so small so if the power assist or follow mode or remote doesn't work, this cart is not designed for manual push. I went from a Clicgea 8.0 to this cart so I know a clicgear design can go through heavy grass and designed well. I bring the cart back and they said they will put the cart through a full diagnostic and give them a week to do the full diagnostic. After a week they email me to tell me “The Forecaddy is one of our devices that is not manufactured in house by Foresight. The Third party manufacturers that designs and builds the Forecaddy ultimately has the authority to authorize all repairs and replacements. We are still waiting a response on your particular cart.”
So the entire time I’m assigning they are fixing my cart in house. My argument is if they can’t fix my cart which is still within 1 year warranty, why don’t they just give me a new cart replacement. This is unacceptable customer service. I’ve been patient with the repair time. I’d be more frustrated if I had to ship the cart in for repair, luckily I’m local. Anyone considering purchasing this cart, I highly DO NOT RECOMMEND.

 

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On 2/4/2021 at 4:06 PM, ole gray said:

This week I walked three times and the ole body is hollering uncle 

OG - I've pretty much wrecked my back from all the bag-carrying I've done in my life (both caddying and playing).  I pushed for ages, and I'd be OK while playing, but I'd be really stiff after driving home from the course.  Earlier this year I actually paid attention to the position you get yourself into when pushing a cart up a hill, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  

I picked up a Rovic RV1S with the original Alphard eWheels, and I love it.  @chisag is spot on about the pros getting to walk all 18 holes with a great posture.  I feel so much better after the round, especially if I need to get in another nine (or more).

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3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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6 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

OG - I've pretty much wrecked my back from all the bag-carrying I've done in my life (both caddying and playing).  I pushed for ages, and I'd be OK while playing, but I'd be really stiff after driving home from the course.  Earlier this year I actually paid attention to the position you get yourself into when pushing a cart up a hill, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  

I picked up a Rovic RV1S with the original Alphard eWheels, and I love it.  @chisag is spot on about the pros getting to walk all 18 holes with a great posture.  I feel so much better after the round, especially if I need to get in another nine (or more).

Thanks for the testimony!  I walked three times this week and when I finished my round yesterday I was a whupped ole man.  I felt like I was the drum and an agitated drummer was popping my ole arse like a beagle on a rabbit.   You lean forward when you push up those steep inclines and no doubt it pulls hard on the lower back.  I have an appointment with my doc March 3rd to schedule an MRI and ablation.   I have two bulging discs, hip pain (on both sides), and knee aches yet I still walk up to 18 miles plus on the golf course not to include my at home walks each week. I'm a tough ole coot but dayuuuuummmmm a cart that allows me to enjoy my walks without kinking up the back would be heaven.  

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On 2/26/2021 at 7:31 AM, ole gray said:

Thanks for the testimony!  I walked three times this week and when I finished my round yesterday I was a whupped ole man.  I felt like I was the drum and an agitated drummer was popping my ole arse like a beagle on a rabbit.   You lean forward when you push up those steep inclines and no doubt it pulls hard on the lower back.  I have an appointment with my doc March 3rd to schedule an MRI and ablation.   I have two bulging discs, hip pain (on both sides), and knee aches yet I still walk up to 18 miles plus on the golf course not to include my at home walks each week. I'm a tough ole coot but dayuuuuummmmm a cart that allows me to enjoy my walks without kinking up the back would be heaven.  

I have a Kangaroo with remote, and it is very heavy. Our course has been very wet, so I have used my push cart to keep from tracking up the course. It is a huge difference using the remote vs. the push cart. It will be a ton easier on your body to use an electric cart.

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On 2/26/2021 at 7:31 AM, ole gray said:

I felt like I was the drum and an agitated drummer was popping my ole arse like a beagle on a rabbit.

As a beagle owner, this made me laugh pretty hard!

 

6 hours ago, Bosox04 said:

I have a Kangaroo with remote, and it is very heavy. Our course has been very wet, so I have used my push cart to keep from tracking up the course. It is a huge difference using the remote vs. the push cart. It will be a ton easier on your body to use an electric cart.

Another plus for the eWheels.  The axle unit weighs less than 25 lbs., and it's compact.  It's not much trouble to get it in and out of the car.  And the wheels are wide; it doesn't mess up the course.

 

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3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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I'd love to hear thoughts on the V2 Alphard eWheels as well...thanks.
I was looking to buy an electric cart and thought for sure that I was going to get the Zip Navigator. But then the Alphard V2 came ont my radar thanks to MGS. I went with the V2 because it was more cost effective, but more importantly, it's "weatherproof", so I won't be afraid to use it in the rain. A representative from MGI actually told me not to use the Zip in the rain. That was a deal breaker for me.

I haven't actually used it yet except for tooling it around in the house because it's been too cold/too much snow to golf.

The unit can work with a fixed front wheel, but a swivel wheel works best. I didn't opt for the TFS (tether follow). They have a non-tethered system in development. Battery is rated for 27 holes, and you can purchase an extra battery if you want. It does have a gyro, so it should steer straight.

I doubt that this unit is going to be perfect, but right now I'm happy with my decision and can't wait to get it out on the course.

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I’ve thought about getting some sort of motorized cart, unfortunately none of my buddies walk...they live on the course we play most often and all own their own carts so I would be holding everybody up if I walked. Plus not sure I could walk in 95* temps in the summer


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