Brad Payne was an avid golfer who played regularly at the Presidio in San Francisco when he wasn’t working at Apple or Morgan Stanley.
He loved to walk the course, but had trouble finding a push cart to his liking. He tried a number while playing the rolling Presidio course, but just never found anything he liked, with design, performance, and storage being key factors.
In the summer of 2019, Payne made the pilgrimage to Scotland, playing courses like the Old Course at St. Andrews, Royal Dornoch, and the Prestwick Golf Course, courses which embrace the treasure of walking during your round.
Once again, he tried many push carts, but something was still missing.
With his work ranging from business development and digital advertising, to technology mergers and acquisitions, Payne was not simply hard working, but creative as well.
So, it was not if, but when Payne would come up with an idea for the definitive push cart. And it was when he was on the airplane flying home from Scotland his idea for the first idea for a the “Walker Trolley,” was born.
The Walker Trolley push cart marries modern and classic designs features, and is lightweight, portable and eminently convenient.
The Walker Trolley has turned out to be the perfect compliment for the golfer that prefers to walk the course.
I am one that would rather walk the course, especially when playing courses like Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Spanish Bay, and of course, my favorite course, Edgewood Tahoe.
The Walker Trolley may be the perfect product for the walking golfer.
Payne, who holds the title of Founding Partner and CEO of Walker Trolley, joined forces with Principal Designers Bryce Gibson and Kurt MacLaurin to produce a product that features a one-fold handle that makes collapsing and unfolding the trolley easier than any other push cart on the market.
The patent pending central hub enables the handle and legs to bend on two separate axes, allowing for a compact fold. The storage unit, made of water-resistant waxed canvas, provides an endless number of ways for golfers to customize their trolley.
A non-folding line of Walker Trolleys made with the same materials will be offered directly to courses, clubs and resorts as a rental option. The push carts nest for easy and quick storage in units that will be customizable with logos and other branding elements.
There pricing for the folding version is $399, with the non-folding at $299.
Check out www.walkertrolleys.com for more information.
By Dennis Miller