Should You Use Recycled Golf Balls?

Golf tee ball club driver in green grass course Take a swing at the golf ball and watch it fly. There is nothing more exciting than seeing it go through the air toward the green. Yet sometimes the ball just doesn't fly the way that you want it, as you see it sinking into the depths of a nearby water hazard. As you take out a new ball from the ball holder on your Cart Tek GRi-975Li electric trolley, you realize that you need to stock up on more golf balls. Yet which should you buy? Should you go with brand new balls or recycled balls? Even though the recycled balls are cheaper, will they work just as well as new golf balls?

The Facts About Recycled Golf Balls

Recycled balls are balls that have been recovered after being lost on a golf course. The balls may have been lost in a water hazard, in the rough or dug out of a sand trap. These balls are cleaned and sorted as they are examined to determine their condition. The balls will then be given a grade. Grades will range from "Excellent" where the ball is almost brand new and may have been played once or twice, to "Fair" and "Practice" where the golf ball was probably used constantly and now shows a bit of wear-and-tear. The golf ball will be priced based on the grade and resold to golf players across the country. Buying recycled golf balls can help you save money based on what type of grade you get. If you are teaching someone how to play the game, then you want to go with a practice ball or fair grade ball since if it is lost again it won't really matter. Excellent golf balls are great for players who love to get on the golf course as much as possible, as most players won't see any difference to their golf play. Consider buying both new and used golf balls. Use the new golf balls if you are playing a match against the boss or client and want to look professional. Stick with the used golf balls if you are just out to have fun and don't care if the ball will get lost. You will still have a great game as you can save a few bucks in your wallet.

Golf Drills To Keep You In Top Golf Form

remote golf cartsJust hitting the golf ball as much as you can on the course won't solely improve your swing. You need to recognize the problems with your golf play and improve on your good elements to see better performance. Practice is a necessity for every golfer whether they are beginners or professionals. Golf practice drills will help you improve in your swing, stance and concentration until you will see noticeable improvements. Try out the following golf drills offered by Cart Tek. Putting Drill Improve the way you putt with this simple drill. Place down 3 balls that are positioned at 5-foot intervals from the putting green hole. Attempt to hit each ball with the same putting strength as you concentrate on your stroke length. You should be able to swing the putter with the same strength for each putt and simply adjust the amount of your backswing. In time, you will be able to hit the ball with the same strength at any distance and only increasing or decreasing the amount of your backswing. Keep varying the distance the balls are to the hole to improve your putting. Bunker Drill Hitting a ball from the sand is very different from hitting it from the green. Yet most people don't adjust as they end up getting no height as the club just digs itself into the sand. To eliminate low shots that have very little spin, you can use this bunker drill. Placing your left hand on your hip, use only your right hand to swing at the ball. You want to aggressively get the right hand going at the ball and sand as the wrist releases. This drill will allow you to put more spin and height to the ball. Driving Range Drill A top problem that golfers face is lifting their head during the swing. You should be keeping your head down and concentrating on the ball, not looking out at the course constantly as you perform the backswing. To keep your head down, place a dot on the ball using a bright marker. Take your stance at the tee, place your ball down, and keep your eyes focused on the ball as you follow through with the club. Keep practicing the drill with your eyes focused on the ball and having your head down as you make each swing. Get your practice in and concentrate on your drills. In time, you will see improvement to your golf performance.

Colder Weather Calls To Winter Golf Players

electric golf caddiesWhen fall weather hits your local golf courses, many operators close up shop in anticipation for the winter season as the crowds decrease and people head home to dream of golfing to great success when spring arrives. Yet a few people simply wash off their clubs and hit the course even when the snowflakes start to fall from the sky. Winter Golf Is Out There For The Diehard Player Obviously, winter golf isn't for the faint of heart or for people who hate the cold weather. Yet by making a few adjustments to your game, you can enjoy the number of benefits to playing this sport throughout the winter. One of the top advantages are the absence of players as you can literally have the course all to yourself. Just keep in mind that playing winter golf should be more of a fun activity to have something to do during this season rather than trying to improve your golf swing. The winter conditions might throw you off your usually performance. Just grin and keep swinging the club as you can spend time out with your golf buddies.

Tips for Playing Golf in Cold Weather

Dress Warmly First off, dress for the weather. You have to keep the fingers warm and your body moving to generate the needed heat. So layer up in clothing that won't restrict your swing, wear mittens or even two pairs of gloves, and keep the hand warmers handy. You should also just get the idea of using a golf cart out of your head. Walking is better for the body and will keep you warmer. To ease the burden of carrying your clubs, use a trolley or caddy to make it up those hilly courses. Also, keep hydrated. Use The Right Golf Balls A white golf ball against freshly fallen snow will disappear from sight. Switch over to colored golf balls so you can find it on the course. Some people also suggest that you warm the balls on a radiator and keep them in your pockets when on the course. Warm balls supposedly will travel farther than colder balls. Use The Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) There are rules in place for fair gameplay during the winter. Read through the rules to avoid penalties and to take advantage of the benefits so you can increase the fun when out on the golf course. One rule allows you to pick up the ball, mark your spot and clean it when playing in adverse weather. So make sure to wipe all the mud away so you have a better shot toward the hole.

Walking Golf Leads You On The Path To Better Health

Out on the golf courseGo out to the fairway, and the sound of motorized carts fills the air. You see people zipping by one way to head to the country club, zooming past to get to their tee times, and just gabbing with other motorized golfers. While the golf course operator pulls your motorized chariot up to you, you politely decline. Instead, you place your golf bags on your GRi-975Li electric trolley and walk out to the first hole. Walking golf is making a comeback, fighting against the golf cart trend that has become so prevalent for the past decade. While golf carts are perfect motorized vehicles for disabled people, small children and the elderly who have mobility issues and need help making their way across the course, the young and healthy should be looking at their own two feet to move them across the fairway during their golf games.

