Hey guys, I wanted to post this in the Refuge as this is such a great group of diehards like myself. I met many of you at the NLU Summit (@jhkaplan, @scuff, @ajsmith and others I can’t remember screen names) and @Lazstradamus was so supportive on the other thread that I thought I’d share my story and the story of Walker Trolleys here first. We are a really, really small golf push cart startup (#pushcartmafia) based out of Austin, TX just trying to make something cool that we like. At it’s simplest, that’s what Walker Trolleys is, some diehards that want to make a cool push cart.
My story though, I was living in SF, working in tech and belonged to a small public course in the Bay Area. I didn’t own my own push cart, but there was every model under the sun stored in the bag room to use. Some were better than others, but I always felt there just wasn’t a great option. I took my first trip to Scotland last summer, playing Dornoch, the Old Course, Prestwick, North Berwick, etc and just was blown away by the history and tradition of golf in Scotland. I used a push cart at several places and just had this feeling that push carts as they are today just don’t fit with the ethos of the game in Scotland. There isn’t something old school, classic, simple, sleek and elegant that embodies the tradition and history of the game. So my brother-in-law and I tried to create something that we felt better embodies these traditions. Think forged irons of a push cart.
Fast forward a year from starting Walker Trolleys to today and we finally received patent clearance to begin showing our product to the public. We started this thing as a side hustle and we have come a long way since then, it’s my full-time job, we have created 3 prototypes, had many long nights and we are getting really close to beginning production with the expectation we deliver product next Spring. There is still an even longer journey to actually creating a business as we haven’t even started that part yet, but today was a pretty big milestone for us. We can now show our product and get all the good and bad that comes with putting out something you’ve worked hard for and hope everyone likes as much as you do.
I’d love any comments on what you think of the trolley, what’s important to you in a trolley, or anything else you’d like to share. I’m enclosing a few pictures below and have more on our website. www.WalkerTrolleys.com