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GRi-1500Li – Our New #1 Selling Remote Controlled Golf Caddy

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4.92 out of 5 based on 63 customer ratings
(63 customer reviews)

$1,895 $1,399

 

The GRi-1500Li has become Cart Tek’s #1 seller! This new remote controlled golf caddy is our lightest and fullest featured remote control golf cart. With a new look that marries proven technology with a sleek new frame design, your new GRi-1500Li remote control golf caddy will be the envy of your golf course.

 

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The GRi-1500Li has become Cart Tek's # 1 selling golf caddie!  Taking the consumer friendly electronics design and marrying that with this beautiful new frame design has proven to be an instant success. The use of aviation grade aluminum (6061 aluminum) with precision welding creates the most rugged aluminum cart frame in the market. The adjustable handle fits golfers of all heights plus this allows adjustment to maximize leverage while using the cart in the "trolley" mode. This makes the transition from remote to trolley mode a breeze. The GRi-1500Li makes use of efficient 24 Volt high torque motors  hidden inside the axle tube for sleek design but also for protection against the elements. The GRi-1500Li comes with a 10Ah Lithium Ion battery that will last up to 27 holes depending on your particular golf course.  Call Today for more details.

GRi-1500Li Remote Controlled Golf Caddy Features and Benefits:

  • Programmable – full feature Remote Control
  • Four factory speed settings, or program your own
  • Adjustable turning force and electronic tracking
  • Dual high torque motors and enclosed gearbox
  • Fully Adjustable handle: 36" when level, 45" max height
  • 24 Volt, 10 Ah Lithium Ion battery weighing only 3.5 pounds
  • Two Year Warranty on Battery
  • Battery rated at 500 + charging cycles
  • Comes with Lithium Ion battery charger
  • Waterproof ECU housing for use in wet conditions
  • Quick transition to Free-Wheel Mode
  • Available in Gloss black or traditional silver – powder Coated frame
  • Complete with Free Stainless scorecard/ball holder, Mesh Beverage holder and rugged ABS umbrella holder. Over $120 value.
  • Free Shipping within Continental USA
  • For a limited time we will be shipping with Free Insulated Beverage Holder, an additional  $39 value. 

This new Remote Control golf caddy is sure to shake up the market place. With a new look that marries proven technology with a sleek new frame design, your new GRi-1500Li will be the envy of your golf course. If you are considering a competing remote control golf cart, ask the vendor if their model has a true "trolley" mode, not just a simple 'stop' button. The GRi-1500Li remote controlled golf cart can also be used as a powered golf cart, should you choose to do so. It is a full featured remote control golf cart and an electric golf trolley wrapped up in one model. Enjoy the benefits of both designs.

63 reviews for GRi-1500Li – Our New #1 Selling Remote Controlled Golf Caddy

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I’ve only played 3 rounds with my GRi-1500Li and am very pleased with it. I play a very hilly course, and it’s made my walk so much easier. I still have energy left by the 18th hole. The trolley is very quiet and light weight. Charging is a snap. By the 3rd round I felt very comfortable with the remote control; however, when walking along the cart path I tend to still lightly hold on to the handle to assist with the steering. Otherwise I feel that the tread on the tires would wear out a bit quicker. I’ve already had some other golfers express interest in this cart. It’s a hit! Very glad I bought this cart.

  2. 4 out of 5

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    I’m on my third year with mine. Overall I say it is a great trolley. I have several friends that own the similar looking Bat Caddy….Cart Tek has a wider real wheel base, more power, smoother when turning, smaller and lighter lithium battery….programmable remote, and are quieter. The 1500 is a bit back heavy. I think it is because the front wheel is too tall. I keep extra balls, and bottles of water in my bag to help. The rear wheels don’t have enough grip on inclines causing the cart to stop with the wheels spinning. The bottle holder fell apart after a few weeks, and the card/ball holder gets in the way of the umbrella holder. I’m not sure if it’s just mine but the remote has glitches, and eats batteries. I get about five rounds on lithium batteries. That said I love it

  3. 5 out of 5

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    I have a review some where about this guy but just thought an update was needed

    WE (My wife and I) Just played our 100th round with these carts (we both have them on all different types of courses) and they are just SUPER. We went from playing once maybe twice a week to playing at least 3 times a week. Some weeks more. We just aren’t wiped any longer from pushing a cart around. Maybe a little video game players thumb 🙂

    THESE make the game so much more enjoyable.
    Like have a mechanical caddie (considered getting a golf drive cover that looks like someones head – that would be cool)

    I’m 67 now and all I can say is ZERO Problems with it, “Very Durable”, “Very Reliable” light weight and easy to use.

    GREAT Product – thanks guys

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I made a road trip to Bend (800 miles round trip) to check out their products. The guys gave me a tour, and showed me the newest models, and showed me a couple of the earlier products so I could see how they keep upgrading and updating the products. I saw how the carts were assembled and tested before being shipped out. After talking to Mark for a bit I wanted to see if the GRI-1500 Li would fit behind the seats of my car (2 seat convertible). That way I could store 2 sets of clubs and gear in the trunk. Everything worked out, so I bought the cart from them on the spot. I’ve only had it out once, because we have had the 4 wettest record on record for March 2017. I am looking forward to not having to push my cart up the hilly courses we around here. It’s reassuring to know the company is there to help if I have any questions or problems in the future. Thanks again Carttek

  5. 5 out of 5

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    A couple of friends had the older model but after I ordered the GRi-1500Li, one has already upgraded and the other is looking for a buyer for his old one so he can too. There is no comparison to playing 18 holes with a manual push cart and using these remote carts. My arms were like spaghetti by the time I go to the back nine with the push cart. Now, I enjoy the entire round and do not get tired. It is just like taking a stroll through the park. I have had no problems with tipping over. I have had no issues at all. DO yourself a favor and invest in one. The health benefits are obvious.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought the GRI-1500 because my wife was having some back difficulties and it was hard for her to push her cart. She likes to walk instead of ride. She “loves” the remote control cart and can’t play without it. At times, she even uses her remote and pushes my manual cart. Can’t beat that.

