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BIG MAX, Europe’s No.1 push trolley brand is celebrating its fourth consecutive Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for Best Push Cart after the incredible BLADE IP took the prestigious accolade for the second year in a row.
Following the award winning success of the AUTOFOLD FF in 2016, BLADE Quattro in 2017, and BLADE IP in 2018, BIG MAX decided to allow its impressive stable of carts settle into the market in 2019, before returning with a brand new innovation in 2020. Despite being up against the latest developments from BIG MAX’s leading competitors, the BLADE IP still came out on top with the judges heaping particular praise on the BLADE IP’s unique folding mechanism.
In their summary of the BLADE IP the editors commented, “If storing your pushcart is an issue, look no further than Big Max’s Blade IP. Pushcarts usually fold down to a large cubic shape, but the Blade IP folds down to a flat height of 12,5 cm. It can fit behind the driver’s seat, in the trunk, and pretty much wherever else you might want to store it.”
Upon learning of the award, Thomas Reiter, owner of BIG MAX commented, “The BLADE IP is the best push trolley we’ve ever designed. It has a smooth, innovative mechanism, it glides along the fairways and it has the flattest fold we’ve ever built. While I do believe, even in its second year, that it’s still the best push trolley on the market, it is very pleasing to know that the judges agree!”
The success of all three of BIG MAX’s award winning trolleys is based around the folded size. And with the BLADE IP coming in at a just 88 x 62 cm and an incredible depth of only 12,5 cm it is the Flattest of the BIG MAX trolleys and hands down, the most easily stored and transported push trolley on the market.
The BLADE IP is as practical on the fairways as it is for transport and storage. Multiple features such as double foot brake, integrated drink holder and storage compartment in the handle, along with ball, tee and double scorecard holder, keep all a golfers’ necessities close to hand. Multiple Quick Lok and Quick Fix bases finish the package, ready to take any BIG MAX accessory such as umbrella holder, GPS holder, or sand bottle holder.
The BLADE IP is available in european golfstores as well as on the BIG MAX website. Available in Black, Black/Lime, White, White/Lime, Phantom/Red.
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BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association and BIG MAX have agreed to a four-year partnership naming BIG MAX as the Official Push Cart of the AJGA.
The partnership will see a BIG MAX presence at all AJGA events throughout the season and will establish a BIG MAX borrow program that will make BIG MAX push carts available to use for participants at AJGA events.
BIG MAX has grown into a global leader in the industry for push carts and golf bags since its founding in 1994 and launch into the U.S. market in 2014. BIG MAX golf bags are manufactured using the highest quality materials and workmanship to deliver the best user experience in design, form and function. BIG MAX push carts have held the position as leading push cart manufacturer in Europe for more than 20 years.
“We’re very excited to begin our relationship with the AJGA,” said Richard Oldach, Chief Executive Officer of BIG MAX USA. “Junior golfers can get multiple benefits by using a push cart, from reducing fatigue to removing the strain on their body that carrying a heavy bag brings. To be a part of the AJGA’s world-class events and to connect with the next generation of golfers is a fantastic opportunity for BIG MAX and we look forward to seeing this partnership develop.”
BIG MAX’s partnership with the AJGA reinforces the brand’s commitment to enabling more junior golfers to experience the benefits of using of these premium push carts.
BIG MAX joins the AJGA as a tournament partner of the Kyle Stanley Championship by Transamerica on June 30 – July 2, 2019 at Canterwood Golf & Country Club.
“We are excited to have BIG MAX on board with the AJGA,” said AJGA Director of Business Development, Scott Geary. “Our members will really benefit from having access to their carts. It is our mission to get players exposure to college coaches and we are proud to partner with BIG MAX to help us grow junior golf and accomplish our mission.”
About BIG MAX
BIG MAX has been Europe’s No. 1 push cart brand for more than 15 years following the unprecedented success of the world’s first three-wheel push cart, the Ti1000. Available in virtually every country that plays golf, BIG MAX is a name that has become associated with quality and innovation. The most recent advancement from BIG MAX is Fold Flat technology. The technology has seen BIG MAX pioneer push carts that fold down completely flat, in some cases to less than five inches deep. BIG MAX has furthered its reputation for innovation with its AQUA and DRI LITE golf bag technology. In the last quarter of 2017, BIG MAX became the No. 1 golf bag and travel cover brand in Germany, a traditional marker for No. 1 in continental Europe.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.
