Powakaddy FW7 electric trolley review

Paul O'Hagan gives his verdict on a new electric trolley with his PowaKaddy FW7 review

PowaKaddy FW7
Powakaddy FW7 electric trolley review

Paul O'Hagan gives his verdict on a new electric trolley with his PowaKaddy FW7 review

Above, Paul O'Hagan gives his verdict on a new product with his PowaKaddy FW7 electric trolley review.

Some of the features of the FW7 electric trolley are listed below:

- Combines modern engineering, contemporary design and cutting-edge digital functionality - Wide array of user-friendly digital technology, displayed on the integrated full-colour LCD widescreen - Soft touch T-Bar with function buttons - Trolley can be sent variable distances from 5 - 50 yards - A specific Speed Display and Distance Measurement - Competition Mode removes features banned in competition - PowaKaddy's most advanced electric trolley to date - Anti-Tamper security pin lock automatically locks the trolley until use is required - All other features as listed with PowaKaddy FW5

Available in: Titanium Silver frame with the choice of Carbon Fibre or Brushed Silver trim

SRP: £445 (standard battery); £480 (extended range battery); £610 (lithium battery); £655 (extended range lithium battery).

Also available with: PowaKaddy's exclusive Electronic Breaking System (£670 standard lithium; £725 extended lithium battery) which employs three levels of progressive breaking for downhill stretches or steep inclines.

Pros:

Although the last PowaKaddy range was solid, it was a little uninspiring. However, the new FW products offer much more in terms of performance and visual appeal. Both the Lead-Acid and Lithium batteries are now more user-friendly and stylish. The Lithium battery tested did a good job of coping with hilly ground. The sleek frame on the FW7 is stable and easy to steer, while the screen and handle design is smarter, and the power control is now suitable for right and left-handed golfers

Cons:

If you don’t feel you’ll get the use out of the added extras on the FW7, the cheaper FW5 and FW3 models may suit. The FW3 with a Lithium battery, for example, is a great-looking trolley at an affordable price.

Verdict:

The PowaKaddy FW7 trolley was very easy to use and control. The Lithium Plug ‘n’ Play battery was effortless to install, and once the trolley was assembled, its new digital screen was clear and precise. The ability to charge a GPS device is also a welcome addition if you’re someone who uses a GPS. If the reliability is as good as the trolley, then PowaKaddy has a winner.

Nick Bonfield
Content Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x