“ Brand: Asda / Type: Kids Sport Equipment - Plastic Toy Golf Caddy „
My other half quite often disappears at the weekend for a round of golf and Lauren always takes an interest in his clubs etc so when I spotted this a few years ago in Asda, I decided to pick one up.
The caddy is nicely coloured and I would say that it is quite unisex as there are a mixture of blue, red, orange and yellow parts. The clubs are a nice size for a toddler to use and the whole product is quite portable and easy to use. I also like the fact that the clubs are quite lightweight meaning that Lauren can easily try and manipulate the balls into the hole, but I also like I because she cant do 'any damage' should she miss hit or get a bit swing happy!
I really like that the caddy stores all the bits and bobs together, the three clubs you get all fit neatly inside. Down the side of the caddy are two putting holes which you can place and try and put the ball, to be honest, we hardly use this element, Lauren much more prefers to just hit the ball around the garden, or try and get into a bucket or even better, just disturb the cat as he is having a sleep! Also down the side of the caddy are three holes for the balls to sit in, Lauren finds it really easy to put the balls into these. One of the downside of the product I that the balls can easily be knocked out of these holes in and as a result of this, we have 'lost' a couple of these.
I did think that the plastic looked a little flimsy however I do actually find it to be quite sturdy and well made. The whole set has been left outside in the rain or buried under a mound of other outdoor toys and has not broken nor has the plastic started to split.
The caddy is designed from the ages of 3 plus, I actually brought this for Lauren when she was about 2 and a half and although the accuracy etc wasn't quite there, we still had lots of fun with it now. Lauren is 6 this year and she is actually quite tall for her age, I do find now that she has outgrown the product a little and she doesn't look as comfortable holding the clubs as she used to, having said that, she still plays with them.
This is the Asda version, most supermarkets do similar versions at a similar price which we paid of £3, as well as being available in store, it is also available on line.
Overall, I would recommend this golf set, we have had lots of fun as a family and for that reason the set gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
My little girl absolutely adores being outdoors, but now that we have a double garage in our new house, we can get her a few more outdoor toys because we now have somewhere to store them. One such item, that my mum actually bought my daughter was this Asda Golf Caddy, which she picked up for £3 in the supermarket. My mum already has one that she keeps in her garage for all her grandchildren, and once my daughter was steady on her feet she was keen to play with this herself, so my mum knew it would be a good buy.
These Asda golf caddies come in a variety of colours as can be seen from the picture at the top of the screen. My daughter received a green caddy with purple and yellow trimmings. The caddy is made of plastic however, given how long my mum has had hers, I would say this plastic caddy is pretty durable given how rough children can be with toys. The caddy comes with three little plastic white golf balls that very handily sit in three holes on the front of the caddy. My daughter finds a couple of them a little tricky to get out but she isn't quite two yet, so obviously as she gets older, she should be able to get them out herself. The caddy also comes with three golf clubs. I don't know much about golf, so I wouldnt even begin to try and describe which three clubs the toy ones are meant to resemble. All I know is that two of them have flat sides which means that my daughter finds that these clubs are easier to use if she wants to try and hit one of the golf balls. These clubs fit neatly into the caddy and my daughter is able to get them in and out without any difficulty.
My daughter doesn't know anything about golf either so apart from me or my husband trying to show her what to do, she really isn't that interested in learning to hit the ball properly. She likes playing with the clubs and balls separately at times, and likes me to hit them and then she runs and catches them. When she does try to use the club with the ball, she likes to try an whack the ball. Regardless of what my daughter does with this set, she enjoys it, and it keeps her entertained outside for quite a while.
All in all, this is a pretty well made plastic toy, which looks to be fairly durable. THe little set is ideal for young toddlers who just like to play around with the various items in the set, but it is also useful for those children who are budding golfers!
WHAT IS IT?
A small plastic golf set that is available through the summer in Asda. The same golf set is available in other supermarkets with slight different designs.
THE GOLF SET
You get 3 golf clubs and 3 balls with 2 plastic cones that act as holes and let your children learn how to aim the golf ball. Everything is designed to be stored in the plastic golf caddy so that all the pieces can be kept together when it is time to tidy up the toys in the garden. This set is very small so it is only for small children, my daughter is 6 and the clubs are already too short for her so I have kept it now for when younger children come to visit. The golf set is very colourful with a blue caddy and different coloured clubs, it fades very badly in the sun and that makes it look untidy.
WHAT I THINK
I am happy with this golf set. It only cost £4 and has lasted through 2 summers, I am only throwing it away today because one of the clubs has been broken and the set is too small for my daughters now. I like the wheels on the caddy because they are smooth and let my daughter pull it round the garden like a real golf bag, when you want to store it you just tip the caddy upright and it will stand by itself. It hardly takes up any room and I stand it in the corner of my husbands shed during the winter.
