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Old Jan 6, 2017, 05:32 AM   #1
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Anybody using one? I have a Spitzer R5 Digital. These are becoming so popular and lot of private clubs are renting them now.
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Old Jan 6, 2017, 05:50 AM   #2
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Anybody using one? I have a Spitzer R5 Digital. These are becoming so popular and lot of private clubs are renting them now.
MyGolfSpy did a review but that was over 5 years ago, any ways here it is:

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/42...shcart-review/
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Old Jan 6, 2017, 06:03 AM   #3
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Anybody using one? I have a Spitzer R5 Digital. These are becoming so popular and lot of private clubs are renting them now.
I bought the XR9 from Par Caddy in Barrie and couldn't be happier with the performance, a real ease to use on the course, great service by Mike and would highly recommend the unit to anyone looking and a fraction of the cost of other caddies that are not even built as solid as the one I have,..
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Old Jan 6, 2017, 06:35 AM   #4
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I really did like mine but no remote was kind of annoying. I would go back to one only if it had a remote. Yea it is 5 min more work before and after the round but well worth it.
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Old Jan 6, 2017, 06:53 AM   #5
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I bought the XR9 from Par Caddy in Barrie and couldn't be happier with the performance, a real ease to use on the course, great service by Mike and would highly recommend the unit to anyone looking and a fraction of the cost of other caddies that are not even built as solid as the one I have,..
Yeah, but I'm sure they really look forward to seeing you everyday when they have to load it on to the truck to go up the hill!!
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Old Jan 6, 2017, 07:37 AM   #6
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I bought the XR9 from Par Caddy in Barrie and couldn't be happier with the performance, a real ease to use on the course, great service by Mike and would highly recommend the unit to anyone looking and a fraction of the cost of other caddies that are not even built as solid as the one I have,..
How much was yours?
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Old Jan 6, 2017, 12:15 PM   #7
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I really did like mine but no remote was kind of annoying. I would go back to one only if it had a remote. Yea it is 5 min more work before and after the round but well worth it.
Mine is with remote and love controlling it where ever I want it to go, I also keep mind at the club so no worries there, advantage of belonging to a place I guess, it's out for my tee time and put away after the day is over, getting spoiled

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Yeah, but I'm sure they really look forward to seeing you everyday when they have to load it on to the truck to go up the hill!!
It's very easy, no trouble at all, I take one end and the guy takes the other end and we lift, not heavy at all, not much choice,

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How much was yours?
I traded in my last one for the better one so the price I paid was a little different, but I believe they retail with Lithium battery is approx. $1400 plus tax but order now and Mike will give you a better deal, so much worth the price with the remote, I am very happy and I looked at everyone and this was the biggest bang for the $$$,
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 04:34 AM   #8
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I want one but I'm holding out for a Stewart Golf X9 Follow or a Caddy Trek R2.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 05:49 AM   #9
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I want one but I'm holding out for a Stewart Golf X9 Follow or a Caddy Trek R2.
I have an X7 and I would stay away from X9 Follow. You need to keep an eye on them because gravity on slopes wins out too often over the remote signal. The other factor is that the X9 can tip right over and break the handle going up steep slopes. Handle is quite fragile. I learned the hard way that you need to keep a Stewart in front and close enough to grab. I also put ballast in the front end.
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I have an X7 and I would stay away from X9 Follow. You need to keep an eye on them because gravity on slopes wins out too often over the remote signal. The other factor is that the X9 can tip right over and break the handle going up steep slopes. Handle is quite fragile. I learned the hard way that you need to keep a Stewart in front and close enough to grab. I also put ballast in the front end.
Hmmmm interesting. So the Caddy Trek would be a better unit.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 07:50 AM   #11
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I have had a Bat Kaddy X4R for the past 2 years with over 200+ rounds and it has worked flawlessly. Very light and both clubs and cart fold up nicely to fit in the back of my X1 without having to fold down seats, which to me is a big bonus. If need any parts, everything is in stock in Oakville and arrive next day. Had to buy a new tire tread which was strictly due to wear.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 08:02 AM   #12
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Hmmmm interesting. So the Caddy Trek would be a better unit.
Not necessarily, the regular X9 is very reliable (new name for X7). You just have to avoid situations where it might get away from you or tip. My handle has broken three times but that was by back shop who tried to drag it by the fragile handle. It is not intuitive to others that the handle is not really to be used other than very gently. So don't leave it where others might want to move it out of the way. Without remote, it can't be moved without knowing how to release the wheels.

