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INTRODUCTION AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS Greetings fellow Spies! Golfish reporting in for another great testing opportunity provided oh so graciously by Motocaddy and MGS! Quick intro about me. A

Look what the FedEx man left at my home today! [emoji378] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Took the M5 out for a spin today (lol sounds like I am talking about a certain German performance sedan) to test the battery life. Last time the battery was charged was last week after my second round

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MotoCaddy M7 Electric Cart

 

Style What’s it look like  (18 out of 20 points) 
 

The M7 looks like a Mercedes Benz truck  with sleek lines and a nice tight booty er I mean body. It reminds me somewhat of my Bagboy Nitron push cart which is easy on the eyes too.  While they are similar in style, the M7 looks like it’s on steroids with a muscular frame and heavier build. Yep it’s larger than your weekend push cart only because of the really solid frame and body. The good news is it folds as well if not better than some of the push/pull carts that have come down the pike. If you take the wheels off, it should definitely fit in the majority of vehicles.  

 

 

We also received a scorecard holder (I keep my score on my watch) and a device holder. I tried my phone in the device holder and it worked well however I was not willing to push the limits with my apple phone intact. 


The M7 might look like the Mercedes of electric carts however it’s tougher than a stud boar hawg fighting for the corn bin.  It's a tough hombre because I took it through places only armoured personnel carriers and military grade humvees should travel. It bounced over rocks, roots, pine cones, mud, water, and thick wet morning rough with minimal problems.  I will say when hitting pine cones and rocks, the two small wheels in front hopped around like Bubba Grimes waiting to pee during church service. I’d like to see how one large wheel would react on the M7…..  With that said I’m totally sold on the frame lasting several years up to a decade and more. 

 

Easy Setup (18 out of 20 points)

The M7 is practically fool proof to set up. It’s mostly assembled in the box you receive from the factory. Slide on the tires and pull them out until you hear a little click and you’re cooking with crisco. The user manual is exceptionally well written and guides you through each step with ease. No need to google instructions on the M7!

 

 

On-Course    (17 out of 20 points)

Once you begin your first round with the M7 you are timid about where you send your cart to. It’s like jumping on your bike for the first time, you don’t want to run into old lady Gertrude’s rose bush or Uncle Felton’s fish pond. You develop skills as you continue your journey with the M7. Heck now I can cut donuts, pull wheelies, and race Bubba Jenkins and his golf cart like an old pro. Initially you have to hone your skills with the remote control however in no time at all it becomes easy peasy.  I did take a spin around the yard chasing my three dogs to build my skills before I hit the course.

On the course it’s a real benefit to my golf game.  It frees up my mind as I’m walking towards my ball to get ready for the next shot.  Not that I’m unsociable, however when you're in a golf cart with the likes of Homer Skillrider and he’s talking up a storm, you have little to no time to prepare your mind for golf stuff. 

I’m 70 years old and I generally walk three times per week which adds up to 7ish miles per round or 21+ miles. I LOVE the M7 because it saves my back from pushing uphill and through other rough terrain I sometimes encounter. Exercise is my friend and having a cart that allows me to walk with some speed is awesome for my cardiac and muscle tone in my legs. It’s good for you and keeps my body strong. If you don’t use it, you lose it. My push cart is a Bagboy Nitron which is an excellent non electric cart. With that said walking hands free is a totally different game which has actually elevated my golf game. I’m playing better golf now!  Why? I suppose the ability to focus on golf instead of the hot chick Monroe slobbered on last night is a huge plus. 

 

 M7 use of the remote (17 of 20 points) 

I would suggest caution when using in tight areas.  When you first start your cart and you’re close behind, it will have a tendency to fishtail. Maybe it was my driving, however it will move to either side before you can right the ship. It’s like a bull with a hornet up it’s butt, don’t get in the way or you’ll be on the wrong side of a bad day. I was on a par three waiting on another fellow to hit. Well I was on the left side of my M7 and didn’t realize the wheels had been turned hard to the left. Once he hit I started moving and hit the forward button on the remote. Next thing I knew the cart was molesting me! It ran up my leg and was stomping my foot like an Italian in a grape tub. The old farts I was playing with were belly laughing with tears running down their cheeks. Yup be careful in tight areas.

I would still opt for the remote system. It’s cool watching it running way ahead of you and folks in another fairway looking around scratching their heads. 

I love sending it to the next tee box ahead of me (pending no one is hitting).

Hands free walking down the fairway is the bomb!

 

Electric Cart  Usefulness (17 out of 20 points)

As I stated earlier in my review there is no doubt I have played better golf since using the M7 electric cart. It’s all about concentration for me. If I want to talk it up with a friend I will hop on their riding cart and chat all day. Catch up on the news both home and elsewhere.With that said I have seen obvious gains in consistent scoring since I began walking. 

