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I recently joined a private club and most members walk, which I think is great. A buddy of mine has a motocaddy, older version from 3 years ago. He let me try it out last week and now I want one. There is something awesome about walking down the fairway hands free and not carrying 14 clubs on your back. 

 

I'm looking at either the M5 gps or M7 remote. Is having the remote nice to have? I like that the M5 has  GPS, I use a GPS watch, not a fan of laser rangefinders.

 

Anyone have a motocaddy, I know they are hugely popular in the UK. 

 

I appreciate any insight, thank you.

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I have the MGI Zip Navigator and it is one of the best around. Super stable, remote controlled and tons of tech that keeps it going straight and not tipping (a gyroscope or something internally). The

I believe the consensus is a remote is a must.  Why spend the money on a motorized cart if you need to keep your hand on it all the time anyway?

My friend has one but it's an older model with older technology.  Heavy battery and RF remote control that is balky and loses the sync with the unit.  He enjoys the remote when it works.  I imagine th

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My friend has one but it's an older model with older technology.  Heavy battery and RF remote control that is balky and loses the sync with the unit.  He enjoys the remote when it works.  I imagine the new ones work fine and won't have any issues.  He's planning to splurge and buy a new unit like the ones you're asking about when he turns 70 if not a few years earlier.  I use a push cart and while the motor carts are cool, they don't provide me with $1500 worth of awesomeness but if you have the money and want it, get it.  

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I have the MGI Zip Navigator and it is one of the best around. Super stable, remote controlled and tons of tech that keeps it going straight and not tipping (a gyroscope or something internally). The battery life is great (I have gotten 3 rounds around Bethpage without charging it). 

 

I play with several golfers who have a motor trolley and this one seems to be the cream of the crop. MGI makes several models in addition to this one. They are a great manufacturer, and my model is available on the Costco Website with all the accessories. 

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15 minutes ago, Bluefan75 said:

I believe the consensus is a remote is a must.  Why spend the money on a motorized cart if you need to keep your hand on it all the time anyway?

You don't have to keep your hand in it all the time.

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Remote is a must - I have the MGI Zip Navigator and I never hold the handle unless I am climbing a steep hill or really rough terrain.  The remote is so easy to use and mindless after you get used to it.

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Very interested in following this thread. 

 

I have been a push cart (ClicGear) user for years and as I am approaching 60 young years, I really like the idea of an electric version.  I have a few different ones on my list that are all remote control.  MGI zip, Bat Caddy X8R, and Cart Tek.  I spent some time with Cart Tek on the phone to try and figure out any differences between them all.  After this conversation, watching videos, and reading as much as I can, I will probably settle on the Cart Tek 1500Li.  

 

Certainly would like to hear from anyone that has had any experience with the Cart Tek.  Thanks!

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Got a motocaddy m5 pro dhc back in August, had always carried or used a push, but felt the time was right, esp as the course i play is hilly.

 

DHC if you have a hilly course as the gearbox will last longer. Go for the 36hole battery too, just incase you forget to charge! 

 

Pro has the "send on function" which havnt really used much...

 

Remotes seem fun, but you tend to stay close to them anyway so bit of a waste of cash.. 

 

For the money you pay, just wish that they had some type of sensor on them and one on you so when your walking they match you pace and stay a few yards ahead and then stop when you do, no need for a remote really! 

 

 

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I've got the S3 pro which has been great so far and a playing partner has the S7 Remote.

Whilst it's a cool piece of tech it always seems like he's far to focussed on driving the thing with the remote than he is about either just enjoying the round or thinking about his next shot.

Not to mention he's also dropped the remote a couple of times and nearly lost it, far more things to go wrong with the more advanced models.

 

Whilst I fancy one I don't think I would spend the money on the remote versions as I don't see a worthwhile benefit over a 'standard' model.

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On 10/28/2020 at 12:17 PM, 3fiddyz said:

Got a motocaddy m5 pro dhc back in August, had always carried or used a push, but felt the time was right, esp as the course i play is hilly.

 

DHC if you have a hilly course as the gearbox will last longer. Go for the 36hole battery too, just incase you forget to charge! 

 

Pro has the "send on function" which havnt really used much...

 

Remotes seem fun, but you tend to stay close to them anyway so bit of a waste of cash.. 

