Approaching Great… but not quite great
After my maiden voyage using the follow functionality, I was ready to write a somewhat negative review, but after my last outing, where I figured something out… my review isn’t quite as negative. First the good news… the Remote control functionality in this cart is rock solid. If you aren’t interested in the follow/march functionality, you can probably save some money and get the lower version that is RC only. I highly recommend this cart for RC. I spent the extra money because I really wanted the follow functionality to work. My club has some VERY expensive follow carts that they let us use and it’s awesome, so I wanted that. On the first time out, on just the 2nd fairway, the cart started to buck and jump around. My son was playing with me and said that the cart actually left the ground (stopped suddenly and went up on the wheelie bar and then lurched forward sending the whole unit into the air). I was disappointed and as I said, I was ready to write a negative review for the follow functionality. HOWEVER, in my last outing, I tried the follow function again and I tried to walk a bit slower and the unit worked GREAT! I don’t mean I walked slow, I just mean I walked slower. I am 6’3″ and when I get to hoofing I can move pretty quick. My wife who is 5’3″ has to almost jog to keep up with me when I walk fast. The unit cannot handle that kind of speed. When I walked at a normal clip, not slow, but not super-fast, the unit followed behind perfectly. I used the follow function for a 9-hole walk and had no problems at all. I am very excited. The march functionality is solid, but it doesn’t move fast enough. I guess I could slow my walk down for that too, but it just felt too slow… like I would kick the unit if I wasn’t watching close enough. Overall, I am happy with the unit and if the follow works like it did in my last 9-holes, I would recommend this unit pretty highly.