Does everything you want an electric trolley to do and more with no fuss, leaving you to concentrate on your game.
Stylish to look at, easy to fold away and store, and with all the functionality you could dream of.
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Jeremy Ellwood puts the new PowaKaddy FX7 GPS electric trolley, packed with a whole host of handy features, through its paces out on the course
PowaKaddy FX7 GPS Electric Trolley Review
We're more used to a three-wheel push trolley with a slightly cantankerous stand bag that constantly twists round.
So the first delight of the Powakaddy FX7 GPS electric trolley was that the Powakaddy Dri Tech Cart Bag (opens in new tab) we were also using stayed firmly in place throughout the round thanks to its Key-Lock base, regardless of the terrain.
Pretty much everything is easy to find and use on the full-colour touchscreen, with the crucial front, middle and back distances clearly visible in varying light conditions.
There are probably more features than we would ever use but plenty of golfers perhaps do want to count the calories they’re burning these days!
The speed settings and automatic stopping distances are easy to use and adjust, although at first our early-morning walking pace did seem to want to naturally sit right between two speed settings. Once we were fully in the zone, the brisker of the two became just right.
The facility to measure shot distances was really useful on a day when we were also testing other club and ball products.
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It's no secret that some of the deterrents to power trolleys in the past were weight, size, ease of assembly and the charging process.
All of these are problems of the past with the PowaKaddy FX7 GPS electric trolley, which not only looks sleek and stylish, but also weighs a fraction of some of those trolleys of yesteryear.
It’s simple to fold away to a manageably compact size via a clever one-click system, and the 30V lithium Plug ‘n’ Play battery is more streamline and powerful than ever.
But for us, perhaps the key USP is the comprehensive fully integrated GPS facility that comes preloaded with 40,000 courses with no fees or subscriptions.
This means the FX7 GPS really is effectively a one-stop-shop for all the modern golfer’s needs and desires. With everything right in front of you in one place, there should be fewer distractions as you play, leaving you to really focus on the shot in hand.
Of course, if you always use a power trolley, this could mean you don’t have to also invest in a separate GPS, although you may need to have some sort of contingency plan if the dreaded trolley ban comes in during winter.
Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.
Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf
Jeremy is currently playing...
Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft
3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft
Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft
Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)
Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response
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