Most golfers are keen to have the best equipment available on the market to pursue their sporting passion. This habit not only adds up financially, but also in weight which can effect your game / fitness.
The game itself is popular with people of all ages, genders and backgrounds, with the number of people playing consistently high. Every sector of society will be feeling the financial pressures at the moment, none more than those who are trying to enjoy retirement. Apart from having more leisure time in retirement, the game provides social interaction and a good level of exercise. One of biggest downsides to the game is; the additional coinage spent getting the equipment you really want, not the equipment you have to ‘tolerate’.
One of the necessary areas of luxury is your club horse. By that I mean your golf trolley of choice. So, what’s on offer?
Push, Pull or Stomp
- Push, or pull, golf trolleys are the cheapest option and although they do reduce the impact of that hefty bag of kit, they still require a reasonable amount of strength. Personal preference will be a part when selecting a push/pull variety, although many individuals find it easier to pull the trolleys. The downside to this type of trolley is that pulling or pushing can impact on your back and arms – both crucial for perfecting your swing.
- Electric golf buggies. You don’t have to be a President or a Pope to afford one of these, but normally people choose to hire not buy. While they will remove all of the physical hard work from golf this is also their main downside. Golf does provide an great moderate intensity type of exercise – important for all players but perhaps more so for older golfers. If you’re chugging around the course on a buggy, you aren’t really getting the best out of the health benefits the game has to offer.
- Electric golf trolleys. These combine all the best bits of both push/pull golf trolleys and golf buggies. Electrically powered, they take all of the unnecessary strain out of the game, keeping you fresh, alert and keeping your back and muscles in good condition, while leaving you free to reap the benefits to your health that golf can offer.
Fit for Purpose
So, should you rush out and buy an electric golf trolley today? This is of course down to personal preference. Ultimately for regular players, they are probably the best solution to the problem of heavy bags of golfing equipment, but don’t rush to buy one. For infrequent players it may make more sense to start of with a standard push/pull type of trolley. For more serious and more frequent players an electric trolley will make sense and should also be considered as an investment. They should take the burden for many years to come, so shop around and make your decision carefully.
Stick With Wisdom
Established suppliers with a longer trading history are a good place to start, not only will they provide quality equipment and accessories but will, for the most part, be able to offer good after sales and service, from experts in the industry. Most trolleys will come with a range of additional fittings and fixtures, from drinks holders to umbrella holders – important in the UK game, at least. Think about your own needs and game as well – electric golf trolleys are battery powered and the batteries are designed for different lengths of course, while some are more suitable for more challenge terrain. With the right trolley you should find that the worst of the strain is taken out of the game, leaving you fresh physically and mentally to perform at your best.
Golf is a popular game, with a number of health benefits and very few risks. To get the most out of the game electric golf trolleys can reduce the excess baggage you need to carry – while allowing you to focus on the game.
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