Information & FAQs
BLACK HEDGEHOG SLEEVES
10”(252mm) The original and still going from strength to strength. The shape and position of the studs are critical for the smooth running of hand pull golf trolleys in wet and frosty conditions.(They also make trolleys lighter to pull in all weathers).
12” (305mm) The same great benefits as the 10” version but, we realised the need for a larger copy to cater for bigger wheeled trolleys which are becoming more popular. The studs are the same size as the original and the only thing that changes is the tyre diameter.
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 fairway protector 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.
Q. MY GOLF CLUB INSISTS ON USING HEDGEHOGS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER, WHY IS THIS?
Before the introduction of the Hedgehog fairway protector 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. I, for one was not prepared to pay a whole years subscription to only be allowed to play for 8 or 9 months. 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. 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 astounding. 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.
Q. MOTOCADDY S3 FRONT WHEEL IS VERY TIGHT?
We advise you to not over tighten the front wheel locking screw on the S3 model, it should just be lightly screwed down and locked. If screwed too tight the front wheel can lock.
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.
Customers are reporting extended battery life on trolleys with our Hedgehog Wheel Kits, another very good reason to keep them on all year round.
These complete sets (2 Back and 1 front) wheels have been fully redesigned and are now virtually indestructible. This coming winter season will see additions to the range as follows:
HILLBILLY TERRAIN ( 2 FRONT WHEELS )
HILLBILLY ALL TERRAIN ( 1 FRONT WHEEL )
We are well aware of the vast numbers of electric trolleys which are currently on the market and are constantly looking to update our range. We can also guarantee that everything with the Hedgehog logo on it will have been fully tested before being accepted by our company. This quite clearly can take a number of weeks or even months. If by then we are satisfied, then all new products will appear on our website.
COMING SOON AFTER FULL TESTING
Hedgehog Rain Cape
Hedgehog Electric Trolley Holdall
Sun Mountain Micro Cart Kit (4 wheel cart)
Clic-Gear Kit (3 wheel cart)