Which are the best PowaKaddy golf trolleys?
Along with Motocaddy, the Kent-based company have become the dominant player in the golf trolleys market.
Its electric trolleys, in particular, have set the standard and the 2022 release of the CT8 GPS only confirms PowaKaddy’s standing in the marketplace.
But let’s start with the best PowaKaddy golf trolleys…
PowaKaddy CT8 GPS electric golf trolley
RRP £899 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.9kg | Folded size: 510mm x 425mm x 375mm | Warranty: Three years | Screen size: 3.5″ colour | Main accessories: High performance GPS preloaded with 40,000 courses; Automatic Distance Function up to 50 yards; tees holder; USB charging port; digital power gauge; speed display; clock; round timer; battery fuel indicator; front wheel adjustment; bungee straps with integrated anti-pinch handles; ambidextrous control
The CT8 GPS joins the CT6 in PowaKaddy’s compact range, and boasts a fully-integrated GPS, accessible via an entirely new 3.5-inch full-colour touch screen display.
It headlines what is set to be an exciting year of launches for PowaKaddy, the world’s leading electric trolley brand, with new electric trolleys, push trolleys and bags set to follow.
The CT8 GPS is the latest addition to the brand’s compact range, following the success of the best-selling CT6, and comes pre-loaded with more than 40,000 worldwide golf courses, with no annual fees or subscriptions needed, while the Bluetooth connected app allows for quick golf course updates.
It automatically locates your course, advances between holes and provides fast yardages to the front, centre and back of the green. In addition, the CT8’s new widescreen display, which is the largest seen on a PowaKaddy compact trolley and offers a range of excellent features including a scorecard, stroke index information (for both men and women), Active Green View to show the green’s shape, and Drop Flag technology to give accurate and precise distance measurement to any pin position.
PowaKaddy’s simple 2-Fold system allows it to fold 20% smaller than the previous C2i model, and 35% smaller than its closest competitor, while the 30v 230w motor is powerful and impressively quiet.
The CT8 has a height adjustable soft touch handle and uses the same anti-tamper dial found in the CT6, along with the Automatic Distance Function, allowing you to send the trolley ahead or to the next tee.
PowaKaddy’s ‘plug ‘n’ play’ battery is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful lithium battery on the market and ensures there are no wires to connect, while the top mounted and easy access on/off switch and simple battery release latch make it supremely simple to use.
Alongside the standard CT8 GPS, there is an EBS (Electronic Braking System) version, priced at £50 more. The self-sensing EBS automatically slows the trolley on steep inclines and is ideal for those who regularly play undulating courses.
Both are available with standard lithium batteries or, if you like to play more than 18 holes or get more than one round out of a charge, there are XL lithium battery options.
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PowaKaddy FX7/FX7 GPS electric golf trolley
RRP: FX7 – £679; FX7 GPS – £949.99 | FX7 – VIEW OFFER; FX7 GPS – VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.6kg | Folded size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm | Warranty: Three years (five years battery) | Screen size (GPS version): 3.5″ colour | Main accessories: Automatic Distance Function up to 45 yards; USB charging port; 1-click fold function; built-in calorie counter; speed display; clock; round timer; battery fuel indicator; Front wheel adjustment; bungee straps with integrated anti-pinch handles; ambidextrous control
PowaKaddy’s new-and-improved 2021 range put a premium on intelligence and simplicity of use.
The new Freeway collection is headlined by the all-new FX7 GPS, the world’s first GPS electric golf trolley to feature touch screen technology.
The company’s flagship model now comes complete with a stunning upgraded 3.5” full-colour widescreen display that allows the user to easily swipe between screens. The new touch screen integrated GPS system provides golfers with fast and accurate distances to greens and hazards on over 40,000 golf courses worldwide.
With a cutting-edge design and seamless technological integrations, the new PowaKaddy FX7 is the most intelligent electric golf trolley of its kind. It features an all-new digital screen upgrade, that delivers an even sharper experience while also allowing golfers to count calories and set automatic stopping distances.
PowaKaddy CT6/CT6 GPS electric golf trolley
RRP: CT6 – £699.99; CT6 GPS – £899.99 | CT6 – VIEW OFFER; CT6 GPS – VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.8kg | Folded size: 510mm x 425mm x 375mm | Warranty: Three years | Screen size (GPS version): 2.8″ colour | Main accessories: Automatic Distance Function up to 45 yards; USB charging port; tees holder; speed display; clock; round timer; battery fuel indicator; front wheel adjustment; exclusive trims; bungee straps with integrated anti-pinch handles; ambidextrous control
The significantly upgraded PowaKaddy Compact range represents ground-breaking innovation in an ultra-compact package.
The range benefits from all-new high-tech touch screen technology in the top-of-the-line CT6 GPS. The world’s smallest touch screen electric trolley comes complete with a fully-integrated GPS system that allows golfers to seamlessly navigate their way around over 40,000 golf courses worldwide, with fast and accurate distances to the front, middle and back of greens.
The premium 2.8” full-colour touch screen display delivers a sharper experience than ever before and is easy to use with autonomous functions such as auto-hole advance, auto-course location and automatic distance function (ADF).
The 2021 PowaKaddy CT6 features a new 2.8” mid-size full-colour widescreen display and a USB charging port. The soft touch handle adjusts for the perfect fit, while an integrated carry handle makes it easy to transport.
The new compact range benefits from a multitude of new features, including a fiv eper cent reduction in weight, weighing in at just 9.8kg. Models also include PowaKaddy’s optional Auto-Cruise Downhill EBS (Electronic Braking System) and anti-tamper dial controls, as well as a Simple-2-Fold system that folds to 20 per cent smaller than the previous trolleys.
