Motocaddy 2018 M-Series Electric Trolley Range Review - We test out the four models in the new compact folding M-Series from Motocaddy to help you decide which might be best for your needs
Motocaddy 2018 M-Series Electric Trolley Range Review
Motocaddy has launched four new models that make up its compact folding M-Series range for 2018. You can read more about the technology here.
Each electric trolley has a distinct set of features that cater for different golf course needs and player preferences.
All four fold down slightly smaller than the previous generation but more importantly, the process has been made much simpler. With the new frame design, there are now just two folds required to take the trolley from folded to fully assembled and with practice, the process has gone from taking 10 seconds to 3-4 seconds. To save even more space, the clever design of the wheels means they can be flipped around and pack in much tighter to the trolley, although this process is a little fiddly but worth it if you're especially short on space in your car boot or where the trolley is stored at home.
The M1 is the most basic model of the four, yet still comes with a good amount of features and a snazzy colour digital screen that displays the speed and battery level. It also has a new lighter and smaller battery design and comes with the back-saving Easilock base to match your Motocaddy cart bag.
The M1 DHC (below) costs a little more but for your money, you're getting an electric trolley that maintains the same speed up and down hills, which is a very useful feature to have on hilly courses as it saves you from pulling back on the handle to stop it running away from you. It also has a parking break and a more aggressive tread on the tyres, which did provide more overall control but made it a little more difficult to manoeuvre around sharp corners based on our testing.
The M3 Pro has a few more bells and whistles, including a USB charging port and the Adjustable Distance Control, allowing you to send your trolley off towards the next tee while you walk to the green to putt out.
Finally, there's the M5 Connect, which builds upon the S5 Connect by using Motocaddy's GPS app to provide distances on the handle's screen, but in a compact folding electric trolley. We think this is arguably the most complete electric trolley ever made, ticking nearly every box for the serious golfer at a reasonable price point.
When it comes to deciding which is best for you, think about which features you would actually use and the course you play on the most. If it's hilly, the M1 DHC is worth investing it. If you don't own a GPS device, the M5 Connect is worth considering. If you like bells and whistles, the M3 Pro could well be your perfect match while if you like simplicity, the M1 makes the most sense.
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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.
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Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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