The Stewart Golf X9 Follow has made it onto the Golf Monthly Tech 50 2019/20 list thanks to its unique design

Stewart Golf X9 Follow

Price – £1,499

Tech Talk

Never afraid to push the boundaries, Stewart Golf has come up with an especially clever piece of innovation that enables the X9 Follow electric trolley to literally follow you around the course, removing any stress of having to maneuver your trolley around.

It does this via a rechargeable handset, which connects with the trolley via Bluetooth. Simply press the ‘Follow’ button on the handset and place it in your back pocket.

The trolley will then follow you when you begin walking and match your walking pace, even down hills thanks to a sophisticated breaking system. When you want to play your shot, clipping the handset to the trolley handle is then within the “neutral zone”, ensuring it remains stationary as you play your shot.

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The handset can also be used as a remote control, which allows the X9 Follow to be sent off to near the next tee as you approach the green or for it to meet you up the fairway after chipping out from the trees.

You can also clip it to the handle and use it like a conventional electric trolley if you wish. There are also two reprogrammable cruise control speeds and the option of an extended life lithium battery if you often play twice in a day.

The unique nature of the Follow design means it does take a little bit of getting used to before you have complete confidence in it. But once you do that, the benefits of walking the course hands free soon become clear.

You can take a drink of water, do your scorecard, hold your umbrella, look at your yardage book or chat freely with your playing partners. It is incredibly fun to use and reliable too, thanks to the robust frame and anti-tip stability bar keeping it moving forward up steep slopes.

It comes in a choice of three colours as well as a standard or extended lithium battery option. There really is no other trolley like it and you’ll certainly become the envy of your fourball if you rock up at the first tee with the X9 Follow.