In baseball parlance, Walker Trolleys – a walking golf lifestyle brand and maker of premium push carts – has hit a walk-off home run.
The Austin-based company exceeded first and second quarter sales projections for its Cape model amid strong nation-wide demand for walking-engineered golf gear.
It sold 90% of the first production run of the Cape through pre-order and immediately launched a second run to replenish inventory and fulfill orders. April revenue was up 300% over March, and May was 300% above April’s top line.
Founder and CEO Brad Payne says June and July sales could exceed the previous three months combined.
“The response to the Cape has been incredible,” says Payne. “Walking golf and push carts are experiencing a renaissance as golfers realize the health, wellness and fitness benefits. As we round into the fall and cooler weather, we expect demand to further increase.”
From its inception, the Cape was crafted to be distinctly different than other push carts, drawing inspiration from the roadsters and ultra-cool bicycles from the 20s and 30s. Its anodized aluminum frame, waxed canvas storage and handcrafted leather handle combine to create a clean, classic design separating it from a crowded field. The Cape is easily collapsible and fits in the trunk or cargo area of almost any vehicle.
Customizable soft good storage accessories, foam-filled tires and an umbrella accessory are in development and will be available in the next few months. A non-folding, storable version of the Cape is in the works, ideal for courses, clubs and resorts.
“People have rediscovered the joy of walking golf during the pandemic, and we expect this trend to not only continue, but grow,” Payne says. “We are one of only a few push cart companies that has inventory to continue meeting demand. Moving forward, we have positioned the brand well for the future.”
The Cape retails for $399 and is available to order at Walker Trolleys’ online store and will generally ship in 1-2 days. For more information on Walker Trolleys, or to join the walking golf movement, visit walkertrolleys.com
True Linkswear OG Feel
The Oregon-based gear maker is all about comfort on the links, and they’ve outdone themselves with the new OG Feel golf shoe. Engineered with a low-profile, rubber-cupped sole featuring an aggressive tread is paired with a lace-in leather saddle provided a grounded, stable feel.
The sock-fit, knit upper allows the summer breeze to permeate the shoe, creating a cool environment for feet that are dutifully hoofing their way around nine, 18 or 36 holes. Part moccasin, part zero-drop running shoe, True Linkswear’s OG Feel has staked its claim as the leading, walking-focused golf shoe on the market.
OG Feel is offered in three, three-piece color schemes: white/gray/navy, gray/brown/black and charcoal/black/gray. It comes in 14 sizes, weighs a mere 8.7 ounces and retails for $139. For information on OG Feel and True Linkswear’s other naturally comfortable gear, visit truelinkswear.com.