“Golf is the best way to spoil a good walk,” once quipped Mark Twain, possibly foreseeing the late career of Tiger Woods but more likely airing a gripe about the game.
Sagacious, perhaps, but if old Twain had a state-of-the-art golf trolley such as this at his disposal, letting him ferry his clubs about without even thinking about it, the author might not have fired such a famous zinger in the direction of the sport.
Yes, the Stewart X9 Follow Golf Trolley does exactly what it says on its packaging - following a player around the course thanks to a Bluetooth connection and clip-on sensors while keeping clubs protected with its integrated rear stabilizer. Think a less reluctant R2-D2.
Also built to transport the usual golfing necessities – spare balls, tees, scorecards, miniature pencil that will invariably need sharpening – the device also lets you control it remotely, meaning you to send it in the direction of the next tee-off spot before sinking your last putt.
While it’ll set you back the price of an annual golf membership (£1499.00), it’s a small price to pay for your very own Robo-caddy.