In general, I would rather just ride in the cart, especially because I am unfortunately terrible at finding golf balls even when I watch them the whole way. That said, I have a buddy who loves parking 50 feet away from the ball and is real bad about playing quickly, so if I am playing with him, I will always try and drive.
I saw someone with something similar to this single rider cart last summer. He said it was light enough for him to lift it himself into his truck. The price looks to be around $3,000. There are lighter models for less.
I would consider using something like this.
I’m gonna start this up again. I bought me an old Controller driving iron last week (17 degrees of loft), and I love it. I’ve hit probably 20 shots with this club so far, and I’m hitting it lower and straighter than most shots with my fairway woods and hybrids. I’m averaging around 200 yards with solid contact, and it feels great coming off the face. It’s also been windy in Durham lately, so the driving iron has been helping me.
As I see it, the only setback is that I can only seem to hit it off the tee. I’ve tried hitting it off the deck, with not positive results. Off the tee, I’m hitting it great. The course I played yesterday is super narrow off the tee, and the driving iron performed well.
Based on what you are saying it sounds like I might be headed in the right direction. The shaft I have my eyes on will play at 47.5 inches. It is 10 g lighter and more flexible. Right now I am playing a taylormade M6 driver. It does not have slider weights, but it does have a weight at the back which is interchangeable. The stock factory weight is 3.5 g, and they do make an aftermarket 2 g weight, or I can just take out the 3.5 g and see how that works.