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RolleyGolf showcase their latest Golf Trolley…

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

RolleyGolfThe revolutionary RolleyGolf  ‘hop-on, hop-off’, transformable golf trolley will be on display at all its golf events in 2017…

Owner of RolleyGolf, the Aspiration Group, will host almost 40 exclusive golf days this year at prestigious venues such as the four-time home of the Ryder Cup, the Belfry; Valderrama, home to the 1997 Ryder Cup; Open Championship venue Trump Turnberry; Tour stops Loch Lomond, Forest of Arden, the Grove, Kingsbarns, and Quinta do Lago; and five-star destinations such as Westin La Quinta, Stoke Park, the Renaissance Club, and Monte Rei.

Whether the client is a professional football club, multi-national conglomerate, a charity or an individual – in the case of BBC sports presenter Dan Walker – each of the events will include a ‘beat the pro’ feature with the relevant professional using the innovative RolleyGolf to travel between the tee and green.

What’s more, the Aspiration Group will also be taking orders for the new product at their events….

RolleyGolf – The background…

The original RolleyGolf was the result of five years’ meticulous R&D by the UK company and introduced golfers to a product which offered a choice between walking or riding around the golf course, as the machined movement creates a seamless transition from power-assisted walking trolley to a ride-on machine, all with one pull of a lever.

The ground-breaking Rolley was quickly embraced by top clubs and players alike who were quick to see the potential for a unit which was less damaging to golf courses, while increasing the speed of play – an essential factor for many clubs wishing to increase green-fee revenue.

Enhancements in the 2017 model include the lightest chassis in the range, meticulously machined from British aircraft-grade aluminium for increased strength and mobility; the most efficient and powerful TWINDRIVE system yet to appear on a Rolley – with intelligent braking, to quicker detect gradients, stopping users safely on even the steepest hills; plus environment detection sensors, ensuring excellent traction no matter the weather – and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The introduction of a three-stage, fully adjustable, telescopic steering column, with a new twist-grip allows for one-handed operation, while the extended walk-mode handle, provides improved manoeuvrability on long walks, and the refined silent motor provides a greater power-to-weight ratio, for the ultimate ride.

As well as being the greenkeeper’s friend – it is far less detrimental to turf than many other ‘ride-on’ products – the RolleyGolf’s flexibility to switch from walking to riding allows golfers to play 36 holes in the time it would normally take to walk 18, while also encouraging exercise in those seniors who would otherwise, faced with 18 holes, take a buggy or simply not play at all.

RolleyGolf – What they said…

Ady Wheatcroft, PGA professional and director of golf for the Aspiration Group, said:We were really taken with the Rolley when it was first demonstrated to us and we realised immediately it would add a little something if we used one within our golf days. It also benefits RolleyGolf because it means the product is on show to keen golfers who take their sport very seriously.”

Inventor of the Rolley – and co-founder of RolleyGolf – Arnold du Toit added:RolleyGolf and Aspiration make perfect partners. Aspiration is the market leader. A round on the Rolley is a unique experience. Together, that’s a sure-fire recipe for a truly memorable day.”


For more information call 0044(0) 20 3294 6655 or email info@rolleygolf.com

 

 

A tale of two Golf Trolleys…

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Golf Trolleys

GoKart

I’m 43 which by TSG standards, or at least the standards of the Epping Bandits with whom I play, makes me barely more than a child.

The fact that I get regularly beaten by people nearly twice my age is neither here nor there:  buying powered golf trolleys are surely pure laziness?

My local course is Trent Park which is pretty hilly, the 18th in particular, is quite a steep uphill fairway.

After miss-hitting, yet another approach shot while panting like a 60-a-day man on a treadmill I decided I’d at least start looking at Golf Trolleys…

I emailed two companies asking if there was a course where I could hire their trolleys to try them out before buying them.

Golf Trolleys – The Two Options I choose…

Golf Trolleys – Gokart (www.gokart.co.uk) responded within 30 minutes to say that they didn’t know of any for hire but would send a demo to a local pro for me to try out. Three days later I was out on the course with the automatic handle version.

Golf Trolleys – Stewart Golf (www.stewartgolf.co.uk) said they did not have any hire trolleys but if I bought one and didn’t like it I could send it back. I pointed out that their returns policy says that if I use it on a golf course the money-back guarantee is void.

They responded quite curtly that the returns policy does not apply to trolleys, only to other products. The returns policy does not actually say this so I decided to give Stewart Golf a swerve.

The cheapest model is £999 and that’s quite a lot of money to risk on the wording of a web page.

Meanwhile out at Pedham Place golf course with the Gokart I was having a whale of a time.

The automatic handle is really terrific. One of the problems I have found with electric trolleys in the past is finding a speed that matches my walking pace.

This is not a problem with the Gokart – a light hand on the handle and start walking, the trolley matches your speed perfectly.

You can let go until you want to steer it or stop it (another light hand on the tiller, stop walking). If you change pace so does the Gokart.

It powers easily up very steep slopes and when no power is applied freewheels with no resistance.

The fold-down is very quick and it gets really small – much smaller (and quicker) than my current Clickgear. The battery clips in and out with no wires.

It’s pretty basic: there are no consoles, screens, timers, set distances or battery metres which is absolutely fine by me. It’s also missing a brake which given the freewheeling nature did catch me out a couple of times.

It’s also very reasonably priced starting at £269 (£299 for the automatic version I used).

The only reason I didn’t buy one on the spot is that the centre of mass is quite high (the battery sits about half way up instead of on a tray at axle level) and the wheelbase is narrow.

As a result, I struggled once or twice to keep it upright on paths which sloped left/right or right/left of which there are quite a few at Pedham Place. If I’d tested it at al course I might not even have noticed this.

A few days later a Stewart Golf X5 Remote trolley came up on ebay. I put in what I thought was a derisory bid whilst slightly drunk and won it by mistake. (I once did this with a Toyota Landcruiser so I have some form in this regard.)

I have to say I am a total convert to Stewart Golf trolleys, if not to their customer service.

The battery in the remote control unit was almost dead which caused some amusing failures to stop before hitting fences and small children while testing in my back garden, but replacing it sorted that out.

Controlling it is a breeze, the range is much more than the 50 metres they advertise, it’s very stable, and frankly it’s fun. (Kabir, to whom it took a shine on the 12th fairway last Saturday before being brought back under control may take a dim view of what I regard as fun.)

Golf Trolleys – There are some downsides….

It looks a bit plastic, and as it moves there’s a squeaky plasticky sound I’m not fond of. It folds down but it’s much larger than my Clickgear. I drive a large car so this is no problem for me but getting it into the boot of my wife’s Toyota Yaris, while just possible, does not leave any room for anything else (like golf clubs).

It folds down but it’s much larger than my Clickgear.

I drive a large car so this is no problem for me to get golf trolleys in and out but getting it into the boot of my wife’s car, a Toyota Yaris, while just possible, does not leave any room for anything else (like golf clubs).

The X5 is identical to the current X7 model except that the battery is not lithium.

Stewart Golf have just announced the X9 which has “follow me” mode, available from June 2014.

Stewart Golf does not have a great reputation for dealing with faults – only time will tell whether this is deserved.

In the meantime, after each shot, I can call it over, walk alongside it putting my club back in the bag, and feel like I’m Tiger Woods.

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By Steve Rawlinson