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The VERTX Golf Monthly Review

By Shopify API January 23, 2024

Golf Monthly put the VERTX Remote through its paces, against a couple of its market rivals.

The latest model to roll out of the Stewart factory, how did the VERTX Remote trolley perform versus its rivals?

It's been a busy period in the remote electric trolley market. New models have been launched from pretty much every electric trolley brand out there and the innovations in this space have been coming thick and fast, all offering golfers a new remote experience throughout 2023 and into 2024. Dan Parker, writer and head equipment reviewer at Golf monthly, was interested to see how the VERTX could cement Stewart's place atop the remote trolley standings.
Golfing fanatic, photographer, and Stewart Golf ambassador, Patrick Koenig, recently smashed the world record for the number of golf courses played in a year (580 to be exact), but the most impressive part may be that for the majority of these rounds, he walked.

From teeing off his RGV Tour at Monarch Beach, to sinking a two-footer for par on the 18th at Chambers Bay, Koenig completed 580 rounds at different 18-hole courses, spanning across 40+ US states.

Speaking on his world record, Koenig revealed that of the 580 courses played, he had walked at least 70% of them, accompanied by ‘Stewie’, his trusty Stewart Golf Q Follow electric trolley. The previous record stood at 449, a record that Koenig surpassed on October 17th.

“I love to walk, and I always prefer to walk,” said Koenig. “I like rolling with my guy Stewie. You definitely feel like you accomplish more. Everybody takes a cart here and there, at least in America, but when you’re rocking with Stewie and you’re done, you’re like ‘oh yeah, that was a good 18!’.

Throughout his challenge, Koenig continued his work as a professional golf course photographer, swapping the clubs for a camera between shots. Having Stewie following behind at all times also allowed Koenig to be completely handsfree, giving him the freedom to get those all-important snaps.

“Walking a golf course is probably 5-10 times more immersive than getting in a cart. As a photographer, walking the course takes me to places and angles that I might not see if I’m in a cart. I love to walk over riding, that’s for sure.”

Golf Monthly put the VERTX Remote through its paces, against a couple of its market rivals.

The latest model to roll out of the Stewart factory, how did the VERTX Remote trolley perform versus its rivals?

It's been a busy period in the remote electric trolley market. New models have been launched from pretty much every electric trolley brand out there and the innovations in this space have been coming thick and fast, all offering golfers a new remote experience throughout 2023 and into 2024. Dan Parker, writer and head equipment reviewer at Golf monthly, was interested to see how the VERTX could cement Stewart's place atop the remote trolley standings.
Golfing fanatic, photographer, and Stewart Golf ambassador, Patrick Koenig, recently smashed the world record for the number of golf courses played in a year (580 to be exact), but the most impressive part may be that for the majority of these rounds, he walked.

From teeing off his RGV Tour at Monarch Beach, to sinking a two-footer for par on the 18th at Chambers Bay, Koenig completed 580 rounds at different 18-hole courses, spanning across 40+ US states.

Speaking on his world record, Koenig revealed that of the 580 courses played, he had walked at least 70% of them, accompanied by ‘Stewie’, his trusty Stewart Golf Q Follow electric trolley. The previous record stood at 449, a record that Koenig surpassed on October 17th.

“I love to walk, and I always prefer to walk,” said Koenig. “I like rolling with my guy Stewie. You definitely feel like you accomplish more. Everybody takes a cart here and there, at least in America, but when you’re rocking with Stewie and you’re done, you’re like ‘oh yeah, that was a good 18!’.

Throughout his challenge, Koenig continued his work as a professional golf course photographer, swapping the clubs for a camera between shots. Having Stewie following behind at all times also allowed Koenig to be completely handsfree, giving him the freedom to get those all-important snaps.

“Walking a golf course is probably 5-10 times more immersive than getting in a cart. As a photographer, walking the course takes me to places and angles that I might not see if I’m in a cart. I love to walk over riding, that’s for sure.”

Golf Monthly put the VERTX Remote through its paces, against a couple of its market rivals.

