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 world's 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 handset 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
Type: LiFePO4 (Lithium Phosphate)
Voltage: 12 Volts nominal
Capacity: 30 Amp hour
Life: More than 250 cycles (see below)
Warranty: 2 years
Management: Internal integrated cell management system
Connection: Output Torberry
Accessories: Quality fitted soft-touch protection bag
Charger: Input 100/240V, 50/60 Hz Output 14.6V, 5 Amp
Charger Time: Up to 7 hours
Size: 155mm x 70mm x 50mm ( 6.1” x 2.7” x 2.0”)
For a limited time only we are offering you the chance to part exchange your X-Series or F1 Lithium trolley for a brand new X9 Follow. Regardless of the age or condition of your trolley we will give you a fixed value for your machine. The amounts are outlined below.
When your new trolley arrives we would advise using the box to pack your old trolley up to send in to us. All part exchange values will be returned upon receipt of the trolley. If you would prefer Stewart Golf to collect your trolley this can be done at a cost of £20. Collections from outside the UK will be charged at £40. Collections can be made from Monday to Friday.
Part Exchange values:
X5 Remote: £350
X7 Lithium: £400
X9 Remote: £450
F1 Lithium: £350
If your trolley has a Lead Acid battery we do not require your old battery back in return however if it has a Lithium Battery please put this in the box with the trolley prior to collection. Part Exchange values will be refunded on receipt of your trolley.
MY BEST INVESTMENT - FOR A LONGER LIFE WITH GOLF
BECAUSE I HAVE AN OLD DAMAGE IN MY KNEES I PREVIOUS HAD HASSLE TO PLAY 18 HOLES
BUT WITH MY NEW X9 FOLLOW IS THERE NOW LOTS OF ENERGY TO A ROUND
THIS MEANS ALSO - THAT MY GOLF LIFE HAS BEEN EXTENDED SEVERAL YEARS
ALL DETAILS AND FEATURES HAVE SURPRISED ME TOTALLY WILD
Peter Outzen Ledsagervej 14 DK-9500 Hobro on 13th Feb 2017
This is my 2nd Stewart trolley, the first being the X9 Remote. I am so impressed with the service and product quality. The X9Follow is ingenious and whilst somewhat more expensive than the competition, it makes up for it in overall quality, responsiveness and ease of use. It took me one round to get used to the follow mode and has made every round since, very enjoyable. GrahamB Dunstable on 2nd Feb 2017
Really wonderful product. Sometimes the connection is missed (more or less one time a game). I switch off the trolley and after one minute it works perfectly again. Incredible how it follows you in any part of the court!! Giulio on 2nd Jan 2017
Does exactly what is says on the tin. Just a few teething problems whilst getting used to it, but a fantastic piece off kit to use. Just like having someone carry your clubs. Glenn Ewing on 17th Nov 2016
It allows me to focus more on the Golf! Per on 21st Sep 2016
Play on a very hilly course and having played just a few rounds with the X9 Follow it's completely changed every round. So much easier to get around and feel almost like you now have a caddie for each round (without the technical help though) helping you enjoy the game so much more. One of my best every golf purchases. Dean on 1st Aug 2016
it improve my golf, less stress and fatique Unknown on 12th Jun 2016
Even my worst shots are forgot the moment my X9 follow springs to life.
Adds a whole new dimension of fun to a game I already love.
Every self respecting gadget freak has got to get one. Warren Carr on 3rd Dec 2015
Yes this is expensive but it really makes playing golf a pleasure and even more fun.
All the standard features are excellent but the follow feature is very special. On the fairway it so relaxing walking along and talking to your partner knowing that your trolley is following faithfully behind.
If this product proves durable ( which it should for the price ) then I will be absolutely delighted with the purchase. Neil Stewart on 7th Nov 2015
Took delivery of the new "X9 Follow" (with lithium battery) and a few days later tried it out in earnest at Brancaster. My previous X9 had the old heavy lead battery with large (treadless) wheels but I was quite satisfied generally. The new one is slicker, packs away in the old cover without having to remove the wheels and of course the lithium battery is a joy to lug around; what is more the steering on the new version is much more effective/sensitive. The "follow" feature is fun but often the trolley breaks away to chase rabbits so I don't think I'll be using it very much. I tested the battery life over 2 rounds and it died on me after 35 holes; I know only 18 holes/1 round is guaranteed but a lithium battery should be capable of 2 rounds. Having to charge the remote control every time is also a bit of a bore but on the plus side the blue tooth functionality means that the trolley stops when it goes "out of range" whereas before it kept on going regardless.
So "a bit better in all respects" just about sums it up. I am a great supporter of the company and hope it continues to prosper. Ross Graham on 6th Nov 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.