I try to keep track of trends in the golf industry to see what products interest me and review them for the site. Over the past 5+ years, I’ve noted the technological advancements in the electric cart space (also referred to as electric caddies). Years ago, I noticed the early adopters driving massive tanks around the golf course that cost thousands of dollars, had poor battery life, and were an eyesore. Now, elegantly designed carts have much better features, longer battery lives, and don’t cost exorbitant amounts of money.
The Promise of Electric Caddies
Since walking the golf course is more popular in regions like the UK and Australia, manufacturers like Motocaddy, MGI, and Stewart have had many successes in those markets. But you rarely saw them in the United States. However, I noticed in 2020, and even more so in 2021, these products are starting to pop up everywhere I go.
I feel like we’re at an inflection point, and the demand is starting to build. There’s no question that the restrictions placed on golf courses last year during the beginning of the Covid outbreak helped fuel demand, but I do think that beyond that, walking habits are starting to change.
I’m all for it because I believe every golfer should walk the course if they can. I believe it’s a far better experience, and the exercise is massively beneficial. For many golfers, having the assistance of motorized carts can make that experience more seamless and less physically demanding (especially for courses with more challenging terrains).
Perhaps my best litmus test for any product category is that I really wanted to try out some of the models. For years I’ve used normal pushcarts, and I wondered how much better walking the course would be if I could have a totally hands-free experience, similar to taking a caddy.
So for the past two months, I’ve been testing what many believe is the industry-leading electric caddy, the Motocaddy M7 REMOTE. I have quickly fallen in love with this product and the hands-free experience it provided me on the golf course. I’m not sure I can ever go back! Interestingly, I got tons of questions from golfers who saw me with it on the course. It seemed like many of them had been thinking about electric caddies and doing some research of their own.
Title: Motocaddy M7 REMOTE Electric Caddy Review: Complete Freedom on the Course
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Published Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:49:55 +0000