Remember when push trollies used to be rubbish? They just about held together, with spindly frames, and if you got a year out of one you were doing well.
How times have changed! Motocaddy has been at the forefront of the push trolley’s reinvention, but their new Cube Connect moves things on a step further.
It is the first push trolley in the world that is equipped with GPS. It follows the successful launch last year of Motocaddy’s S5 CONNECT electric trolley and free GPS partner app, which has been downloaded by more than 45,000 golfers.
Through a Smart Display screen positioned above its soft-touch handle, the Cube Connect provides the same distance data and optional smartphone alerts as the powered trolley version on the S5.
When synced to the Motocaddy GPS app via a Bluetooth connection, it can be pre-set to receive notifications alerting golfers to a missed call, text, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. The smartphone can remain connected, even when securely placed in a golf bag.
The digital display also acts as a conventional GPS device – providing front, middle and back distances to the green (in yards or metres) for more than 40,000 courses worldwide, plus shot measurements, clock and round timer – all of which can be controlled directly from the trolley handle.
“Since its launch last year, the Cube has been our top-selling push trolley, so to combine it with our proven Connect technology and expand our GPS range is something we think golfers will be really excited about,” said Managing Director, Tony Webb.
“We pride ourselves on producing innovative products for golfers worldwide. The Cube Connect is another revolutionary model featuring ‘Smart’ technology, that we’re confident will be a huge hit with golfers looking for an ultra-modern, gadget-packed push trolley,” he added.
Other features include a simple two-step assembly system that allows it to quickly fold over 45% smaller than traditional push trolleys to fit into the smallest of car boots.
It also incorporates a foot-operated parking brake; quick-release friction free oversized wheels; a folding lock; adjustable bag supports and the brand’s innovative Easilock bag-to-trolley connection system found on all Motocaddy trolleys, removing the need for a lower bag strap.
In addition, the CUBE CONNECT features a number of handy storage options, including an under-handle net; integrated accessory compartment; and holes for carrying tees and balls.
Motocaddy now has its biggest-ever push trolley range, that also includes the easy to manoeuvre P360 featuring a 360° rotating front wheel allowing the trolley to access even the tightest of spaces; the top-selling compact-folding CUBE; the fast-folding and lightweight P1, that can be folded up or down in one simple step; and the ever-popular S1 Lite incorporating the exclusive QUIKFOLD mechanism.
The Cube Connect will be available in a graphite frame with blue trim from March at a RRP of £219.99.