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Viewed by some a walking golfer’s crutch, the push cart is becoming a staple of the walking golfer’s repertoire. No longer are pull or push carts a squeaky piece of steel that you delicately balance your precious clubs on. They’re becoming as technologically advanced as your clubs and have as many features as the bag carrying said clubs. When I received the Bag Boy Quad Push Cart for review I was excited to see what the latest in push cart technology had to offer. I’ve never owned a push or pull cart and in the past when I walked to play a round of golf I’ve just carried the bag like many others. Did this push cart make me want to give up the motorized cart and become a newly reborn walking golfer? Check it out.

Key Features

• Simple 2 step folding process
• Oversize wheels
• Upper bag bracket is stand bag compatible
• Lightweight aluminum frame
• Handle mounted parking brake
• Adjustable handle
• Oversized zipper storage bag
• Beverage holder
• Extendable wheelbase to accommodate nearly any size bag
• Lightweight, solid foam maintenance free tires
• Hidden umbrella sleeve
• Scorecard holder
• Umbrella holder

Initial Thoughts

I have to be honest, opening the box and taking the Bag Boy Quad Push Cart out of the box was harder than setting up the cart itself. It comes just as it’s pictured below and with a pull of the handle it expands and is ready to go. Talk about out of the box functionality! After you’re done admiring your handy work, you remember how light it was. Yes there’s a lot of cart here but the lightweight aluminum frame is just that, lightweight. Don’t worry, it’s sturdy and you can tell that this cart is made extremely well. Returning the cart back to its storage position is just as easy. Just pull up on the gray handle that says ‘pull’ and the cart will collapse upon itself into a nice little package for easy storage in your trunk or in your closet. The tires are actually ‘real’ tires and not plastic ones that can dry out and crack and you know what? They look cool too. I can’t believe I’m saying this about a golf cart but I am! Somehow the golf cart became stylish in addition to being functional, when did that happen?

The Quad Push Cart has a lot more going for it than just looks. It’s a Bag Boy product so you know it’s going to be a feature-rich item right? Well this unit certainly doesn’t disappoint. It has all sorts of features within your finger tips. Everything from a scorecard holder to a beverage holder to an umbrella holder to finally an oversize zippered pocket that would make a kangaroo jealous.

I don’t use a traditional scorecard much anymore now that my smart phone has a score keeping feature on it but it fit perfectly into the scorecard holder so the holder still serves its intended purpose! The scorecard holder can also hold a GPS unit too so it goes above and beyond its traditional intended use. The beverage holder holds only a small bottle of the beverage of your choice but in a way it acts as a reminder to keep yourself hydrated just based on the placement of the its placement (just off to the right of the handle.) I’ll touch on the big storage pocket soon but it can easily hold 2-3 other bottles of the same size so it’ll be easy to keep the beverage holder busy during a hot round of golf.

The oversize zipper storage bag can hold a lot more than just your keys and wallet. It can hold water bottles, sun tan lotion, golf balls, tees, sunglasses, windbreaker, or whatever else you can or want to fit into it. It’s almost like having a mini golf bag on your cart. It’s super convenient and super functional. Speaking of convenient, the umbrella holder that you can remove or put on the cart at will is handy. Either leave it on the cart or if that’s not your style then just remove it and store it in the cavernous zippered pouch. Don’t worry you still have room for other stuff.

One of the most unique features of the Quad Push Cart is the handle mounted parking brake. Yes, a parking brake. No more worries about coming to a downhill or uphill lie where your cart may go for a ride by itself. Park the cart sideways to avoid roll? Nonsense! Just push the handle down and than your back wheels will be ‘locked’ thereby securing your cart and the cargo it’s carrying. I’m not sure if other carts have this option but seeing this really made me think even more highly of this cart. Quality!

Testing/Usage

Testing a golf cart is pretty straightforward. Does it have useful features? Does it handle various types of bags? Like a car, does it handle well? The Quad Push Cart answers a resounding ‘yes’ when asked those questions.

