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GolferPal_EasyPal_Cart1I thought I’d seen it all in golf gadgets and accessories, but until the GolferPal EasyPal auto-folding and unfolding 4-wheel push cart arrived I apparently had not!  This is no regular 4-wheel golf push cart.  Let’s take a look.

EasyPal Features

  • Motorized automatic folding and unfolding.
  • Unit folds into a very compact and easy to store size: 12.8″x26.4″x16.5″ folded
  • Weighs 16.8 lbs
  • 4-wheel stability
  • Easy to push with large 10.75″ wheels
  • Accessory holder (car keys, phone, camera, etc)
  • Scorecard holder
  • Golf ball/tee holders
  • Umbrella holder (great for not only rain, but keeping you in the shade in the hot summer months)

On The Course

Before I get on course, let’s talk trunk to course.  The unit is folded into a conveniently compact size at only about 13x17x26 inches.  The trunk of my car is not big, but the cart fits fine along with my clubs.

After pulling the cart out of the trunk the unfolding and setup could not be easier.  All that is required is to push ONE button.  That’s it.  That’s all folks.  The unit unfolds like some kind of science fiction movie transforming robotic character.  After a few seconds the unfolding is complete and you can slap your golf bag on it and be off to the first tee.  I almost have more fun folding and unfolding this thing than I do playing golf. Check it out:

During the course of the round the EasyPal performs well.  I have several 4-wheel push carts and it is just as easy to push as any other in my fleet (yes I have a fleet).  I’ve played many rounds with this unit and still have yet to charge the battery.  Obviously by the way, the battery needs to be charged before you can use it.

I’ve used the umbrella mount in rain and it does a great job.  I like to use it in the hot summer with a large umbrella to keep the sun off me.

The accessory container is nice and big to hold the million things I seem to need to carry like my large cell phone, camera, golf pocket GPS, car keys, nutrition bars and so on.

When done with the round the one-button process is all that is needed to fold the unit up.  One push and it folds by itself and then easily stores in the trunk of the car.

Pros

Obviously the auto folding and unfolding is a pro.  The 4-wheel stability is a pro.  The ease in which the unit glides over the fairways and even through some rough terrain is great.  The accessory holder and scorecard holder are excellent.

Cons

This is not a motorized push cart.  Just the folding is automated.

I find it funny that all these electronics, battery, charger, and extra weight are dedicated entirely to the folding and unfolding.  So that the user can push this easy button, he/she then pushes around the extra weight of the battery and all the motors for 18 holes?  My deal lately because of my thoughts on this has been to take the unit out, unfold it, take the battery out and leave it in the trunk while playing my round.  That way I’m not hauling a battery around for miles for no reason…

The handle position is a little high on the unit and can’t be repositioned due to the folding gig.  I’d like the handle to be a little lower.  I’m not that tall.

Due to how narrow they are, the front wheels rub against the lower pockets in my golf bag.  I have to remove the stuff from those pockets and push them down somehow to prevent the wheels from rubbing the bag.

It is important to remember to put the BRAKE on when folding or unfolding.  On a hill once I started the unfolding and the cart started rolling away.  I’m sure I expended more energy chasing the cart than I would have if I had to manually unfold it!

Conclusion

While unfolding this cart a gentleman in the parking lot at one of my local courses came over and inquired about it.  He offered to buy it from me on the spot!  There apparently is a demand for this type of thing!  If you find your push cart to be inconvenient or too hard to fold or unfold, the GolferPal EasyPal just might be the answer for you.  The awesome motorized features aside, it is a solid 4-wheel cart.

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