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Push Carts

TNtoTaos

Angel Diva
I don't know if it's an Australian thing specifically but my husband's has an insulated compartment you carry ice and beer in...
It's not -- many of the larger models here have those, too.
 

MissySki

Angel Diva
Yeah, my cart has an insulated cooler specifically designed for it, though it is an add on. I did not get it as it had pretty poor reviews and I honestly haven’t needed it because I’ve only been playing 9 holes so 1-2 water bottles is all I’ve needed which can fit in my bag and cup holder. I do want to see if there is an after market one that would work with my cart and has better reviews, but haven’t looked into it yet.

The other thing I didn’t get due to poor reviews is a phone holder. The one Clicgear sells requires you to attach something to your phone case permanently, and I don’t like that. Does anyone use a good phone holder attachment they’d recommend? I’ve been using the free version of 18Birdies for score keeping and GPS distances, so it’d be great to have it sitting right there on the handle versus having to stash it after each use.
 

TNtoTaos

Angel Diva
The other thing I didn’t get due to poor reviews is a phone holder. The one Clicgear sells requires you to attach something to your phone case permanently, and I don’t like that. Does anyone use a good phone holder attachment they’d recommend? I’ve been using the free version of 18Birdies for score keeping and GPS distances, so it’d be great to have it sitting right there on the handle versus having to stash it after each use.
I don't use a phone holder because I read an article about how the GPS distancing works, and it works off your phone placement. So if your cart is away from your ball, you won't get an accurate reading; I carry my phone in my pocket, and use my Apple watch to keep score, check distance, etc, via the SwingU app (I use the paid version - the middle tier, not the Premium - and it works well for me). Since scoring and distance is accessible on my watch, I never have to take the phone out of my pocket.
 

MissySki

Angel Diva
I don't use a phone holder because I read an article about how the GPS distancing works, and it works off your phone placement. So if your cart is away from your ball, you won't get an accurate reading; I carry my phone in my pocket, and use my Apple watch to keep score, check distance, etc, via the SwingU app (I use the paid version - the middle tier, not the Premium - and it works well for me). Since scoring and distance is accessible on my watch, I never have to take the phone out of my pocket.
Usually my cart is nearby, but my Apple Watch also shows distance while 18birdies is running so that part is fine. I prefer to mark scoring on my phone and usually do this as I’m walking to the next hole so it’d be perfect if the phone was mounted versus my holding it while pushing the cart with my other hand.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
How do you ladies enjoy your push carts?
I tend to get a golf cart because I often play 18 holes and take a lot of hydration because the high desert temps we endure can be fatiguing.
Several times we've been joined with a friend who has his own push cart and he navigates quite well so its got me thinking that I could, perhaps, enjoy a push cart.

The down side is, the new set of clubs I just received came with a choice of golf bags, one of which was the Arnold Palmer LE bag and the other is the Ultralight + Cool bag. I ended up choosing the Arnold Palmer page because it looks fun and the other bag was a few lbs lighter but looked boring.
Will the extra couple lbs make a difference when using a push cart?

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TNtoTaos

Angel Diva
How do you ladies enjoy your push carts?
I tend to get a golf cart because I often play 18 holes and take a lot of hydration because the high desert temps we endure can be fatiguing.
Several times we've been joined with a friend who has his own push cart and he navigates quite well so its got me thinking that I could, perhaps, enjoy a push cart.

The down side is, the new set of clubs I just received came with a choice of golf bags, one of which was the Arnold Palmer LE bag and the other is the Ultralight + Cool bag. I ended up choosing the Arnold Palmer page because it looks fun and the other bag was a few lbs lighter but looked boring.
Will the extra couple lbs make a difference when using a push cart?
I love using my cart, and I walk every chance I get. The only times I don't walk is if the weather is threatening (and I might have to make a fast escape), or if it's just too hot+humid (I'm in TN, so 90+ temps + >70% humidity mkes it unbearable - but those times are rare), or when we're having a league 18-hole play date and everyone is riding. I really feel like I'm getting so much more out of my golf rounds when I'm walking.
Nowadays most carts can accommodate most bag sizes; if you're unsure, go to one of the big sporting goods stores and compare different carts before you buy. I usually get my golf gear on Amazon, because of the price difference, but at least check them out in a regular store.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I love using my cart, and I walk every chance I get. The only times I don't walk is if the weather is threatening (and I might have to make a fast escape), or if it's just too hot+humid (I'm in TN, so 90+ temps + >70% humidity mkes it unbearable - but those times are rare), or when we're having a league 18-hole play date and everyone is riding. I really feel like I'm getting so much more out of my golf rounds when I'm walking.
Nowadays most carts can accommodate most bag sizes; if you're unsure, go to one of the big sporting goods stores and compare different carts before you buy. I usually get my golf gear on Amazon, because of the price difference, but at least check them out in a regular store.
Thanks. I'm based in Reno, NV so my weather is very different than where you're from and I'm not sure how hilly your courses are, but there are a few out here that are considered un-walkable.

