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Research shows that golfers who use pushcarts burn more calories and suffer fewer injuries than golfers who carry their clubs. A good walk spoiled? Thanks to these new products, let’s call it a good walk improved.

1 SIDEKICK THREE-WHEEL PUSHCART
Step on one lever, push another, and — presto! — the Sidekick collapses, the better for transport to and from the course. While you’re on the links, convenient features such as a foot brake, a scorecard holder, and an adjustable mechanism for stable wheel alignment make it easier for you to focus on your game. $140. (800) 955-2269, www.bagboycompany.com

2 SUN MOUNTAIN MICRO CART
Weighing just 13 pounds and folding down to a modest 52 cubic inches, this aptly named cart has four wheels for increased stability and an adjustable front axle to accommodate the largest bags. Look for an electronic version — the Micro E Cart — by late spring. $210. (800) 227-9224, www.sunmountain.com

3 CLICGEAR 3.0
The latest evolution of the Clicgear line, which hits the market this spring, features an improved pushbutton front-wheel lock and main hinge for hassle-free folding and unfolding, an easy-to-apply hand brake, an umbrella holder, and a mesh storage net, among other accessories. Comes in six stylish colors. $200. (888) 742-2542, www.clicgearusa.com

4 OGIO SYNCRO
It’s a golf bag, not a pushcart, but it comes with a Torq Strap, a heavy rubber band that fastens easily to any pushcart to keep your bag snugly in place throughout your round. Among its other handy features are nine zippered pockets, all of which face forward for easy access when the bag is on a cart. $210. (800) 922-1944, www.ogio.com

5 CALLAWAY DAYTRIPPER
Simple to fold and easy to carry, the Daytripper comes with wide, never-flat tires that roll smoothly, even on the rare occasion when you stray into the rough. A foot brake makes stopping a no-brainer, and a patented Leg-Lok design bungee cordstrap keeps your bag firmly in place. $149. (800) 456-2129, www.callawaygolf.com