Golf Carts | Electric, Gas & Pull Carts

golf cartHistory of the Golf Cart

Ready to get super technical? The golf “cart” is actually something with wheels that is meant to carry clubs and pulled by hand. The golf “car” is the self-propelled vehicle that we strap the clubs in the back and ride in.

I know. Picky, picky.

Either way, the invention of these little bad boys made it so we wouldn’t have to lug our sticks all over the course — and let me tell you, some of us are literally all over the course.

Grocery buggies were the inspiration for the golf cart way back during WWII. Merle Williams’ “Marketeer” company took the idea of their electric store carts and translated it into the first electric golf card in Redlands, California. Other companies such as E-Z-Go and LEKTRO soon began competing in the mid ’50s.

Cushman made its first famous “Club Car” in 1958. Other companies such as Taylor-Dunn and yes, even Harley Davidson, tried their hands at the new invention.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t until the late 1970s when the gas cart made its way onto the scene.

To Walk Or Not To Walk

That is the question. The debate has taken place for years between those who simply refuse to purchase or rent the self-propelled “car,” claiming that it takes away some the stamina needed for a full round of golf, as well as diminishing any aspect of healthy exercise in the game. The opponents to the car also argue that it takes something away from the effectiveness of the shot, as a golfer can effectively “size up their shot” during a slow walking approach to their ball as opposed to “racing up to hit their next shot.” Conversely, car enthusiasts argue that they can play more, speed up play to give opportunity for more players, and allow for physically challenged golfers to play.

The Casey Martin Debate

Another interesting note in the history of the “golf cart argument” came in the form of a Supreme Court case in 2001 whether PGA pro Casey Martin would be allowed to use a golf car in Tour events due to his circulatory disorder known as Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome. The court ruled in Martin’s favor — ending the debate, but starting more interesting comparative conversations for years to come.

The Choice Is Up To You

Ultimately, one must decide for themselves what is most enjoyable, comfortable, and permissible for them. Full golf car? Packing the bag oneself? Or even somewhere in between as in a product such as the Cadie Ultimaxx? The choice is truly up to you.

See below for some golf “car” accessories, as well as some push carts — and even some powered push carts. (Talk about the best of both worlds.)


Coleman Portable Heater for Golf Cart

Cup Holder Attachment 3000 BTU Propane

Coleman Portable Heater for Golf Cart | Cup Holder Attachment 3000 BTU Propane

Here's a gadget for you golf addicts that refuse to let bad weather keep you away from the links. This Coleman Golf Cart Heater fits in a cup holder in your golf cart and pumps out 3000 BTU's of heat. It's perfectly safe, as it's completely ...





Bag Boy Golf Folding Push Cart

Express Auto w/ 3 All Terrain Wheels

Bag Boy Golf Folding Push Cart | Express Auto w/ 3 All Terrain Wheels

"Meet George Jetson…. His boy Elroy… Daughter Judy… Jane, his wife..." I don't suppose you guys remember the cartoon "The Jetsons?" Well if you did, you would know that George's futuristic flying car folds very handily into his briefcase. We are getting closer ...





Sun Mountain Micro Push Golf Cart

Folding 4 Wheel w/ Umbrella Holder

Sun Mountain Micro Push Golf Cart | Folding 4 Wheel w/ Umbrella Holder

Are you still lugging your clubs around on your back? Get over yourself, Paul Bunyan -- even the strong young bucks are pushing around their clubs now. Look, Tiger Woods has muscles where I don't even have bones, and you don't see him carrying anything around ...





Golf Folding Push Cart by Sun Mountain, Speed V1

Pneumatic Tires

Golf Folding Push Cart by Sun Mountain, Speed V1 | Pneumatic Tires

About ten years ago when I "caved in" and decided I was going to buy one of these push carts (my back had had enough) I asked my good friend Nick what I should buy. Of course, I had been teasing Nick relentlessly since he started using ...





Bag Boy Electric Golf Cart

Trolley & Remote Control Navigator 2

Bag Boy Electric Golf Cart | Trolley & Remote Control Navigator 2

How cool is this?! The problem with me owning one of these remote control electric carts is that I'd want to play with it more then I'd want to play golf. I'd be driving the thing all over the golf course, delivering beers to my friends, trying to ...





Cadie Ultimaxx Golf Push Cart

Black Portable MASH Caddie U-4 GT

Cadie Ultimaxx Golf Push Cart | Black Portable MASH Caddie U-4 GT

I could have really used this the other day.

You ever go golfing and expect to rent a cart? Then you don't? Then you're mad at all the guys that wanted to walk because of some foreign word that they started throwing around? Exorcised or something like that...

So ...





Bag Boy Automatic Push Cart

3 Wheel Arctic Blue

Bag Boy Automatic Push Cart | 3 Wheel Arctic Blue

If you're like me, then you really don't worry too much about lugging your golf clubs around. Your personal caddie shows up at the golf course an hour before you do and prepares your clubs, marks off distances, and then carries your bag during your round. (You might ...





Golf Cart Cover

Deluxe Enclosure Six Passenger Khaki

Golf Cart Cover | Deluxe Enclosure Six Passenger Khaki

Hey look at this everybody… it's a Six Passenger Golf Cart Enclosure! Wait a minute. Has anybody ever seen a six-person golf cart? I haven't. I take that back. I think I saw one several years ago when I was a kid visiting Disney World. Goofy ...





Linksman Golf Push Cart

Black Adjustable Folding 3 Wheel X-7

Linksman Golf Push Cart | Black Adjustable Folding 3 Wheel X-7

Smart golfers have discovered that they can save their backs by getting these push carts. If you save your back, you're going to save yourself some strokes in the process. It took me a little while to come around to the push cart, me being a purist and all. ...





Fairway Golf Cart Cover

Weather Proof Rain Canopy | Classic Accessories

Fairway Golf Cart Cover | Weather Proof Rain Canopy | Classic Accessories

There are those of us that *ahem* "choose" not to walk the course. It is, of course, to our own wallet's detriment because we rent carts. For a lot. Every time. There are others who are also choosing to ride in style, but they are a unique group ...





Bag Boy Push Cart Golf Caddy

Express 240

Bag Boy Push Cart Golf Caddy | Express 240

Five or six years ago, my old golf buddy Nick showed up on the golf course with one of these "sissy push carts." I should mention here that my old golf buddy is actually 10 years younger than me and he is built like a freaking Green Bay ...





EZ-GO Electric Golf Caddy

Folding Cart w/ Motor Brake

EZ-GO Electric Golf Caddy | Folding Cart w/ Motor Brake

My clubs are too heavy. Flat out too heavy.

Maybe it's the golf ball grabber, the five Gatorades, the swing trainer, the extra dozen golf balls (I lose ‘em, folks), and the rain gear I'm packing along with fourteen clubs. OK, sixteen. I can't seem to get rid of the extra ...





Classic Deluxe Camo Weather Proof Golf Cart Cover

Classic Deluxe Camo Weather Proof Golf Cart Cover

"There are no rainy days," Tiger proclaims in one of his classic Nike television commercials that displays him pounding ball after ball while out in a driving rain storm. I suggest they get Boo Weekly to do a follow-up using this Classic Deluxe Camo Golf Cart Enclosure. He'd ...





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