Health Benefits To Walking Golf

Researchers around the world are studying the health benefits of walking the golf course versus riding in a cart. Studies provided by Golf Science International have shown that walking while playing four hours of golf is the equivalent of participating in a 45-minute fitness class. The Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences has determined that a golfer who engages in 36 holes of golf in a week can burn up to 3,000 calories by walking. Several medical studies have also shown that walking golf can reduce bad cholesterol and keep good cholesterol levels steady. Yet, all these facts should be common sense to golfers. We all know that walking is a great exercise when not out on the course. So it should be obvious that walking the course will give the same health benefits. When engaging in 30 minutes of walking a day, a person can find the following benefits:
  • lessen the risk of coronary heart disease
  • improve blood pressure
  • reduce the risks of becoming overweight
  • reduce the chances of developing certain types of breast and colon cancer.
Perhaps the biggest reason that more golfers are not walking is due to the weight of carrying the heavy golf clubs around all 18 holes. Yet using motorized caddies and electric trolleys can easily help keep the golf bag off the golfer's shoulders and within easy control as they walk their way to better health and reducing the risk of back injury from carrying or pushing a 3 wheel cart up steep hills.

Golf Gifts Perfect For The Holidays

Remote Control Golf CartThe holiday season has been made even more joyous with the types of golf gifts and accessories that you can purchase for a loved one. So place the tacky reindeer sweater back on the store hanger and leave the bath products on the shelves. Instead, look at these great holiday golf gift ideas available here at Cart Tek. GRi-1500Li V2 Remote Control Golf Caddies It happens to even the best of golfers. The moment you hit golf ball you see it taking a sharp slice to the rough. You "think" you saw where it had landed, as you dig through the brush and long grass searching for the ball. When finally you do find it, you have to make the long trudge back to your golf bags. The GRX-1200R Remote Control Golf Caddy can make your life a little easier. By using the remote control, the caddy can come to you so you don't have to make the trudge back to where you left the bag. The full-feature remote is programmable and has 4 different speed settings. With ring and pinion gearbox and high torque motors, the caddy is perfect for people who love walking along the links or need that bit of extra help when walking up hills. Original ClubClean There's nothing worse than getting dirt caked on the clubs or your golf balls when playing the 18 holes. Always enjoy a clean game with the Original ClubClean from Cart Tek. Constructed from high-grade polypropylene with built in brushes, the ClubClean can be mounted to your remote control caddy so it is within easy reach whenever there is a bit of grime affecting your gameplay.

Travel/Carry Bag - 1500Li You pay to have the best golf clubs and caddies to fully enjoy your time on the links only to find someone has broken into your car or SUV to swipe your things. The best way to deter thieves is to keep the caddy out of sight. Travel/Carry bags are large enough to store your GRi-1500Li

Remote Control Caddy in your vehicle or carry it home after an exhausting day playing golf. Cart Tek has several different travel/carry bags available for certain models of remote control caddies or electric trolleys, so ensure you order the right one for your particular caddy.

Beverage Holder Always have a drink handy when you get thirsty on the green. The beverage holder has a universal mounting device so it can fit on any type of caddy or trolley. Water bottles and soda cans can fit comfortably in the holder. There is also a place to have two extra golf balls for quick play. Have a refreshing cold drink on those hot days or a relaxing hot beverage in cooler weather as you'll always keep hydrated.

Why Remote Control Golf Cart?

If you are considering an electric golf trolley or caddie, you may be asking yourself which design is better for me, or more specifically, why would I need a Remote Control golf caddie. The answer has more to do with your golf course than your own personal preference and here is why. On a flat course, it is quite easy to keep pace with your golf cart. There are no steep inclines to effect your carts speed or your own walking pace. More importantly there are no steep downhill inclines where you would likely need to hold back on your trolley. The remote control caddie resolves both of these issue. On uphill inclines, you walk at your pace and control the cart from a distance. On the steep downhill you will be able to control your Cart Tek remote control caddie to literally crawl down the hill. If you have more questions, visit our site, Remote Control Golf Cart (

Cart Tek Golf News - New Product Launch

Dear valued customers and walking golfers: Thank you for your interest in Cart Tek, and if you have already purchased one of our models, thank you for your business. We know you enjoy walking golf, so please let us introduce you to a new product that we are proud to show our valued customers first. Available just after the New Year is our newest Remote Control Golf Caddie, the GRi-1500Li. If you know about our best selling GRX-1200R, you will be happy to learn that the 1500Li will incorporate the same basic electronics package as the 1200R, i.e. programmable remote control, individual speed settings, electronic tracking adjustment, timer etc. However, the GRi-1500Li will not look anything like it’s forerunner. The GRi-1500Li uses the latest in battery technology, the Lithium Ion battery; Powerful enough for 18 holes and more, and weighing a mere 3.5 pounds. Besides the weight advantage, the Lithium Ion battery will charge in less time, stores for a longer period of time and affords you between 800 and 1000 rounds of golf lasting up to 5 or 6 years – depending on use. The frame construction of the new GRi-1500Li is the most striking difference from our earlier Remote Control models. Gone is the industrial rugged look of the 1200R frame. The new wave design frame, larger diameter drive wheels, front and rear anti tip wheels make for a perfect profile. The adjustable upper handle makes the GRi-1500Li perfect for golfers of all heights and makes the transition from remote to manual mode a snap. We expect to start shipping this beauty the first week of 2015. Be the first at your course to own the latest addition to the Cart Tek line of quality carts. If Remote Control is not for you, check out the new GRi-975Li. We have models for every golfer. Hope to hear from you soon.