    After walking 18, including uphills, she has found the joy in golf again. I cannot say enough about the remote golf cart and with me being over 70 years old, I’m seriously thinking about getting one for myself too. It’s convenient, portable, light and very dependable and it has improved her health. Thank you for this wonderful product. My wife is the envy of all the local golfers with her cart.

    Tom Gushiken
    Okinawa, Japan

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just received my order. Superbly designed and engineered cart. Actually ordered the GRI-1500Li for my wife. We play in the heat and she frequently has a sore back after pushing her old cart 18 holes. We want the exercise of walking the course so this is perfect. Although I love my pull cart I’m thinking of ordering another GRI-1500Li for myself!
    Greg Rahn
    Scottsdale, AZ

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love the GRi-1500Li that I just got to replace my Cart Tek 950-Li trolley. I had the 950 Li for three years and it was a real workhorse but I wanted a remote control cart. I researched the market and came back to Cart Tek. They have the lightest and most versatile carts with the best value for the money. The 1500 Li does not disappoint. I got the silver one and it really is beautiful. It’s very quiet and stable when it’s running and my golf bag sits nicely on it. One nice feature that other remote control carts don’t have is the auto stop feature after 1 minute if you don’t touch the the controls. That prevents run away carts…..a very nice feature. If there is one thing I don’t like about the 1500 Li, it’s the score card holder. It’s hard to open and doesn’t have a place for the pencil. Other then that, the 1500-Li is a great asset to my game!
    Cynthia Stefani
    Fair Oaks, California

  9. 5 out of 5

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    What a great cart. I have used it two rounds so far and it’s perfect. I walked and carried my bag for 45 years. At 56 I want to keep walking and enjoying this game on the ground. You just don’t see a golf course and enjoy the game the same riding. If you are looking at reviews and thinking about buying a cart, TAKE ACTION NOW. Don’t wait any longer you are missing out on a wonderful product. And a way to improve your enjoyment of the greatest game ever. This cart is very user friendly. If you have had the experience of a caddie in this game , its the greatest way to play. This cart is it !!!!! TAKE ACTION NOW.
    A few facts Its very light easy to load and unload, The control and response of the cart is impressive. Battery life I played 27 yesterday no problem. After two rounds its a game changer for me. TAKE ACTION NOW you will not be disappointed.

    Mark Stratman
    St. Peters Missouri
    Persimmon Woods Golf Club

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just started using the cart . very user friendly and efficient. would recommend highly

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Dear Dick & Mark,
    You have Incredible Remote Control Golf Carts! I have owned my 1200 for the last 4 or 5 years! No problems, just a great cart! Mark recently helped me purchase as Model 1500 for my winter home in St. George, Utah. Today was my first outing with the flawless 1500! I walked 20,000 steps for a total of 10 miles! Not bad for a guy who is pushing 70!
    Please ask any human doctor and they will tell you that retired people must keep moving and your products do just that! If only you marketed them correctly?!? Reviews are Important in this day and age. Your Reviews of your Products should be on your Home Page, not buried in your website! You sent me a postcard asking me to review my 1500 . . . After getting frustrated I finally called Mark for directions on “Where to Write a Review”.
    Oh well, every time I play golf with your cart(s) I’m continually asked about your cart(s) I’ve purchased. I’d love one of those Carttek Golf bags, then I could simply point to the bag and hand them one of your business cards about how these prospective buyers may be able to contact you to buy one of your carts!
    Additionally I told Mark about our annual trip to Bandon Dunes where Walking is the ONLY way your play golf!! You are not allowed to ride in a dumb cart! Please read the book “Dream Golf” please market your carts there!
    Please put REVIEWS of your Carts on the HOME page of your website where the REVIEWS JUMP OUT AT PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OF YOUR CARTS!! I’m confident your sales will skyrocket simply because Baby Boomers have Money and they know they need daily exercise!
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Rick Campbell
    801-573-1072

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Amazing golf cart. Purchased after a couple of weeks of online research looking at various models, and chatting for a fairly long time with Dick. Delivered as promised; amazing packaging. Easy to put together. Have played 4 -5 rounds with the cart now and I’m amazed at the difference. Easy to control, easy on my back, definitely a game changer for me. Works really well on my somewhat hilly course. The cart is very portable, fairly light weight, easy to transport. I had a few questions after the first couple of rounds and the guys at Cart Tek were easy to reach, easy to talk to, and thoroughly answered my questions. I struggled a bit with the front weight, using a cart bag. Tried sand in a bottle, then a big bag of rocks (don’t laugh), then bought a 6 pound hand weight at Modell’s and that works perfectly. I would recommend this cart to anyone thinking about switching to a remote controlled cart.
    Bill H, Annapolis, Maryland

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    So I have played 2 rounds so far and the experience was great. Took me about 10-15 to put the trolley together. I took the cart for a trial spin in my drive way. No real learning curve. Extremely responsive to the remote, withing 10 minutes had it down. The whole golf experience is better. Working smarter not harder. This is definitely a game changer.

  14. 5 out of 5

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    Received my GRI-1500 Li couple weeks ago. Ordered via phone. Mark handled order efficiently and was very helpful. Order, to include accessory seat and equipment bag, received on time as promised. Total price significantly below that offered locally, even with additional shipping charge to Hawaii. Set-up easy, except for attachment of score card holder. Had to reverse placement of attachment part on cart to permit card holder to seat properly. Not a big deal. Used cart three times to date. Performs as advertised. Operating instructions and tips accurate and useful. Good power and manuverability. Can easily move heavily loaded bag. Have to use caution when cart is moving on moderately sharp decline. Could not easily stop cart using only remote control. Overall, great buy. Recommend to anyone wanting lightweight, powerful, and highly manuverable motorized cart with option of manual or remote control, Also, it’s easy to fold-up and put in trunk. Certainly, encourages and enhances exercise aspect of playing golf.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I used my GRI 1500 Li today for the first time in NJ. Unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to test it before hand so I went to the course as a complete novice. Other than some difficulty in getting it started with the remote, other than that it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! After my first shot off the tee I pretty much had it mastered. The weather conditions were horrible because it had just rained but the cart worked like a charm. Despite being on a wet course I experienced no issues at all! I pray that it continues to work as great as it did today. It was so much fun just walking instead of pushing a damn cart. My buddies were so jealous suggesting that it was ok to push their carts while mine just whizzed ahead. It is so light weight, easy to put into my car and easy to assemble and disassemble. I did a lot of research and decided on the GRi based on the overwhelming amount of positive comments. Now I know why. I can’t wait to go out again!!!! Great Job!!!!

