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MotoCaddy Poll  

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  1. 1. Could a MotoCaddy get you to walk more?

    • Let's stretch the legs
      65
    • Nothing could make me walk
      1
    • I already walk
      81
  2. 2. Which model would you be most likely to spring for?

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    • M5
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    • M7
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After reading the MGS reveiw, I did a little extra research and decided to go with the remote control MGI Zip Navigator.  It is light enough for an old guy like me (73) to get it in and out of the SUV.  Pay attention to the company's recommendation to test drive the Zip in the backyard before taking it on the course.  I drove the Zip into my wife's car (not good) and on the course had to wrestle it to the ground before it almost pushed me into the lake.  Operating the controller while the Zip is coming at you takes a little practice.  It took about four games before I got the hang of driving the Zip, meaning I didn't tip it over. Once I got the hang of driving the cart I really enjoy it.  The hillside stablizer is definately a plus.  The adjustable 3rd wheel is very useful.  My buddies and I tested the control range out to 250 yards and it was still controlable.  I really liked the variable speeds.  The wheels have good traction even in muddy areas and the battery is very easy to install and uninstall.  The accessories are really useful.  The umbrella holder, seat, card, phone and drink holders are most useful for me.  The wheel covers are of marginal value.  The rain bag was out of production when I bought the Zip.  Overall, the Zip Navigator is an outstanding piece of equipment.  It really makes walking the course more enjoyable.

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I have a Clicgear 3.5 that I love and have had for 7-8 years

I know that they make the ALPHARD EWHEELS CLUB BOOSTER

That adapts to the Clicgear, the price is a little bit more reasonable also

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I just got the V2 ewheels by Alphard. It is totally awesome. It does everything I want it to do. Converts my push cart into a remote controlled caddy. I also have a tether that allows my bag to follow me. I walked 8.5 miles and felt great. Best investment I ever made. 

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For more years than I can recall I walked every time I played and carried my sticks , then I received a push cart for a gift and walked every round with it , while I loved the cart and it’s ease , the transporting to and from course was a difficulty and unless I had a large enough vehicle it was quite time consuming. Now living in Florida most of the year and the setup of courses is long distances between tees , courses with multiple nines , it isn’t feasible to use the cart . I could take up north in the summer  but most of the senior guys I play with ride , so alas so do I . I still walk daily over 3 miles as a means to stay healthy and really would enjoy walking the course again 

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I prefer to walk, and enjoy the exercise. I normally carry when I walk, however I've thought about getting a push cart off and on. I don't think I'd be interested in a Motocaddy for a number of reasons. A number of courses I like to play are hilly, and I'd have concerns over the cart performance. Just as important, the costs to me are prohibitive and not something I'd be looking to spend.

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10 hours ago, Agent 87 said:

I've been looking at these and others with lithium battery packs. What struck me  as crazy is the price of a replacement battery.

The ewheels replacement battery was the only one reasonably priced.

We just finished our 3rd season with our MGI Zip with lithium batteries and they show no signs of losing and charge or battery life. When you look at the cost of a cart rental and the number games you play  the buggy is paid for in 2 seasons   Following the manufacturer battery care recommendations you easily get five years on a lithium battery if you have to replace it for $500 it would only take 5 to 10 rounds to breakeven so see you’re still ahead the only cost that it is is additional cost for new shoes that you wear out for all the walking

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These look like great carts. I generally walk using a pushcart as I quickly learned that my shoulders won't take carrying my bag for 18 holes. I enjoy the workout as the course I normally play is quite hilly, but also recognize I may be reducing my scoring potential by expending energy into moving the cart versus my shots. It's a potential tradeoff that I am OK with... for now.

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Been a walker for as long as I can remember .... back when they were called "pull" carts (2 wheels) instead of push carts because you had to actually pull them behind you. At the end of the day your dominant shoulder would be sore from pulling it around but it was a heckuva lot better than carrying a bag. I tried that a couple times and felt like I'd just been through a football game.

Currently use a 3 wheel caddy tek and pretty much every chance I get I'll walk. DRIVES ME NUTS when some courses have a 'no walking before noon' rule. I'm in the walking-is-just-as-fast-as-riding camp; especially when the course is crowded and there are small gaps between 4somes and usually a "90 degree" rule. Which I really despise - what's the point of riding if you can't drive to your ball? I get that they don't want the fairways to get damaged but at a certain point it takes even longer.

I love walking; have always been a hiker growing up in the PNW.
Walk directly to your ball.
Have all your clubs with you (riders have to go back to the cart because they grabbed the wrong club?!)
Can get exact distance w/your rangefinder.
Golf the way it was meant to be played (see: Scotland).
Stress reliever. (scientific fact that if you hit a bad shot the longer it takes you to get to your ball for next shot the better. 🙂 )
...so many benefits...

