2019 Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley

Technical Editor Joel Tadman puts Motocaddy's latest S1 Electric trolley through its paces.

2019 Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Other trolleys from Motocaddy and other brands may have more features or fold down to a more compact size, but not many are as simple or faff free as the latest S1.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to assemble and get going from the car park to the first tee. The new screen design adds premium appeal and the trolley and battery have proven to be reliable so far.

Reasons to avoid
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    Lack of features and doesn't fold down especially compactly.

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2019 Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman puts Motocaddy's S1 Electric trolley through its paces.

2019 Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley Review

For many golfers, myself included, simplicity is the order of the day when it comes to transporting my bag around the golf course with a minimum of fuss. The new Motocaddy S1 is a perfect option to suit this demand, getting you from point A to point B with ease and allowing you to focus completely on your game.

Key Technology

  • New high-resolution, sunlight-friendly LCD screen displays nine speeds plus battery meter and speed indicator.
  • Motocaddy’s Quikfold mechanism and Easilock bag-to-trolley connection system ensure rapid assembly and a good secure fit on the trolley.
  • Other features include a whisper-quiet 200W motor; a soft-touch ergonomic handle; and fully adjustable bag supports. Also available with an extended lithium battery for £549.99.

Assembly One of the simplest, fastest methods around using one button, a fold and a lift. Audible ‘clicks’ let you know when the parts are secured, while the wheels come off for those short on space.

Performance The new colour screen certainly adds some wow factor and remains perfectly readable in varying light conditions. The frame is sturdy yet lightweight, making it easy to get in and out of the car boot while also coping with slopes and bumpy terrain very well.

It folds down in two very simple moves that can be done in a couple of seconds with practice, and if you’ve got a Motocaddy bag with the Easilock base, it will clip in securely without you having to bend down to fasten a lower bag strap.

The lithium battery is light and easy to connect and can be left in situ when folding the S1 down, reducing post-round faff. There’s only one colour and the tacky handle material gathers dust quite easily, but overall, the S1 ably eliminates the potential stresses and strains that come from carrying or pushing your clubs.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x