Motocaddy S1 2022 Electric Trolley Review

A familiar name with an all-new look and design, how did the new Motocaddy S1 do out on course?

Motocaddy S1 2022 Electric Trolley Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The most compelling entry-level electric trolley for 2022. The S1 just edges out its closest rivals with some clever quality of life upgrades. Inverting wheels and a battery you never need to remove from the chassis makes for an easy to use and fuss-free experience while the one step folding system is a breeze.

Reasons to buy
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    Simple, one step folding system is as easy as it sounds

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    Can charge the battery without removing it from chassis

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    Wheels can be inverted for easier storage

Reasons to avoid
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    Can't stand vertically on its own

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Motocaddy S1 2022 Electric Trolley Review

First introduced in 2006, the S1 trolley from Motocaddy has been a huge hit for golfers across the world. For 2022, Motocaddy has created one of the most user friendly golf trolleys on the market right now whilst redefining the features on offer in an entry-level trolley.

While we’re familiar with the S1 moniker, there is plenty of new technology to get excited about in the Motocaddy S1. Introduced in this model is Motocaddy’s simplest ever 1-step folding system whereby one latch opens and folds the entire chassis. Folded down, the S1 boasts one of the most compact footprints that make storage in a car boot a breeze. This is bolstered by the invertible, ambidextrous rear wheels which save a surprising amount of space when you’re looking to transport and store the S1 after you’ve played. 

One of the stand out new features on the Motocaddy S1 is the ‘Click ‘N’ Connect’ battery that is situated toward the rear of the chassis. The cable free connectivity makes attaching the battery to the chassis very simple. Another great feature of the S1 is that you can charge the battery without having to remove it from the chassis. This truly unique design feature means you’ll never forget your battery again as, in theory, it’ll never need to be detached from the chassis. 

Motocaddy S1 battery

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When the S1 folds up, it automatically disconnects the battery allowing for easy access to the charging point - it really is that simple. It’s small quality-of-life upgrades like this that help entry-level models stand out in the marketplace. One issue we did find was that the S1 can't stand up vertically on its own. This meant we had to store it flat on it wheels which takes up a little more space than ideal. Hopefully this can be amended with any future updates to the S series of trolleys.

Also worth noting is Motocaddy's EasiLock system that works brilliantly alongside any Motocaddy bag. The bag locks into the bottom of the chassis with absolutely no need for a strap - another quality of life upgrade that makes the S1 as fuss free as possible. 

Motocaddy S1 easilock bag system

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It feels like the engineers and designers at Motocaddy have really thought about the user experience with the S1 and it is the minor details that go a long way to making this a great electric trolley. Add to all of this the whisper-quiet motor, a USB charging point and a bright LCD screen and, for us, the S1 presents the most compelling entry-level package of 2022. If you play lots of hilly courses, there’s the option of the S1 DHC (£649.99), which adds Automatic Downhill Control, all terrain DHC wheels and an electronic parking brake to its already impressive feature list.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i59 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix