Golf Push Carts are Gaining Popularity with Young Golfers

Sun Mountain’s Speed Cart V1 Sport was mentioned in Golfweek’s story about the rise of interst in  golf push carts  by youth and college golfers.

The article said, “Not so long ago, golf carts were almost more of a hassle than carrying your clubs. They offered no storage, tipped over on slopes, and would have to be dragged across the course on two wobbly wheels. Worst of all, they didn’t look cool. But thanks to recent upgrades and innovation, push carts are finally making their mark in the golf world, especially in millennials.”V1_Speed_Cart

The newest version of Sun Mountain’s category-changing Speed Cart® golf push cart, the V1 Sport, combines the most popular features of past Speed Cart models with new colors and graphics plus it folds and unfolds easier than ever, has an improved brake system, and mag wheels.

Click here for the Golfweek golf push cart story.

 

Replacement Parts for your Golf Push Cart

Sun Mountain offers a collection of golf push/pull carts replacement parts for its industry-leading line of three and four wheeled golf push carts.

The golf cart part pages on the Sun Mountain website are divided into Sun Mountain Speed Cart parts and Micro-Cart replacement parts.

Some of the most popular cart parts include foam tire kits to replace the air-filled tires originally standard on the Speed Cart. Other popular items are replacement golf push cart inner tubes, brake cables, and bungee straps.

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To go along with the cart replacement parts, the Sun Mountain website also has a collection of golf push cart how-to videos for the most popular replacement parts and one can always call Sun Mountain customer service for assistance at 800-227-9224.

New Golf Push Cart Accessories

Sun Mountain has long been the innovator and market leader in golf push carts and now has a collection of golf push cart accessories to round-out the offerings.

The latest accessories are cart covers that offer a convenient way to store and transport a golf push cart. There’s a cover specific to the three-wheeled Speed Cart® and covers that fit the four-wheeled Micro-Cart® and the new Reflex® cart. These covers help keep grass clippings out of the car and offer lift and carry straps for easier transportation. The new cart covers retail at $99.99.

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The new golf push cart covers offer a large U-shaped opening, two-way zipper, durable Tough-Tek material in wear areas, removable carry strap with slip-resistant shoulder pad, and lift handles with a wrapped grip.

The new covers join a wide collection of other push cart accessories including: storage bags, cooler bags, seats, sand/seed mix bottles, adjustable umbrella holders, and UV and rain umbrellas.

Should you carry your bag, push a cart, or ride in a cart?

The current issue of Golf Today NW includes an interesting article from Dr. Harry G. Sese answering the question should I ride, carry, or push.

Dr. Sese recommends that for anyone suffering from a health condition that doesn’t allow them to elevate their heart rate, but allows them to continue to play golf, riding a cart is the best option.

If you’re a rider, then you need to be sure your gear matches with a riding cart. By ensuring that you have a sturdy, yet lightweight cart bag, (like Sun Mountain’s C-130 best-selling golf cart bag) you’ll be allowing yourself the peace of mind to know that you won’t be struggling to get your bag to the cart or from the cart to the car after a long round of golf.

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Dr. Sese continues by saying that if you’re relying on a round of golf for your exercise, riding is not the way to go. He recommends instead that you walk and carry your clubs or use a golf push cart. The push cart is considered by Dr. Sese to be safer than carrying your bag, for those with neck, shoulder, and back pains.

 

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Golf Push Cart versus Pull Carts

The question: “What is the difference between a golf push cart and a golf pull cart?” came up in a discussion the other day. Once recovered from the ‘really?!’ look of surprise it was decided that maybe others had this question, too.

So, golf push cart vs golf pull cart. One obvious difference is that a push cart is pushed and, you guessed it, a pull cart is pulled. The biggest difference in the products is the number of wheels. The traditional pull cart, or trolley as they’re called in the UK, is a two-wheeled cart used to carry one’s golf clubs around the course. Golf push carts added an extra wheel to allow it to be pushed, and then later generations sometimes added a fourth wheel.

The purpose is the same, to carry the weight of the clubs so the golfer doesn’t have to.

The two-wheeled pull carts were the only option for decades. In the 1990’s the founder and owner of Sun Mountain Sports, Rick Reimers, saw someone jogging with a baby in a three-wheeled jog stroller and thought, “I wonder how that would work for golf?”

Well, it worked quite well as a matter of fact. Pushing is way easier than pulling and is less taxing on the shoulder muscles, muscles better used on the swing than on pulling a cart.