Really love the idea of a power caddy. Some courses I have walked have been SUPER steep and it's exhausting at the end of the day. A power caddy would be really helpful and it wouldn't matter how steep the course is.

But at 1000+ it's not even an option. That is crazy expensive. 
Saw a couple comments on the batcaddy and looked it up and those go as low as in the 300's... that's more my style. 
Going to seriously look into this for next season.

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13 hours ago, WaffleHouseTour said:

Im looking at the pictures and have a real persnickety question... No drink holder?  No place to keep a couple extra balls or tees?  I know, I know, your bag is right there.  But every push cart has those things.  Am I missing them, cause I don’t see in the pictures.

I took a Bagboy push cart and added the Alphard ewheels. So I’d really miss those items.

Two things you can count on with using a remote - first, the battery in the remote will dies with zero warning just before you have to go up a hill (keep extras AAA batteries in the bag); and second, you will send it someplace you didn’t intend (like into a creek).  Despite having both happen to me, I’d never give up my remote.  It’s so nice to just walk at your own pace. The positives far outweigh the negatives.

I’d appreciate hearing more on real world experience with how compactly they fold up and fit in the trunk.  Anyone?

I would like to go electric (w/remote...) but have already spent much money on a Clicgear cart so was looking to go the Alphard ewheels route. Pros/Cons, given your experience?

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I don't walk now, most of the Florida courses I play want you to rent a cart.  If and when I join a private course with walking available, I'm certain to purchase an electric trolley as walking is best.

Dave Mueller

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8 hours ago, Lkt4gs said:

I would like to go electric (w/remote...) but have already spent much money on a Clicgear cart so was looking to go the Alphard ewheels route. Pros/Cons, given your experience?

Had a friend of a friend who went the route of retrofitted wheels. The longevity of the battery is questionable - less than 18-hole range after only one season. MGI Navigator is the best route to take if affordable.

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Interesting read/review.  I still walk with my Sun Mountain push cart everywhere I can.  While I'm hopeful I can do this for my entire golf life, a motorized cart will eventually become a need.  Until then, I'll continue to get a wee bit winded and feel the burn in the calves on those long uphill holes.  Honestly, I like the exercise.

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I have had 21 knee and 14 ankle all on my right knee.  I am 100% permanently disabled veteran.  I rejoice in the fact that I can play golf.  It is my only competitive avenue.  I could walk on a very flat course like they have down in Florida if I had too but it would cost me at least 5 strokes.  I need to use CBDMD Freeze in 1500 or better still 3000mg just to make it thru 18.  I know from my ARCCO's data that I lose most of my strokes in either the first 3 holes or the last 3 holes.  I know that it takes me about 30-40 minutes to get loose because warming up with full swings would cause me more loses than gains.  I know that as the pain in my knee causes me to not push off effectively down the stretch because our course is very up hill at the end of the round.  For me to score at the end of the round I need to take at least a full club extra!  Walking and golf may be how it was meant to be played but I will enjoy a good ride spoiled!

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Fairways: Callaway Mavrick 15*  19*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

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11 hours ago, Mackdaddy9 said:

I have had 21 knee and 14 ankle all on my right knee.  I am 100% permanently disabled veteran.  I rejoice in the fact that I can play golf.  It is my only competitive avenue.  I could walk on a very flat course like they have down in Florida if I had too but it would cost me at least 5 strokes.  I need to use CBDMD Freeze in 1500 or better still 3000mg just to make it thru 18.  I know from my ARCCO's data that I lose most of my strokes in either the first 3 holes or the last 3 holes.  I know that it takes me about 30-40 minutes to get loose because warming up with full swings would cause me more loses than gains.  I know that as the pain in my knee causes me to not push off effectively down the stretch because our course is very up hill at the end of the round.  For me to score at the end of the round I need to take at least a full club extra!  Walking and golf may be how it was meant to be played but I will enjoy a good ride spoiled!

I wanted to pick both the "sad" and "love it" buttons at once.  Sad for the injury and what you're having to deal with but love that you're not letting it stop you from playing 👏  If there ends up being an Official Forum Review opportunity for one of these carts, I'd like to enter and, if picked, have it sent to @Mackdaddy9.

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On 12/3/2020 at 5:22 PM, Hopen2Score said:

Had a friend of a friend who went the route of retrofitted wheels. The longevity of the battery is questionable - less than 18-hole range after only one season. MGI Navigator is the best route to take if affordable.

I always get 18, with two of the five status lights still on.  I’ve never pushed for more than 18.  But I just finished my second season and still going strong. 

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