I think I’ve covered the features well enough so let’s focus on the performance aspect of the cart. The cart easily folds up for immediate use or folds down for easy storage. It folds down into such a neat package that it easily fits into the trunk of your car with room to spare. That is huge for someone who has a smaller car with minimal trunk space. So it’s not something that will force you to put your clubs in the back seat while the cart rides in the trunk. Your clubs can and will easily ride along with the cart that they will soon be riding on at the course.

The cart handles like a dream. The foam wheels absorb a lot of shock in addition to the strong but lightweight aluminum frame which eliminates a lot of vibration as well. For those of you who spend a lot of time in the rough like yours truly, the wheels easily ride over and through the thick stuff so feel free to take it with you while you’re looking for you ball, again. The four wheel platform creates a stable and secure base so you never have to worry about tipping unless you put it in an awkward sideways stance. The Quad Push Cart is sturdier than you think! It easily dealt with my cart bag, carried a fellow golfer’s stand bag with ease, and with a slight adjustment to the extendable frame can take on a full size staff bag. The upper bag bracket is an equal opportunity handler and doesn’t discriminate against whatever style of golf bag you may have so feel free to load it up. It’s ready for the challenge.

Overall
The Quad Push Cart retails for $209.95 which is quite an investment for a push cart but how often do you really buy a cart? If you buy a cart don’t you want it to last as long as possible? Besides if you’re a walker or are serious about becoming a walker then why not invest in something that will last or even inspire you to walk the course more? As long as you don’t take your frustration out on the cart after you duff yet another approach shot into the green, this cart should outlast your driver. Colors? In addition to the white I tested the cart also comes in black, silver, red, navy and yellow. Surely you can find a color to match your bag right?

Pull and push carts never used to invoke a ‘wow’ response or earn a double take from a passing golfer but I’m willing to bet a hot dog at the turn that someone will at least notice this cart under your golf bag and have a moment of push cart envy. Is that worth buying this cart by itself? Of course not but add another tally onto the ‘reason why’ column when making your decision on this cart. For more information on the Bag Boy Quad Push Cart, click on over to www.bagboycompany.com.

T. Hanks

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  1. Thain says:

    Interesting stuff. Nice to see the parking brake, a nice touch! The more simple folding process is something that I think may put this unit above the Clic Gear.

  2. degoins says:

    I really like this cart. I toyed with one a few weeks ago and really liked the simplicity of the fold and its build quality. The best feature I thought was how much adjustability there is in the upper handle. You can position it almost anywhere and the locking mechanism is super secure. Nice review Hanks.

  3. DawgDaddy says:

    Nice review, I like that all 4 wheels are oversized. Lots of features on this Push Cart.

  4. dway says:

    Good review, but why don’t you show it folded up all the way? Pull the gray handle to fold it up like you did, but then release the lever for adjusting the handle height, and the handle will fold down flat on the rest of the unit so it takes up a lot less room than it shows in your pictures.

  5. Ryan H. says:

    Thanks for the thorough review, Todd. I’m a fan of the four-wheel system and would be interested in seeing my car and this cart side by side for comparison.

  6. royalwulff says:

    Great job on the write up, this seems like a cart full of features.

  7. Puttin4Bird says:

    Nice review Hanks! I hope you’re not talking from experience when you say as long as you don’t take your frustrations out on your cart it will last as long as your driver! Hehe. I recently reviewed a push cart myself so I was interested in the differences between the two, I like the zippered pocket feature with this one. It really seems like a great option, thanks for the review!

  8. ripper says:

    Very interesting review Hanks, it did a lot better than I was expecting, I am pleasantly surprised.

  9. Drumdog says:

    Great review Hanks! That really is a feature rich cart. The parking break would be very handy on the hilly courses I play.

  10. 9-Iron Man says:

    Great review Hanks!

