I recently had to come to the reality that I’m not getting any younger. A constant aching lower back, and random aches and pains when I wake up in the morning remind me of that fact every day. But at the same time 37 is NOT that old! I’ve been suffering from lower back pain more often over the past couple of years, and one of the contributing factors I believe was carrying my clubs when I played golf.
It’s not like I was lugging around some kind of a big Tour staff bag or anything. But even a lightweight Ogio stand bag that weighs in at about 3lbs., loaded with 14 clubs, started to take it’s toll on me. Last year I brought up the thought of getting a push cart to a couple of friends and it was met with chuckles and plenty of trash talking (i.e. asking if I was going to play from the red tees now too). Well about a month ago I swallowed my pride and bought the Caddytek CaddyLite 13.5, and I have to say I couldn’t be happier with the decision. I’ve used the cart a handful of times now and I feel like I truly enjoy my rounds so much more. Being able to just casually stroll down the fairway without 25-30 lbs. strapped to my back feels like a luxury. My lower back has held up much better throughout my rounds now as well. Where before, even after seven or eight holes I could feel it start to stiffen.
In doing my research and looking for the right type of push cart to buy, I came across the Caddytek CaddyLite 13.5 on TGW.com. What struck me first was that I liked the look of it much more than any of the others that came up in the results. It was clean and simple looking, without too many wires, big tires, or bells and whistles, and was definitely priced right at $109. Not knowing if I was really becoming a “push cart guy”, I didn’t want to drop $200+.
When I received it in the mail, it was so easy to put together. Just really had to click in a couple wheels and unfold the thing. The Caddytek CaddyLite 13.5 is very light and folds up nice and tight, which makes it easy to put in to a trunk along with your clubs. The frame is extremely sturdy and your bag easily straps in to place and stays firmly in place. It also rolls smoothly and easily without much effort. A couple of the nice features (of which I’m sure are on other carts as well) are the drink holder, umbrella holder which allows your umbrella to stay up and over your clubs without you having to hold it, and the spare balls holder under the handle. Again, nothing Earth shattering in those features, but just very nice things to have.
Overall I have to say I’m very happy with my purchase, and don’t mind any of the ribbing I may get from some of my buddies for no longer carrying my sticks. We’ll see who’s back holds up after 18 holes!
Caddytek makes a number of different models with varying features. To see their full line of products, check out their website at www.caddytek.com.