Frequently Asked Questions

Z Series

1: Why is it called the R1 Push?
The 'R' stands for 'rack' as this is the basis of the design, and '1' is because this is the first of a brand new design. We decided against continuing the Z Series names (Z1 and Z3 were our previous push trolleys) as a Z5 infers an iterative progression from a Z3, whereas the R1 is a completely new design so deserves a completely new name. The 'R' also stands for 'Ross' which is the first name of our Chairman Ross Stewart, who came up with the rack & pinion folding concept.

2: Is the R1 Push really built in Great Britain?
Yes every single one is built by hand in Gloucestershire, just like our exclusive X & F Series powered products. Parts for the R1 Push are made by specialist manufacturers across the world, and then assembled by hand right here in Great Britain. This allows us to ensure every product meets our exacting standards before it reaches you.

3: Will I be able to get spare parts?
Of course! As we assemble the R1 Push in GB we have every part, you will be able to buy these from our eCommerce website or from your local distributor.

4: How should I clean my R1 Push?
You should just use a damp cloth to keep the trolley clean from dust or dirt. If your club has an airline you can use this to carefully blow any dust from the visible parts of the mechanism. It is not recommended that you use a pressure washer or hosepipe, water could get in to the tubes or damage the bearings.

5: How does the R1 Push compare against the Z Series trolleys?
Very well. The R1 Push actually folds 33% smaller than the Z1/Z3 did, mostly thanks to the front wheel folding under the trolley and the rear wheels folding in further. Despite folding smaller, the R1 Push has more features and 4 times more storage volume in the handle. Innovative placement of ball and umbrella holders make this even more significant, allowing you to store large items such as sunglasses inside the console.

6: Why are the main tubes triangular not round or oval like other trolleys?
Louis Sullivan's famous axiom, “form follows function” is never truer than here. As you can see in the ‘how it works’ section, the rear wheels fold courtesy of two angled racks mated to a flat top rack. These angles are critical to the way the R1 Push works, so it made sense to create a custom shaped tube to fit the angled racks perfectly.

In order to maintain continuity in the aesthetic, this same profile is used for the main upright tube. In addition, the ball marker also uses the same profile. This both echo’s the main shape of the machine, and also ensures the SG logo is always aligned correctly.

7: Can I get hedgehog winter wheels for the R1 Push?
Yes you will be able to. These are currently underway and we expect to have them by the time the winter comes around. If you sign up for the mailing list above or register your warranty, you’ll be emailed as soon as they are available.

8: What do you mean, “can hold any bag”?
Many golfers who use a push trolley also like to carry sometimes. Stand/carry bags usually have a leg mechanism which then does not sit properly on a trolley. We have designed our bag jaws to grip the bags outer edges, allowing the mechanism to sit through the middle. This means your bag will be the ‘right way up’, allowing access to your pockets and clubs as the designers intended.