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PowaKaddy FX3 electric golf trolley
RRP £599 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.6kg | Folded size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm | Warranty: Two years | Display: 2.3″ | Main accessories: Simple 1-Click fold system; power, pause and resume function; round timer; battery fuel indicator; front wheel adjustment; bungee straps with integrated anti-pinch handles; ambidextrous control
Designed as your starting point in electric golf trolleys, the PowaKaddy FX3 provides simplicity without compromising on unbeatable performance and reliability. This entry-level model features a 2.3” full-colour widescreen display, as well as an anti-tamper dial control and a height adjustable soft handle.
It has an RRP of £599.99 for the standard lithium battery model and £659.99 for the extended XL lithium battery model, which represents excellent value. All PowaKaddys come with at least two years warranty and, if you are a regular player, their durability will ensure you get your money’s worth.
The FX3 also benefits from hugely-helpful one-click folding system and it is available in two colour styles – Classic Black or Polar White.
It was also the first PowaKaddy electric trolley to feature the company’s patented Plug’n’Play 30volt Max battery and motor system. It was a great innovation
PowaKaddy FX5 electric golf trolley
RRP £649 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.6kg | Folded Size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm | Warranty: Two years | Display: 2.8″ | Main accessories: Automatic Distance Function up to 45 yards; Simple 1-Click fold system; USB charging port; power, pause and resume function; round timer; battery fuel indicator; front wheel adjustment; bungee straps with integrated anti-pinch handles; ambidextrous control
For £50 more than the FX3, the FX5 features automatic distance controls so you can set the trolley off towards the next tee and it will stop after 15, 30 or 45 yards. You also get a larger colour screen and a USB port.
Like all PowaKaddy’s recent models, the FX5 comes with a whisper quiet motor, and there’s a new isolator button on the top of the battery, which means the battery doesn’t need to be removed to be turned off.
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Powakaddy DLX-Lite FF Push Cart
RRP £229.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 6.8kg | Folded Size: 710mm x 585mm x 200mm | Warranty: Two years | Main accessories: Multi-feature handle with scorecard holder; umbrella holder base; adjustable height handle; drinks holder; pen/pencil holder; footbrake; Powakaddy Key Lock System
Irrespective of whether trolleys were electric or push, they all used to be cumbersome pieces of kit, especially when it came to squeezing them into a car boot with a golf bag. Times have changed, though, and thanks to new folding mechanisms it’s now possible to fold trolleys down into impossibly small packages.
PowaKaddy have designed the DLX-Lite FF to fold into the flattest sandwich shape possible. So it’s thin enough to be laid over or under your golf bag in the boot. And if you drive a car with very limited space, it can slip neatly into the footwell behind the driver’s seat.
It has easy to operate footbrakes on both of the large sports wheels and the soft touch telescopic handle is quickly adjustable to suit your height. The Key Lock System ensures your PowaKaddy bag cannot tip or swivel, while strong, adjustable straps make it suitable for use with bags from other manufacturers.
Thanks to the extra cost (over the TwinLine 5), you also get a useful umbrella holder and water resistant mobile phone storage area, plus there are large scorecard, ball and tee holders.
Available in gunmetal with yellow or red trim, the DLX-Lite FF comes with a one-year warranty.
Powakaddy Twinline 5 Push Cart
RRP £179.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 7kg | Folded Size: 750mm x 425mm x 400mm | Warranty: Two years | Main accessories: Multi-feature handle with scorecard holder; adjustable height handle; drinks holder; footbrake; Powakaddy Key Lock System
PowaKaddy’s classic push trolley has been given a fifth-generation update for 2021 with the brand calling it “simplicity refined”.
Over the years, it has been a proven performer and while it may not have quite the same folding capabilities of the new PowaKaddy Cube or DFX-Lite FF, it is completely set up to glide over all sorts of terrain with the minimum of effort.
As far as push trolleys go, it’s lightweight, reliable, durable and excellent value for money.
The folding mechanism is easy to use while the inline design ensures stability with none of the quick-release sporty wheels able to swivel, meaning you can also use it as a pull trolley.
The TwinLine’s easy to operate footbrake keeps your push trolley exactly where you leave it, with the soft touch telescopic handle quickly adjustable to suit your height. It has also been designed to provide comfort for both right and left-handed golfers.
The Key Lock System ensures your PowaKaddy bag cannot tip or swivel, while strong, adjustable straps make it suitable for use with bags from other manufacturers.
Standard accessories include covered valuables storage, drink and scorecard holders, plus space for golf balls and tees. An umbrella holder is available to buy separately.
PowaKaddy Micra Push Cart
RRP £219 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 7.5kg | Folded Size: 535mm x 355mm x 380mm | Warranty: Two years | Main accessories: Multi-feature handle with scorecard holder; umbrella holder base; adjustable height handle; drinks holder; pen/pencil holder; footbrake; Powakaddy Key Lock System
Micra by name but ingenious by nature, this superb bit of kit folds down to an unfathomably small size in just two simple steps. For those with limited boot size, it is just the ticket.
It is also packed with excellent add-ons. The water-resistant mobile phone storage area is a great little innovation and ergonomic soft-touch handle makes a big difference.
Despite its small fold-down size, once it is expanded to its working dimensions, the handle is noticeably large and accommodates the scorecard holder, pen/pencil holder and golf balls/tees storage area with ease.
The robust wheels are available in three different trim colours – yellow, blue and red.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Flanagan has been a golf journalist since 2008 having worked at a number of daily newspapers before that as part of the sports teams.
He’s been playing golf since the age of 11, starting out at Olton in the West Midlands and has also been a member at Hull, Waterton Park near Wakefield and Hollins Hall in Baildon. He currently plays off a nine handicap.
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