  16. 5 out of 5

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    I have had my caddy about two weeks and enjoyed it very much. Assembly was simple and it worked perfectly from the start. I called to ask about proper weight and distribution and received excellent help immediately. I chose Cart Tek because many of my friends have one and are very satisfied. They too are impressed with the service. They like my model the best.
    Wade Saunders – December 8, 2016

  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love this cart. I purchased it in mid May and played a couple of rounds of golf with it. Everything was great. Then I took a motorcycle trip down the coast on highway 1/101 where I had an accident and crushed my foot. I am just now getting back to being able to walk, and at age 65, it is taking a while to build up my stamina. This cart has enough power (with such a small lightweight battery) that when I play 18 holes, I can use it to “assist” me up most of the hills and still be running great at the 18th hole. Where a manual cart was an effort to pull, this one can pull you. I love the way you see no motor so it looks like a regular cart. I dropped the remote on the cart path my last round, and it quit controlling the cart. I turned it off and on a couple of times with no luck. I then unplugged the cart battery, turned off the remote, then plugged the cart back in and then the remote. Everything was right with the world again when the cart started responding to the remote. I am very happy with all this cart does. I have and will continue to recommend this cart to others. Thanks for a well engineered cart.

  18. 4 out of 5

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    Hi,

    I purchased my 1500 Li two weeks ago and have two rounds under my belt! I did have a little trouble in the parking lot and the cart got away from me and ran into a parked car, however! I believe my problem lies with the trouble I have in seeing the faint blue light on the control. I am sure I will get the hang of it and otherwise I love the light, flexible and portability of the cart. I did notice that the Black Friday price was $100 less than I just paid. Any change of a rebate?

    Other than that, I am very happy with my purchase and look forward to mastering my naviagation skills!

    Phil Hamilton
    San Diego, CA

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have used GRI-1500Li cart twice now, and am very happy with it. My home course is very hilly, and as of lately very wet. Overall the cart performed very well, and was easy to set up. The only issue that I have right now is the lack of a more gripping type of drive wheel. On the wet steep hills, it required a lot of pushing to compensate for the lack of traction. I was very happy with its ability to get through 18 very wet and hilly holes, and not loose any power.
    Tim Collette
    Sammamish, WA

  20. 5 out of 5

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    This cart is awesome. I have used it all summer and put in around 75 rounds so far. I have not tried to take it 36 holes yet but I would trust it to go that long on a charge. The unit is super easy to set up and tear down and so light, almost too light yet very sturdy and well made. My only suggestion would be for Carttek to offer an add weight option for the front end to help keep it on the ground. I’m a fan!
    Tom Knepper
    Erie, PA

  21. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    October 5, 2016, received my precison made GRI-1500Li! Wowie! It is beautiful, easy to set up…took me ten minutes to put it together and the battery was charged up and ready to go. Even the remote had batteries. Very impressed with workmanship. Received many compliments on the cart Saturday at the Templewood Golf Course. Streamlined, efficient, easy to maneuver…it went up and down with no problem…I was able to keep cart at my pace and it was a joy to send it off to the tee ahead! Glad for the accessories too…love the net cup holder and the stainless steel scorecard holder and the umbrella holder. It was easy to fold and put in my truck…no problem with bag, tried all 3 of my bags and all stayed put. It took a back injury to get me using an electric cart…lordie, wish I had done this a long time ago…always walked the courses, until last year. Now I am back walking the course and not tired at the end of nine holes. And I am 72 yrs young! On a side note: Had the cart take my dog for a walk down our country road, what a sight!…LOL

  22. 5 out of 5

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    Holy Mackerel! Received my GRI-1500 yesterday and within ten minutes had it up and running…workmanship is amazing…simplicity and efficiency. Great service, right from Dick Northrop in person…wow! Easy to unfold and refolds in seconds…even left battery on it and then put it right in my truck bed. The battery was charged…AAA batteries already in remote…two pairs of beautiful sunglasses…love the score card holder, streamlined and sturdy…beverage holders large and and tall…umbrella holder easy to attach (and hopefully the rain will not happen on my golf days)…surprised not to find a headlight! LOL Tonight I am will be out to play my hilly and long course, can’t wait to give it a real test. All three of my different style bags fit beautifully on the cart (although I am eyeing the GB24 Smart Golf Bag). No movement of bag and no tipping over due to weight. I am seeing a lot of good golfing for years to come with my new cart. Love that you can free wheel and also, manually operate cart. I am 72 yrs younger and love to walk the courses…a back issue had me using a golf cart this year – not any more! If you are looking for an electric cart that’s durable, functional and light weight, look no further. (I have spent hours on line in search of a cart.) Woo hoo! See you all on the greens!

  23. 5 out of 5

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    I have had my GRI-1500 LI now for almost 3 weeks and absolutely love it! Received it on time and it was a breeze to assemble. Within 15 minutes I was practicing in my driveway and on the lawn. Put my bag on and adjusted the ballast weight to keep it stable and was anxious to play. Customizing the speed controls on the remote was very user friendly and with a little practice I was ready to load it and go. Light and easy to load in my vehicle and love the compact and lightweight battery.

