Q. DO YOU MAKE A SET OF WHEELS FOR MY ELECTRIC TROLLEY?There are so many variations of electric trolley on the market now, it's almost impossible for us to make a set of wheels for every model. Even the bigger manufacturers have variations between their different models. With this in mind, the first solution is to check our listings for our electric trolleys. Each listing will have the model it is compatible with - if you can't see your trolley, it's probably not compatible. In this case, we have designed a sleeve for electric trolleys which comes in two sizes - they have an extra row of studs and come with clips and cable ties to help secure them on.
Q. MY GOLF CLUB INSISTS ON USING HEDGEHOGS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER, WHY IS THIS?
Before the introduction of Hedgehogs your alternatives when trolley bans were imposed would have been to either carry a smaller selection of golf clubs or not play at all until the ban was lifted. Everybody benefits now! Golf clubs were crying out for a product to allow year round golf. Pro shops were back in business instead of going into an enforced hibernation when the dreaded ban was imposed, but, most importantly YOU, the club golfer can now play all year without any restrictions.
Q. HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?
This depends on a number of points. If you decide to keep them on all year, there would be no reason why they would not last the pace, but remember they are designed to work on grass and will wear out quicker on hard and abrasive surfaces.
Q. MY TROLLEY HAS 11” WHEELS WILL THEY FIT?
The Hedgehog has been produced with what we consider the best material for the application required. There is an element of stretch which would probably allow the 10” version to expand to 11” but beware splitting at the seam. Similarly, you could apply this on using the 12" sleeves on 13" wheels, but we wouldn't want to go much larger with the 14" sleeves.
Q. WILL THEY DO ANY DAMAGE TO MY COURSE?
The Hedgehog fairway protector has undergone exhaustive and extensive tests on all different grass surfaces associated with golf courses (even putting greens), and has proven to be a major success story. In really wet areas you will leave small dimples in your trolley’s wake, which given a good root system underneath will recover completely. Of course we would never recommend walking your fully loaded golf trolley over a putting surface but rest assured we have, and the results were outstanding. The small dimples recovered within a couple of minutes leaving no trace of ever being present. We have also tested them on a frost covered putting area which left no impression at all in the trolleys wake.
Q. MY GOLF CLUB KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THEM?
We advertise in various golfing journals and magazines but are aware that the best form of advertising is word of mouth. If you like to play on quality fairways and are proud of your club then suggest to your professional or greens committee the advantages of the Hedgehog fairway protector. As the name suggests many clubs are now reaping the benefits. And if you introduce a new golf club to us at Hedgehog you will receive a free gift after placement of their first order.
A normal flat wheeled golf trolley is generally banned over the winter period due to what is known as ‘compaction and smearing’. It stands to reason with all golf club members using flat wheels the surface area in contact with the ground is being compacted particularly where teeing areas and greens are exited. The specific design of the Hedgehog fairway protector studs are the only shape possible which will not displace any soil when used. Do not take our word for it, try walking through a wet and compacted sand bunker and then look at the results! (Don’t forget to rake it afterwards)
Of course, the other consideration is how much lighter your trolley appears to feel when pulled? This is due to surface tension. A fully loaded golf trolley with 3” wide flat wheels equates to 6-7 square inches in contact with the ground at any one time. If you then put Hedgehog fairway protectors onto the same trolley the ground contact would be about 1-2 square inches enabling you to pull your trolley from a stationary position to moving at normal walking pace with a fraction of the effort it would usually take.