The latest model to roll out of the Stewart factory, how did the VERTX Remote trolley perform versus its rivals?

It's been a busy period in the remote electric trolley market. New models have been launched from pretty much every electric trolley brand out there and the innovations in this space have been coming thick and fast, all offering golfers a new remote experience throughout 2023 and into 2024. Dan Parker, writer and head equipment reviewer at Golf monthly, was interested to see how the VERTX could cement Stewart's place atop the remote trolley standings.

Golf Monthly put the VERTX Remote through its paces, against a couple of its market rivals.

The latest model to roll out of the Stewart factory, how did the VERTX Remote trolley perform versus its rivals?


It's been a busy period in the remote electric trolley market. New models have been launched from pretty much every electric trolley brand out there and the innovations in this space have been coming thick and fast, all offering golfers a new remote experience throughout 2023 and into 2024. Dan Parker, writer and head equipment reviewer at Golf monthly, was interested to see how the VERTX could cement Stewart's place atop the remote trolley standings.

Golf Monthly put the VERTX Remote through its paces, against a couple of its market rivals.

The latest model to roll out of the Stewart factory, how did the VERTX Remote trolley perform versus its rivals?


It's been a busy period in the remote electric trolley market. New models have been launched from pretty much every electric trolley brand out there and the innovations in this space have been coming thick and fast, all offering golfers a new remote experience throughout 2023 and into 2024. Dan Parker, writer and head equipment reviewer at Golf monthly, was interested to see how the VERTX could cement Stewart's place atop the remote trolley standings.

WATCH: Which Remote Trolley Will Come Out On Top?

"If you're after the best out-and-out trolley. The best experience using the remote. Stability. Control. Speed Control...it is the Stewart."

You can read a more in-depth review of the VERTX from Golf Monthly below.


Or watch the review on the Golf Monthly website >


At first glance, those familiar with the design of Stewart trolleys will notice a lot of similarities and a few refreshments to the overall design. Aside from the sporty new wheel design and refreshed Stewart logo, the bones of this trolley share a lot of similarities to the Q Follow trolley. The VERTX Remote trolley also shares the same folding system we've become familiar with from Stewart. It's a well-designed and efficient two-step system that folds up surprisingly compactly considering the overall size. Remarkably, it's the only model versus the Motocaddy and PowaKaddy that has an integrated carry handle into its design, allowing it to be easily moved from point A to point B. This is such a simple yet effective piece of design that I'm amazed other brands haven't prioritised adding it to their models. 


On-course performance is highlighted by a key new technology under the hood of the VERTX Remote that makes it a class leader for remote functionality. 

It's called Active Terrain Control (ATC) and it's an all-new operating system that is designed to allow the trolley to tackle any sort of landscape or gradient on the golf course. This new operating system allows the VERTX Remote to react to its surroundings and atomically redistribute power accordingly between the twin motors. ATC uses a powerful microchip that is constantly monitoring the power requirements for each motor, allowing it to redistribute power where necessary to keep the trolley stable.  


Unlike standard downhill braking, ATC allows the VERTX Remote to automatically keep travelling at the same speed, uphill or downhill, without the user having to change the power output. Not having to constantly adjust the speed when going up and down the many hills you encounter on a golf course makes walking the course an even more relaxing experience and ATC also allows the VERTX Remote to tackle some seriously steep slopes with total ease. Translated onto the golf course, this technology meant the VERTX is certainly the most in control I've felt of any remote-controlled golf trolley I've tested this year.

Game defining performance.


If we look closer at the design, we'll see other models like the Motocaddy M7 GPS and PowaKaddy RX1 GPS use 360° rotating front wheels on their respective remote models, whereas the Stewart has opted to continue the use of two, non-rotating front wheels on the VERTX. While I thought this would make the manoeuvrability slightly less nimble than its competitors, I actually found this design made the trolley more stable and equally as manoeuvrable. Having the two wider wheels on the front makes for a much wider base and a more stable ride when the trolley is tackling bumpy terrain. It's a design trait Stewart has stuck by, despite the 360° rotating wheels of its competitors, and I'm glad the brand stuck by it on the VERTX Remote. Importantly, when folded up, these two wheels tuck nicely under the chassis for a compact folded-up position. 