Europe’s #1 push cart and waterproof golf bag brand BIG MAX has had a 2019 PGA Merchandise show full of highlights, with the world’s golf industry professionals and media blown away by the 2019 line up of products that were showcased on the brand new BIG MAX booth.
All the latest products from BIG MAX were on show in Orlando, including the 2018 star of the show the BLADE IP. Despite being it’s second year on the booth, the Blade IP stunned visitors with its Fold Flat mechanism that leaves it less than 5 inches deep when folded. While the Blade IP got many admiring looks, the stand out BIG MAX products for 2019 were its line of waterproof Aqua, and water-resistant Dri Lite, golf bags.
In line for special praise on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive was the Aqua Sport 2, that was highlighted as one of its 3 quality golf bags, a real accomplishment considering the number of competitor brands on show. Golf.com went one further and identified the whole Aqua line as one of only four products that caught the eye at Demo day, as well as highlighting the line in it’s Best of the PGA Merchandise Show feature.
From a business perspective the show brought huge success as BIG MAX looks to expand its global reach. BIG MAX owner Thomas Reiter feels that although the dynamics of the show have changed over recent years, it is still presents important business opportunities for the brand, as he explains, “The show is a fantastic opportunity to market our products to a number of different audiences. The PR we are able to create is fantastic as there are so many journalists from all around the world in the same place at the same time. Plus we can show our new lines to our existing distributors, and we can put the brand in the shop window for distributors in new markets. The bonus was that we made quite a few orders as well!”
With new distributor deals for territories across the globe in the pipeline plus fantastic P.R. for the new lines the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show was a great success for BIG MAX. There was even time for a contest between Austria, the U.S. and the U.K. that saw representatives of each country go head to head in the BIG MAX Blade IP Challenge https://twitter.com/BigMaxGolf/status/1088845700388085766. Check out the results and share in one of the many highlights of the show for BIG MAX.
You can see in our video, that our AQUA bag is 100% waterproof
In the article of 23.8.19 of the “golfshake”, Ralf Niesing, our head designer for golf bag and cart specialist BIG MAX, gives an interview on the subject of weatherproof golf equipment and gives an insight into the often very complex technical product development.
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We are very grateful to Ronald Montesano, Golfwrx, that he shares his personal experience with our BLADE IP and mentions 4 very good reasons to buy:
Reason 1: Storage
After a round of golf, we store our cart. First, in the car; next, in the garage or basement. Golfers have an inkling how easy this will be, when the box arrives at your door. The Blade IP rests within, already assembled. You’ll simply extract it from the cardboard storage material and unfold it. With the Blade series, no more searching for a cube of space in the trunk. The Blade IP lays flat and sits cheerfully atop the other bags and carts you’ve stored post-round. In retrospect, although the predecessor also lay flat, the unfolding and refolding did take a bit of work (and an advanced degree.) No such issue with this updated model. According to the home office of Big Max, the principal difference is in the folding mechanism. BIG MAX has completely simplified this into a three stage process. You simply fold the handle, push the two parts of the body together and then lift the cart to see the wheels flip automatically under the body.
Want to find out the other 3 reasons?
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Great News for our BIG MAX Blade IP: For the “Morning Read Newsletter” UK from 3.10.2018, which goes to over 1 million golfers the BIG MAX Trolley is the new superstar. This is very well documented in the following original quote:
“There are a lot of lightweight, durable, easy-to-push carts on the market, and they´re all pretty good. But BIG MAX Blade collapses like a South American regime”.
But read the whole text below:
The American test blog Golf Spy tested the best golf trolleys in 2018 and named BLADE Quattro the most compact golf trolley.
“The Big MAX Blade Quattro is “The Most Compact Cart of 2018”. The strap system is strong and sturdy. It minimizes twisting and keeps your bag upright and stable throughout the round. The Quattro folds down to a width of your fist for easy storage.”
In addition to the stylish look, the lightweight folding technique and the compact folding size are emphasized, with the BLADE Quattro can be easily stored. Also, the elastic mounting straps to secure the golf bag rate the experts of Golf Spy positive.