My daughters have had a lot of fun with this golf set but have never been able to direct the balls into the plastic holes because the balls are very light and do not go always where you want them to. They like just putting the balls around the garden and hitting them to each other instead of being competitive and playing against each other. Everything in the set is very light and made of thin plastic, it is so light that I can pick up the golf caddy with one finger even when everything is inside it.
WHAT MY DAUGHTERS THINK
My oldest daughter was a bit too big when I bought this golf caddy so she has not used it very much unless a game she was playing with my other daughter called for it. She liked pulling the caddy around more than playing a game of golf.
This is a good toy for giving your children exercise and introducing them to a new sport. The game you'll play with this set is more like crazy golf than real golf but it is a lot of fun and very cheap to buy.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
As I have said in my previous reviews I have many outdoor toys that are used for picnics and days at the beach. My family enjoy picnics and find it a lovely and cheap day out. So having lots of outdoor toys help to make the day even more fun for my two boys. So when I saw this in asda I jumped at the chance to buy it. It was a great bargain costing only around £3.00 in the asda sale a few years back, which I thought was great. The set is designed for three years and over but my youngest son is two and enjoys hitting the ball with the club even if he doesn't quite grasp the game yet.I would say that they they would last until the child is around 6-7 as it is miniature in design. There were a varying choice of bright colours but we opted for a blue caddy, but there was also pink and green.
The set comprises of three miniature golf clubs and balls and two plastic holes, and a cute little caddy which holds the clubs and the front of the caddy has three little circles in the front to pop the balls into. It also has small yellow wheels and a pull handle which are also made of plastic.
The design is very robust and durable and has been fairly popular in our house. I chose to only buy one at the time believing my oldest would think it was too childish for him. I knew my youngest was too young too play it yet but I put it up for him to grow into and this summer I decided he would appreciate it, so dug it out of the cupboard.
This has been played with for hours and although one of the clubs has gotten bent and we have lost one of the balls it is still in remarkably good condition. This is very hardy and encourages coordination skills, which is useful for pre-school children. My son enjoys pulling this around and this is very smooth and easy to do. I thought my oldest would not appreciate the toy considering it too young for him, but having got it out last summer he has also enjoyed playing it, but he always says he is playing `with` his brother even if his brother is playing another game entirely...lol! He doesn't admit he enjoys it but it is quite clear he does even if it is with difficulty. My boys can make anything fun...lol!
I would say this game is designed for much younger pre-school children rather than older children though, the clubs are very small and perfect for little hands. The game measures approximately 53 x 15 x 14 cm, and weighs next to nothing. The pieces are extremely lightweight which means there is less risk of damage to things if the kids become over enthusiastic. This also means that they don't travel very far meaning you are not required to travel miles hunting for ball at the end of a day.
The game is designed as simulation of putting golf, and the children can use the caddy to transport and store there clubs and balls easily and neatly, then they can use one of the three golf clubs to hit the balls into little holes, which are essentially simple raised plastic rings with a hole in the centre.
This is not my kid's favourite outdoor toy by any stretch of the imagination but it does get used frequently, the game is designed for 1-4 players so it encourages turn-taking and sharing. All of which are great skills to master. I would say though that if a few younger children are playing together they should be well supervised, as these make great weapons and soon become hammers and swords and although they don't do any real physical damage because they are so lightweight, they can sting a little and obviously fighting is not something you want to encourage...lol!
I do recommend this game and my boys have enjoyed it, and for the price it is good, and game is great for both boys and girls.
When Springtime arrives, Asda restock quite a large range of toys and equipment designed to be used outdoors. This range includes bouncy castles, pools and small toys for various ages.
*Golf Caddy Set*
This Golf Caddy Set is available in different colours and is suitable for children over the age of 3. It is made from strong plastic and measures approximately 53.5 x 14.5 x 13.5 cm. This golf caddy is aimed at pre-school children and can used indoors and outdoors.
The caddy itself is purposely designed to hold all of the items in the set. It features two plastic wheels and a handle to allow it to be pulled along by your child. There is space for the three balls which are included and also the plastic holes (two of them) with slopped sides. There are three golf clubs included which feature black handles and different coloured and shaped clubs at the end.
This set is currently available instore or from www.direct.asda.com. It is priced at £5.00 and is part of a 2 for £8.00 offer.
As our sons birthday is mid Spring, he often receives toys he can play with outdoors. We don't have a garden but make full use of his Grans (who lives across the road) garden when the weather is nice. He received this golf caddy set last May for his 3rd birthday and it has been well used over the last year. He received it alongside some skittles and we play with it indoors and outdoors depending on the weather.
