In 1999 Sun Mountain introduced the Speedcart, an ergonomic three wheeled folding golf push cart. I had the original In my gamer set up, and nearly 20 years later it’s still in terrific condition. I’m now on my third model of the Speedcart, the new GX model. The GX has all of the great features of the original Speedcart, and has dozens of terrific refinements and improvements. Let’s take a look.
She even looks great indoors!
Sun Mountain Speedcart GX
The three wheeled design features large, lightweight wheels which roll smooth and easy. Pushing the cart is nearly effortless. The large wheels navigate even the most gnarly of terrain, and when you play golf like I do you manage to find a lot of gnarly terrain.
Unit folds into a 37 x 16 x 13 package for storage and transportation. Folding is easy and takes two simple steps.
The golf bag is easily mounted onto the cart and secured via bungee cables which are simple to use. This is a very important feature. I’ve used many golf carts which have poorly designed straps which do not secure the bag properly, allowing it to rotate or slide. This causes the golf clubs to bunch up making them difficult to remove. With the Speedcart, golf clubs are easily accessible and visible to the user, without having to change positions from behind the handle. I will often pull my next club while still pushing a cart en route to my next shot.
The handle (photo above) is padded and features a comfortable position for the hands along with an adjustable height. The brake lever is on the right side of the handle and it’s easy to enable and disable. Just below the brake lever is a beverage holder.
A large storage tray in the handle easily stores small items like GPS’s, cell phones, car keys, snacks, and sundries. The lid of the storage tray serves as a scorecard and pencil holder. Just below the storage tray in the handle is a mesh head cover tray.
And umbrella holder screws onto the handle which positions the umbrella right over the user’s head. I use the umbrella in the summertime to keep the sun from beating me up too bad.
The car comes in eight available colors. Being a rock’n roll musician I chose the color “none more black.”
Optional accessories for the Speedcart include numerous additional storage bags/packs, coolers, sand bottles, cart covers, and even a folding seat. I’ve got my eyes on the folding seat.
I prefer to walk on the golf course and the Speedcart GX allows me to easily and enjoyably do so without aggravating my bad back. The Speedcart is very easy to operate while keeping my golf clubs and sundries all conveniently organized and stored.
With such well thought-out design there are no irritating issues which can put a damper on our golfer’s round, like the aforementioned club rotating and bag slipping. Pushing in steering the cart is a breeze. It’s quite fun and challenging to let the cart go downhill and see where it ends up. Hopefully not the lake. I’ve seen it happen.
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