Motorised carts are great for the odd resort golf weekend but ever since the Scots whacked a feather filled ball with a hickory stick, golf courses were meant to be walked. Golf buggies have come a long way since the rickety Dunlop push carts, evolving into the deluxe steel behemoths with pneumatic tyres and padded seat. However the latest range of pushcarts have taken the design to a whole new level. Three and four wheelers designed with comfort in mind, and ease of folding and storage. The top of the range is the Clicgear 3.5+ Pushcart, after reading the reviews this model stands out over all its competitors. So as my rickety, heavy steel cart was nearing the end of its useful life I thought it only right to head to the nearest Pro-shop and upgrade to the Clicgear.
The Clicgear 3.5+ is the latest evolution of the Clicgear pushcart, the large powdercoated aluminium tubing gives an immediate strong and sturdy look. In its folded form, the cart easily fits into a compact boot with the golf clubs. The unique folding system is an easy 3 step process that quickly unfolds the cart and is ready to go. No re-attaching seats and wheels, its all one single unit. The bag attaches to the cart with elastic pull straps, that keep the bag firmly secured to the cart. The handle unit can be shifted up/down to a comfortable position, and integrates a storage ‘glovebox’, and a storage net. Also included with the cart is an umbrella holder that attaches to the handle, and a cup holder! OK, this is starting to sound a lot like a car review!
Once you hit the course the cart rolls well on its three large wheels, and handles the undulations of a course well. With the wide wheel base there is no feel that the cart will tip. A handbrake is also integrated into the handle, and given how easily the cart rolls, you will use the break a lot to stop your clubs ending at the foot of the hill or bottom of the lake! The club sit relatively high on the cart giving easy access to the clubs. The cart corners well and there are no signs of instability at higher speeds.
And to make this feel even more like you are buying a car, there is a massive number of additional options for this cart. In addition to covers and carry bags, there are attachments that click directly onto the cart including holders for drinks, GPS and rangefinders, a cooler bag, seat and more. And the cart comes in a range of color options from black/grey/white to bright greens, oranges and yellows.
At the end of the game, the cart folds back with the flick of a couple of levers, and locks with a solid click ready to go back in the car boot.
The Clicgear pushcart doesnt come cheap, in Australia it retails for $270-$280 but after a couple of rounds, the investment is worth it. This is a quality piece of golf equipment and will last many a round.
Clicgear have built the ‘Ferrari’ of Golf pushcart/buggies. The quality of build is evident, and whilst this is a lot of money to pay for something that pushes golf clubs, you are spending 4 to 5 hours pushing this vehicle up and down hills, in heat, cold, wind and rain, so dont you deserve a supercar-t on the course!