    I have played 10 games on 6 different courses in the Spokane area and it has worked flawless. The three courses that are considered “hilly” were a breeze to walk and one I have only walked once previously in the past few years as it was too taxing on my body so always rode up until last week when I used my Cart Tek. It was a joy to walk and handled the hills with ease. I have used it both with the remote and in Trolly mode and find it very manageable inTrolly mode on the hilly courses setting the adjustable speed to my walking pace and as a bonus it is strong enough to actually assist and pull you up the minor hills. I am 61 and play approximately 100 rounds a year of which I walk 90% of the time. This cart will allow me to walk and play for many more years very comfortably. I know I have two in my regular group are going to convert to one soon as well! They watch me smile as I walk and play while they are pushing, huffing and puffing.

    NOTE on the Scorecard holder. I too was a bit unhappy with it as I didn’t like the location or the issue with no pencil holder. After some review I moved the holder further up against the umbrella holder and turned it about 40 degrees to the right. Also realized that the first hole which appeared to be a tee holder is actually a pencil holder. It was tight at first and ran a small drill bit through the rubber bushing and now the pencil slides in with a slight twist and is very handy to use. Don’t clip down the plastic cover on the scorecard holder and it’s very easy to jot down your score as you go.

    Rick Alford
    Spokane, WA

  24. 4 out of 5

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    The GRI-1500 Li has the fundamentals right but some features that could be improved that would be appropriate at this price point. The motor drive is great, the wheel attachment very well thought out and convenient, the frame solidly built and reliable.

    My main disappointment is the need to add extra weight to most bags to keep it from tipping up. Really? How many people want a heavy bag these days? The right long-term answer to this is to add an accelerometer to see when it is tipping and automatically dial back the motor control. The parts for this are very cheap; but is a significant design change so maybe for the next version. But how about adding an optional purchase of weights to attach to the front of the frame? That would be very simple, maybe supply some pieces of brass to clamp on the front/bottom of the frame.

    I’m not very happy with the bungee-cords for holding the bag in place. This is not very reliable, and is going to get stretched out over time. It also isn’t compatible with bags that have a strap pass through. A regular nylon strap would be more robust, and not more expensive.

    I also find it a little awkward to load into the back of my car because there isn’t a convenient place to grab it, even though weight isn’t a problem. It would be nice if the rod that unfolds to vertical when in use would latch into the folded position, then it could be easily used to lift with.

    As others have noted, having to remember to disconnect the charger from the battery after a day or two is awkward. Lots of devices these days include a smart charger that allow the battery to remain plugged in until used. At this price point, this should be standard.

    I use this mostly in manual mode. The speed control is more conveniently reached than I expected from the pictures, but the control is very touchy and hard to get to the right speed. It acts like the speed is set by the rate of the control knob rotation rather than just linear with position. It would be nice to have a smoother speed control.

    Finally the optional seat is nice, but this one is far less stable than the BagBoy or Clickgear ones that I have used. Just making the piece contacting the ground a little longer would help a great deal.

    Overall this shows some nice engineering and I’m very happy using it, but some more attention to the small details would make this much better.

  25. 5 out of 5

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    I have now used my GRI-1500 Li for almost three months. It is plenty powerful for my hilly course, lightweight and easy to carry in my Elantra’s trunk, easy to control with a little practice and it saves my back. Based on my experience, I would advise to use it in trolly mode going up steep hills or it will flip backwards even with the heavy bag designed to use on it. It also will flip over on side hills or when hitting indentures. It will however go down even very steep hills with no problem in remote mode simply by pressing the reverse button a few times. I love it overall.

  26. 5 out of 5

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    Great Cart.. Easy to operate & climbs wet hills without a hitch. Light weight and folds up like my old cart yet light enough so no strain lifting it into my SUV.

    Great job Carttek. Good buy Electronic Kaddy.

    Dave Garrison
    Bend, Or

  27. 5 out of 5

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    After several years of trying to convince my wife to consider a remote cart for course walk, I finally got an inkling from her that it might be an idea. So for her 77th birthday, she now has a GRi-1500Li. Perhaps worried about her first time in handling the cart, I suggested she put it in the manual push mode to get from the parking lot to the first tee. Silly me! She not only tackled our hilly local course with ease, but more importantly came home to announce that her neck and shoulder (a major complaint in the past) felt great. That alone makes the Carttek worth the price. Were my health to allow me to walk instead of ride, you’d have another order for one.

  28. 5 out of 5

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    Extremely well built and thought out unit. Quick and easy to assemble and have out of your trunk and ready to go in minutes. Remote is easy to use and works well. Instructions were easy to follow. Happy so far.

  29. 5 out of 5

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    My GRi 1500Li showed up a month ago, I love it! I have a small car and I can fit it in the trunk no problem. It is so simple to set up and go! I have played 5 rounds so far, next one is tomorrow. My home course has lots of elevation change and it makes it thru the 18 holes no problem! I want to try for 36, but haven’t had the guts to try yet. I so happy I bought this baby, I just turned 60 and hope to use this for years to come!

  30. 5 out of 5

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    I’m 68 and have lower back pain 24/7. I enjoy walking the course but found pushing my golf cart around really irritated my back after about 5 holes. So after much research I ordered the 1500 model. It arrived in 7 days right schedule yesterday. Now I’m not very mechanically inclined so I was anticipating having fits trying to assemble it myself. I started by doing what always do, spreading all the parts out on my garage floor. To my surprise, there were very few parts! Even a mechanically challenged idiot like me had the thing assembled in 15 minutes. If I knew what I was doing it would have taken about 5 minutes. The battery was fully charged so I started playing with it in my driveway. It was so easy to use that after 5 minutes I had it mastered, folded it up and easily put it into the trunk of my car. The next morning I played my first round of golf with it. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to use! I walked the entire course with NO back pain. I’m an 18 handicap with an average score of 92 but this day I sailed around the course, double bogeyed the 18th hole and shot a smooth 82. This is the best golf investment I ever made. And I’ve made a lot of them to improve my game. I would highly recommend this excellent piece of equipment to anyone in the market for a remote golf caddie. It sure makes my game easier, better and much more enjoyable.

