Stewart Golf Dream Machine - X9 Follow (RRP £1,699)
The X9 Follow is the latest generation of the multi-award winning X-Series from Stewart Golf. Originally launched in 2003 as the X1 Remote, the X-Series is recognised as one of the World’s finest remote controlled machines. The X9 Follow is specifically designed as a Follow golf trolley, but as well as its “Follow” mode, the X9 Follow also comes with full remote control functionality that existing customers will be familiar with.
• Bluetooth Technology
• Rechargeable Lithium Handset
• Complete Remote Functionality
• Downhill Braking
• Integrated Stabiliser
• V3 Wheel Set
• Lithium Battery & Charger
• Warranty: 24 months
The Follow system
In addition to the Bluetooth electronics system, there are two further antennas that power the X9 Follow. Mounted on each of the rear motors, the two antennas work together to create two zones; a neutral zone and an active zone
When the handset is inside the neutral zone, the X9 Follow will remain stationary. As the handset enters the active zone, the X9 Follow's electronics system will automatically & independently alter the speed of each rear motor to keep its pace. When the golfer (and therefore the handset) come to a stop, the X9 Follow will continue until the handset is back inside the neutral zone when it will also stop. The effect is that of digital elastic band, which stretches and contracts as you walk.
Practically the system is designed to be as user friendly as possible, so use is as simple as:
• Press the green 'follow' button and walk in front of the X9 Follow. The machine will fall in behind you and keep your walking pace.
• When you reach your ball & stop, the X9 Follow will also stop.
• Put the handset on the cradle, select your club and take your shot.
• Replace your club, put the handset back on your back pocket/belt and resume walking.
• The X9 Follow will again pick up your pace.
• If you stop for any reason (such as to let another player take a shot), the X9 Follow will stop behind you automatically. When you are ready, just start walking again and the X9 Follow will start again automatically.