Leading golf trolley brand Motocaddy is introducing the world’s first touch screen-enabled electric trolley as the flagship model of its transformed new range for 2020.
The pioneering M5 GPS trolley features an ultra-responsive hi-res 3.5” LCD display that can easily be controlled in all weather conditions – even when wearing a glove.
The super-intelligent M5 GPS and its Downhill Control equivalent - the M5 GPS DHC - incorporate a fully integrated GPS system with processing power similar to a modern-day smartphone that provides golfers with access to golf course mapping across the world.
More than 40,000 golf courses are preloaded onto the system with front, middle and back distances clearly visible, along with the ability to move flag positions on the screen and check for any hazards on the hole. Clock, Round timer and Score tracking are also available, plus the par of each hole, the ability to measure a shot, automatic hole advancement and a battery indicator. Potential life-saving defibrillator (AED) locations at the course can be found on the screen, as well as crucial CPR instructions for playing partners.
When connected to the free Motocaddy GPS app, golfers can also receive a wide-range of smartphone notifications direct to the touch screen without handling a mobile phone, alerting to a missed call, text message, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. The smartphone can be securely placed in a golf bag pocket or charged using the trolley’s patented USB charging port. Other connectivity features include instant Over‑the‑Air course and system updates via the built-in WiFi connection.
Along with the ground-breaking GPS ‘Smart’ technology, the M5 GPS and M5 GPS DHC models are powered by a next-generation 28.8V drive system - also found on every M-Series model in the range - to enhance the brand’s strong reputation for efficiency and performance reliability. Driven by a whisper-quiet 230W motor, the high-quality super-light M-Series Lithium battery is 33% smaller than its nearest competitor and can be charged on board, meaning it doesn’t have to be removed for transportation and storage. The battery has also received an IP66 waterproof rating, ensuring safe use in all weather conditions.
“The M5 GPS trolley is the culmination of several years of R&D investment and extensive testing and we’re thrilled to bring another model to the market that features pioneering and innovative technology,” said CEO John Helas. “The touch screen is so clear and easy to use that it delivers everything a modern-day golfer needs to get around the course while playing their best,” he added.
Like other M-Series models, the M5 GPS trolleys offer an optimal folded footprint - 11% smaller than other models on the market - while inverting wheels allow for a SlimFold car boot friendly profile, allowing it to easily fit into the smallest car boots. Adjustable Distance Control (up to 60 yards or metres), a USB charging port, tool-free handle height adjustment and compatibility with the pioneering EASILOCK bag-to-trolley connection system are other game-enhancing features included on the M5 GPS and M5 GPS DHC.
Along with the M5 GPS models, brand new S1, M1, M1 DHC, M3 PRO and M3 PRO DHC trolleys have also been given an extensive makeover to incorporate an updated handle design, stylish new frame and wheel colouring, plus features added to each model after extensive research among golfers.
For the first time, each model now includes a USB charging port and Adjustable Distance Control (ADC), plus a free Motocaddy Accessory Station comes as standard with every purchase. The new look includes a sleek Graphite frame and wheels across the entire electric trolley family, with standout detailing in the Red, Blue and Lime trim depending on the model.
“Insights gained from golfers during our research has proved invaluable and helped to shape this year’s range as we continue to push the boundaries in terms of functional and stylish improvements,” said John. “Our complete electric trolley line-up now presents a more premium look with different features available to meet each golfer’s preference,” he added.
The brand new S1 - the world’s top-selling electric trolley over the past decade – is simple to use and features an Anti-glare LCD screen, nine speed settings and ADC in 15, 30 and 45 yard increments. The brand’s QUIKFOLD mechanism allows the trolley to be ready-to-use in seconds, plus the soft-touch ergonomic handle has been updated for easy maneuverability.
The new M1 is the simplest‑to‑use compact trolley in the world and boasts a car boot friendly profile for optimum storage. A speed indicator, battery meter and ADC up to 45 yards are featured on the trolley handle screen, which is visible in all weather conditions. The M1 DHC includes all the features found on the M1, but it can also maintain a constant speed while moving down a gradient - thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake. It also comes with specialised all-terrain DHC wheels.
The modernised M3 PRO and all-new M3 PRO DHC features Drive, Round & Life distance measurements, Clock & Round timer and speed indicator on the high resolution, full colour LCD screen. Adjustable Distance Control increases to 60 yards in 5-yard increments and a CartLock security pin code is also included.
Also included in this year’s M-Series family is the luxury M-TECH model, launched in August last year. The premium trolley combines superior performance and striking design to produce the ultimate in golf club transportation.