Golf News Equipment Editor Dan Owen gives Motocaddy’s S1 trolley and Pro-Series cart bag a run out and is impressed by their simplicity and compatibility
The S1 is Motocaddy’s entry-level electric trolley. It may be the cheapest – a relative term in the pricey world of power trollies – but is also arguably its best-looking model. The design reminds me of a US Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber with all of it angles and its shadowy black outline, although the pop of red gives it a sharp look. But looks aren’t necessarily the deciding factor with trolleys. They need to be easy to use.
And it doesn’t get much simpler than this. With its one-touch folding mechanism, the trolley can be up or down in a matter of seconds, with nowhere to go wrong. While it’s not the smallest trolley when folded, it still fitted comfortably into the boot of a Toyota Aygo alongside my golf bag.
While it is easy to love the Click ‘n’ Connect battery, as it means no cables, it’s the new auto disconnect feature that I really liked. The battery automatically disconnects when the frame is folded down, so there is no chance of the trolley being set off accidentally.
The colour LCD screen is clear and lets you know your speed and battery life, but that’s pretty much it. Which is pretty refreshing for a Luddite like me. Trolleys have become so complicated, with GPS, shot tracking, pedometers and phone alerts, that it’s a nice change of pace before the round to not have to worry about anything other than connecting the battery before you go off and play.
The Pro-Series golf bag, which is offered in black, grey and red, is a perfect match for the S1. With the Easilock connection, the bag and trolley fit together securely without the need for straps. And because the bag is designed to work with the trolley, the pockets are all easily accessible and offer more storage than you could ever reasonably need. The jumbo putter well is useful on the course, especially if you use a putter with an oversized grip.
It’s a cohesive package that looks like it belongs together, but more importantly, works in perfect harmony. You can’t ask for much more than that.
Motocaddy S1 trolley £599.99, Motocaddy Pro Series Bag £209.99.
For more details, visit motocaddy.com.