The set is well designed and can be stored very easily without taking up too much room - ours is kept in the toy room. The plastic holes sit neatly in the moulded plastic though the balls often fall out which has resulted in two being lost - we only have one left now :( The plastic is quite sturdy including the actual golf clubs. There are a few different coloured sets to choose from including a pink set which will appeal to girls. The set we have is a blue caddy with an orange handle and wheels. The sticks are black with blue and green clubs and red plastic holes. It is colourful and attractive.
There are no sharp edges to this golf caddy set. The clubs and the caddy are completely smooth but it is a little nippy on the skin when you get whacked with one - trust me, I discovered this when Boo had a major tantrum! The caddy is easy for him to pull along ground, grass or laminate flooring and is lightweight but not too lightweight. It does sit upright when every part of the set is in place and keeps everything neat and tidy.
*A Round of Golf Anyone?*
These golf clubs are the perfect height for the average toddler to use up to around age 5. Mummy struggles to play comfortably as the clubs are a little too small for me - life is so unfair isn't it! Anyway, my son prefers to participate in a round or two with his cousin who is 4 in September and they actually manage to play nicely with this set. The different club shapes give a bit of variation but aren't different enough to change the way my son uses each one if that makes sense.
We have taught our son how to putt the lightweight golf ball and he is quite a pro now and doesn't require help. He can comfortably grip the clubs and and swing. A gentle swing is all that is required to send the golf ball scooting across the floor, grass or ground. My son rarely bothers with the plastic holes but when he does choose to use them, I notice he makes more effort to concentrate on his aim rather than simply putting the ball around.
Tee off is very easy with this set. The smooth plastic allows the club to skim grass and hit the golf ball effortlessly. This set is good for improving hand and eye co-ordination too. It is easy to wipe down with a damp cloth should it get a little dirty from outside play. Our set has suffered with minimal scratches to the clubs where my son has been a little too enthusiastic with teeing off but it is in excellent condition otherwise.
My son loves his golf set - not as much as his bike or football but it is well used and appreciated. It is an absolute bargain at £5.00 and is fun for a few children to play together. We can highly recommend this set. It is easy to transport should you wish to take it to a relatives home as we often do and it is very durable as my son has tested.
Thanks for reading :)
I don't shop in Asda very often, so on the odd occasion that I find myself in a store I like to have a good mooch around and see what bargains I can come up with. This was how, last summer, I came to purchase some of their garden toys, after spotting a half price event and realising just how cheap these toys were.
I paid a bargainous £2.50 for this fantastic Asda-branded little golf set, even at the full price of a fiver the set represents excellent value for money as Hollie has enjoyed playing it throughout the year and is actually a pretty good shot now! For your money you get the caddy itself plus three golf clubs, three balls and two large plastic (and extremely simplified) tees. It doesn't look particularly impressive when new, but this is only because everything packs away so tidily that the caddy looks very slimline and neat. There are holes to push the balls into for storage and a gap for one of the tees to slot into, the other one fitting perfectly into the neck of the caddy to create a kind of shaped lid that the clubs stick out of.
It's very easy to play - the tees double up as targets for your game; so although there are no golfing rules exactly, once Hollie had mastered manoeuvring the plastic golfball around the garden a little she could them practice her aim (in a fashion) and try to direct the ball back into the tee. The sloping sides of the tee make this very tricky and I'm wondering whether it's even supposed to be used like this, but Hollie has mastered it a few times so she might as well carry on as she is!
I don't think buying this for your kiddy is necessarily going to help turn them into mini Rory McIlroy, but it's a fun play thing. It's well made; the plastic is moulded to make it look chunkier than it really is, it's still in one piece despite ten months use but always seems to be on the verge of 'going wrong'. It never has, I've just never had all that much confidence in the strength of this toy even though it's proving to be pretty durable. The two wheels are very securely attached and the caddy is surprisingly well balanced to aid small arms in pulling it around. The handle is fixed into position so there's little risk of it snapping, it feels fairly sturdy but again I wouldn't trust it to stand up to heavy handling.
Despite the vaguely 'fragile' feel the caddy has, it pulls nicely across all surfaces. Hollie has used hers mainly on our fairly straight lawn, but also on concrete and a particularly bumpy patch of grass outside the hotel that we spent a long weekend in recently. This is a lightweight and compact toy so storage isn't a problem when it's in use - our's simply hooks onto the inside handle of the shed door and stays there until Hollie want's to play again - to be honest this isn't the kind of toy she'd want to play with every single day (or even every single week) but it's had its fair share of play time so I think the £2.50 I paid was money well spent.
