Golf News for Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | Products

Sun Mountain announces improvements to Speed Cart V1 for 08

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The cart that propelled the push cart revolution just got better.
Improvements to Sun Mountain’s 2008 Speed Cart V1 include an upgraded console tray, new strapless bag brackets, an easier to fold design, and an updated look with black anodized wheels. The 2008 Speed Cart V1 is available in May 2007 with a full-suggested retail price of $239. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit

Sun Mountain has made continual improvements to its patented, original Speed Cart V1. New improvements for 2008 include an upgraded console tray with magnetic lid, padded valuables tray, a bungee scorecard holder, swiveling drink holder and a mesh headcover tray. The 2008 model also includes new upper and lower bag brackets to secure a golf bag without the use of bungee cords or straps, and a lower bag rest and bag bracket that fold with one easy motion. The 2008 Speed Cart V1 got an updated look, too, with black anodized wheels and spokes. Colors for 2008 include metallic blue, metallic red, metallic orange, metallic lime, metallic silver, yellow, pink, and metallic black with silver wheels.

Some other notable improvements since originally introduced in 1999 include a hand brake that locks for parking, adjustable front-wheel alignment for perfect tracking, and folding bag brackets for even smaller folded footprint. At the same time, there has been an ever-growing list of standard accessories to include a tire pump, and an umbrella holder on the cart handle for an open umbrella, and on the cart frame for umbrella storage when not in use. Optional accessories include a Sun Mountain golf or UV umbrella, Cool-Paq™ cooler, Speed-Paq™ bag for extra storage, cart seat, cart mitts that smartly attach to cart handle, and a cart cover.

Sun Mountain’s Speed Cart was a revolutionary introduction in 1999. Golfers were presented with an ergonomic, foldable, three-wheeled push cart that required no assembly. It was sturdy, perfectly balanced, and it positioned golfers’ backs, arms and shoulders in their most natural positions. This was something traditional two-wheeled pull carts could not and still do not offer. Sun Mountain has continually improved upon and added to the Speed Cart line. There are currently four different Speed Cart models: the Speed Cart V1 ($239), the motorized Speed E Cart™ ($799), the Speed Cart V2 ($299), and the Speed Cart Rental.

In addition to the Speed 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. 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, fleece and the RainFlex™ collection.

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Sally J. Sportsman
(telephone) 407/293-5075