Review: Motocaddy M5 Connect compact electric trolley

Golf Equipment

How does Motocaddy's flagship new compact trolley perform out on the course? Equipment editor James Savage put the M5 Connect through its paces

Our Motocaddy M5 Connect review has taken place on the course at Luffenham Heath, Moor Allerton and Rudding Park.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review: First impressions

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Motocaddy have completely overhauled their M-series of compact trolleys with a new M1, M1 DHC, M3 Pro and M5 Connect.

It is very much a family of compact products to complement their S-series which includes the S1, S1 DHC, S3 Pro, S5 Connect and S7 Remote.

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So they now pretty much have an option for everyone.

If you are tight on boot space or storage space at home then the M-series will be the best place to look.

If you want something simple, check out the M1. If you want something simple and play on a hilly course go for the M1 DHC.

For a few bells and whistles on the screen there’s the M3 Pro but the flagship model is arguably the M5 Connect which has GPS yardages and smartphone notifications sent through to the screen.

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We were big fans of the S5 Connect when we reviewed it last year.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review: The technology

The M5 Connect syncs with the free Motocaddy app to provide yardages to the front, middle and back of the green.

You can also clock the time of your round and measure the distance of your shots.

The good thing about the smartphone notifications is you can have as many or as few as you want.

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Get every Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bebo notification through or turn them all off.

Be told when you’ve missed a call, email or text – or wait until the end of your round to check

I’m a big fan as I prefer to leave my phone in the bag during a round but if I’m waiting for an important call, I don’t have to keep getting my phone out to check.

But in terms of the trolley itself we have a new, smoother folding process where the front wheel automatically goes underneath.

And we’ve got new wheels which can be taken off and flipped around to considerably reduce the folded size.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

There’s a new little stand which pops out to allow the trolley to stand up which is a very nice touch. Normally with a trolley you’re looking to lean it up against something.

The battery is much smaller than on the S-series models and the motor has been beefed up to 28v to ensure better efficiency.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

That’s the lowdown on the Motocaddy M5 Connect – but how did it perform? Find out the results on the next page…

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