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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

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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

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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.

 

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HYBRIDS 
:ping-small: G410 19°, 22°  |  IRONS :mizuno-small: JPX 900 FORGED 5-PW 
WEDGES :cleveland-small: 
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BALL :wilson_staff_small: DUO SOFT +   :srixon-small: Z-URS   :callaway-small: SUPERSOFT, HX HOT BITE (old stock)
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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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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.

 

 

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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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..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
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..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
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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

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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

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Woods: Cobra Speedzone 3w & 5w

Irons: Ping i200

Wedges: Cleveland CBX 2 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
Grips: Golf Pride MCC Plus-4 Align Midsize
Putter: Evnroll ER7, stock grip
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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 

Driving Iron: New Level NLU-01 Ventus Black 10TX 

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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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