Up until recently, I never thought of walking a golf course.
I mean, most of the (public) courses I play don’t allow walking on the weekends until twilight rates kicked in to ensure the “pace of play” (which I’m still confident most public course rangers don’t understand) was adhered to and it was easier to carry that case of beer when you could toss it on the cart. But since I’ve started to take golf seriously, I’ve come realize that walking not only affords you a different, healthier way to enjoy the course, but walking will also be necessary if I ever wanted to step foot onto some of the more prestigious and traditional golf courses.
In my case, Bethpage Black.
And as much as I love a good walk, I just didn’t see myself enjoying a round of golf while carrying a golf bag over 7,000 yards of Long Island’s finest hills.
In addition, while writing this I discovered how many other courses on my short list require walking (or strongly encourage it): Bandon Dunes, Chambers Bay, Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, Pebble Beach, Streamsong’s Blue and Red Courses, and Pinehurst. By the way, this also doesn’t account for all the international courses where walking is the norm.
So enter the BIG Max Blade Quattro Trolley.
Prior to this, I’ve never owned a push cart, so this was true “first impression” experience. And, in sum, I was very surprised and genuinely look forward to walking a few rounds in 2018.
The first thing that I noticed is how compact and portable the Blade Quattro is.
Living in an NYC apartment, you quickly appreciate how every bit of free space you have. Fortunately, the Blade Quattro easily folds up and can be tucked into a coat closest or behind my couch when it’s not being used.
It’s also light, which makes a huge difference when I’m taking public transportation to and from the course.
Just to illustrate, to get to Bethpage from my apartment, I need to take a subway, the Long Island railroad, and a cab to the course. Carrying my bag and the Blade Quattro never felt more overwhelming or inconvenient than when I’m carrying just my bag.
But most important is the on-course impression. And this is where the Blade Quattro shines.
Going from storage to usage requires the flip of just 2 switches. The first automatically unfolds the wheels and golf bag platform, while the second unfolds the push handle.
Basically, setting up the Blade Quattro takes less time than it takes to put on your golf shoes. In addition to how easy it is to use the Blade Quattro, the quality design and materials confirm that this is a product you’ll use and will last.
Even with my full-sized cart bag, the four wheel design kept everything super stable and upright. The lightweight design also makes walking the course a breeze, as I never feel like I was pushing a weighted sled around, and the foot brake helped make sure that videos of me chasing my golf bag down one of Bethpage’s hills didn’t appear all over the internet.
Conveniently placed below the push handle is a panel for your scorecard, with a mesh pocket that cab fit a few extra balls, tees, and a range finder readily accessible. The BladeQuattro also includes 2 attachments. First, a cup holder that helps keep a bottle of water readily available, so you’re not fumbling through your bag. And second, an umbrella holder that will help keep you and your clubs dry and your hands free.
To wrap things up, every golfer should walk a round at least once a year. It’ll provide an entirely different perspective of the golf course you’re playing. In addition, if you ever want to play some of more historic and traditional golf courses, it might be required (e.g., Bethpage Black, Bandon Dunes, Chambers Bay, Whistling Straits) or strongly encouraged (e.g., the Ocean Course, Harbour Town, Pebble Beach, Streamsong’s Blue and Red Courses, Pinehurst).
As a result, you’ll probably need a push cart and the BIG MAX Blade Quattro checks all the boxes. It’s light, compact, and easy to use, so you’ll never get frustrated at the thought of having to use it.
In addition, the quality materials and Big Max’s 5-Year Warranty guarantee that the Blade Quattro will last plenty of years, regardless how many times you get stuck walking in the rain (or snow).