The recommended age for this Golf Caddy is three years and above, and frankly I can't see why it has such a high minimum age! There's nothing your child could choke on, it's fun for younger kids (my sixteen month old son is just walking and loves lugging it around) and in all honesty it's such a short item that I can't see children much older being able to comfortably pull it around or use the golf clubs anyway. As with any outdoor toy, supervision is key so if you're paying attention to what your children are doing in the garden then I really can't see there being a problem - unless a particularly little one happens to smack his older sibling with a golf club, as my son did!
My family was getting together for a family barbeque and garden party recently to take advantage of the gorgeous weather we have been enjoying of late. As I knew that my young nephew (nearly 2 years old) and my young niece (5 years old) would be attending, I was on the look out for some 'cheap and cheerful' garden toys that I could give them to keep them amused in the garden and prevent them becoming too bored.
I was delighted therefore when I was shopping in a local branch of Asda picking up some bits and pieces for the garden party to find a lovely selection of outdoor toys available to buy. All of the toys on offer appeared to be made of really good quality materials, but more importantly were really reasonable value. I did not want to be shelling out a small fortune for toys that were only going to be used for one afternoon.
One of the toys that I ended up buying on this occasion was the Asda golf caddy. I thought that this little toy golf set would be ideal to entertain our younger guests and was satisfied that it was something that both the youngsters could enjoy playing with. As the cost of the Asda golf caddy was only £5, I thought it was an absolute bargain and happily snapped it up.
The little golf caddy set is made of good quality plastic and seems to be very sturdy. I believe that there were three colour combinations to choose from at the time, such as purple and blue, but the colour I chose was the red caddy as I was trying to make the toy appealing to both sexes.
The little red golf caddy has two little yellow wheels on one side, as well as a yellow moulded handle, so it can be moved around quite easily by youngsters... my nephew managed to move the caddy around with ease, even though he is under two years old and the caddy is a similar height to him! The plastic handle does not move but remains stationary, so it was quite easy for our younger guests to utilise as there was no difficulty with them maintaining their grip. There are three coloured assorted plastic 'putters' or 'clubs' and these can be stored within the caddy for transportation and storage. The golf clubs are assorted shapes, but as I am not an expert on golf, I am unsure of the proper terms for them.
Other items included with the Asda golf caddy set are two putting holes, which are made of the same robust plastic as the clubs themselves. These are purple in the case of the red caddy that I purchased, but I believe they are a contrasting colour to whichever colour caddy you decide to purchase. The putting holes are a sort of 'egg' type shape, and obviously have a hole in the middle of them, into which you can sit one of the plastic golf balls that are also supplied with the caddy set. There are three plastic golf balls supplied with the set, and they fit into the putting holes perfectly. All of this is very easy to do, and my young niece had no trouble understanding the concept of the 'setting up' of the game, although it was obviously very minimal and took mere moments.
The Asda golf caddy set is quite neat and tidy, in comparison to other plastic toy golfing sets I have seen before. I thought that the overall design was very attractive, and I liked how there was a sort of 'onboard tool storage' facility to this little toy. The outer side of the plastic caddy itself - that is, the side that does not have the wheels or handle on it - has spaces on it for the plastic golf balls to slot into. I found that these were easy to fit into the spaces, and even my young nephew could do this with ease. In addition, there is a sort of egg-shaped space on the caddy's side, and of course you can slot one of the plastic putting holes into this space for storage. The other putting hole fits neatly into the caddy alongside the plastic clubs, and all of this can be done easily and without much fuss. It occurred to me that this little toy was quite convenient in terms of storing it away between uses, and it didn't seem to be overly bulky or cumbersome, as you would hope with a toy intended for small children.
The petite design and attractiveness of the Asda golf caddy make it an ideal addition to any toy box in my opinion, and we have already decided to take the set along with us when we go to a family day out at the seaside later this month.
The Asda golf caddy set states that the product is not suitable for children under 36 months old as the toy may present a choking hazard, but I have to be honest and say that my young nephew did seem to enjoy playing with the plastic clubs and balls as much as the rest of us. I would imagine that this warning is more of a caution and of course my nephew was supervised whilst playing with the items
Overall, I think this lovely little toy golf caddy set offers really fantastic value for money and is an extremely attractive outdoor toy. I have nothing negative to report about it, and both youngsters in our family seemed to have taken quite a shine to it, which says it all really!
The Asda toy caddy can be purchased from larger Asda stores nationwide, where it will cost you £5 for the set. Alternatively, there is a website for the supermarket which can be found at www.asda.com, where this item is available to buy online, but you can expect to pay some delivery charges in addition to the purchase price.