If I had an inkling that I may start walking I probably would have picked the boring yet light weight bag, but...I do like my Arnold Palmer bag.
 

MissySki

Angel Diva
I have a bag heavy starter set carry bag, so I don’t think that’s an issue. At least it isn’t with my Clicgear cart. I really like walking, feels like good exercise and I like that it relaxes me a bit while getting to the next shot. Today I played 9 holes alone and finished in 58 mins walking, thought that was quite good. There are some hills where I played, though not excessively so.

If it’s uber hit/humid give me a driving cart. The other thing is if we are racing the sunset or the course is super busy with riders it can be helpful since I’m still slow overall.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I thought I remembered a push cart thread! Any updates from anyone, since it’s been a couple of years?

I’ve been eyeing the Clicgear model 4, it’s a 3 wheel cart. One of the women in the golf class has one and loves it. She’s brought it to the little 9 hole course we’ve met up at and I was very jealous on a hot and humid day when I had my bag on my sweaty back walking uphill while she effortlessly pushed hers around! :rolleyes: During lessons on course we drive carts, but I am hoping to get out to more small courses around me this summer so getting a push cart seems like a good idea.



I have a Sun Mountain 3-wheel cart...after taking a look at their website, I think I have an older version of the V1R (maybe the V1). Love it.

I bought it secondhand, but it was almost brand new from a friend of a friend, for like $100...couldn't pass it up. DH was pretty jealous when we golfed together, and he was lugging around his bag. He ended up finding the exact same cart, slightly more banged up, and missing the umbrella holder, for like $25 at a yard sale! I wouldn't hesitate to look at secondhand...eBay, Facebook, or Craigslist. Lots of people get into the sport for a summer, barely use the gear, then realize it's not for them.

Never going back to carrying a bag...I even switched to a cart-style bag shortly after acquiring the walking cart. I agree with @TNtoTaos take on it...I'm way more inclined to walk a course with it, getting in the extra exercise, and saving the cart fee.

ETA: Procrastination is getting the best of me, and it's not even 9AM! Had to share, because the pink seemed right up your alley...

Ebay: Pink Sun Mountain V1R

After doing some research both on SkiTalk and other on line reviews I ended up getting a used Clicgear 3.0.
In my research it would have been either Clicgear or Sun Mountain. I found that they share accessories with their attachment. Also I like how they both fold up nicely.

The only accessory I have on mine so far is an XL cup holder. The set up is working really well for me.
Phil's cart still has the basic cup holder which is working well for him.

However, living in the mountains, there will be times that walking with or without a pushcart won't work.
One course we golf occasionally encourages you to not walk, and have a hard rule about walking it if the temps are 90º or higher. After golfing there a few times I can see why. The elevation changes are insane.

We've walked, using the pushcarts 7 times this spring. It didn't take long to figure out our course and cart management.
By the end of the season my 57 year old butt better be smaller ;)

Speaking of butts.... has anyone used the stool attachment that goes on the Clicgear or Sun Mountain carts?

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TNtoTaos

Angel Diva
After doing some research both on SkiTalk and other on line reviews I ended up getting a used Clicgear 3.0.
In my research it would have been either Clicgear or Sun Mountain. I found that they share accessories with their attachment. Also I like how they both fold up nicely.

The only accessory I have on mine so far is an XL cup holder. The set up is working really well for me.
Phil's cart still has the basic cup holder which is working well for him.
Pushcarts are great! Glad you found one you like. In addition to a cupholder (or one that fits a double-walled insulated bottle or cup!), I have a little mesh bag to hold -stuff- and an umbrella holder that comes in very handy when it's really hot and sunny. The best type of umbrella to get is one that has silver Mylar on one side to reflect the sun. It really helps to have a bit of shade to stand in!
 

MissySki

Angel Diva
I really do love my cart. I was worried this season that I wouldn’t remember how to open and close it after the winter since it was a little tricky to me when I first bought it. However, it came right back to me so I guess it’s ingrained. I do have a bunch of accessories I bought but haven’t put on it yet, good reminder to find that box that’s buried somewhere and do that!
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
Pushcarts are great! Glad you found one you like. In addition to a cupholder (or one that fits a double-walled insulated bottle or cup!), I have a little mesh bag to hold -stuff- and an umbrella holder that comes in very handy when it's really hot and sunny. The best type of umbrella to get is one that has silver Mylar on one side to reflect the sun. It really helps to have a bit of shade to stand in!
I have talked to a few people who have umbrellas out here and the issues we have are the Sierra winds.
One guy said he had an umbrella destroyed when a wind gust picked up.