 

I’m getting old.  Hell I’m 70 now and in ten years I may slow down from walking or I may not.  Even after three knee surgeries with two of them major and a broken right hip I’m a rejuvenated walker.  Not pushing my cart is a huge advantage. Post round I can still be productive later in the day. Going to Little League ball games and other family events is no longer a dreaded thing. Give me an hour or two off my feet and I’m back at it. 

 

Play it or Trade it? (20 out of 20 points)

Am I going back to pushing a cart or maybe selling or trading the M7?  Nope ain’t gonna happen chief. It’s stuck with me for the next 10 years or so. I’m gonna ride this hoss for as long as my old arse, knees and feet can hang. 

The good, the bad, and the ugly:  

It’s good for your game to be able to concentrate while walking. It’s good for your health and keeps you young. It’s good because you don’t feel so burnt out after a round. You can get in your truck without tripping over your shoes from being dog tired. Since I started back walking two years ago, it’s good to see a few of my senior friends following suit. A couple of them are seriously contemplating an M7. One young man in his twenties is saving his money for one. 

Bad -- well I would say the small wheels in the front are a D- for me. They hop all over the place while you’re taking those shortcuts between tees. Pine cones, sticks  and chipmunks - jk becoming stuck between the wheels causing skidding and bumping around like a dog with a porcupine stuck on his arse. I’d like to see one large wheel to keep objects from interrupting the roll.  

It’s a little heavy and while I understand it helps with the stability of the cart, most old folks ain’t as studly as I am. Even after taking the battery out, lifting it up in my truck is an eye opener. Most old coots, wimpy young bucks, and skinny gals will notice the weight. If the engineers could find a way to lighten it up a bit it may reach a wider audience. 

Fishtailing can be a problem. Small clicks for left and right turns are important however if you hang on a pine cone the small clicks don’t work as well. Hard press either way on the left/right buttons can cause sudden turns that could put you in a lake or off a bridge. Adding a large single wheel might help with the fishtailing. 

Ugly --  There’s nothing ugly about the M7. It’s an awesome looking cart and gathers looks all around the practice area. 


 

Total Points: 92

 

I would like to thank MotoCaddy and MyGolfSpy for this opportunity.  Roger at MotoCaddy is a class guy who offered full assistance. It was a blast and an honor to review the MotoCaddy M7 electric cart!

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : Currently Testing motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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I was .. very pleasantly! .. surprised by my wife with an MGI Zip Navigator for my birthday (yea me ☺️) - I really like it, but I'm still really curious as to how it compares to the Moto Caddy models, so looking forward to learning more about them.

Have FUN guys!!!

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..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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12 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

I was .. very pleasantly! .. surprised by my wife with an MGI Zip Navigator for my birthday (yea me ☺️) - I really like it, but I'm still really curious as to how it compares to the Moto Caddy models, so looking forward to learning more about them.

Have FUN guys!!!

Does that model have remote control operation? I will be testing the M5 GPS so wont be able to compare remote control operation modes. However, from what I can tell, many of the big names in electric push carts seem to have similar form and function. Already got 2 rounds in the books with my Motocaddy M5 and it definitely makes a difference with energy levels after walking an 18 hole round.

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Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : Currently Testing motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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That thing folds up pretty small! Can you guys show pictures of it in your trunk? Bonus points if you have a small car, trying to see just how compact this thing really is.

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Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

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12 minutes ago, yungkory said:

That thing folds up pretty small! Can you guys show pictures of it in your trunk? Bonus points if you have a small car, trying to see just how compact this thing really is.

Sorry I drive a Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab so I guess I don't get your bonus points. But, I do store it inside the cab with the bench seat up. It fits between the folded up bench seat and my golf bag which is on the floor in the back. I will take pictures next time of how I have it stored. It really is a compact unit especially if you invert the wheels. You can invert the wheels so that it takes up even less space.

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : Currently Testing motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

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Nice first impression @golfish! Is there any indication in the box of how many hours the battery lasts? Or if not how much did the battery go down after your 2 rounds?

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Very nice intro golfish. Your attention to detail is spot on. Would like to see the videos as they did not upload. Did you get a bag with the cart as well?


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18 hours ago, golfish! said:

Does that model (MGI Zip Navigator) have remote control operation?

Yes! Works nicely, too, though if it were me I might re-design the button layout. Haven't tested it yet but there's supposed to be a fail-safe stop if you get too far away from the cart.

Another plus, imo, is you can easily operate it from the handlebar with one hand and a thumb for the speed control knob (eg. remote charge dies or you're going thru tight spaces).

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Looking forward to the updates. With that first video I thought you were playing Three Jack National... but glad you were on some green grass in videos two and three.....

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I’m looking forward to seeing the reviews on these, I’m seriously considering an electric cart to get me out walking more


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Nice writeup. Definitely looking forward to what the testers think of this cart. 

