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7 hours ago, TeeBrain said:

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.)

 

17 minutes ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

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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The link is for the non-swivel wheel one. If you can, try and get one with the front swivel wheel, it's so much easier to maneuver.

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The link is for the non-swivel wheel one. If you can, try and get one with the front swivel wheel, it's so much easier to maneuver.
Thanks Matt. I've noticed a difference between them and that seems the preferrable option. I've noticed no one is recommending 4 wheel options.

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I've never used a swivel wheel cart, so I can't comment on whether I would like it better or not. But I will say maneuverability has never been something I've ever even thought of with a cart. They always go where I push them without any sort of thought involved, so I guess that's good enough.

The Caddytek 3 I bought fits in a space 16.3"x14.4"x28.15". That's pretty small. The space I need to fit it into is the "front trunk" of a small sports car - i.e. the trunk that is located where the engine is in most cars. This is an exceedingly small space compared to anything any other regular sedan/coupe/hatch will have. But the Caddytek fits in there perfectly, but just barely. If I had to guess, I would imagine they designed it explicitly to fit into these front trunks.

One more note about the swivel version: it's a little over an inch longer at 29.3" when folded and that would definitely NOT fit into the trunk space of my car. I have barely 1/8" clearance as it is with the cart I have. 

 

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I don't think mine folds up small enough.

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Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
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I have a Big Max iQ+ that I really like. It's light (~15 lbs), folds pretty small (22.8" x 14.5" x 16.5")

Here is the quick review I posted on it.

 

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I have the same model as @B.Boston and did an unofficial review last year right after I bought it:

 

Fits in the trunk of my Chevy Cavalier along with a full golf bag, two pairs of golf shoes, tripod and my tube of practice balls. After basically two years and now almost 100 rounds and probably 250-300+ miles, it has held up really well. I have a loose thread on the cooler zipper that I need to cut off, but no other "issues" to speak of. The cooler does an adequate job of keeping beverages cold for about three hours.

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I have a Big Max iQ+ that I really like. It's light (~15 lbs), folds pretty small (22.8" x 14.5" x 16.5")
Here is the quick review I posted on it.
 
Thanks for more info. I'll check those out as well.

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On 8/16/2020 at 11:38 PM, bellken said:

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. 

Allot of my playing partners have Clicgear, the only issue they have is the umbrella holder. It is fixed and had a rubber o ring that hold it in and several have had issues. Other than that they are really easy to push and once you get the folding down pat they are quick to setup. The other benefit is they have a lever for the brake which is quick and needed on a hilly course.  

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I used to have a Sun Mountain Speed Cart.  It was a good cart but I found it to be a bit big, bulky and took up too much room in the trunk of my car.  It was a good cart though.

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I'm barely older than you (just turned 36). Push cart was one of my best purchases.

I have the Bag Boy Nitron, it is awesome. Super easy to unfold.

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I'm barely older than you (just turned 36). Push cart was one of my best purchases.
I have the Bag Boy Nitron, it is awesome. Super easy to unfold.
Yep, after talking this through I've been convinced. It's the next purchase.

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I carried double all through high school and summers home from college.  I carried my bag until I was about your age and wrecked my back.  Don't wait until you wreck yours.

I've actually changed from regular pushcarts over the last 15 years (Clicgear 3.5 most recently) to a swivel-wheel Rovic RV1S with the first-generation Alphard eWheels.  As great as a push cart is, a motorized cart is that much better.  Playing golf is a breeze now.  And I'm almost 50 and fairly round.

 

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On 8/16/2020 at 12:10 AM, Tsmithjr9 said:

 

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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lol I've been pushing a cart since I was 25... no shame on that. My Clicgear has lasted almost 10 years and no issues so far. I'm now thinking about an electric one for those really hilly courses. I'm 36 btw 😄

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I carried double all through high school and summers home from college.  I carried my bag until I was about your age and wrecked my back.  Don't wait until you wreck yours.
I've actually changed from regular pushcarts over the last 15 years (Clicgear 3.5 most recently) to a swivel-wheel Rovic RV1S with the first-generation Alphard eWheels.  As great as a push cart is, a motorized cart is that much better.  Playing golf is a breeze now.  And I'm almost 50 and fairly round.
 
That's part of it. I've seen a chiropractor pretty regularly since I was 19. And now with a baby I'm a bit more tired than I'm used to. Plus there's always a stiff neck or pull somewhere.

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And I just ordered the 4-wheel Caddytek though Costco. By far the best price for a quality cart. Even after riding 18 this morning my shoulder is on fire, but I think that's overexertion, and necessarily caused by golf. Either way I wouldn't want to carry a bag now.

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On 8/15/2020 at 6:10 PM, Tsmithjr9 said:

 

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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Bottom line: You are a Dad now and that means doing whatever it takes to be the best Dad there ever was for your family, spouse and kids.  Sounds like your focus is already there and right so your obstacle is getting over the bump of caring what others might think.

I used the MGS push cart test from a couple years ago before deciding on my Clicgear 3.5+ and decided the extra cost of the high value cart would pay dividends as it lasts many more years than something of a lesser build.  Was a toss-up with the Sun Mountain Speed Cart so you do have a choice from my point of view.  If you want lots of extra features offered by the company then Clicgear has the edge.  The 3.5+ was just replaced by the 4.0 with improvements to the top bracket that holds the golf bag and the securing straps.

Used my Clicgear for over 100 rounds of golf and with all the unfolding and folding, loading and gentle/rough use it gets on course (I'm gentle but the course does what it does) it does not show any wear.  The 11" wheels are as forgiving in deep rough as they are on gravel and roll easily on fairways and short rough with very little effort.  Maintenance has been wipe-down of dust and brushing off grass and dirt from wheels when conditions are wet.  Tendency is when considering to take something or leave it out of the bag to put it in the bag as even the steepest hills are not a problem with the push ahead effort.

Moving to a push cart is only going to improve life, best part is deciding which one is best for you.  Look at the Best Push Carts for 2020 Buyer's Guide here on the site.
https://mygolfspy.com/best-push-carts-for-2020/.

 

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