  31. 5 out of 5

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    So far, so good! I am in my mid 60’s and play golf at a hilly 9-hole course in New England. When I push my hand cart around the course, I’m now left with back pain. Rather than giving in to age and driving a cart at our golf club, I decided to try an electric cart. I didn’t want to abandon the idea of golf as a form of exercise. I was confused by the many choices in carts, but have a golf partner who purchased the 1200 I and read some good reviews, so I gave the company (owner/president?) a call and was impressed with what I heard. He matched and beat Amazon’s price for the latest model, the 1500, and sent it to my club free of charge, where it was assembled for me in no time flat (smaller than the older model 1200). The body of the cart is light and compact (about the size of my Bag Boy hand cart). It folds up easily to fit into the trunk of a small car. The real plus, however, is the lithium battery, which is about the size and weight of a brick. It plugs right into a charger and powers up nicely in a short period of time. I’ve used the cart several times without a single complaint. There was no challenge to mastering the cart. It is steady, straight, reliable and goes up and down hills nicely. It was a good thing, however, that I finally read the manual, as there were several points critical to optimize use: don’t charge the battery for longer than 24 hours, put some weights into the front pocket of your bag to weigh down the front of the cart (I chose to use a couple of packages of BBs), keep spare AAA batteries in your bag for the remote control, do not use the parking brake to slow or stop the motor and don’t break when going down hill but gently apply the reverse gear. The cart has added significantly to the enjoyment of my favorite summer sport and eliminated my back pain. I wish it came with a pencil holder, but found some adhesive cable clips (CableDrop from http://www.bluelounge.com) which I stuck onto the score card cover. They seem to be an easy and practical solution. Another golf friend is now going to purchase a 1500 after trying mine.

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My husband purchased the GFI Lithium Battery Remote Controlled cart for me for Christmas. I’ve been using it 3 days a week ever since and highly recommend it to walkers. It’s easy to control and I especially like the 3-1/2 lb lithium battery. I plan to use the umbrella holder tomorrow as it’s supposed to get to 92 degrees in Palm Desert, CA. I like being able to just send it off ahead of me and the variable speeds. My remote started acting funny and I replaced the batteries–all is fine now.
    Thanks a million.
    Sandie Hill,
    Palm Desert, CA

  33. 5 out of 5

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    The cart comes with a battery that is so small and light it fits in my man bag!!! But I charge it after every round, as the battery supplier recommends. However the battery can easily do more than one round – little but powerful. The battery has 800-1000 chargers according to the manual. Wow this is far performance better than previous batteries.

    Last week I took the cart on the road as I was playing in a tournament. It was so much fun to walk and not ride.

    Thanks to Dick and Mark for all their design and creativity and commitment to us crazy golfers. This cart will help me play as a walker for another 10 years.

  34. 5 out of 5

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    May 24,2016….I received my GRI-1500 LI This morning, after just a few short minutes of putting it together (Which was surprisingly simple) I played a quick nine. Forget about it!!!
    I don’t normally walk the course, but this is a new experience that was completely enjoyable. This GRI 1500 LI Is everything the ad said it would be it is very simple to use.
    I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in completely enjoying the game of golf.

  35. 5 out of 5

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    This is the second Carttek remote caddy I have purchased. I had my first, a 1250Li, for two years with an exceptional experience. Several of my friends were interested in buying it when I said I wanted to buy the 1500. I had a bidding war for it.

    My expectations, which were high for the 1500Li, have been exceeded. Besides working perfect, it is as light as any push cart making it very easy to put in my car. I like the new trolley memory function. The design is sleek…many golfing buddies with Kangaroos are envious. Of course it is very functional, just like my 1250. All in all, a great decision to upgrade.
    Robb Rowe
    Charlotte, NC

  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Cart-Tek GRi-1500Li! It has made playing golf so much more fun for me! I play at a very hilly course, and manual push-carts are just not an option because the steep hills are nearly impossible to navigate, down or up.. I discovered Cart-Tek when playing a round with two other women, both of whom were using Cart-Tek remote-control carts. They both recommended Cart-Tek and advised that I get one with remote control. I’m very glad I took their advice.

    I did experience a couple of glitches. First, there’s a learning curve, and I ran my cart into the wall while navigating uphill, resulting in the cart tipping over and the “shark fin” plastic cover over the receiver broke. But Mark sent me a new cover, and I was able to replace it myself with no problem.

    The other glitch is that my remote would stop working all of a sudden. Again, I contacted my buddy Mark, who told me it could be the transmitter (i.e., remote), or the receiver could have been damaged when I hit the wall. I really didn’t think the receiver was damaged because it looked like the only problem was the plastic casing. Mark said the transmitter was much easier to replace than the receiver, so he sent me a new transmitter I was able to pair the new transmitter with the receiver with no problem, and the cart has worked great ever since.

    Cart-Tek was great in working with me to resolve both of these issues (even though running into the wall was due to my bad driving). I now have become an expert cart-driver, and am enjoying golf so much more than when I had to drive a cart around, and race back and forth between my ball and the cart. Also, the compact lithium battery is so much neater than the clunky batteries used on other carts. Thank you so much, Cart-Tek!

    Several reviewers have complained that there’s no pencil holder. The elastic strap that holds the golf bag on the cart makes an ideal pencil holder!

  37. 4 out of 5

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    New owner. Suggested improvements:
    Pencil holder
    Sand bottle
    Raised directional arrows on remote so you can control cart without having to look at remote
    Built in timer on the charger to remove the risk of overcharging. Some of other users at our club take their battery home so they can control length of charge. Kind of a pain so I purchased a timer, but it would be nice if one was built in.
    I like the cart and hope to enjoy it for many years.

