Martin Hopley
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The PowaKaddy Freeway Digital electric golf trolley has a few more bells and whistles than the standard Freeway model.

Firstly the digital part is the Distance Function that enables you send the trolley 15, 30 or 45 yards which is ideal for sending the bag to the next tee as you approach the green and we think this feature is a must have on any trolley.

Secondly the double handle makes it much easier to move the trolley left and right, although having the speed controller on only the right side rather than both sides like the Sport is a major disappointment and nullifies the benefit of having the better handle.

Finally, the option to connect a lithium battery to the same connector is a good idea as most Powakaddy trolleys should outlast their batteries. Lithium batteries are smaller, lighter and charge quicker and are the future as many companies do good value replacements, so this option gives the Freeway Digital some future proofing.

The speed controller apart there is not much to mark this down for. A clip adjustable front wheel rather than a spanner adjustable one would be nicer, but the classic PowaKaddy styling and features are available at a mid market price and it easily fits a cart bag and a Tour bag.

The power from the almost ‘whisper’ quiet motor was very good and the stability going across slopes was very good. The Freeway Digitial handled the big slopes on our course easily even if the trolley is inclined to tip back a little going straight up, so just hold on and let it drag you up instead!

Overall the PowaKaddy Freeway Digital gives you the key features of a quality electric golf trolley in a stylish package for a competitive price.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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PowaKaddy Freeway Digital Golf Trolley - Product Details

Launch UK01 March 2012
Trolley TypeElectric
Wheels3
Wheelbase57.5 cm
Motor Power200 Watt
MaterialAluminium
Dimensions OpenWidth: 94cm, Height: 57.5cm, Depth: 122.5cm
Dimensions FoldedWidth: 37cm, Height: 57.5cm, Depth: 84cm
Weight With Battery15.3kg
Weight Without Battery8.8kg
Colour Options: Black, White
Manufacturer's WebsitePowaKaddy Website

User Reviews

TJ Danee
December 2012

Having previously been one of those golfers that was of the opinion that electric power trolleys were for older/lazy golfers, my viewpoint changed, having taken the time to look into the benefits and upsides of using a modern day electric trolley.

After all how many Tour Pro’s do you see lugging around their bags during a round of golf! Why not let an electric trolley take the strain – which then allows you to remain fresh and to focus on the task ahead of trying to execute quality golf shots.I took a stroll one lunchtime to my local golf superstore. I had a look around to see what type of trolleys were on offer.

My eye was immediately taken to the PowaKaddy Freeway Digital in White.Simply, the look of this trolley is very modern, stylish and compact, all three criteria I was looking for in an electric trolley.

From lying flat on the ground, to fully assembled takes less than 10 seconds and can be performed in two simple clicks – a big thumbs up for me!

When looking at batteries for my new trolley, lightness and style were needed to be considered. I opted for a lithium battery which I feel compliments the trolley well and sits neatly tucked away out of sight at the bottom of the trolley. There are other options available, such as 18-hole lead acid and 36-hole lead acid. Both of these options are fine but do add up to an additional 10kg to the trolley.

Safely securing and attaching most golf bags is a breeze due to the adjustable clamp support at the top of the trolley and due to the velcro strapping at the base of the trolley which both lock your golf bag in place.

The PowaKaddy Freeway Digital is really easy to operate. I had not used an electric trolley before and I found that I could master the controls in a matter of a few holes of twilight golf. There are 9 speed settings, from really slow to jogging pace. Using settings 4 or 5 is quite a brisk walk and is my usual setting.

One neat feature of this trolley is the ability to set the trolley to move ahead, 15, 30 or 45 yards by itself. A couple of clicks and whirls of the dial will have the trolley go ahead the desired distance and then come to a standstill. This is a really cool feature and one which will have onlookers looking on aghast (especially if they are kids – or have never seen this feature).

The trolley moves freely over most terrain and has a nice sporty look. This is enhanced by the sporty looking wheels and the white colour. I also like the handle, which is a double handle and allows you to grip the trolley with both hands.

A great trolley from PowaKaddy!

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