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First, off I hate being this guy because I'm sure there's 100 posts about this already. But it's there an MGS thred on the best/top rated/value carts?

 

After walking 18 yesterday I got home and was whooped. It was around 90 for the last few holes, but I've walked in worse heat & humidity. My home course is hilly and the past few years I would walk it both Sat & Sun.

 

I feel like it's too early (I'm 35) to switch to cart. I carried my bag my whole life, and I was a caddie carrying doubles till I got through college. I know there's even college golfers using carts and all ages. Still feels like I'm admitting defeat a little early.

 

On the other hand I want to keep walking the course as it's my main exercise. We have a baby now, and my wife's health is iffy so conserving energy for keeping up with the little one and the increasing honey-dos. I could also be fresher for tournament days.

 

So any way, can someone point me in the direction of best push carts?

 

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I really like my CaddyTek that I got from Costco. About $150 delivered and has some good features.

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I carried too long.  It was then posed to me....pick up/put down that bag wrong once and how long will you play NO golf until your back feels better.  I had a 2 strap bag and still sometime only used one( "old school")  I bought a cart the next day.  Honestly, I kicked myself in the ***.....it's like having a caddy.  AND......I play more golf....and feel better.  I can carry more water, too.

 

Even my kids use them now.....

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Theres no shame in wanting to use a push/pull cart in order to save your back.  Walking with a cart is still better than riding in a cart, IMO.

Ive actually been pondering a pull cart myself because Ive come to realize that now that Im back to carrying a full set, my Sunday bag is a bit small for 14 clubs and Ive been looking at getting a cheap pull cart off Amazon in order to save my back.  If you don't mind a pull cart, Amazon sells a nice, basic one for about $35.

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Also....In my research....push cart is better than pull for your back.....if you're going to go cart....I suggest push.  Hand brake vs foot brake is preferred (as i have read and many prefer who I play with)

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I carried too long.  It was then posed to me....pick up/put down that bag wrong once and how long will you play NO golf until your back feels better.  I had a 2 strap bag and still sometime only used one( "old school")  I bought a cart the next day.  Honestly, I kicked myself in the ***.....it's like having a caddy.  AND......I play more golf....and feel better.  I can carry more water, too.
 
Even my kids use them now.....
That's the general train of thought I was having, how long till something goes. I have a lightweight Ping stand bag, I only carry about 10 balls and a jug of water with me, besides clubs (obv[emoji16])

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Theres no shame in wanting to use a push/pull cart in order to save your back.  Walking with a cart is still better than riding in a cart, IMO.
Ive actually been pondering a pull cart myself because Ive come to realize that now that Im back to carrying a full set, my Sunday bag is a bit small for 14 clubs and Ive been looking at getting a cheap pull cart off Amazon in order to save my back.  If you don't mind a pull cart, Amazon sells a nice, basic one for about $35.
Ive been looking at Amazon, and I'd prefer a push cart to the pull though. My thoughts started when I was playing with my sister a few weeks ago. She's a hairdresser so I wanted to keep my distance. I put my bsg on the cart and just walked along. I felt so much better than usual.

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I have an older Sun Mountain which I use less these days as it doesn't fit in my car. Good cart, and I do like how its pneumatic tires roll easier than the foam tires on all of today's carts.

I borrowed a Clicgear for the better part of a full season and it was nice and does fit in my car, but was somewhat finicky to setup and fold up.

I then bought a Caddytek 3, which I like even better than the Clicgear. It's significantly easier to fold and unfold, and also fits in my car nicely.

In the end, pushing a cart is far less fatiguing than carrying. Especially these days where I need to carry extra water since the courses aren't putting water jugs out due to COVID. If a cart is good enough for the young guns playing collegiate golf, it's good enough for me. 

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I really like my CaddyTek that I got from Costco. About $150 delivered and has some good features.

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Too bad they're sold out right now. Though GG had some options for around $200.

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Here is the link to the best push carts for 2020 - https://mygolfspy.com/best-push-carts-for-2020/
I have a Clicgear 3.5, and, it would be a solid choice. The new version 4.0 has some nice improvement. 
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2 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

Too bad they're sold out right now. Though GG had some options for around $200.

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Actually, it seems like they're available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/CaddyTek-Caddylite-EZ-V8-EZ-Fold/dp/B07DSXGLN5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=caddytek%2B3&qid=1597590027&sr=8-2&th=1

The Amazon listing seems to change daily, if not hourly, depending on the stock available on hand from Caddytek. Be careful - that listing also shows "other sellers" who are marking it up above what Caddytek sells them for. But it seems like Caddytek is selling them at their regular $180-ish price. Good on them for not price gouging (though I know this cart has been available in the past from Costco for less, I think this is still a fair price for an excellent cart.)

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Actually, it seems like they're available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/CaddyTek-Caddylite-EZ-V8-EZ-Fold/dp/B07DSXGLN5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=caddytek%2B3&qid=1597590027&sr=8-2&th=1
The Amazon listing seems to change daily, if not hourly, depending on the stock available on hand from Caddytek. Be careful - that listing also shows "other sellers" who are marking it up above what Caddytek sells them for. But it seems like Caddytek is selling them at their regular $180-ish price. Good on them for not price gouging (though I know this cart has been available in the past from Costco for less, I think this is still a fair price for an excellent cart.)
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Ive been looking at Amazon, and I'd prefer a push cart to the pull though. My thoughts started when I was playing with my sister a few weeks ago. She's a hairdresser so I wanted to keep my distance. I put my bsg on the cart and just walked along. I felt so much better than usual.

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You can still push the 2 wheel ones if you want, it just takes more effort because you have to balance some of the weight yourself.
The 3 or 4 wheel ones are the best to push though and it puts less strain on your body.
Pushing is always better than pulling from an ergonomic standpoint.

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Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 54* and Top Flite chipper

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I picked up an older clicgear on FB marketplace. It’s a 3 wheel pushcart and I’m loving it. I’ll likely upgrade to a newer one once I figure out what I want exactly.


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One feature I am glad I lucked into on my cart....brake on the handle.  My son has a foot brake model and doesn't like it as much....

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1 hour ago, EEZurg said:

One feature I am glad I lucked into on my cart....brake on the handle.  My son has a foot brake model and doesn't like it as much....

I replaced my perfectly functioning Caddytek with a Clicgear for this exact reason. Bonus was that the Clicgear folds up smaller and fits in my trunk a little better

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I’ve been loving my CaddyTec Caddylite EZ V8. Was $180 on Amazon. Tough to beat at that price!

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I am 32 and enjoy walking. Push cart is the best purchase I have made highly recommend. CaddyTek is what I have as many others have said. Great value I love walking.

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I replaced my perfectly functioning Caddytek with a Clicgear for this exact reason. Bonus was that the Clicgear folds up smaller and fits in my trunk a little better
I've heard lots of good things about Clicgear over the years, but I am liking the Caddytek line. I know I want the push over the pull. I appreciate everyone's advice and the links!!!

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