I had a Lectronic Kaddy before and it was not reliable enough to use in Florida where there is no support. You can order parts for X7 to do most things yourself, such as changing handle or wheels. I don't think I have ever seen a Caddy Trek.
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I was given a LectroCaddy MX-9 a couple of years ago and it's a brute. Never tips and if I put a plow on it I could clear my driveway. Remote control is excellent.

The only issue is that it doesn't fold...you dismantle it and put in your trunk.



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Old Jan 10, 2017, 10:40 AM   #14
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I have had a Bat Kaddy X4R for the past 2 years with over 200+ rounds and it has worked flawlessly. Very light and both clubs and cart fold up nicely to fit in the back of my X1 without having to fold down seats, which to me is a big bonus. If need any parts, everything is in stock in Oakville and arrive next day. Had to buy a new tire tread which was strictly due to wear.
The XR9 I bought from Par Caddy in Barrie is identical to the bat caddie X4R, it cost approx. $300 less , I just got my new one in Oct and the few rounds I put on it I was extremely happy with it, I looked at the X4R from Bat Caddie and I found no difference between them other than the XR9 was cheaper and I really like the service I got from Mike in Barrie, the Stewart was just too much $$$$ and I couldn't justify that expense with Hannah in her 2nd year at university ,
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LOVE my cart. Battery easily lasts 36 holes, could push it for another 9 if I really tried but usually can't handle it as I'm gassed . Plenty of options to add storage, folds up nicely to fit in the back of my car and even have myself a fancy storage bag to keep my trunk clean and organized.

Fits a carry and cart bag with ease, also has an attachment so you can put your tour bag on if you have one. They also make a B3 that's designed for this cart, the newest one is a big improvement over last years.

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LOVE my cart. Battery easily lasts 36 holes, could push it for another 9 if I really tried but usually can't handle it as I'm gassed . Plenty of options to add storage, folds up nicely to fit in the back of my car and even have myself a fancy storage bag to keep my trunk clean and organized.

Fits a carry and cart bag with ease, also has an attachment so you can put your tour bag on if you have one. They also make a B3 that's designed for this cart, the newest one is a big improvement over last years.

Even better, it takes AA batteries.
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Even better, it takes AA batteries.
24 AAA batteries actually, but I get them at Costco.
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Not necessarily, the regular X9 is very reliable (new name for X7). You just have to avoid situations where it might get away from you or tip. My handle has broken three times but that was by back shop who tried to drag it by the fragile handle. It is not intuitive to others that the handle is not really to be used other than very gently. So don't leave it where others might want to move it out of the way. Without remote, it can't be moved without knowing how to release the wheels.

I had a Lectronic Kaddy before and it was not reliable enough to use in Florida where there is no support. You can order parts for X7 to do most things yourself, such as changing handle or wheels. I don't think I have ever seen a Caddy Trek.
This is the CaddyTrek. It can either follow you or be in front of you which they call marching mode.

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This is the CaddyTrek. It can either follow you or be in front of you which they call marching mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvVK64JyIXM

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Hmmm... a couple of guys at my then club had a follow me that they returned after a few rounds. Said it was unreliable. Said one problem was parking them around green requiring you to walk to parking spot and leave remote with cart. I would think that follow me is a great marketing concept but not so practical on anything but a rare flat course. Would suggest you try to get personal reviews.
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Hmmm... a couple of guys at my then club had a follow me that they returned after a few rounds. Said it was unreliable. Said one problem was parking them around green requiring you to walk to parking spot and leave remote with cart. I would think that follow me is a great marketing concept but not so practical on anything but a rare flat course. Would suggest you try to get personal reviews.


+1 ^ some of the guys at my club say they are a pain in the butt as your always have to be aware of your movements and placement of the remote, the hand held remote is really the way to go, a lot to said about simple technology
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+1 ^ some of the guys at my club say they are a pain in the butt as your always have to be aware of your movements and placement of the remote, the hand held remote is really the way to go, a lot to said about simple technology
Agree 100%. The follow me feature sounds great but once you get around the green, bunkers, shortcuts from green to next tee, etc., the "feature" in my opinion turns into a PIA because the cart is controlling you, as opposed to the other way around. I can't think of how many times I approach green with putter in hand and remotely steer the cart to the back of the green. I would find it a pain to have to walk to a point, drop my remote and then walk back to my putt.
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