  38. 5 out of 5

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    Received my CartTek GRI-1500Li this morning and just finished my first round of golf. Absolutely loved the ease of control and responsiveness of the caddy. It literally took 10 minutes to assemble the unit before it was in my trunk and on its way to the course. It is surprisingly lightweight and takes up very little room when folded up for travel. My shoulders were much less taugt from not pushing a heavy bag in Texas winds. Looking forward to many more rounds with my new caddy. Awesome job CartTek!

  39. 5 out of 5

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    Purchasing this has made a huge difference in the enjoyment of the game. My home course is very hilly and 18 holes with the GRI-1500 Li is now enjoyable and I am not worn out at the end of the round. A top quality product. Excellent packaging, manual and workmanship. Very glad that I chose the Li battery as the weight difference alone make loading/unloading into the car a non issue. The staff was friendly and guided me to make the right model choice for me.

  40. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love everything about the cart. Just terrific. My only complaint is you sent me a visor and I am bald, so I need a hat. Also the sky caddie app does not open on Apple so I am giving it to a son-in-law. Your carts are rapidly becoming the favorite at our club.

  41. 5 out of 5

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    I wish every company had the customer service and product dependability that Cart Tek has. In August 2012 I bought the hand controlled 850. I really enjoyed it but after 5 months I decided I wanted a remote cart so I went to the 1200. I used the 1200 for over 3 years and was satisfied with but I decided I wanted to move up and go with something a little lighter so in March of this year (2016) I went with the GRi-1500 Li. So far I have played about 5 rounds with it and it has exceeded all of my expectations!!!!!!!!!!

    Over this time frame I have had a couple little issues and when I contacted Dick or Mark they took care of them immediately that is why I keep using Cart Tek.

    George Boyer
    Norco, CA

  42. 5 out of 5

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    Bought this unit to replace my Bat Caddy remote, which broke after about 7 years. This one is more expensive, but the construction and features make it worth it. I like that it is all metal welded, without using plastic in certain places, as my old cart did and which was a problem when the plastic was stressed and either bent or broke. This cart is very solid, yet sleek looking. I’ve received compliments on its appearance. The remote is responsive and the cart tracks well. The manual recommends using a heavy bag, and I see that this is the case as it does tend to tip backward easily when starting up a hill. But the rear stabilizer wheel handles that easily. I am planning to add a little weight to the bottom of my bag the next time I go out. The 4 pound lithium ion battery is a joy. So light that I take it upstairs to charge it and then just throw it in the bag with my daily golf stuff when I go down to the car. With that big old conventional battery it was so heavy that I charged it in the garage rather than haul it up to the living area. Setting up and breaking down the cart literally requires just one fold. Even with putting in the rear wheel (saves a little space in the car to remove it), the cart literally sets up in no more than one minute from the folded position to the bag secured with the bungee cords. The one improvement I would like to see in this cart is metal wheels. I did have two cases of wheels breaking with my old cart, and they were the same type of plastic wheel. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I do not have to replace these wheels. But other than that, there is only big positives for me early assessment of this cart. I like the feature where you can adjust the tracking with the remote if the cart should happen to favor going one way. Have not had to use it yet, but some day my bag might be unbalanced and that is nice to have. With my old cart I had to keep hitting one of the directional buttons all day long if the cart was tugging one way. In summation, I really like this cart, and am looking forward to a lot of enjoyable use out of it.

  43. 5 out of 5

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    Well designed, sleek looking, and efficient. It makes you want to walk when you play golf. There are not a lot of moving parts (i.e., good engineering) and it was easy to store in my car. I am glad I bought the GRI-1500LI because it provides more versatility–that is, options to use the remote, operate it in manual mode, or as a push cart. I do recommend you read the manual thoroughly to understand the various options, specifically focusing on the remote transmitter so you can take advantage of the settings. Additionally, when I called Cart Tek to get some questions answered I didn’t get a third party service, but someone at their office who was knowledgeable and provided quick answers to my inquiry. So far, I have not seen any product that has matched the GRI-1500LI in performance, quality, and pricing.

  44. 5 out of 5

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    I won’t to other remote control golf practice and this is by far the number one when I open the box I looked around for the directions and it is so simple to put together I’ve been nothing but extremely impressed. Haven’t had it on the golf course yet I’m in Boston but I’ve been driving around in my home so I think I’m all set. I studied this to death because I did not want disappointed for a third time after all it’s all about me.

  45. 4 out of 5

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    Since I have only recently received my 1500li I am giving it 4 stars but will change to 5 after I see how it lasts. I am very happy with the cart at this time. It appears to be of very good quality so I am sure the 5 star rating will be there. It is very light compared to the Kangaroo I had which I love. It folds up easily and has a small footprint. The back nine of my course is hilly but that seems to be no problem for my cart. As you can tell I love my cart and would it recommend to anyone.

  46. 5 out of 5

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    I’ve had several models of different brands of golf caddies to include Carttek, Bat Caddy and Kangaroo. Although I’ve only had the GR1500 a short time, it is the best caddy I’ve used. Of course only time will tell how it holds up, but if so, it’s great. The Lithium battery is a fantastic improvement over the conventional batteries I’ve used in the past, so much lighter and makes the cart so much easier to control, to store, to haul in the car, in every way. If it holds up as advertised, even though more costly initially, it will provide significant savings overall both monetarily and from an ease of use standpoint. Going from manual to remote control back to manual with the 1500 is a breeze. The manual mode of the 1500 is a significant improvement over the 1200. My wife and I play a lot of golf year round and insist on walking. This cart is much easier for her to control because it is so light. The remote is exactly like the 1200 model so you have complete control of the cart in every way. It easy to navigate even in tight situations. If one wants to use the cart in a no power mode, like a normal push cart, it is quick to adjust the cart and, because of the light weight, very easy to push. In my view, even if one can carry a bag to play, using a caddy is, long term, a much healthier way to play in terms of wear and tear on the body. If one wishes to walk and doesn’t want, or can’t, carry, using a caddy is a fantastic way to play golf. From years of experience, so far, the 1500 model is the best way to walk and enjoy your game.