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On 4/9/2021 at 12:17 AM, golfish! said:

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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Greetings fellow Spies! Golfish reporting in for another great testing opportunity provided oh so graciously by Motocaddy and MGS! Quick intro about me. As my MGS handle and picture implies, I am an avid golfer and fisherman. Yes that is me holding a casting rod on a golf course trying to fish my 6iron and my buddy's sandwedge out of a tree. Long story but DM if you want to know more! The GRINT says I played 89 rounds last year which is about right. I do play at least once a week and sometimes 2-3 times if the boss is on vacation! I am currently a 16.7 handicap index that has been trending down lately! My personal best round is 84 on a course measuring 6743 yards from the white tees with a slope and rating of 72.5/133. I currently live in Southern California and have been playing golf seriously for about 4 years. Before then I was a range rat for about 2 years ingraining bad habits into my swing! I chose to use pictures of Marines "humping" (hiking for you civilians) up a hill because that was me back in early 2000's. I served as an 0311 (yes PXG names their clubs after Marine Corps MOS designations because Bob Parsons was a Marine in the Vietnam era) which is your basic infantryman/grunt during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I did a lot of humping up and down hills and was the leanest, meanest fighting machine you'd ever seen! Now as an engineering manager married with two kids, I am quite a bit larger, and slower, and maybe not as mean! But I keep telling myself I need to get back to that time where I was in the best shape of my life. So I try to walk the course whenever I can which is usually any season other than summer here in SoCal. Everyone thinks it is a nice comfortable 70 degrees here all year long. That may be the case in the beach counties but cross the mountains into the Inland Empire and it is desert so it gets pretty hot in the summer.

I applied for this Motocaddy test because I wanted to see if having an electric trolley (as they are called in Europe) would allow me to walk during the summer rounds here. As my home course is in a city called Chino Hills, it is quite hilly. The other course I play often is called Mountain Meadows because it is carved at the base of a mountain so there are some elevation changes there as well. This is actually not my first time using an electric push cart as I was in Germany a few years ago on a business trip and managed to get a round together with someone from the vendor I was visiting. He let me borrow his wife's Motocaddy (can't remember the model) as he told me that most everyone in Europe walks and does not ride in a cart. Imagine my surprise when I check my emails and get a notification that I had been selected to test the Motocaddy! 

As @GolfSpy MPR mentioned we were given the option to test either the M5GPS or the M7 remote. The main difference between the two is that the M5 has an integrated GPS for course info and has a full color display that shows things like yardages and hazard info. The M7 does not have this but has a remote control for operation. After a good ol knife fight, I was selected for the M5 GPS unit. 

UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The box is very sturdy and I was a bit concerned when I picked it up from the Fedex office as I saw some damage on one of the panels. Thankfully it did not transfer to the unit and unit came well packaged and well thought out so nothing would jostle and get damaged in transit.

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The unit comes mostly assembled, with just the battery, wheels, and bag straps not attached.

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What I was not expecting was the included glass screen protector for the GPS screen. Motocaddy definitely went and got a manufacturer to design and make this custom for this screen as the fit is perfect. Little things like this are what tells the customer that a company appreciates them and is thinking about customer satisfaction. Our phones which for some border on the same cost as a Motocaddy unit don't bother to come with a screen protector! Take some lessons here Apple and Samsung! I install my own screen protectors on my phones so installing this one was the same process.

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Looks like there is a SIM card for the GPS which is preinstalled in the unit. No idea where it would go anyway but again nice touch not having the customer have to install something that is vital for the function of this product.

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Some random pictures of the instruction manual, the battery box, etc.

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The battery connector is proprietary and you will need to use their charger. Charging took about 4 hours for the indicator to go from red to green. Battery is fairly compact but dense. The case is well designed so that it sits in the battery compartment during use and is easy to lift out for charging etc. The instructions recommend disconnecting the battery when not in use to as there is no on/off button. 

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Once out of the box, folding and unfolding is a breeze. 2 latches control the opening and closing of the unit and the front wheel folds in automatically. Attaching the wheels is also easy as each wheel has a small release button you press and push the wheel on to the axle. The wheel system is designed well as there are two notches on the axle for the wheel to lock into. One notch is for battery operation which allows the motor to drive the wheels. The second notch is for freewheel mode if you don't want to use the motor and it allows the wheels to freewheel on what I believe are it's own bearings. Smart design and as an engineer things like this excite me! The accessory station also comes pre-attached and Motocaddy has been gracious enough to send us the full accessory kit which includes a drink holder, umbrella holder, device cradle, and score card holder. This has not yet arrived as I believe we have been told they will be shipped mid April. Perhaps the accessory kit will have what I am looking for but compared to my manual push cart, there is no actual storage on the cart. 

