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BEST GOLF PUSH CARTS
Walking is the purest way to get around a golf course — it’s as the game was intended to be played, with time spent between shots ambling alongside playing partners and soaking in the beauty of the golf course.
It’s also good for you, too. Consider this: If you walk a standard, 18-hole golf course, you’ll stroll about four miles — give or take. You’ll also burn upward of 900 calories, which makes walking even more enticing for those of you wanting to shed a few pounds but are not keen on treadmills or working out in the gym.
The caveat? Sure, walking is great, but sometimes carrying a golf bag isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. A heavy load on your shoulders can actually hurt your game, causing unwanted fatigue in the back, shoulders and arms, which could adversely affect your ability to swing the club.
What to do? Get a push cart. Better yet, get one of the best push carts. We pored through dozens. Here are our top picks for push carts that will protect your back and make the game even more fun when you walk.
Best golf push carts for foldability
Clicgear 3.5+ Cart
Clicgear calls its 3.5+ Cart its “Flagship” model, meaning it’s leading the way in terms of function and foldability as it transforms from a small, compact size for traveling into a robust and sturdy push cart when in use. Speaking of sturdy, this cart just plain feels right — it’s heavy enough to be supportive, but it’s a thoughtful design makes it feel light and easy to push. As for accessories, it has a hand brake, handlebar adjustments, console, storage area, and an umbrella mount — everything you need for hassle-free walking. Our favorite add-on accessory is a toss-up between the cart seat and the cooler.
Best golf push carts for turning on a dime
Sun Mountain Speed Cart GX
After playing just a few holes with the Sun Mountain GX, it’s easy to see why and how Sun Mountain has kept the Speed Cart GX line going strong since it pioneered the 3-wheel push cart category back in 1999. The cart almost pushes itself for easy drifting and simple maneuverability. It also comes with a bracket to hold a sand/seed bottle, a mesh basket, a slot for a cellphone (handy!), umbrella holder and an ergonomic (and very comfortable) handle. It’s also foldable with the bag still attached.
Best golf push carts for ease of use
Bag Boy Nitron Auto-Open Push Cart
The “Nitron” in Nitron Auto-Open Push Cart comes from having a nitrogen-powered automatic opening mechanism (Nitro-Piston Technology), that makes the cart the easiest to open of any push cart we’ve covered so far this year. A pull and tug from the top and the wheels auto-deploy. It also comes with places to keep your stuff in order, including spots for golf balls, scorecards, your cellphone — even your oversized water bottle or coffee jug. The optional solar charger (to juice up your cellphone) and Bluetooth speaker are must-have add-ons.
Best golf push carts for transportability
Big Max Blade IP Push Trolley
The most striking feature of the Big Max Blade IP Trolley (that’s what they call carts in the UK) is the way its One-Fold System enables the cart to fold down completely flat, making it even easier to transport in the trunk or backseat of a car. Even still, it has an organizer panel for your necessities, double brakes, and adjustable brackets to fit a variety of bag sizes. The smooth rolling wheel bearings make it feel zippy, but again, it’s that small, flat form factor that makes the Blade IP a top choice especially for golfers short on trunk or storage space.
Best golf push carts for maneuverability
Spin It Golf Easy Drive Push Cart
For the golfer wanting more maneuverability in an easy-to-open design, the aluminum-framed Easy Drive Push Cart from Spin It Golf is the ideal choice. For starters, it’s a cinch to open with a quick push of a button, a gentle pull and boom, it’s ready for play. Thanks to a convenient lever located by the handle, the front wheel can either be locked (like most 3-wheeled carts) or can be set to swivel, making it a breeze to turn the cart on a dime. It also comes with an adjustable handle, storage area, a scorecard, cup and umbrella holder, as well as a wide wheelbase for added stability.
Best golf push carts for a smooth ride
CaddyTek CaddyCruiser One Version 8
It’s the only four-wheeled cart in our roundup, and rightfully so as the CaddyCruiser One Version 8 is super easy to roll, even in longer, rough grass thanks to a pair of cushioned front wheels. It comes with an umbrella, scorecard and beverage holder, and did we mention how easy this cart is to push through thick grass? It glides like it a wet knife through butter. Easy to fold and setup, the CaddyCruiser also comes with our favorite accessory — a cooler built into the big storage compartment conveniently located right under where the golf bag goes.
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