Product Type: Asda Outdoor Toy
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Asda Golf Caddy
Member Name: teafan11
Asda Golf Caddy
Advantages: fun for outdoor play.
Disadvantages: not for older children.
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.
Summary: An all round fun toy for younger children.
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