ON COURSE FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I have 2 rounds in (first one was the day I got it lol) and I have to say at first I was not sure if having an electric push cart was going to make a big difference. I am relatively young, in my mid 30's and not totally out of shape. However, after the first round using this, I can't quantitively measure the difference (maybe it is time for a whoop band?) but for sure I was much more energetic at the end of the round than when I used my manual push Sun Mountain Reflex cart. This course is relatively flat with little elevation change (Bryson could probably drive his ball from one end of the course to the other and see the ball flight mostly the entire time!) so the battery usage was minimal. My second round which I played this morning was on a much hillier course. Even with the use of an electric push cart, I was much more exhausted after the round (though that could be attributed to me getting the second dose of COVID vaccine yesterday) and the battery meter looked more depleted. (forgot to take a picture of the screen after to show the battery meter but will remember for future rounds). Controlling the cart is fairly simple, there is a large button in the middle of the handle bars for motor on and off. The button has a dial around it for controlling speed. You can change speeds while the cart is in motion and the response is fairly fast. You can also change speeds while the cart is stopped so that when you turn on the motor it will accelerate to that setting. I did notice though that sometimes the speed dial would not register a speed change and I had to try a few times. Might be I am trying to turn the dial too quickly. Finding my course on the unit was simple as the screen is touch screen and you choose "Play Golf" from the home screen and it searches for GPS data. It will then display courses closest to your location and you choose the course and go. I had no trouble finding the course for both of my rounds. The screen is pretty bright and easy to read in direct sunlight. The screen can be a touch sensitive as during my round I would notice I had pressed the screen accidentally and advanced a hole or went into a setting menu. Most of the menus are intuitive though and you can find your way back to the home screen easy. I did accidentally end my round somehow today between the 5th green and 6th tee box but I was able to find the course quickly before teeing off. You can use the M5 to track your score but it is not saved anywhere. I use my phone to enter my scores on Grint anyway so I am looking forward to the accessory kit. For now I use my Desert Fox phone holder strapped to the push cart. One thing I had to get used to is the lack of onboard storage. My Sun Mountain Reflex has 2 storage bins that I use to hold extra tees and my range finder as well as a 2 ball holder. Not a big deal as the whole point of having a push cart is that you have your bag right there with you and you don't have to walk over to your cart. Plus maybe the accessory kit will have some onboard storage options. Worst case I will use the drink holder as a ball holder as I know my giant water bottle wont fit in it for sure. 

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Comparing distances with my shotscope V3 and a range finder, I noticed the distances on the Motocaddy GPS were consistently longer on the first round. The hazard info was closer to my Shotscope numbers. The M5 has the ability to connect to wifi to update firmware and course mappings. I updated the course info for my home courses yesterday and I did notice that the distances were pretty spot on for my round today. Forgot to take pictures of distances today but I tried to rely on the M5 GPS for distances to greens for my approach shots and I was hitting the greens like a champ today. Even had one rip back 10 feet to within 6 inches from the hole! Not that the push cart had anything to do with that but definitely had the right distances!

Here are some videos of the cart running along in the parking lot and on the course. I also tested the DHC (downhill control) function which keeps the cart at the same speed when going downhill. The ADC (automatic distance control) function is pretty cool too. Allowed you to set a distance from 5-60 yards and the cart will go that distance then stop. Handy for making the cart go and wait for you at the next hole. Just make sure there are no obstacles or hazards in the way as the cart only goes in a straight line and will not stop until it reaches the preset distance! I can neither confirm nor deny that I may or may not have taken out a footgolf flag today... The cart handles bumpy terrain fairly well though I would recommend holding on to the handles if it gets really bumpy or you are travelling across an incline that is perpendicular to the direction of travel as the cart may topple over. (almost had an accident on one hill but was holding on the handle bars so it didnt go over). 

 

 

 

 

Overall excited to be a part of this test and walk more rounds than previous summers. It is just starting to get heated up here in SoCal so I will also be tracking my weight over the course of the test to see how much walking 1-2 rounds a week contributes to my fitness. Again thanks MGS and Motocaddy for this awesome opportunity and looking forward to talking with Roger, the CEO of Motocaddy USA next week as he has asked for a quick zoom call to go over the features and some starting tips as well as to answer any questions we may have. Also there is another surprise to come but you have to stay tuned for details on that! Not sure if any other company has shown this much dedication to a product test in the past but it shows how much they actually want to hear our honest opinions and ensure the testing goes smoothly.

 

 

 

Awesome start!!! Those videos were really clear! How did you embed them without YouTube? 
Man, I need one of these things to help me get back in-shape!!!

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila RIP Alpha 105 S, tipped 1”

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All clubs have :Arccos:  In the Winn Dri-Tac 2.0 Oversize grips

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Looking forward to this


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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Great job partner! Hoorah 💣

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Ping
 2021 Fetch Putter with SuperStoke 3.0 Grip

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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