Clicgear USA, the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Clicgear push cart would like to extend our congratulations to the men's and women's NCAA Division 1 individual golf champions. Cameron Wilson of Stanford University and Doris Chen of The University of Southern California won the individual championship both using Clicgear carts. Clicgear is proud to support these great universities.
The ruling by the NCAA to allow men to use push carts in competition is new for 2014, and the decision has generated lots of interest. We think Dr. Neil Wolkodoff, medical director of the Colorado Center for Health and Sports Science says it best; “I would just tell you this from my observations of golfers I work with,” Wolkodoff said on Tuesday. “People who push a cart have a lot fewer [health] issues, and a lot less potential for issues. The golf swing is tough on the back no matter how you look at it. If you can use a push cart and keep one more stress away from the back that’s a great thing.” Wolkodoff continues, “No matter how good your carrying system you still have to use core muscles to hold the bag,” he said. “When you’re pushing a cart you don’t have the stress on your core musculature and shoulders. You’re able to go up a hill and those muscles were not pre-fatigued."
Clicgear USA is happy to report that over 100 women's golf programs are using Clicgear in competition. Indications are that more men's programs will follow in 2015.