When Phil golfed near Sacramento a few weeks ago, he said he was paired with someone who had a Clicgear with an umbrella who swore by it for hot days. But they don't get the wind there that we do here.
 

TNtoTaos

Angel Diva
I have talked to a few people who have umbrellas out here and the issues we have are the Sierra winds.
One guy said he had an umbrella destroyed when a wind gust picked up.

When Phil golfed near Sacramento a few weeks ago, he said he was paired with someone who had a Clicgear with an umbrella who swore by it for hot days. But they don't get the wind there that we do here.
Oh right -- I remember the winds when I was living in NM! But you can keep the umbrella in your bag, and just use it when there's no wind. I thought they were dorky at first, until I tried using one. Now I always carry it in my bag.
 

Susan L

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I used to walk with a pushcart and an umbrella is a must. It is windy here in NM but never an issue with my umbrella - mine has wind vents and uv blocking layer on the inside. I then upgraded to an electric cart and it is so much nicer to not have to push. I still walk 2 times a week but I carry my bag now. Only 8 clubs, 3 balls and a bottle of water. I use a different cart bag when riding and I have so many useless things in that bag!
 

SkiBam

Angel Diva
I wouldn't be without my umbrella. I bought a push cart a few years ago at a flea market and it's the best $10 I ever spent! Has a really good umbrella holder - when others' umbrellas are tipping over mine stays upright. Only in extreme winds might it be a problem. I have to confess that once it did cause my entire cart to blow over.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I wouldn't be without my umbrella. I bought a push cart a few years ago at a flea market and it's the best $10 I ever spent! Has a really good umbrella holder - when others' umbrellas are tipping over mine stays upright. Only in extreme winds might it be a problem. I have to confess that once it did cause my entire cart to blow over.
What brand pushcart did you get?

I have Clicgear, based in part on recomendations from @MissySki and in part due to other research.

I talked to a guy with a similar cart at our local golf course and asked him what accessories he uses.
He has the umbrella as well as seat.
He said he can't use the umbrella at Sierra Sage(the course we golf at the most) because of the high winds. He said windy isn't an issue as much as the gusts we get.

He said he doesn't use the seat so much while playing golf but he does when he comes to the practice facility.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I have so many useless things in that bag!
I was just cleaning out my bag and the compartment in my pushcart.
I found myself asking the question: "when did I put that in there?"

I may try an umbrella at some point but for now its been fine without it.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
Great! So now we can start on your next golf shopping list!

Tall cup to fit cup holder
Super long reusable straws for the cup (you'll sip water much more often if you don't have to pick up a cup and put it back)
Umbrella
GPS or laser rangefinder
I like the idea of the birdie bottle.
I went to their site and realize I already have one that we keep GranMarnier in for winter moments when we drink hot cider with a shot of GM.
Just to update now that I’ve been using my Clicgear model 4 cart for awhile.. I LOVE it!! I got home from golfing tonight and was just like wow I’ve used it so much more than I thought I would and it really makes me happy to have out there. Lol There was a good sale recently on accessories for the Clicgear carts, so I bought some extras too. Haven’t actually used them yet, but I figure I’ll get that stuff more dialed in for next season. Currently I am most often just trying to golf as quickly as possible to finish with enough light because we are losing it so quickly now. I wish there was more time, I am finally starting to have some things click with my contact issues and it stinks that the outdoor season is almost done.
You and I have talked in depth on SkiTalk about this.
I'm so glad you talked about Clicgear last fall.
We not only found two for me and my husband, but we got a third one for Plai from SkiTalk, which he is loving.
We were golfing with a guy yesterday who used to use a Clicgear with a seat and an umbrella. He started riding in a cart since he's developed a lower back issue so he was selling his set up.
Phil asked how much and we snagged it up for a freaking deal.

The nice thing is, we have friends we golf with who don't have push carts and this will allow us to have a back up or spare for someone who wants to walk with us.
 

SnowHot

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
Birdie bottle -- I was introduced to this by a putting instructor my golf friend and I were paired with one day. He said every time he comes home from golf, his wife checks to see if the Birdie bottle is empty. If it isn't, she asks "what's wrong? didn't you have fun?" So we helped him avoid that kind of pressure at home. He introduced us to Skrewball, peanut butter whiskey, and to the "rule" that newer golfers celebrate pars just as he would a birdie. It added some fun to our day ... we were all cheering each other on to make pars and birdies. I actually made par that day on a par-3 hole by chipping the ball up over a tree and landing it on the green. If you get a Birdie bottle or any kind of flask, you will need a small funnel for filling it.
That link was broken but I found the site okay.
I realized that I have one of those that I got at a tradeshow close to 10 years ago.
We have it filled with GranMarnier because we put a splash into our hot cider on a cold day during ski season.
I may have to mix that up for a birdie bottle.

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