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Sun Mountain Speed Cart Cooler

Just in time for the dog days of summer, Sun Mountain is offering a push cart cooler that works on all of the company’s Speed Cart series of golf push carts.

Called the Cooler Pouch it has two zippered pockets – one that is insulated and will hold up to six, 12-ounce cans. A freezable insert is included with the cooler and fits into the insulated pocket to keep the contents cool and refreshing. The cooler has an additonal exterior mesh pocket to hold snacks and miscellaneous items.

This push cart cooler attaches easily to the frame of all Sun Mountain Speed Cart series golf push carts.

Retail price is $33.99.

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New Push Cart Folds Smaller, Easier

The new Reflex(TM) golf push cart from Sun Mountain folds and opens easier, has a smaller folded footprint and weighs less than other golf carts. With a new, innovative folding process, Reflex is arguably the easiest cart on the market to fold and unfold. At 51 cubic inches when folded and only 17 lbs., Reflex might fold the smallest and be the lightest push cart, too. Reflex carts are available now with a retail price of $259. Call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com to find your nearest retailer.

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Sun Mountain Reflex golf push cart

Thanks to the marvels of modern engineering, Sun Mountain Reflex folds into a small 25” x 15” x 11” footprint and then easily opens into a full-sized golf push cart with a wide, secure stance. The deluxe accessory console includes a scorecard holder, two padded valuables trays, golf ball storage, and a beverage holder.

Sun Mountain’s E-Z Latch System™ on the Reflex cart simplifies folding and unfolding the cart and adjusting the handle height. The handle on Reflex adjusts up and down and additionally has individual handles with 180 degrees of adjustability for further ergonomic fine-turning. Reflex also features a handle-mounted parking brake and an umbrella mount on the handle to hold an open umbrella over golfer and clubs.

Reflex is available in four color combinations: black, silver, black/lime, and charcoal/red.

To find your nearest Sun Mountain retailer visit www.sunmountain.com.

Sync is a Golf Bag Specifically for Push Carts

Sun Mountain’s Sync golf bag makes it easier than ever for your golf gear to work in harmony. Sync is a golf bag for golf push carts engineered specifically to fit on all Sun Mountain push carts. The top and bottom nest nicely in the cart’s bag brackets and the bottom is molded precisely to fit over the cart’s lower bag rest.

 

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New for 2014 Speed Cart V1 Sport Golf Push Cart

The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart is one of the most revolutionary products in golf. Three-wheeled, ergonomically efficient folding push carts did not exist prior to Sun Mountain’s invention of Speed Cart in 1999.

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The beauty of a push a cart versus the old-fashioned pull cart is that the ergonomic and adjustable handle positions arms and shoulders in their most natural position and pushing takes advantage of the forward momentum of walking.

With the new E-Z Latch System, Speed Cart’s patented design folds and unfolds easier than ever, and allows simple handle height adjustment.

The adjustable brackets secure the bag without straps.

The umbrella straps hold a closed umbrella while the umbrella mount secures an open umbrella to shield you from rain or sun.

The accessories tray includes a bungee score card holder, drink holder and a mesh headcover tray.

The handle-mounted hand brake includes a new pin system to more securely lock the wheels in place.

New synthetic wheels with sealed precision ball bearings and solid foam tires ensure an easy roll and require no maintenance.

To see all of the color options and to find your nearest retailer visit http://www.sunmountain.com/.

Micro-Cart Golf Push Cart Folds Smaller

Micro-Cart from Sun Mountain is a four wheel golf push cart that folds 25% smaller and weighs 20% less than leading push carts. Weighing only 13 lbs. and folding down to only 52 cubic inches, Micro is a very appropriate name.

The small folded footprint and light weight of Micro-Cart make it easy to get in and out of a vehicle. Micro-Cart comes with no assembly required and folds and unfolds in two easy motions. The new and improved Micro-Cart comes standard with the E-Z Latch for hassle-free handle height adjustment.

The four wheels come standard with low maintenance solid foam tires and adjustable front axle to accommodate the largest of golf bags. And, due to the patented four-wheel design, the cart has a low center of gravity which results in superior stability on the course.

Micro-Cart comes with a Micro-Paq for additional storage; and a console with padded valuables tray, ball and tee holders, magnetic scorecard holder, and a drink holder.

To see all of the color options and to find your nearest retailer visit sunmountain.com.