Manual trolleys have a deeply unfair rep in my opinion. While all the clubhouse talk is focussed on the latest electric models and battery life, the faithful manual trolley is something of a hermit, often lying cold and alone in the trolley shed. Yet these workhorses still do their rounds come rain and shine. And generally without a single moan.
Of course, their stars shined a little brighter once the push method came along, but to my mind, they are still considered as ugly sisters.
But with Stewart Golf’s new R1-S Push, there is nothing remotely ugly about it. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it verges on being almost trendy. Ten different colour schemes for a start; all of them cheery enough to brighten up the dullest of mornings. There’s the thoughtful nest of holders for your umbrella, scorecard, drink bottle, pen and balls. Ingenious padded bag jaws that effortlessly grab any size of bag and smart and simple silicone straps to hold it in place.
But then comes the science. Stewart Golf has built its brand on the back of British quality engineering, and the R1-S Push has quality engineering all over it. At its heart is a rack and pinion folding mechanism that uses 4 racks and 4 pinions to smoothly and effortlessly unfold the moving parts simultaneously with a simple lever to lock it all into place. It folds back down again just as easily into a compact little bundle that will fit neatly into the car or on a shelf in the trolley shed.
Stewart is keen to point out that this patented design stops dirt and grime getting anywhere near the moving parts as its all hidden away inside the aluminium frame. Less opportunity for anything to jam and a longer life for the trolley in the process.
Finishing it off is a footbrake that firmly anchors the trolley when you need to park it.
The trolley performs very well on the course although with its fixed front wheel, turning a tight angle can be a little clumsy. That said, it rode the winter fairways with ease and after a spray of water looked every inch the glamour puss back in the clubhouse.
Coming in at just 8 kg and with a 2-year guarantee, the Stewart Golf R1-S Push brings a much-needed touch of sparkle back to the manual trolley.
An ugly sister no more.
Tell me more about the Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley
Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley available from Stewart Golf for £199
Ten different colour schemes available.
You might also fancy Stewart’s new super light cart bag to put on the trolley. Just 2.7kg, 14 full-length dividers and dedicated putter well. £129.
Stewart Golf Limited
Edison Close, Waterwells Business Park
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