Pushing the Envelope: Sun Mountain Speed Cart GX Review

Sun Mountain introduces its latest model, the Sun Mountain Speed Cart GX.

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Sun Mountain introduces its latest model, the Sun Mountain Speed Cart GX.

By Tony Dear

“Erupted” would be too strong a word for it, but the debate over the acceptability of push/pull carts on American golf courses has certainly become amplified in recent years. To be honest, I’m not even sure why there is a conversation at all and why anyone would question their emergence and effectiveness. They help keep golfers walking while taking the load of their back and shoulders. Am I missing something because that seems like a winning combination to me.

Missoula, MT-based Sun Mountain Sports says it instigated the push cart movement in 1999 with the introduction of the Speed Cart. Recently it unveiled the latest model – the new and improved, three-wheel Speed Cart GX which features a number of improvements over its predecessor. The redesigned handle allows for a much larger mesh headcover tray, there is a new standard mesh basket just below the handle in which you can keep balls, gloves, rangefinder, phone, drinks, sunscreen (well, maybe not all of them at the same time). If they all don’t fit there though, there is another mesh pocket below on the underside of the aluminum frame. So, it’s not like you won’t have somewhere to put all your stuff.

The upper and lower bag brackets have been strengthened and are easily adjustable ensuring your bag won’t fall off, that it will accommodate virtually any size of bag, and you can put it on before the round and take it off afterwards more easily than before. There’s also a built-in bracket to hold the accessory seat.

You’ll also find bungee straps, scorecard and umbrella holders, and an easily-adjustable tracking system designed to keep the cart rolling straight. There is also a number of optional extras such as coolers, oversized cupholders, range finder holders, cigar holders, seats, cart covers and wheel covers.”

So here’s the deal – you use one of these and you walk the course which is a) much better aerobic exercise (any type of exercise really) than you get in a cart, b) less harmful to yours shoulders and back, and c) helps you maintain a good pace.

The Speed Cart GX weighs 17.85lbs and folds down to 37 x 16 x 13 – $220

Available in: Magnetic Gray-Red, Steel-Yellow, Big Sky Blue-White, Cement Inferno, Bahama-Steel, Silver, Black, and White-Black.

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