Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro

Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro
Golf Monthly Verdict

Golf can be fun... especially if you have a remote controlled electric trolley that works as well as this one! The engineering including the giroscopic technology, makes this very sure-footed on even the most hilly golf course.

Reasons to buy
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    Phenomenal stability unlocks the fun of the remote control

Reasons to avoid
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    The extra stability offered by the four wheels makes this perhaps not the best looking electric trolley on the market

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The Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro is the brand's remote controlled electric trolley offering - we took it to Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Kent to see how it performed

Tech Info

The Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro is the brand's remote controlled electric trolley. It has the same four-wheel design as the Big Max Coaster Quad Brake which enables the trolley to turn on the spot. A fifth wheel on the back of the trolley ensures it stays on its feet without the need of a guiding hand even on the most severe terrain. In addition, gyroscopic anti-deviation technology corrects the path it takes when moving across a side slope. It features a colour display and an integrated solar charging compartment. The Navigator comes with a lithium battery as standard which is both lighter and more compact than lead acid alternatives. The Big Max Aqua Bags are also designed to fit nicely on board.

GM Verdict

The Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro is great fun! At no point during our testing were we worried about the trolley falling over as made it's way across the links. This might sound rather basic but stability is the key to a good remote controlled electric trolley. In fact, the combination of five wheels and gyroscopic technology made this more stable than some other alternatives. Of course, you pay for that engineering but it does make a huge difference in unlocking the sheer fun on offer. The trolley also folds down relatively small and as the lithium battery comes as standard, it is easy to get in and out of the car. The added extras are not over designed, this includes the simple layout of the remote control itself, as they can be with some electric trolleys. Instead, they are simple to use and intuitive. If you are looking for a new piece of technology to add another element to your round, a remote controlled trolley can be great fun - the Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro was a fantastic performer on difficult ground and in windy conditions.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

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Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X