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#1 trustyrusty

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:06 AM

I am sorry but everytime I see someone using a remote golf cart with it way out in front having to look at the remote to steer, especially on a crooked bumpy path, I wonder why?

 

Why?

 

Is it something that could be made - so they did - but no real need?


Edited by trustyrusty, 29 June 2019 - 10:07 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:20 AM

You mean buggy not cart, unless you're a pom, then it's a trolley.

Carts are the bigger things you sit in.

 

Apart from that little cringe, I agree totally.  There are only rare occasions where a remote controller might be useful.

More often than not the operator has little control and turns the buggy in circles trying to get it to point the right way.

Or he bends over to put his ball on the tee, the go button on the controller in his pocket gets pressed and off it goes.

 

They are good for a laugh though, particularly when they run off to water.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:46 AM

You mean buggy not cart, unless you're a pom, then it's a trolley.

Carts are the bigger things you sit in.

 

Apart from that little cringe, I agree totally.  There are only rare occasions where a remote controller might be useful.

More often than not the operator has little control and turns the buggy in circles trying to get it to point the right way.

Or he bends over to put his ball on the tee, the go button on the controller in his pocket gets pressed and off it goes.

 

They are good for a laugh though, particularly when they run off to water.

In the states they are called "pull carts"  Some call them "push carts" and in NZ Trundles.

 

For some readers here "mobility scooters" may be the more opt name.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 12:36 PM

... everytime I see someone using a remote golf cart with it way out in front ..., I wonder why?

Exactly. It's like they have NFI.

Surely they realise the remote control function was added to:

- provide an easy process of using the buggy to run over their mates

- provide entertainment with said buggy running into water and bunkers etc.

- distribute golf balls in better locations while searching for a lost ball

Having it way out in front in the middle of a fairway or even on a path, just makes them look they are walking too slow.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:28 PM

Anyone who asks the question has clearly never used one.
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:50 PM

If you have to look at the remote every time you use then it’s definitely not for you.
The bonus with a remote is I can help my fellow competitors find their balls and just have my buggy/cart trundle along very slowly on the fairway or stop it completely and walk back on the fairway and push the remote and have it come to me.
If I am moving from green to tee I don’t use the remote as some of the paths need you to control the buggy/cart better so they don’t tip over.
I am just waiting for one that is voice activated.
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 06:38 PM

I play on a course that resembles a bowling green, if I was back at my old joint, grinding up and down hilly kikuyu in 40 degree summers, you can bet I would have a remote control buggy.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:39 PM

Sorry buggy.. remote control...

Why can you not steer with holding on to the handle?

I look at people trying to steer with remote, harder.... and always has to be 30m in front...

I get the electric part not remote part..?

Just does not seemed to be needed...

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:28 PM

Having a remote  control for push buggy  saves you walking back to get your buggy or walking forward to get ya buggy and walking back to the ball once found 

 

posture and your not as buggered either

 

good in heat

 

 simply gives you the best of both worlds


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:55 AM

@golfgirl777 what does the remote have to do with heat (if you mean electric I understand) , you can still turn it on and off with handle control?

Why not at those courses? (You mean remote control?)

There is really only one time I can think you might need is if hit a shot out of bounds and the buggy is in front of you as you walked back to a tee, and you need a new ball. But that would 1 out 1000 times it might happen....

And every time I see one it’s 30 m in front. ?

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

@golfgirl777 what does the remote have to do with heat (if you mean electric I understand) , you can still turn it on and off with handle control?

Why not at those courses? (You mean remote control?)

There is really only one time I can think you might need is if hit a shot out of bounds and the buggy is in front of you as you walked back to a tee, and you need a new ball. But that would 1 out 1000 times it might happen....

And every time I see one it’s 30 m in front. ?

 

 

 

 

i have had both types of electric buggies  remote and non remote

 

you still require to use energy with electric buggy without remote.  yes  its minimal  but you are the one that turns the buggy left and right and around  this where ya use energy

 

electric with remote  you only use energy in walking  and at the end of the round you feel fresher

 

 

think of it this way

 

when you push or pull a buggy with your gear your self   and at the end of the round you feel stuffed

 

but if you have a caddy to push or pull your gear around .  you will feel fresher at the end of the round

 

add the summer heat  to the equation it all helps..

 

 

i do agree with you  no one needs to have there remote buggy 30 metres in front of them......

 

 

i have a remote buggy and i tell you now when i do use it at my course i am very thankful i have it as i have a few hills to walk up and the ease of walking up  is good...    

 

 

but remote buggies shouldnt  bother you,  it is your choice if you want one or not...  as long as those players dont hinder you with theres then nothing to complain about or be worried about...


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

I use mine mainly to feel superior to people who have to exert energy to push theirs.

 

I get my caddy to operate the remote, so I never have to look at that either.


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:05 PM

I prefer my buggy/cart 25 metres ahead of me because I want someone to run up to it because they think it is a runaway. I play mainly flat country courses and on a good day can ride in cart so I don’t have to walk much.
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:57 PM

The 5th at the old Eastern was a downhill par 4 with a lake at the end of the fairway. Player A doesn't realise there is a limit to how far away the remote works and the buggy gets out of range and is heading for the lake! Player B doesn't realise there is a limit to how far away the remote works and decides to deliberately send his buggy on a collision course with the first one to stop it going in the lake and the buggy gets out of range. The buggies miss each other. Player A's buggy comes to rest next to the lake and Player B's buggy takes a dive into the lake and is completely submerged.  :lol:


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 10:18 AM

The 5th at the old Eastern was a downhill par 4 with a lake at the end of the fairway. Player A doesn't realise there is a limit to how far away the remote works and the buggy gets out of range and is heading for the lake! Player B doesn't realise there is a limit to how far away the remote works and decides to deliberately send his buggy on a collision course with the first one to stop it going in the lake and the buggy gets out of range. The buggies miss each other. Player A's buggy comes to rest next to the lake and Player B's buggy takes a dive into the lake and is completely submerged.  :lol:

I thought the good ones stopped if they lost contact with mother ship :)


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