The remote is a bit bulkier than its rivals, but it's still an ergonomic and easy-to-grasp design. I'd love to see Stewart update and refine its remote in later models, but the current one is still easy to use and rapid when it comes to responsiveness. Further, the new VERTX benefits from the largest range of battery offerings currently on the market in the shape of the SmartPower lithium battery that offers either 27 or 45-hole ranges. With no screen on the VERTX the status and health of the battery can be viewed in the free Stewart Golf app and its slimline and lightweight design is impressive considering the amount of power and range it provides.


The only thing that the VERTX is lacking versus its competitors from this year is the embedded GPS in the handle. It's something I highly doubt Stewart will try and battle against its competitors, and I think that makes a lot of sense. Stewart Golf knows where its expertise lie and, for the time being at least, that's not in GPS functionality. Indeed, if you already have a GPS device or rangefinder, then the integrated GPS systems on the competitor remote electric trolleys might be made redundant.

The Verdict

5 Stars.

The VERTX Remote has cemented Stewart Golf's place as the leader in this fast-growing category. While the design is one we are familiar with, the new technology that makes up the trolley's DNA creates a class-leading remote control experience that adds to the enjoyment of your time on the course.


Simply put, if you're after the most pleasurable and efficient remote golf trolley experience, Stewart Golf is still very much the brand at the top of the tree for this. 

"If you're after the best out-and-out trolley. The best experience using the remote. Stability. Control. Speed Control...it is the Stewart."

You can read a more in-depth review of the VERTX from Golf Monthly below.


At first glance, those familiar with the design of Stewart trolleys will notice a lot of similarities and a few refreshments to the overall design. Aside from the sporty new wheel design and refreshed Stewart logo, the bones of this trolley share a lot of similarities to the Q Follow trolley. The VERTX Remote trolley also shares the same folding system we've become familiar with from Stewart. It's a well-designed and efficient two-step system that folds up surprisingly compactly considering the overall size. Remarkably, it's the only model versus the Motocaddy and PowaKaddy that has an integrated carry handle into its design, allowing it to be easily moved from point A to point B. This is such a simple yet effective piece of design that I'm amazed other brands haven't prioritised adding it to their models. 

On-course performance is highlighted by a key new technology under the hood of the VERTX Remote that makes it a class leader for remote functionality. It's called Active Terrain Control (ATC) and it's an all-new operating system that is designed to allow the trolley to tackle any sort of landscape or gradient on the golf course. This new operating system allows the VERTX Remote to react to its surroundings and atomically redistribute power accordingly between the twin motors. ATC uses a powerful microchip that is constantly monitoring the power requirements for each motor, allowing it to redistribute power where necessary to keep the trolley stable. 

Unlike standard downhill braking, ATC allows the VERTX Remote to automatically keep travelling at the same speed, uphill or downhill, without the user having to change the power output. Not having to constantly adjust the speed when going up and down the many hills you encounter on a golf course makes walking the course an even more relaxing experience and ATC also allows the VERTX Remote to tackle some seriously steep slopes with total ease. Translated onto the golf course, this technology meant the VERTX is certainly the most in control I've felt of any remote-controlled golf trolley I've tested this year.
Golfing fanatic, photographer, and Stewart Golf ambassador, Patrick Koenig, recently smashed the world record for the number of golf courses played in a year (580 to be exact), but the most impressive part may be that for the majority of these rounds, he walked.

From teeing off his RGV Tour at Monarch Beach, to sinking a two-footer for par on the 18th at Chambers Bay, Koenig completed 580 rounds at different 18-hole courses, spanning across 40+ US states.

Speaking on his world record, Koenig revealed that of the 580 courses played, he had walked at least 70% of them, accompanied by ‘Stewie’, his trusty Stewart Golf Q Follow electric trolley. The previous record stood at 449, a record that Koenig surpassed on October 17th.

