In the face of the novel COVID-19, golf has shown the world just how innovative and resilient it can be. From riding single in carts and not touching flagsticks, to smoothing bunkers with shoes and mobile check-in and payment, the industry reacted swiftly and effectively.
While the situation is fluid and the rules change hourly, the game continues to pass social distancing and cleanliness guidelines with flying colors.
Walking nine or 18 holes is the safest way to enjoy a round of golf in the coming weeks while burning between 500 and 1,000 calories in the process. Walker Trolleys recently introduced its new Cape Model pushcart available for pre-order with delivery targeted for spring.
The engineering behind Walker Trolleys pushcarts is sophisticated, belying its outwardly streamlined, minimalist appearance. However, the mission is simple: make walking golf cool, again.
“The game is so pure when you’re walking, you take the time to really see the golf course from tee to green and appreciate the architecture and strategy behind it,” says Walker Trolleys founder and CEO Brad Payne. “And then there’s the health and wellness aspect. Walking with a push cart can burn up to 1,000 calories over 18 holes and lead to better scores versus carrying.”
Payne, formerly with Apple, debuted Walker Trolleys at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, back in January. Through social media and word-of-mouth, he, his wife Julie and principal designer Bryce Gibson generated enough buzz to catch Golf Channel’s attention.
The Walker Trolley was featured on the channel’s popular “Morning Drive” as one of the PGA Show’s best products of opening day. Media and PGA Professionals in attendance were duly impressed with the push cart’s high-end look and feel.
Premium materials – including aluminum, waxed canvas and handcrafted leather – create a unique, elegant appearance that wouldn’t be out of place on the great links courses of Scotland during the time of Old and Young Tom Morris.
A convenient one-fold handle makes collapsing and unfolding the trolley easier than any other push cart on the market. The patent pending central hub enables the handle and legs to bend on two separate axes, allowing for a compact fold.
The storage unit, made of water-resistant waxed canvas, provides an endless number of ways for golfers to customize their trolley and the company is working with a well-known soft goods company to realize these designs.
Payne says a non-folding line of Walker Trolleys made with the same materials will be offered directly to courses, clubs and resorts as a rental option. The push carts nest for easy and quick storage in units and premium soft good options can be customized with logos and other branding elements.
Fore more information about Walker Trolleys, and to join the Walking Golf Movement, visit www.walkertrolleys.com.