Golf News for Friday, December 16, 2005 | Equipment

Sun Mountain introduces self-propelled push cart

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Sun Mountain, the inventors of the first easily collapsible push cart, Speed Cart (r), have introduced a self-propelled, electric version of this top-selling cart called Speed E Cart(tm). Speed E Cart allows golfers the enjoyment and health benefits of walking the course while the cart carries the clubs. Speed E Cart is easy to operate with cruise control and dynamic braking that keep the cart at a consistent speed. Golfers just walk behind and steer. Speed E Cart folds down easily into a compact package that fits into a car trunk or cart locker. Speed E Cart is available in black, metallic silver and metallic orange with a full-suggested retail price of $799. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit

Speed E Cart is an electric cart driven by a 24V motor, hidden inside the front wheel, that is silent and extremely efficient. The motor is powered by a small battery which performs well for over 18 holes. The Speed E Cart motor is controlled by a set of buttons discreetly yet conveniently placed on the cart's handle. The buttons include power on/off, start/stop, buttons to increase and decrease speed to set a comfortable walking pace, which the
motor is programmed to maintain across varied terrain, plus three timer buttons that allow the cart to be sent ahead unassisted 15, 30 and 60 yards. When powered off, the Speed E Cart can be pushed as easily as a manual Speed Cart for peace of mind when maneuvering in the parking lot or around the clubhouse and to eliminate the chance of being stranded on the course with an out-of-charge battery.

The Speed E Cart is constructed from only the highest quality, durable metal components with aluminum upright tubes designed to wrap around the bag and flexible, adjustable brackets that hold the bag in perfect position without straps or bungee cords. The Speed E Cart weighs 31 lbs. and the battery weighs 11 lbs.

Speed E Cart comes equipped with the same accessories available on the Speed Cart to include an umbrella holder that holds an open golf umbrella over the club heads and the golfer, and a Greenskeep(tm) bottle to fill with your course's seed mix for easy divot repair. All three wheels on the Speed E Cart are durable wheels with pneumatic tires for smooth rolling. The cart comes with a tire pump attached to the frame and a front wheel alignment system for easy tracking adjustment. Other standard features include a scorecard holder, valuables box, drink holder, ball and tee holders, ball marker, mesh catchall and a seat that can be attached to the cart.

Sun Mountain designs and manufactures functional, high-quality, lightweight golf bags for the serious golfer. Sun Mountain is responsible for many industry firsts, including being the first to use backpacking technology to produce a lightweight nylon golf bag and being the first to develop a stand bag with integral legs.

In addition to golf bags, Sun Mountain Outerwear is dedicated to finding the most innovative fabrics, the latest weaving processes, and the best designs to manufacture a line of performance outerwear that includes rainsuits, windshirts, microfiber, and fleece products.