  11. Perkins Rooster says:

    I don’t see how you would be able to fit both the cart and a bag in the trunk…it looks huge even folded up…maybe if you have an SUV they will both fit. Am I missing something here?

  12. Hanks says:

    Rooster- both should fit easily in any standard size trunk or larger so as long as the trunk isn’t cluttered. Smaller cars would prove a little tricky but I think both would fit nicely without much trouble

  13. Flooder says:

    Just bought my wife (Little Bertha) this cart for her birthday and she loves it. We walk a lot and she found pull carts to require more effort to use and to place a minor strain on her back from reaching behind herself all the time. She is in love with this one!

  14. Smallville says:

    I have a three wheel push cart and when it’s time to replace I will definitely want to go with a four wheel model. Either this one or the one Ryan reviewed a while back both look like decent carts. Price is a obstacle, 200 bucks for a cart seems a little high but like you said, it’s built to last. My only problem is that when I replace one I will be replacing two! So price becomes a little more important.

  15. Canio says:

    Excellent review! I am in the market for a push cart. This one is definitely on my list.

  16. Perkins Rooster says:

    Thanks Hanks.

  17. Little Bertha says:

    I love this cart!!! I have a petite frame and the the 2 wheel style cart tends to put strain on my back and shoulders after pulling up hills etc.$200+ is a big price to pay for a pull cart but if you typically pay to rent a cart approx ($18 per round), the cart pays for itself in approx 10 rounds of golf. It rolls so easily that sometimes you can just give it a little push and walk behind it. Its actually FUN to use and you can carry everything you need on board:)

  18. wcueb923 says:

    nice review . Enjoyed it. Price little steep for me, but hey thats what sales for for.

  19. Blazer says:

    I bought this cart a couple months ago for $159 at Sports Authority and had a $25 off coupon to boot. Like you I’m starting to walk so this cart is a fantastic for me. It’s got lots of storage space though the cup holder is a bit small and prone to fall off sometimes. Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase and am enjoying golf in a way I seldom did before.

  20. BP says:

    Another perspective… for junior golfers. I have twin 10-year old boys that play in tournaments, and walking is a requirement. The thought of them toting their bags for 9 holes in the south Texas summer heat made getting each of them a pull or push cart a priority. This model is great for kids, because the handle can be raised or lowered to accommodate the height of the golfer (whether it’s a 4’5″ junior; or, their 6′ dad). The velcro strap through the hand holder on the golf bag holds the golf bag high enough on the cart so that it doesn’t fall to the bottom (the junior golf bags are much smaller). I have an Altima; and, I can easily fit both carts and their golf bags in the trunk. In the pics above, the cart isn’t completely folded. By releasing the handle height adjuster, the top portion (handle) of the cart will fold forward over the wheels, making it more compact. So, I put mine in the trunk with the cart wheels in the same orientation as the wheels on the car; not sideways, as is shown above.

    The only issue I’ve had with the cart is the parking brake… it’s made similar to a bike brake, with a steel wire from the lever to the wheel. On both carts, the wire has fallen out of the housing next to the lever, and the wheels will stay locked (the lever becomes inoperable). I was able to fix this (by wrapping tape around the housing and the tube holding the wire); but, it is an inconvenience that needs to be addressed in future models.

    I also paid $159 (for one… I received the $25 coupon for purchasing the first one, and used it to buy the other… at $135). Even with the brake issue, I’m very satisfied with the purchase(s).

  21. Want to look into carts. For now my back is still good so I don’t mind carrying.

  22. Kevin67 says:

    Awesome review ! Covered all the high points, will look into it.

  23. Hongman says:

    Nice review on a 4 wheel cart, which I like better than the 3 wheeled ones. Do you think this cart will securely hold a Ping Hoofer stand type bag with the irons oriented towards the cart frame, or would the taller clubs need to be closest to the frame?

    Also, do you have any impressions on how the Bag Boy compares to Sun Mountain’s 4-wheeled version?

