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I feel like I'm getting old, but it's time to break down and get a push/pull cart since my back won't hold up for carrying 18 holes anymore. I'm looking for advice.

1.) Pros/cons on push vs pull?

2.) Best value for under $200?

Requirements: Needs to be easy to fold/break down to put in trunk (play lots of different courses and need to take it with me!).

Thoughts?

 

Thanks!

Mick

Titleist AP2 718 - AMT White S300 Shafts, Standard Length and Lie

Rocketballz RBZ Stage 2 - 10.5 degrees, Stiff 60g Fujikura Rocketfuel Shaft

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Push is easier on your back.    Reconditioned Clicgear is hard to beat. https://www.clicgearusa.com/collections/clicgear/products/reconditioned-clicgear-rovic-carts

Driver -     Rogue ST Max
Woods -   Rogue ST MaxRogue ST Max 3, 5 & 7 Wooda 
Irons -      Rogue ST MAX OS  5 - AW
Wedges -   Zipcore RTX 6 50°  CBX2   54* & 58*  

Putter -    ER2
Rangefinder -  NX9 Slope
Ball -  Vice Pro Soft Drip

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Thanks for the input! I'll keep that in mind.

 

Thanks,
Mick

Titleist AP2 718 - AMT White S300 Shafts, Standard Length and Lie

Rocketballz RBZ Stage 2 - 10.5 degrees, Stiff 60g Fujikura Rocketfuel Shaft

Right Handed

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Handicap - 7.8

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17 hours ago, Micklars said:

I feel like I'm getting old, but it's time to break down and get a push/pull cart since my back won't hold up for carrying 18 holes anymore. I'm looking for advice.

1.) Pros/cons on push vs pull?

2.) Best value for under $200?

Requirements: Needs to be easy to fold/break down to put in trunk (play lots of different courses and need to take it with me!).

Thoughts?

 

Thanks!

Mick

Just a thought.... you can also pull a push cart. I know many players on my home coarse that switch it up during a round. I am going to purchase a push cart when this "thing" is stable and I'm back to work.

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Pull carts are basically no frills:

  • No storage compartments 
  • Two wheels
  • Compact
  • Inexpensive

Push carts have more features available:

  • Storage options
  • Three/four wheels
  • Easy to push
  • Holds an umbrella
  • Holds a smartphone/GPS device
  • Hold a cigar
  • Seat attachment
  • Several styles, brands and options on the market

I’ve had both and prefer a pushcart. There are compact versions out there and available under $200, e.g., Rovic, TGW’s own brand.

 

DRIVER :cobra-small: AEROJET 10.5°  |  FAIRWAY :callaway-small: ROGUE ST MAX 3/15°
HYBRID :ping-small: G410 21°  |  UTILITY :Sub70: 699 V2 U 5/23°
IRONS :Sub70: 699 V2 6-PW |  WEDGES :cleveland-small: CBX 2 50°, 54°, 58°
PUTTER KIRKLAND Signature KS1

BALL :callaway-small: SUPERSOFT
BAG :1590477705_SunMountain: 3.5 LS  |  PUSHCART :Clicgear: ROVIC RV1S

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7 hours ago, berkeleybob said:

Pull carts are basically no frills:

  • No storage compartments 
  • Two wheels
  • Compact
  • Inexpensive

Push carts have more features available:

  • Storage options
  • Three/four wheels
  • Easy to push
  • Holds an umbrella
  • Holds a smartphone/GPS device
  • Hold a cigar
  • Seat attachment
  • Several styles, brands and options on the market

I’ve had both and prefer a pushcart. There are compact versions out there and available under $200, e.g., Rovic, TGW’s own brand.

 

Can you not pull a push cart? 😀

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I have been looking at the Big Max IQ+. It is $199.99 with free shipping from the company website. Just researching to make sure it will hold a stand bag before I pull the trigger. 

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3W: :taylormade-small: M4

Hybrid: Nike Sumo 2

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Push cart is much easier to handle. I like walking a golf course but carrying a bag for 18 holes is a lot on someone's back at any age. I decided to buy a CaddyTek Caddy Cruiser One ($159 on Amazon) and I loved it for all of the one round I got play before covid-19 shut us down. I was much looser for my swings and it was a much more relaxing round. I tried a few hand carts and I can say that a four wheel cart is much easier to maneuver than a three wheel cart.

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I just broke down and got a cart for Christmas.  I got a Caddeytek off of Amazon for about 160, hower i see they are now over 200.  I've used it a couple of times now and I love it.   maybe after the crisis is over the price will come back down.  Still, I found this cart to be a good fit for me.

 

 

Mike McLellan

I was once given a tip to take 5 strokes off my game, it was called an "Eraser". 🤣

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Another fan of 4 wheel push carts here.

Look on the MGS forums under User Reviews and under Most Wanted Testing sections; also look around online to compare folded dimensions, weight, etc .. whatever features are most important to you.

Generally Bag Boy, ClicGear and Big Max seem to get the most favorable mentions.

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5W...Callaway Great Big Bertha (MCA Kai'Li Red 50/R)
7W...Tour Edge Exotics EXS (Tensei CK Blue 50/R)

4H...Callaway Epic Super Hybrid (Recoil ZT9 F3)
5H...Callaway Big Bertha ('19) (Recoil 460 ESX F3)
6i-GW...Sub 70 699 V2 (Recoil 660 F3) 
54°, 60°...Cleveland CBX2, CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
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nRoll ER5 or MLA Tour XDream (P2 Reflex grip on both)
...all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart. Ball often, not always, MaxFli Tour.

