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Manual and Electric Golf Trolley Guide

No more stress and strain

By using an energy saving device such as a golf trolley, the golfer’s game can only benefit, especially when playing the 18 hole courses. The stress and strain suffered when manually hauling a golf bag around is taken up by the golf trolley.

No longer the domain of the more mature golfer

The trolley used to be the domain of the more mature golfer, but these days many ages, realising the benefits of using such a device, can be seen making good use of them.

Three flavours to choose from

There are three means of eliminating the need to carry golf bags, a manual trolley, an electric trolley, and an electric cart. The electric trolley is the same as the manual trolley, in that the golfer still walks the course. The cart allows the golfer to sit in it, and drive around the course.

Manual golf trolley

These trolleys can be either pulled or pushed. The pull trolleys have 2 wheels, and the push trolleys have 3 wheels. The push trolleys are more stable than the pull trolleys and can also be pulled. Most 2 wheeled trolleys use solid rubber wheels, which have a tendency to damage the ground of the golf course, whereas most 3 wheeled trolleys use air filled tires which are golf course friendly.

The trolleys are collapsible so that they can be stored away, thus allowing for easy transportation to and from the golf courses.

It is always a good idea to make sure the trolley is of a robust and lightweight construction, thus making them easy to transport around. Considering this the ideal material for a trolley is titanium, as this is a very lightweight and exceptionally strong metal.

Electric golf trolley

Most of these trolleys are 3 wheeled and are powered by an on board battery, leaving the golfer only needing to guide the trolley along its path. There is also a cart version, where the golfer sits in and drives it along the golf course. These carts are not allowed on all golf courses, and those courses that do allow them, usually have them for hire. Very few golfers own their own cart.

The electric golf trolley, on the other hand, is becoming very popular, being seen more often than not these days, as golfers realise the benefits they contribute to the golfer’s extended play, that of minimising the stress and strain when having to carry a bag full of clubs and other golf equipment over a golf course.

The trolley’s power source, that being the on board battery can have differing lifespans between the varieties in use, therefore it is important that one is used that will last the length of a course and some, otherwise what was once a self propelled trolly with have to be manually taken around the remainder of the course.

Titanium, Aluminium/Aluminum, or Steel

There are 3 materials trolleys can be constructed out of; titanium, aluminium, or steel. Steel is the heaviest of the three, but leads to a very robust structure. Also, trolleys made from steel are a lot cheaper than titanium constructed ones. Aluminium is very light, but no where near as robust as trolleys made from steel. Combining the robust construction afforded by steel, with the lightweight benefit of aluminium, we have titanium. The only downside of titanium is that trolleys made from it are a lot more expensive than their steel or aluminium cousins.


For a golfer who no longer wishes to lug their golf bag over an entire golf course, there are three alternatives, the manual golf trolley (pull or push), electric golf trolley, or electric golf cart. Not all golf courses allow golf carts, so the next best thing is the electric version of the manual trolley. Two or three wheel versions are available, but the three wheel trolleys not only allow for easier control of the trolley, but are also better for the ground of the golf course, as they use air filled tires which cause a lot less damage to the ground than the solid tires predominately used by two wheeled trolleys. For the golfer with the means, they should acquire trolleys made from titanium as these are both robust and lightweight.