Why you should choose a lithium battery

Why you should switch your lead acid trolley battery for lithium

Motocaddy Lithium battery

In this exclusive video, key personal from electric trolley giants Motocaddy and PowaKaddy explain why you should choose a lithium battery over a lead acid battery

Everyone knows that Lithium batteries for electric trolleys are more expensive than lead acid batteries. With golf being an expensive enough game as it is, this reason alone can be enough to sway golfers in opting for the cheaper option.

But if you look at the decision long terms, shelling out a few extra pounds initially will save you hundreds of pounds in the long run. In this video, we speak to two giants of the electric trolley industry about the benefits of lithium batteries over lead acid and find out why you should choose a lithium battery for your trolley. David Wells is the chairman of Motocaddy while David Catford is the CEO of Powakaddy, and together they lead the way in golf trolley sales and innovation.

Motocaddy has recently launched a unique pricing strategy, alongside the launch of the new S1 and S3 Pro electric trolleys, whereby the price of its lithium batteries has reduced by £50. This is to encourage golfers to make the switch, although the video above highlights plenty more reasons why golfers should do away with lead acid batteries for good.

Lithium batteries can last up to five times as long as lead acid batteries, which means you’ll have to replaces them far fewer times than you would a lead acid. They’re also much smaller and lighter than lead acid batteries, which means no more injured backs transporting them from your trolley to the car boot. Some also don’t even need fiddly wires to connect to your trolley, like the Plug ‘N’ Play lithium batteries on the latest FW range from PowaKaddy.

In addition, lithium batteries take much less time to fully charge – nearly half the time of a lead acid battery. As if the reasons mentioned weren’t enough to change your mind, be assured that lithium batteries last a long longer. In fact, Motocaddy’s latest lithium batteries come with a whopping five-year guarantee.

There are also some helpful tips from the two Davids in how to look after your lithium battery so it lasts as long as possible. You’re welcome!

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