    Lynn Hutchings
    Phoenix, Az

  47. 5 out of 5

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    I bought this electric golf trolley for my wife for Christmas. We usually rent a riding cart, but she usually walks most of the course anyway, because she is a Fit Bit fanatic and has to “get her steps in.” The GRI-1500Li caddy cart is EXCEPTIONAL for her. She loves the remote control and can enjoy walking the golf course.

    I may have to purchase one for myself.

    Great product.

    Mike

  48. 5 out of 5

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    I just received my GRI-1500 Li and it was very easy to set up. Lightweight, so easy to put in car and remove for a round of golf. Put it through its paces and not only was it easy to control, but was very responsive to the remote control, which others have had issues with other power carts. First test was on a relatively flat course, next test will be on our hill course. Very satisfied.

  49. 5 out of 5

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    Assembled my cart in less than 15 minutes. Lots of flexibility in moving accessories around. Battery was fully charged out of the box. Did a few test drives around my driveway and street and it worked perfectly. I had a couple questions – called customer support and got answers immediately.

    Now I’m off to the golf course.

  50. 5 out of 5

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    I have previously owned two electric golf carts over the last twenty five years and this one is my favorite.. The ease in which it folds up and the light weight make it a breeze to load into my car.Just fantastic.It climbs the steepest of hills with ease.
    The seat is great not only to sit on but for storage.. I need to put a rubber band on the score card holder so I can put a pencil on it. but of course that’s no problem.
    I hope when they come out with a new remote it will have a button to send the cart 10 yards or so. Other then that I would recommend this cart to anyone and everyone.

  51. 5 out of 5

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    Thank you very much for the new 1200 score card. The old one got brittle from the sun and broke after about 250 rounds with the 1200. I am very pleased with my new GRi-1500Li, it is so much easier to get in and out of my car, as it is so much lighter. I like the fact that it has less range than the 1200 as this is what got me in trouble with the 1200 when it went in the lake. The one thing I don’t care for with the 1500 is the score card. There is no place for the pencil and you have to open the it up every time you put down your score and it is not very easy to open. I put the 1200 score card on my GRi-1500Li and it works great. You may want to look into a score card for the GRi-1500Li that is similar to the 1200 score card.
    Thanks again for the great service and your patience. I would highly recommend the GRi-1500Li, and would give it a higher rating if you had provided one, as well as your customer service.

    Wayne Maxwell
    Spokane, WA

  52. 5 out of 5

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    this is my first remote electric cart. Very easy to assemble and use. Great to use on the golf course.

  53. 5 out of 5

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    Very well thought out unit and well built. Easy to assemble and be on your way in minutes. Remote works well making it easy to control. Definitely one of my better golf purchases.

  54. 5 out of 5

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    Very well built and thought out unit. Quick and easy to assemble and have out of your trunk and ready to go in minutes. Remote is easy to use and works well. Absolutely no complaints so far.

  55. 5 out of 5

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    Warning! – Lengthy review
    I bought my GRi-1500Li at the beginning of August. I wanted to give myself some good usage time with it before writing up my review. I have used my cart in 9 hole rounds, primarily golf league nights and 18 hole rounds with our usual weekend skins game. Maybe it’s the anticipation of Star Wars coming up but the most common comment I have heard from others on the course so far is “how’s R2D2 doing today?”.
    So far, I love my cart. I’m giving it a 5 star review but I also feel the need to identify things about this and not just be labeled as a CartTek fanboy.
    On the first day I took it out for a 9 hole test round. I followed the instructions to a T and checked it out on a flat surface and all was good. So I put my fairly heavy cart bag on it and headed out for a round. By the way, I would say for first use it probably took me 7 minutes to get it going from shipping box to tee box (great job on this guys, packaging was top notch). Right away my cart wanted to veer to one direction on a pretty flat and level first fairway. I read the manual and it stated to move some clubs around to shift the weight and so I did but that really didn’t help much. I felt like I spent a lot of time pressing the left turn button just to keep it going toward my ball. Again after some shifting around I got it to where it was livable and played out my round.
    On my second round with it, I had a 20oz bottle of Coke in the metal drink holder and when the cart was ahead of me and going over some bumpy terrain, the drink holder fell to the ground. Upon inspection I noticed that it broke right at the joints. I contacted Dick at CartTek on a Tuesday, sent him a picture of it and he said he’d get one out to me right away. It was on my doorstep in Iowa on Thursday. Great service Dick!!
    I have contacted Dick a couple of times, primarily about the cart veering in one direction and we opted for the factory reset prior to doing any programmable direction adjustments. After the reset I can send my cart off on it’s own and sometimes it will stop after 60 seconds due to me not having to do anything to alter its direction.
    My personality has found me testing this cart out to see what it can and can’t handle. I have dumped it a few times trying it on some crazy slopes at perhaps a little too much speed. When it fell, I just hit the coast button and righted it up and all was good. Because of our uneven, gravel cart paths, when I go up or down hills I will put the cart into manual mode just so I have more control over its direction. This involves nothing more than simple hand guidance and no effort on my part.
    What I love about the cart: I have a few holes on my course where the next tee box is across another fairway so I can hit my approach shot on the green, grab my putter, pull out the antenna and send my cart and bag over to toward the next tee all while I’m walking up to the current green (this has created some head turns on the other holes). I also have a par 5 10th hole where I head out straight from the club house, grab my driver and walk 100+ yds back to the tee. When I start walking back down the hole I just hit the forward button once and I usually end up meeting up with the cart near my ball. My lower back no longer aches from my push cart I had prior because now I can walk in full upright strides comfortably. I’m a visor wearer and my cart even came with a complimentary, sharp looking visor – I swear these guys must have scouted me out before they shipped it to me.
    What I don’t love about the cart: Even with the wheels off, it does take up more room in the back of my Jeep than I want but it’s not a deal breaker. In my case, when I plug my battery in after a round, the LED on the charger doesn’t always change to orange to indicate it is charging. If I unplug it from the wall and back in then it does it correctly. On the remote control, I would rather see the coast button in the middle of the directional arrows than down toward the bottom. It would allow easier use of the remote without having to look down at it to stop it, besides that if it’s moving pretty good and you accidentally hit the parking brake button in the center it can cause some damage. Also, sometimes when the remote is in my pocket and I crouch down to read a putt, it has enough force to push the forward or reverse button and all of a sudden my cart starts to roll away.
    About me: I’m a very low handicap golfer. I play golf pretty much every day of the week (yes I do work..I have a very understanding wife – remember I’m in Iowa and don’t get to play for 6 months out of the year). I’m a technology person who likes to have gadgets. I was always a walker, bag strapped on my back until several years ago when plantar fasciitis kicked in so I got a cart pass ever since. I would rather walk and this cart really makes the round much more enjoyable. I’m almost 50, a little overweight, have exercise induced asthma, and have arthritis in my knees so not having to push, pull, or strap on the extra 30 pounds every round has been a little slice of heaven.