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I am looking for cart that folds up pretty compact.  We travel full time in our travel trailer and storage space is limited.  As much as I'd like to just throw the clubs on my shoulder and head down the fairway that is not the reality these days.  Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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Bought a Bag Boy (can't remember the model) last year and have be pleased. Folds compact in less than 10 seconds. 

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On 4/27/2020 at 9:02 AM, rbgntx said:

I am looking for cart that folds up pretty compact.  We travel full time in our travel trailer and storage space is limited.  As much as I'd like to just throw the clubs on my shoulder and head down the fairway that is not the reality these days.  Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Sorry for being late to this thread.

Define "pretty compact".  Most quad carts fold up pretty compact.  I have used the Sun Mountain MicroCart for about 8 years, and I can get two of them and two bags in my trunk (Dodge Charger).  The Bag Boy Quad XL is a good cart that I looked at as well.

If I were going to replace my cart, I would consider Big Max.  They have models that fold up very flat, which might be useful to store in a travel trailer.  They are rather expensive, but have a great reputation.  Not sure of their availability given COVID-19.

https://us.bigmaxgolf.com/golf-carts/

 

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Anyone else really struggling to find ANY push carts available online? I guess it's pretty understandable for places to be sold out... but if anyone knows a good online place to look then I would appreciate the help. 

 

Thanks

Driver: Ping G430 LST 9*

Woods: Cobra Speedzone 3w & 5w

Irons: Ping i200 5i - PW

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged GW, RTX Zipcore 56* & 60*

Putter: Axis 1 Rose B

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On 4/10/2020 at 8:07 PM, CGERICKE22 said:

I have been looking at the Big Max IQ+. It is $199.99 with free shipping from the company website. Just researching to make sure it will hold a stand bag before I pull the trigger. 

Did you pull the trigger on the cart? If so, any update on how you like it? Looks like they should be back in stock late-June and I'm going to try to pick one up once they're back in stock

Driver: Ping G430 LST 9*

Woods: Cobra Speedzone 3w & 5w

Irons: Ping i200 5i - PW

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged GW, RTX Zipcore 56* & 60*

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You're going to have a heck of a time finding any cart in stock, but when things settle down here's another vote for the reconditioned Clicgear 3.5+. Got mine last year, looks and works as good as new.

Driver: Ping G410 LST 10.5°, Mitsubishi C6 ONYX 60 Stiff, 44.5"
Hybrids: Callaway Apex 19, 2H-4H, Fujikura Atmos TS Hybrid Blue 85 Stiff
Irons: Callaway Apex 19, 5i-AW, Aerotech SteelFiber 110 Stiff
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 Jet Black, 54-10S and 60-8M (bent to 58°), Aerotech SteelFiber 110 Stiff
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I think push for sure over pull. Costco is best value and can always return after using if you don’t like

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 Ventus Blue 8X 

Hybrid:  :taylormade-small: Sim 2 - 19 Hybrid Tensei Orange 90TX

Irons:  :taylormade-small: P790 4-5 P7MC Raw 6-PW MMT 125TX

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On 12/5/2020 at 6:52 AM, LeftyMatt89 said:

I think push for sure over pull. Costco is best value and can always return after using if you don’t like

Even better lifetime Costco warranty

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I bought the Caddytek 3 wheeler from Costco ......rolls very nice and ,of course, Costco Discount.


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Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and Edison forged 53* and 57* wedges with KB PGI Senior shafts(80 grm).

Putter: 33” Evnroll ER6R or  ER2 or Bellum Winmore Model 707,   or Nike Method Core Drone  w/Evnroll Gravity Grip

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG, Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist TruFeel

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I bought the Caddytek 3 wheeler from Costco ......rolls very nice and ,of course, Costco Discount.


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I missed out on it. It was the best deal of the year. I've got a 4 wheel caddytek but was looking for a 3 wheel for my wife.


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Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

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:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

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:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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18 hours ago, fozcycle said:

I bought the Caddytek 3 wheeler from Costco ......rolls very nice and ,of course, Costco Discount.


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At one point I think they were down $100 on clearance the first week of November at Costco. 

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

:titleist-small: Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Titleist ProV1

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie

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Official Nippon Regio B+ Driver Shaft Review

Official Stewart Q Follow Review

 

 

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8 minutes ago, RollingGreens said:

At one point I think they were down $100 on clearance the first week of November at Costco. 

Yup - just over $100. for the cart. Sold out almost immediately.  

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:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter

:ShotScope: V3
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Teste:SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

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21 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Yup - just over $100. for the cart. Sold out almost immediately.  

I had wanted a clic gear for the longest time and wasn’t able to find any in stock. Pricing on the caddytek made it hard to justify the clic gear. So far I’ve loved everything about it. Very easy to maneuver and store

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:taylormade-small:Stealth 2 13deg Aldilla Rogue Silver

:taylormade-small:Stealth 2 15deg Aldilla Rogue Silver

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

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

:titleist-small: Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Titleist ProV1

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie

:callaway-small: 300 PRO Rangefinder

Official Nippon Regio B+ Driver Shaft Review

Official Stewart Q Follow Review

 

 

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