The battery decision.
There are three batteries to choose from; a small light one, a big heavy one, and an even lighter one with a rather heavy price tag. The first two are traditional lead/acid batteries. The standard battery suits most people, and the heavy one is if you play 36 holes in one day. We suggest most people choose the standard battery. Certainly if you play twice a day regularly, the big battery is useful, but remember it’s nearly 3 kilos heavier and much more awkward to lift in and out of the car (and causes far more damage if dropped on your foot). If you’re primarily a once a day type of person, don’t order the big battery. The smaller battery has loads of power in reserve after one round (and saves you thirty quid). Both lead/acid batteries come with a one year warranty.
The third option is our lithium battery. This is the perfect battery. Almost. It only weighs 2.5kg (the standard lead/acid battery weighs 6.5kg). It last much longer than a lead/acid battery (it comes with a two year warranty), and it has a longer range than the standard lead acid battery. The price is the only problem.
Speed control options:
Standard speed control. There’s a finger operated speed roller on the handle to adjust the speed, which combined with an on/off switch, makes it really easy keep the trolley matched to your walking pace.
Automatic speed control. With our unique system, the GoKart will automatically adjust the speed of the trolley to match your walking pace. To operate this, you just have to hold the handle and walk. The trolley will detect your movement and operate the motor automatically. Once the trolley is moving at your speed, you can let go of the handle and the GoKart will continue running at the same speed, until you hold the handle again to stop or change speed.
The main frame of the GoKart is very dark grey (ask 100 people and 95 would probably call it black). You can either have the whole of the trolley, including the battery cover, in this colour or you can add one of five highlight colours; green, red, blue, orange and pink. The second colour applies to the battery cover, the speed switch, the frame catch and the wheel hubs.
All this makes our stock keeping a nightmare, but it’s worth it to give you the trolley you want. Have a look in our photo gallery to see pictures of all these permutations, and if you’d like any further advice, please don’t be shy. We like talking about our trolley.