Walker Trolleys Promote Health And Wellness
Longtime readers of this blog know that the GolfBlogger is a fierce advocate of walking while playing golf.
Walking is good for your health. On my last round at Green Oaks, I walked 6.18 miles, burning 939 calories (according to my Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch). My average speed was 3.3 miles per hour an dmy average heart rate 93 bpm, with a max bpm of 118.
I also am a strong believer in the notion that I play better when walking. In fact, for me, it makes as much as five strokes difference. When walking, feel more connected to the course, to the distances and to the ground. There is a zen-like flow to playing while walking that contrasts sharply with the stop-and-start chaos of cart golf.
Walker Trolleys is a new firm promoting the benefits of walking golf by offering a sophisticated push cart with a high end look and feel.
The aluminum cart features a one fold handle, with waxed canvas and leather storage units.
The full press release follows:
Get Outside, Play Golf and “Unspoil” That Good Walk
Walker Trolleys Cape Model Available to Pushcart Aficionados this Spring
Families, friends and business associates are having to make tough decisions about what they do, and don’t do, together in the coming weeks. Fortunately for golfers, the game continues to pass most social distancing guidelines with flying colors via a series of creative adjustments.
Walking nine or 18 holes is the safest way to enjoy a round of golf in the coming weeks while burning between 500 and 1,000 calories in the process. Walker Trolleys recently introduced its new Cape Model pushcart available for pre-order with delivery targeted for spring.
The engineering behind Walker Trolleys’ pushcarts is sophisticated, belying its outwardly streamlined, minimalist appearance. However, the mission is simple: make walking golf cool, again.
“The game is so pure when you’re walking, you take the time to really see the golf course from tee to green and appreciate the architecture and strategy behind it,” says Walker Trolleys founder and CEO Brad Payne. “And then there’s the health and wellness aspect. Walking with a push cart can burn up to 1,000 calories over 18 holes and lead to better scores versus carrying.”
Payne, formerly with Apple, debuted Walker Trolleys at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, back in January. Through social media and word-of-mouth, he, his wife Julie and principal designer Bryce Gibson generated enough buzz to catch Golf Channel’s attention.
The Walker Trolley was featured on the channel’s popular “Morning Drive” as one of the PGA Show’s best products of opening day. Media and PGA Professionals in attendance were duly impressed with the push cart’s high-end look and feel.
Premium materials – including aluminum, waxed canvas and handcrafted leather – create a unique, elegant appearance that wouldn’t be out of place on the great links courses of Scotland during the time of Old and Young Tom Morris.
A convenient one-fold handle makes collapsing and unfolding the trolley easier than any other push cart on the market. The patent pending central hub enables the handle and legs to bend on two separate axes, allowing for a compact fold.
The storage unit, made of water-resistant waxed canvas, provides an endless number of ways for golfers to customize their trolley and the company is working with a well-known soft goods company to realize these designs.
Payne says a non-folding line of Walker Trolleys made with the same materials will be offered directly to courses, clubs and resorts as a rental option. The push carts nest for easy and quick storage in units and premium soft good options can be customized with logos and other branding elements.
Walker Trolleys Cape model will be available this spring, and a limited number of push carts will be available for preorder for $399 at www.walkertrolleys.com.