  24. Josh_Ross says:

    I can see getting one of these in a few years when I don’t feel like carrying clubs anymore, but for now I just prefer carrying them. This looks like one of the better push carts out there though, very nice write up.

  25. Jeremiah says:

    Nice write up Todd. I am definitely looking into getting a push cart. I really want to start walking and this seems as if it’s easy to use. Like how I can use the score card holder for my gps. Plus the storage compartment has tons of room. Lightweight is a must! I think the silver would look sweet. I really like the way the white looks too. Matches my sunglasses… LOL Thanks for the info Todd, I will make sure I look at the Bag Boy Quad push cart.

  26. joejoe says:

    I’ve never considered purchasing a cart until recently. I have a nice carry bag but it’s getting a bit heavy and after renting a crappy pull cart during a recent round which my bag didn’t fit well on I decided it’s time to get my own cart.

    I found a nice three wheeled bagboy on clearance and almost made the purchase until I saw the quad. Taking it down from a high shelve I noticed how light it is. One pull and the quad folds down really small, smaller than any three wheeler.

    GoflTown has so many carts to compare including several quads, the Bagboy IMHO is the clear winner. So I purchase one today and got a great price on it at Golf Town, I drove immediately over to a course to play. The cart comes fully assembled. Right out of the box I just pulled it open and was ready to go.
    This I like about it, again its light, folds really small, my carry bad fits on it very well. When its folded it will still roll, The bottom of the bag doesn’t need to be strapped in so the bag is very quick on and off. The Velcro top strap hold the bag firm and is really fast to strap and unstrap, it rolls very well smooth and easy, comes with cup holder and umbrella holder, your bag is positioned more upright than 3 wheelers and will stay dryer during rain. I like the pouch and places for balls.

    One suggesting is to make the sizable pouch two levels so you could separate items.
    I really like this cart and I know I will have it for a very long time. I read all the reviews I could find and played with all the other carts I could find in stores. I wouldn’t even consider other carts now, plus it is now priced lower than the competition.

  27. 10YardDraw says:

    Nice job Hanks, my dad uses one of these and loves it, im not sure if its this exact model or not but it looks like it.

  28. best fridge says:

    This actually answered my problem, thanks!

  29. Golfguy says:

    I recently traded my Linksman three-wheeler for this little gem. Now my bag sits more in the upright position than my old cart….really like that especially because it cuts down on my iron club heads from spinning around and banging into each other. I never seem to play well riding on a motorized cart I tend to rush my game and riding over bumps for five hours makes my back sore. I almost bought the Sun Mountain quad style but this one is slightly better. Buy it you won`t be sorry.

  30. Golf Guy says:

    Really nice cart I love mine! Just added a cool new golf brush that attaches to the wheel called a Club Whizz so I can clean as I walk, its really cool! Four is so much better than 3!!!!

  31. David N. Currey says:

    This is one of the best carts for conversion into a disc golf cart, which I’ve done. I simply removed the two black bolts that hold the bag strap to the cradle, and removed the strap. I then inserted two 3″ 3/16 eyelet bolts in their place with the eyelet on the bottom and a washer on top under the nut. I then inserted an S hook in each eyelet, and bent the ends in the eyelets with a set of pliers so they would not come out. I used a bungie cord to keep the bag cradle arms from spreading, and the bungie cord also creates sort of a slot to hold my putter.

    Now I’m all set up to simply hang my common-sized disc golf bag (that holds about 16 discs) by its shoulder strap hooks from the S hooks. If I’m on a course that’s too three-dimensional or rocky for a cart, I just carry the bag via its shoulder strap as usual. I never have to transfer discs, cards, pens, etc. from the bag to the cart like in some purpose-built disc golf carts that are sold.

    I’ve tested this modification for a week now, and it works great. I even dumped my cart once, and the bag stayed on the hooks, thus passing the “Oops I accidentally dumped my cart” test. Even if it had come off, it would have been a simple matter to reattach it.

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