OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois –Zero Friction, LLC’s Wheel Pro Push Cart bag is one of three finalists in the 29th Annual ING Industry Honors Awards Program in the Product Ingenuity – Accessories/Soft Goods category.
The program is conducted by the non-profit International Network of Golf to recognize outstanding achievement in the golf business. ING is a not-for-profit, media-based networking organization – “where media connects with the golf industry.”
Nominees will be recognized and winners announced at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 12:30 pm in Room 312A at the PGA Show in Orlando.
The Wheel Pro Push Cart bag, which was released in 2022, is a three in one product. “It’s a carry stand bag that quickly and simply converts to a push cart or can be put on back of a motor cart,” said John Iacono, founder and President of Zero Friction. “And it only weighs 10 pounds.”
The Wheel Pro Push Cart has a single strap, six full-length dividers and seven zippered pockets. Plus, it includes an umbrella holder and bag head cover. The new golf bag is available in three color choices: black/gray, gray/black, navy/white at a MSRP of $349.99.
“It’s super easy to use,” said Iacono. “The push handle is attached to the top of the bag and adjusts to the angle best for the user. And the wheels are removed with the push of one simple lever.”
Building on the momentum of the Wheel Pro Push Cart bag, Iacono developed a new electric bag to be introduced next week at the PGA Show in Orlando. The Wheel Pro STRIDE is a first of its kind lightweight, autonomous electric golf bag/trolley packed with tons of features for today’s golfer.
“It is like having your own private caddy that can essentially travel anywhere in the world with you,” said Zero Friction Founder and President John Iacono. “Everything you need is included on the STRIDE bag, and it even follows you around the golf course.”
Weighing 35 pounds, STRIDE includes a remote using Smart Follow Technology, and a built in intelligent gyroscopic control system for stability, speed control and soft start. The bag is able to handle all terrain including steep uphill slopes and tall grass.
Other features include: a battery life of 36 to 45 holes, average speed of 3 mph (max. 5 mph), an autobrake system and a smart gearbox. Plus, the STRIDE bag has plenty of room, including 14 club dividers, 2 waterproof pockets, 2 towel/accessory rings, 1 umbrella holder, and a built-in cooler which can hold up to 6 cans; as well as 2 invisible magnets to secure your rangefinder and Bluetooth speaker.
The bag is available in black or gray at a MSRP of $2199. The quick release 10-inch all terrain wheels allow easy storage.
Participants at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show can see the Wheel Pro Push Cart bag and the Wheel Pro STRIDE bag in action on the Fairway ramp in Booth 2261.
For more information on Zero Friction, visit www.zerofriction.com,