    Thanks again guys for a great product and great service. I have recommended you to many people so far.

  56. 5 out of 5

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    I bought the Cart-Tek Gri-1500Li Motorized Trolley and this machine is just fabulous.
    It took less than 1 minute to install the wheels; much less time than it took to install all the wonderful accessories I have used it at least 27 times with no problems. The light weight battery is only 3.5 pounds which recharges perfect every time. It handles the hills and bumps without falling over and it’s amazing how it can turn on a dime! The remote control is awesome and programmable, but most times I prefer to use the dial on the handle to control the speed so that the cart can pull me up the hills and all levels! I love walking close to it so the umbrella provides shade and I can sip on my thermos. I find that I can walk so much faster by just holding on to the handles even with one hand. It has speed up my game and improved my scores by saving energy by not pushing and pulling a manual cart. I am a petite lady 5’2” and 97 pounds, recovering from major back surgery, if I can handle this unit anyone can!

  57. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve used my GRI-1500 Li, for 16 rounds now and this unit is fantastic. It has saved my knees, (which are really torn up inside ), they don’t get stiff or swell up like they did when I pushed my old cart. I have more energy at the end of my round. My rounds have gotten better because I have more energy at the end of a round. The course we play is hilly and this unit takes them like a champ. This unit is the best purchase I’ve made in years. Thank you for building such a wonderful machine.

  58. 5 out of 5

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    Received my GRi-1500Li – Remote Controlled Golf Caddy by UPS on July 7 at 2:40 PM. The unit was up and running within the first hour after I opened the package. Today the 8th of July our weather here in Indiana was overcast and raining, but I could not resist trying my first round of golf even with the trying conditions. The GRi-1500Li – Remote Controlled Golf Caddy was a champ. I played the hilliest course in our area and the caddy handled all slopes even in the wet muddy conditions. Looking forward to many stress free and lower back pain free rounds of walking golf. CartTek ROCKS!!!!!!

  59. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Received my unit the other day and it’s so well built. It made playing so much more enjoyable and relaxing. Take that hills, the round of golf was just a nice walk and I wasn’t so tired at the end of the round. The unit is simple to use and it quite. People at the course asked me questioned and wanted to know my reviews. One friend in our group said, “next year he wants to get one”.

  60. 5 out of 5

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    Got the GRi-1500Li on 3/27/15. Love it. Very easy to operate. I am a first time user of remote golf cart and was concerned I would have problems operating it. I have not had any problems with operating it and the remote control is so easy to use. Play golf on a hilly course and had no problem and it sure has saved my back. Dick with CartTek was very helpful when I was looking the the GRi-1500Li.

  61. 5 out of 5

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    I bought the GRX-950Li back in Aug 2013; have used it at least 4 times a month since then and it is still a great cart with no problems. Very reliable. But when I saw the fully remote GRi-1500Li with the same basic features as the ‘950, I had to have one. Got it in mid-Feb and have used it 6 times. It is an awesome cart/toy. The battery (same on both) weighs about 3 lb and charges up in about 3 hours after 18 holes. Have not gone beyond 18, so I don’t know how many holes I can go ’til it quits, but after 18 both carts still perform steadily (even if they did quit a quick disengagement of the wheels makes it a totally manual cart, a great feature which I have never had to use, but it’s there). Both carts fold up and are compact; both are light (the 1500Li seems lighter). Since I have started using the ‘1500Li my game has improved because, instead of following close behind the 950Li and thinking about my next shot, I now find myself playing around with the remote and not thinking about my next shot. More relaxed. This really is a mind game and playing with a remote cart just makes it so much more fun. Thanks to Dick for all the help he has given me.

  62. 5 out of 5

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    love it! Used it two rounds so far…lots of power and torque I had to get a heavier bag to keep the front end down but other than that it is great. no more lower back pain from pushing…..YES!!! The folks at CartTek are awesome too!

  63. 5 out of 5

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    I received my GRI-1500 Li on 3/12/15,put it together,very simple, tested it at home on 3/13,and put it to use for 18 holes on 3/14. I am totally impressed at the ease of control and the response of the “caddy”. It is surprisingly compact and light weight. Many other players at my club were interested and impressed by the looks and the way it handled,even for a novice. I am looking forward to many rounds in the future.
    Jim Moore
    Aloha,Oregon

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Frame: Aviation Grade Aluminum

Motors: dual - 24 Volt High Torque Motors

Battery: 10 Ah Lithium Ion Battery with 2 Year Warranty

Range: Up to 36 holes depending on course conditions

Wheels: No Maintenance tires on durable nylon hubs - with Free Wheel mode

Dimensions: Folded - 25.5W x 31L x 11H inches

Dimensions: Open - 26W x 48L x Height 32 - 45 inches ( Adjustable )

Chassis Weight: 22.5 pounds

Total Weight with Battery: 26 pounds

Climbing capacity: 30 degrees

 

 

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