“I love to walk, and I always prefer to walk,” said Koenig. “I like rolling with my guy Stewie. You definitely feel like you accomplish more. Everybody takes a cart here and there, at least in America, but when you’re rocking with Stewie and you’re done, you’re like ‘oh yeah, that was a good 18!’.

Throughout his challenge, Koenig continued his work as a professional golf course photographer, swapping the clubs for a camera between shots. Having Stewie following behind at all times also allowed Koenig to be completely handsfree, giving him the freedom to get those all-important snaps.

“Walking a golf course is probably 5-10 times more immersive than getting in a cart. As a photographer, walking the course takes me to places and angles that I might not see if I’m in a cart. I love to walk over riding, that’s for sure.”
Game defining performance.

If we look closer at the design, we'll see other models like the Motocaddy M7 GPS and PowaKaddy RX1 GPS use 360° rotating front wheels on their respective remote models, whereas the Stewart has opted to continue the use of two, non-rotating front wheels on the VERTX. While I thought this would make the manoeuvrability slightly less nimble than its competitors, I actually found this design made the trolley more stable and equally as manoeuvrable. Having the two wider wheels on the front makes for a much wider base and a more stable ride when the trolley is tackling bumpy terrain. It's a design trait Stewart has stuck by, despite the 360° rotating wheels of its competitors, and I'm glad the brand stuck by it on the VERTX  Remote. Importantly, when folded up, these two wheels tuck nicely under the chassis for a compact folded-up position. 

The remote is a bit bulkier than its rivals, but it's still an ergonomic and easy-to-grasp design. I'd love to see Stewart update and refine its remote in later models, but the current one is still easy to use and rapid when it comes to responsiveness. Further, the new VERTX benefits from the largest range of battery offerings currently on the market in the shape of the SmartPower lithium battery that offers either 27 or 45-hole ranges. With no screen on the VERTX the status and health of the battery can be viewed in the free Stewart Golf app and its slimline and lightweight design is impressive considering the amount of power and range it provides.

The only thing that the VERTX is lacking versus its competitors from this year is the embedded GPS in the handle. It's something I highly doubt Stewart will try and battle against its competitors, and I think that makes a lot of sense. Stewart Golf knows where its expertise lie and, for the time being at least, that's not in GPS functionality. Indeed, if you already have a GPS device or rangefinder, then the integrated GPS systems on the competitor remote electric trolleys might be made redundant.
Golfing fanatic, photographer, and Stewart Golf ambassador, Patrick Koenig, recently smashed the world record for the number of golf courses played in a year (580 to be exact), but the most impressive part may be that for the majority of these rounds, he walked.

From teeing off his RGV Tour at Monarch Beach, to sinking a two-footer for par on the 18th at Chambers Bay, Koenig completed 580 rounds at different 18-hole courses, spanning across 40+ US states.

Speaking on his world record, Koenig revealed that of the 580 courses played, he had walked at least 70% of them, accompanied by ‘Stewie’, his trusty Stewart Golf Q Follow electric trolley. The previous record stood at 449, a record that Koenig surpassed on October 17th.

“I love to walk, and I always prefer to walk,” said Koenig. “I like rolling with my guy Stewie. You definitely feel like you accomplish more. Everybody takes a cart here and there, at least in America, but when you’re rocking with Stewie and you’re done, you’re like ‘oh yeah, that was a good 18!’.

Throughout his challenge, Koenig continued his work as a professional golf course photographer, swapping the clubs for a camera between shots. Having Stewie following behind at all times also allowed Koenig to be completely handsfree, giving him the freedom to get those all-important snaps.

“Walking a golf course is probably 5-10 times more immersive than getting in a cart. As a photographer, walking the course takes me to places and angles that I might not see if I’m in a cart. I love to walk over riding, that’s for sure.”

THE VERDICT

5 Stars.
The VERTX Remote has cemented Stewart Golf's place as the leader in this fast-growing category. While the design is one we are familiar with, the new technology that makes up the trolley's DNA creates a class-leading remote control experience that adds to the enjoyment of your time on the course.

