How We Test Golf Push Carts

All golfers reach a point in their life where they realize that carrying a bag for 18 holes (or more) is less of a shining expression of virility and more of a quick way to destroy your vertebrae. Enter the golf push cart, which preserves your aching back while still allowing you to stretch your legs and walk out in nature.

We’ve evaluated the primary golf push carts on the market and provided an overall rating, along with a breakout of our impressions across a number of categories:

Size/Weight. Unless you have a personal driver, you’ll most likely be the one stowing and unloading the push cart from the car, so we provide our impressions on how much the cart weighs and how much room it takes up when it’s folded.

Ease of Set-Up. How easy is the cart to unfold? Our staff evaluates the number of steps you need to take in order to get up and rolling.

On Course Impressions
. We take each cart out on the course and evaluate overall stability, the brakes, the tires, and how comfortable it is to use.

Storage/Accessories. Golfers like to schlep around a lot of junk, including cups of coffee, bottles of beer, fuzzy animal head covers, jackets, vests, rain pants, extra balls, towels, tees, pencils, and umbrellas. We examine the storage compartments and accessories available on each cart to see if it will hold all of your stuff.

Style: Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but we provide our staff’s impressions on the aesthetics of each cart.

Value: Are you getting your money’s worth? Expensive things aren’t necessarily better, but cheap ones don’t necessarily provide value either.