I pulled the trigger on the Rovic RVC1 3 wheel cart. Poking around on Amazon and it was at $124 today. Worst case if I do not like it, i will return it. Thoughts on the Rovic? Anyone use it or know someone who uses it? Thanks for all the replies.
The metal spikes often tore up the green surface, so most golf courses have forbidden them. As @saevel25 says, the PGA Tour must negotiate with the individual golf courses to allow their use, and quite possibly the other professional tours do the same.
I practice this shot on occassions. As posted above, it's a usefull shot to get the ball out of thicker rough to a more playable ball position. It matters little how far the ball goes, just as long as the ball is in a better position for the next shot.
I tend to use my sw most of the time. With a steeper, more verticle chopping motion, the club head will be less effected by the taller grass on it's way down to the ball.
It's a shot saver when done correctly.