Simply put, if you're after the most pleasurable and efficient remote golf trolley experience, Stewart Golf is still very much the brand at the top of the tree for this. 

"If you're after the best out-and-out trolley. The best experience using the remote. Stability. Control. Speed Control...it is the Stewart."

You can read a more in-depth review of the VERTX from Golf Monthly below.


Or watch the review on the Golf Monthly website >


At first glance, those familiar with the design of Stewart trolleys will notice a lot of similarities and a few refreshments to the overall design. Aside from the sporty new wheel design and refreshed Stewart logo, the bones of this trolley share a lot of similarities to the Q Follow trolley. The VERTX Remote trolley also shares the same folding system we've become familiar with from Stewart. It's a well-designed and efficient two-step system that folds up surprisingly compactly considering the overall size. Remarkably, it's the only model versus the Motocaddy and PowaKaddy that has an integrated carry handle into its design, allowing it to be easily moved from point A to point B. This is such a simple yet effective piece of design that I'm amazed other brands haven't prioritised adding it to their models. 


On-course performance is highlighted by a key new technology under the hood of the VERTX Remote that makes it a class leader for remote functionality. It's called Active Terrain Control (ATC) and it's an all-new operating system that is designed to allow the trolley to tackle any sort of landscape or gradient on the golf course. This new operating system allows the VERTX Remote to react to its surroundings and atomically redistribute power accordingly between the twin motors. ATC uses a powerful microchip that is constantly monitoring the power requirements for each motor, allowing it to redistribute power where necessary to keep the trolley stable. 

Unlike standard downhill braking, ATC allows the VERTX Remote to automatically keep travelling at the same speed, uphill or downhill, without the user having to change the power output. Not having to constantly adjust the speed when going up and down the many hills you encounter on a golf course makes walking the course an even more relaxing experience and ATC also allows the VERTX Remote to tackle some seriously steep slopes with total ease. Translated onto the golf course, this technology meant the VERTX is certainly the most in control I've felt of any remote-controlled golf trolley I've tested this year.

Game defining performance.


If we look closer at the design, we'll see other models like the Motocaddy M7 GPS and PowaKaddy RX1 GPS use 360° rotating front wheels on their respective remote models, whereas the Stewart has opted to continue the use of two, non-rotating front wheels on the VERTX. While I thought this would make the manoeuvrability slightly less nimble than its competitors, I actually found this design made the trolley more stable and equally as manoeuvrable. Having the two wider wheels on the front makes for a much wider base and a more stable ride when the trolley is tackling bumpy terrain. It's a design trait Stewart has stuck by, despite the 360° rotating wheels of its competitors, and I'm glad the brand stuck by it on the VERTX  Remote. Importantly, when folded up, these two wheels tuck nicely under the chassis for a compact folded-up position. 

The remote is a bit bulkier than its rivals, but it's still an ergonomic and easy-to-grasp design. I'd love to see Stewart update and refine its remote in later models, but the current one is still easy to use and rapid when it comes to responsiveness. Further, the new VERTX benefits from the largest range of battery offerings currently on the market in the shape of the SmartPower lithium battery that offers either 27 or 45-hole ranges. With no screen on the VERTX the status and health of the battery can be viewed in the free Stewart Golf app and its slimline and lightweight design is impressive considering the amount of power and range it provides.

The only thing that the VERTX is lacking versus its competitors from this year is the embedded GPS in the handle. It's something I highly doubt Stewart will try and battle against its competitors, and I think that makes a lot of sense. Stewart Golf knows where its expertise lie and, for the time being at least, that's not in GPS functionality. Indeed, if you already have a GPS device or rangefinder, then the integrated GPS systems on the competitor remote electric trolleys might be made redundant.

THE VERDICT

5 Stars.
The VERTX Remote has cemented Stewart Golf's place as the leader in this fast-growing category. While the design is one we are familiar with, the new technology that makes up the trolley's DNA creates a class-leading remote control experience that adds to the enjoyment of your time on the course.

Simply put, if you're after the most pleasurable and efficient remote golf trolley experience, Stewart Golf is still very much the brand at the top of the tree for this. 

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