 

For the money you pay, just wish that they had some type of sensor on them and one on you so when your walking they match you pace and stay a few yards ahead and then stop when you do, no need for a remote really! 

 

 

Would it be okay if they followed instead of ahead of you? And the first one is made in the UK!

 

https://www.stewartgolfusa.com/collections/golf-carts/products/stewart-golf-x9-follow?CAWELAID=120102590000001553&CATRK=SPFID-1&CAAGID=106303802344&CATCI=kwd-300135116329&CAPCID=427602770633&CADevice=t&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInLDQ1_Ti7AIVIxh9Ch2IMguNEAAYASAAEgItFvD_BwE

 

 

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15 hours ago, Shilgy said:

A few peeps have the Stewart at the club and they are £££ and the remote seems a pain. 
 

am just talking about when you are walking between tee and ball, so it just keeps a constant distance. Am sure something aftermarket could be developed that you could just plug in!
 

the more expensive remote ones need a couple of motors and also a revolving front wheel which is why they cost more. 

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I just purchased a used MGI X3 which is their non remote model.  I should get it this week, looking forward to using it this upcoming weekend.  I have been mostly riding this year, but also walk quite a few rounds with a push cart.  Made the purchase with the hope of walking more rounds.  I am tall and I always felt hunched over pushing the cart, I am hoping this will be a more relaxed experience on the course.  

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I am 6'4 and love to walk too but having to bend over particularly when going up hills leaves my back in knots.  Looking seriously at these remote carts.  My buddy has the MGI and loves it.  Foresight just came out with the Forecaddy which has a follow mode but is also $1999.00 on sale which is a bit pricy.   Caddry Trek looks to be a good value for the money and has a follow and march mode.

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FWIW, I’m 6’2” and this little advice is super helpful for push carts and back issues: (Even when going uphill.)

 

”Keep the buggy close to your body with your elbows at 90 degrees and use your big stabilising muscles to push the buggy along (predominantly your core and leg/buttock muscles)”


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from:  https://www.mytpi.com/articles/health/should_golfers_push_pull_or_carry_their_clubs

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Has anyone considered the Kangaroo Z series?

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3 hours ago, nitram said:

Has anyone considered the Kangaroo Z series?

I have one, and like it for the most part. If you can store it at your club, it’s great. If not, it’s very heavy, and a bit of a pain to haul around, and put together. The speed potentiometer went out on mine, and I bought a new part from Kangaroo, and the mechanic at my club installed it for me. About two weeks later it went out again. Kangaroo is going to send me a new part, but it is going to take almost two weeks to get here. I live about three hours away from their facility. After I get it fixed, I’m going to sell it, and get a Cart Tek.

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Thank you @caniac6for your reply.

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I'm 64 years old and have the MGI navigator.  I've been a walker all my life and still carry from time to time.  If I carry however, I can play 2, or at most 3, days in a row before I need a rest day.  Using the navigator there is no limitation to the number of days in a row or on those days where I wish to play 36.  I will admit a trolley with a remote like the MGI took a little time to get comfortable.  Early on I micro managed the speed and direction of the unit and it diluted my focus on playing the game.  Now I just send it on its way in the general direction of the ball, and stop it in proximity.  I can readjust positioning of the trolley at my leisure when I am nearing my lie.

 

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i have about 12 rounds on a Caddy Trek. I got an insane good deal on a barely used one otherwise i would not have gone that high end. Paid $500 for it. I like everything about it except that i never use the march or follow features. They are a pain to engage and they don't work very well. otherwise the cart is very stable, batter is good. Oh and the remote has raised buttons which i don't like because if you stick in in your pocket to and bend over and accidently push a button your cart can take off. It's also kind of noisy, it has a slight hum. If i had it to do over i would get the Alphard Ewheels. A few of my friends have that one and i really like it better.

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I have gotten in about 4 rounds so far on the MGI X3, bought it used off of Ebay.  The mileage counter stated it had 180 miles on it, so maybe 20-25 rounds.   Thus fary I really like playing with it.  It is quiet, easy to use control, and from what I can tell one round of golf is nothing for the battery as I usually show all bars still on the battery.  

 

I could see where a remote may be handy at times, but I really like the simplicity of it.  Hope to get many more rounds out of it over the years.  

 

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Thanks for all your input and discussion on my question. I think I've made a decision, the Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC looks to be the winner. 

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