A Message from the President of Bat-Caddy
There are many reasons why a self propelled electric motorized golf push cart or electric golf caddy is a compelling means to carry your clubs around the golf course. It’s not just Professional Tour players who avoid carrying their golf bags by playing with a caddy. An ever increasing number of regular golfers around the world, who cannot afford the luxury of a personal caddy, are using electric golf trolleys such as the Bat-Caddy … and here are some of the reasons why:
Motorized Golf Caddy - Saving your Energy for the Game
On average a round of golf takes between 4-5 hours traversing a distance of ca. 5 miles. Actual ball contact is only between 70 and 100 times and takes less than 2% of the time, whereas the majority of the time is spent on getting to the next shot. That’s a lot of time and energy spent between the shots and particularly towards the end of the round even very fit players often lack the energy to concentrate on the shot and apply their best swing. By using a Bat-Caddy you can safe more of your energy for the game and put your best possible swing on every shot even in the later stage of the round… just like the Pros!
The average golf bag weighs anywhere between 15 and 25 lbs and golfers who carry their bags put their back and shoulders under a lot of strain, putting it down and picking it up close to 100 times in a round. Using a regular push or pull cart can also put strain on your arms and shoulders unnecessarily, especially going uphill. A Bat-Caddy electric motorized golf cart , gives you the best of both worlds. You still keep fit by walking the course but avoid the added strain that comes from lugging a bag around or dragging a push or pull cart.
Staying Fit, Improving Overall Health and Losing Weight
Walking the course with a Bat-Caddy does not only increase your energy level and reduce strain on key body parts, it can also contribute to your overall general health and well-being. Besides the cardio-vascular exercise of walking, your body also can burn up to 50% more calories when compared to riding in a cart. Various medical studies have concluded that walking a golf course can result in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, create a stronger immune system, and help reduce the risk of developing diabetes, and some forms of cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease. As a matter of fact, walking the course with a Bat-Caddy will provide you with moderate exercise at an average heart rate of 110 versus 86 riding in a cart*. Also the USGA strongly recommends and supports the growing trend of walking the course (Walk the Walk - The Benefits Walking Golf) As a result of using a Bat-Caddy you will feel fitter, weigh less and ultimately play better within a short period of time.
Protecting the Course and Speed Up Game
Electric caddies weigh significantly less than full-size riding carts and hence have less damaging impact on the fairways, especially in wet conditions (according to a 2004 USGA report). As opposed to common wisdom, electric caddies can also speed up game, especially where cart path only rules apply. A Bat-Caddy motorized golf cart can reach any spot on the golf course without leaving track marks and can be moved straight from one point to the next, thus no need for the time wasting practice of two people going back and forth to a riding cart to pick up yet another club!! Also, with the remote controlled model there is no need to have to walk back to retrieve your cart from the front of the green. You simply steer the Bat-Caddy by remote control to the next tee and save time and energy.
Protecting the Environment
Bat-Caddy carts are battery operated, so they are far more environmentally friendly than combustion engine powered golf riding carts. Due to their lighter weight they also have less damaging impact on your precious golf course turf. Of course, empty batteries can be deposited for recycling at your local community.
Staying connected with the Course and Enhancing Companionship
By walking the course your body keeps moving and stays warm and alert. As a result you will stay more in tune with the rhythm of the game and be more concentrated and focused on your golf swing. Walking across the fairways also lets you experience the true nature of a golf course design from the first tee all the way to the 18th green, as opposed to driving a rattling golf cart along a paved cart path on the edge of a course, possibly as a passenger of an intoxicated driver! In addition, one of the main reasons we all enjoy golf so much is the companionship of a foursome playing 18 holes and sharing the experience. By walking the course together you will certainly enhance the social aspect of the game as compared to the isolated, unnatural and sometimes risky transportation in a riding cart. And last but not least, for those of us who value the tradition and history of golf, after all the game was meant to be played walking!
Making Money Sense - The Economic Case
A Bat-Caddy electric push cart also makes economic sense! Considering the savings for rental fees for riding carts (average of $15-$20/round), the investment in a Bat-Caddy has a payback period of less than a season for an average golfer. After that the rental fee annual savings can be invested in new equipment, golf travel or is just cash in your pocket!
Preserving the Tradition of the Game
In 1995 the USGA created the Walking Member program to promote one of the traditions of the game of golf. While each individual player has his or her own circumstances to consider when deciding whether to walk or ride, the Program's message is to encourage Members, who are able, to walk. Members who sign a Declaration will receive a walking bag tag for their golf bag. If you are an USGA Member, you may request a Walking Member Declaration by calling 800-223-0041.
Improving your Handicap
And last but not least, many golfers invest significant amounts of money in the latest club technology to improve their handicap..... unfortunately not always with the desired result! Imagine how a better rhythm, tuned feel of the golf course, improved fitness and a higher energy level and concentration would impact your game. My educated guess is that it will result in a better handicap, and there are many of our customers who confirm that! There is also a recently published scientific study that confirms this hypothesis: (Guess What? Golf is Good For You!)
In summary, a Bat-Caddy Motorized Golf Caddy will help you save your energy for the game, prevent strain and fatigue, fine tune your rhythm of play and feel for the course, improve your health and general fitness, increase fun and companionship, preserve tradition, course conditions and the environment and ultimately improve your handicap, all at a very reasonable cost with a one season pay-back time! A truly Win-Win Situation!
We at Bat-Caddy strive to provide our customers with an innovative and unique way to improve your experience playing the game. Our products are designed with top of the line features and benefits at very competitive price points. We are unique in that we offer what really counts in this market: the ideal balance between functionality, performance, practicality, quality at a great economic value! And as many of our existing customers know, we have the best customer service in the industry, and most of the time I do personally take care of them! Just contact one of our dealers to verify our sales and service track record. Please contact us directly anytime for any further questions, information or orders.
Peter Hanneforth, President