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 worlds 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.
The X9 Follow is now available to demo from either of the American Golf tour trucks. Covering the whole of the country you can now try out the X9 Follow in your local American Golf store.
To find out when the tour truck is in a store near you click here.
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:
When you are approaching the tee or finding your ball in the long grass you may want to switch your X9 Follow into remote mode so you can send it off in your desired direction.
To switch to remote mode all you have to do is press any of the directional buttons on the handset and full remote control functionality will be available. From up to 50m you can speed the machine up and down, steer it left or right and stop it using either the orange 'glide stop' or red 'emergency stop' buttons. If you prefer to have the machine in front of you sometimes, you have the option of setting two 'cruise control' speeds to suit your walking pace.
Once you are back in the Active Zone, you can switch back to Follow mode by pressing the green Follow button
In car parks or on paths, place the remote control onto the cradle and set the trolley to travel at a constant speed by pressing either the forward button or one of the programmable cruise control buttons.
Using this method of steering over Remote or Follow will give you greater control over the trolley, ensuring you avoid any accidental collisions
12V microprocessor control
Bluetooth Class 1
LED on rear cover
Battery & Charger
2 year warranty
Size: 185 x 180 x 80mm
Power: 2 x 190 watts
Speed: 1500-1800 rpm
Single piece steel body
Aluminium end casings
Replaceable carbon brushes
Sealed for life
Steel worm shaft
CNC machined aluminium housing
Cushioned 3-piece coupling
Steel output shaft with 2 ball-bearings
4 way drive
With rear wheels
Without rear wheels
X9 Follow: 14.1kg
Battery & Charger: 3kg
Well not a lot else can be said about the build quality and technology that goes into your X9, what other purchasers may find useful is this. My course plays 7300 plus yards from the back tee, there is approx a mile of tee to green footpath, that is 9000 yards that the battery happily moves my X9 around, with what seems to be plenty of power left. Should easily get me around the course when winter returns. Andy Whalley on 17th Jun 2015
I received this week my new X9 Follow from Stewart Golf. It is an awesome machine. The designers and technicians from Stewart Golf did a super job. It does not only have the looks of a high end trolley, it is THE high end trolley .It is extremely well build and it functions completely according to my very high expectations. The trolley is not the cheapest on the market, that is true, but for this one, I don’t have the feeling at all that I paid too much. I really feel happy with the exceptional value I got for my money. Design, functionality and quality seldom come together in one product, but this time they definitely do! This trolley makes me even more enjoy the sport I love.
Stefan Wyser on 17th Apr 2015
Got my X9 Follow from Stuart Golf and love it, so well built and makes golf very enjoyable. Keep up the great work. Nick on 17th Apr 2015
Fantastic product, follows me all over the course Stephen Jones on 27th Mar 2015
Q: What happens if two (or more) of the same group are using an X9 Follow? Will they interfere with one another?
A: Every X9 (Follow & Remote) has a unique transmission code that it uses via bluetooth (just like your mobile device has its own name). This means that only the handset supplied with your X9 will be able to control your trolley. Devices that output electrical signals can affect the two zones that the X9 Follow creates, and therefore performance. This includes other X9 Follow machines, but if you stay 5 meters apart then there should not be any issues. Other devices that transmit or create radio or magnetic fields can affect performance.
Q: Can you make the trolley go in front rather than behind?
A: No. When you lead, the patent-pending electronics system within the X9 Follow knows where you (or more accurately, the handset) is, and therefore where to go. If the trolley was in front of you, how would it know where to go next?
Q: What happens if you walk too close to a lake/bunker/edge of a bridge.
A: The X9 Follow does not have any external sensors to look for danger, so there is every chance it could get wet/sandy/damaged if used inappropriately. When you're out on the golf course, it's up to you to choose whether to steer manually using the handle, use the remote control function or the follow mode. It's a bit like using cruise control on your car. It's perfect for a motorway but not so useful in town or a car park. Ultimately you are in control of the machine.
Q: Why does the handset need to go on my back pocket or belt?
A: The X9 Follow's control system follows the handset, not the golfer. If the handset is kept in the golfer's hand or placed in a front pocket, it's motion swings back and forth. This 'back & forth' motion will cause the X9 Follow to accelerate and brake accordingly. If the handset is on a back pocket or belt, it's motion will be smoother, and therefore the X9 Follow's motion will be smoother.
Q: Will the X9 Follow keep up if I run?
A: As shown in the video, the 'Active Zone' has a radius of about 5m. The X9 Follow has a top speed of approximately 6mph, so if you run faster than that you will eventually leave the 'Active Zone' and the X9 Follow will stop as it does not know where to go next.
Q: Is there an app that I can use to control the X9 Follow?
A: Because of the use of Bluetooth technology, it is possible to design a smartphone app to control the X9 Follow. However at the moment, one does not exist.
Q: Can I activate the follow mode from 50m and have the X9 Follow find me?
A: No, you can only activate the follow mode from inside the Neutral Zone.
Q: Will the battery last for 36 holes?
A: The battery for the X9 Follow is guaranteed for 18 holes, and in many cases will do many more.