Stewart Golf R1 Push Trolley Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
  • Owner Rating 3 out of 5
  • Pros

    Looks stylish, has nice surprises under the handle flap and folds up a lot smaller than most other trolleys.

  • Cons

    The folding mechanism is a nice idea but was stiff on my sample.

  • RRP £199.00

What we say...

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Technology
A British-built trolley with a rack and pinion folding system, a first for golf. While the folded size is 33% smaller than the outgoing Z3, the console has four times more volume and more features. Self-adjusting bag jaws accommodate any style of stand, cart or tour bag. The folding system is based on an industry first rack and pinion system, which hides the folding mechanism.

Tested
As reviewed in our Trolley Test 2014, tested by Chris Savage (Handicap 5):
It’s a very attractive-looking trolley, moderately lightweight and has plenty of gizmos and storage on the handle unit. It required a little more effort to turn corners than I’d have liked and the folding mechanism was a bit stiff at times, something I’m told Stewart Golf has now sorted. It folds down to a nice compact size and is light enough to pick up and put in the boot with one hand. The tracking changed more than I would like during a round, veering off to the right when pushing it forwards, and can’t be altered.

www.stewartgolf.co.uk

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  • 2 out of 5 Not happy

    By Jojo

    My 10 year old son purchased this trolley after reading reviews,and was very happy with his £199 purchase until the first trolley started pulling to the left!it was replaced but left my son a bit unsure of spending so much of his hard saved money..and now today the brake has broken it's only two months old so he wanted his money back to be told it could probably be repaired!my so has been playing golf for 3-4 years so is very careful with his things....very disappointed and would have preferred a full refund!K.

  • 1 out of 5 Looks nice, but not as good as the earlier models

    By Aardvark7

    This does fold quite small and the carry bag to hold is good. Unfortunately, as with the Z1, the claim it fits all bags is wrong. In fact, as regards this model it is worse than before. The jaws are too wide and there is no adjustment to allow for the sloping top of many bags. For my Izzo bag, which is similar to others, it slips between the jaws and the elastic snaps up onto the shafts of the clubs. Worse still, Stewart Golf refuse to acknowledge the problem and their customer service is appalling. Having a bag that fits now, I have the following observations: Compared to the Z1, opening and closing is not as slick. Stewart have opted for a screw fastener for the handle, rather than a locking lever. It isn't as good. The storage is an improvement and the position of the drinks holder is slightly better too, as the bag position is a little higher. Unfortunately, the higher position and narrower track mean it's not as stable, tending to topple on side slopes. The handle is a nicer material (which may wear sooner), but far less comfortable while pushing, causing you to have splayed elbows. The only way to lessen this is not to grip with thumbs and push with the heel of your hands, which is not ideal. My R1 has a tendency to veer to the right but, unlike the Z1, it has no adjustment. Conclusion: In use, because of the greater instability and the running untrue, it feels a lot more tiring than using the Z1. If you have a Z1 or Z3, the upgrade is not worth it and my advice for caution in any case before buying cannot be stressed enough.

  • 5 out of 5 Upgraded from z3

    By VJ

    Bought my first Z3 approx two years ago and found it easier to use than an electric trolley. Fantastic trolley!

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent delivery times!

    By SS

    I bought the trolley and the bag separately and the delivery times were excellent.Stewart golf use a very good carrier who e mail the approx time of delivery to within a hour, so you don't have to wait in all day.I had the trolley four months and its well made. easy to operate, easy to push and looks good.The bag i have not yet used but seems well made.The Stewart golf customer service is very good. i had a problem with the first trolley i received ,i rang them on weds and thursday it was picked up to be returned.On monday a new trolley was delivered to me .All in all i am very happy to recommend Stewart Golf.

  • 5 out of 5 Great product

    By Smythe

    I am a designer and this cart is great in every way. Materials are top notch and the functionality is only overshadowed by the aesthetics........ I love it. I'm 36 and it feels like Christmas age 10! .

  • 1 out of 5 R1 poor design not worth the price

    By KT

    Having used this trolley 3 times now, firstly the handle design is too narrow and awkward to push, hurting your hands. You cannot use the drink holder as so close to clubs. The wheels seem to splay out to far. Contacted stewart who really said sorry you bought it your stuck with it. Was recommended to stewart through a friend who has the z3 thought the R1 would have been far superior due to all the hype. Very very disappointed with both the trolley and Stewart as a company.

  • 1 out of 5 R1 Review

    By Abzchris

    Very disappointed in this trolley firstly it lasted one hole before the wheels were pointing in all directions, secondly the bag sits to close to the trolley at the main handle not allowing access to the bottle holder or little drawer. Overall very very disappointing.

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