The Stewart Golf R1-S is the latest generation of Stewart Golf’s push trolley. It has been designed with simplicity and durability in mind. I took it for a spin to see how it performed.
Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley Review: NCG Summary
The Stewart Golf R1-S is a great lightweight, compact, push trolley with a sleek design.
With plenty of features such as an adjustable bag cradle, magnetic ball marker, drinks and umbrella holder, foot brake and scorecard and ball holder it has all bases covered.
- Compact folded size
- Quick assembly
- Multiple colour designs
- Adjustable handle height
- Not as light as expected
Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley
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Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley: First Impressions
Fresh out of the packaging it was refreshing not to see a 20-page instruction manual and that no assembly of the parts were required. As a result, folding and unfolding was extremely simple, and I was able to have the trolley extended into position and ready to go within 10 seconds.
When folded the R1-S is incredibly compact and for those where boot space is a premium the wheels can easily be taken off to reduce it’s size further. It is heavier than I anticipated but not so much so that this would be an issue for anyone.
The aesthetic of the R1-S is very simple and sleek and with a choice of colours there is a design for all.
Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley: NCG Review
For full disclosure I have never been a trolley user and have carried all my golfing life, so by way of comparison I only have a rental trolley from my home club on the one occasion my bag strap had snapped.
Starting at the beginning, assembly of the R1-S takes seconds and a really nice feature is the adjustable handle height which is easy to use and allows you to push from a height that suits.
As mentioned I carry, so I only had a stand bag when testing. This was not an issue with the R1-S as the adjustable straps mean any size of bag can be firmly held in place without risk of your bag taking a tumble.
Another great design aspect is they haven’t compromised on the number of features to ensure the trolley was compact. A net is provided for any loose items you might want to have easily to hand along with a magnetic ball marker, drinks and umbrella holder, parking brake and scorecard holder.
My home course is a Heathland course and for me the heather is often found. One of my concerns was how the R1-S would hold up away from the fairways but the wheel design and wide base mean the terrain was easily navigated and the trolley felt stable the whole time.
Another feature of the wheels is the simplicity with which they can be taken off, further reducing it’s size when in the folded position.
Has the R1-S converted me from carrying to pushing? Still TBC, though I will say that I shot my best 2 rounds in the past two years with the R1-S in play, so maybe that should make my decision for me!
More information: Stewart Golf website
Colours: Midnight Grey or Pearl White Frame, Optional wheel colours (Red, Blue, Black, White, Green)
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