Quick Operating Instructions     ………………...


Safety Information     …………………………...


Operating Instructions          …………………….


     Charging the batteries        ..………………….


     Seat swivel adjustment       ……...…………...


     Seat height adjustment       .……………..……


     Braking      ....………………………………...


     Brake release procedure      …………………..


     Storage areas       ...…………………………...


     Operator control panel       ...…………………


     System overload protection       ...……………


Operating Tests / Driving the Golf Xpress  ……..


Transporting the Golf Xpress       …………………..


Knee-Drop Seat       ………...…………………...


Care / Maintenance       ...……..…………………


Operator Troubleshooting       .…………………..


Product Specifications       …..…….…………….


Limited Warranty       ………………………….








Remove covering material.  Remove packing straps and blocks. The Golf Xpressvehicle will be shipped on a pallet suitable for transporting by a powered fork lift.  Warning:  Never try to lift by hand or physical bodily harm may result.


Read operating and safety instructions before operating vehicle.


R     Lift handle to rotate seat 90บ in either direction.  Remove black battery cover located directly below seat.  Attach and tighten the marked battery cables.  Do not connect other wires unless directed.  Return cover.  Return seat to forward position. 


R     Select high or low speed, if available.


R     Select forward or reverse.  (Beeper will sound for reverse.)


R     Turn key to ON position.  Wait 2-3 seconds before pulling lever while controller conducts self-diagnostic test.


R     Squeeze right or left lever to move vehicle.  The amount of pressure determines speed.


R     Release lever to stop vehicle.


R     Turn key to OFF position.  Remove key when vehicle is unattended.


R     Lift handle on side of seat to swivel.  Seat height can be adjusted with spring-loaded retaining pin located at the rear of the vehicle.  Knee-drop seat can be activated with toggle switch.


R     Golf bag holder can be attached in the front or back with bolts.


R     To recharge batteries, insert the charger plug into the jack at the back of the cart.  Plug the charger cord into a 110-volt outlet.  Do not stop charger until it has completed a full cycle.  NOTE:  Remove the charger plug before operation of cart.  It will not operate when connected.



If you need to push or move the Golf Xpress by hand (due to low battery condition, towing, etc.), the parking brake must be manually released.  Move to the rear of the car and pull brake release lever upward.



Golf Xpressis designed to be maintenance friendly.  Read this entire manual before attempting any service or maintenance on the Golf Xpress.  All maintenance actions should be carried out by a qualified service technician.  Contact Golf Xpressat 989-846-6255 if you require factory level maintenance assistance.





The Golf Xpressshould always be operated safely and carefully.  Failure to heed the following warnings may result in a serious injury or death to the operator and/or damage to the vehicle.

R     Read all warning and operating instruction labels on the vehicle before operation.


R     To avoid unintentional starts, turn the power key switch to the OFF position when the vehicle is stopped and when not in use.


R     Always turn the power key switch off before swiveling the seat.


R     Do not turn the power key switch off while the vehicle is moving.


R     Do not change the FORWARD/REVERSE switch setting while the vehicle is moving.  Do not change the HIGH/LOW switch setting while the vehicle is moving.


R     Drive slowly while turning.  Drive slowly straight up and down slopes.  Do not drive sideways on severe slopes. 


R     When driving downhill on a wet surface, release the power lever slowly to prevent skids.


R     Raise the seat release lever slowly to prevent the seat from swiveling too rapidly when playing from a hillside position.


R     The vehicle should be used for its authorized and intended purpose only and only in designated areas.


R     The vehicle is restricted to one occupant only.


R     Do not start the vehicle until the occupant is seated.


R     Remain seated and hold on tightly when the vehicle is in motion.


R     Keep your entire body inside the vehicle at all times when in motion.


R     Do not leave the key in the ignition when the vehicle is left unattended.


R     Do not exceed the maximum load capacity of 450 pounds.


R     Do not operate on inclines above 30% (16.7 degrees).


R     Always lean your body forward when going up steep slopes.


R     Do not stop when going up an incline.  Maintain speed to the top of the slope.


R     Do not drive downhill in reverse.  Always go downhill in the forward direction.


R      Keep the tires at the proper inflation level at all times.  Factory recommended pressure level is 20 psi.


R     Use extreme caution when driving on wet terrain or in areas of loose terrain.  Drive slowly and use extreme caution when driving in areas of pedestrian traffic.


R     If the emergency switch is applied in a full throttle position, brakes will lock and skidding my occur.


R     Do not operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol.









The batteries are a “wet” cell deep-cycle liquid acid design.  They must be charged and maintained properly.  For optimum performance, the batteries should be fully charged.  The battery charge indicator located on the operator control panel will provide a general reading of the battery charge (voltage) level.  If the needle remains in the green area while the vehicle is in motion on a flat surface, the battery charge is adequate for continued use.  If the indicator needle drops into the red zone while driving on a flat surface, the batteries must be recharged as soon as possible.  Extremely discharged batteries will cause the cart to shut off.


To recharge the batteries, insert the charger plug into the jack located at the rear of the cart.  Plug the charger cord into a 110-volt outlet.  Do not stop charger until it has completed a full cycle.  Remove the charger plug before operation of cart.


Service:  The acid level in the batteries should be checked regularly.  It is best to use clean, contaminant free water (preferably distilled) to fill batteries.


Safety feature:  The vehicle will not operate if the charger plugged into an outlet.  This is a safety feature to prevent inadvertent use during the charging cycle.  Do not leave the charger plug inserted with the charger power plug removed from the 110-volt power source as this will may cause the batteries to discharge over time.


Warning:  Use caution when hands are in the vicinity of the battery terminals.  Metal objects, such as jewelry, can cause bodily injury if they touch the terminals.








The seat can be swiveled a full 360บ by lifting one of the spring-loaded seat release levers, located on either side of the seat base.  The seat will automatically lock in place when the seat release lever is released or lowered to its home position.  A friction brake arrangement holds the seat in place.


Warning:  The vehicle should be put in motion only when the seat is in the forward position.

Rotating the seat will change the center of gravity of the vehicle, more prominently on a steep slope or hillside.  Use extreme caution when lifting the seat release lever when parked on a hill or slope.  Do not lift the lever all the way up or the seat may rotate too rapidly.  Lift slowly.  For added safety, ask a playing partner to apply weight to the uphill portion of the vehicle while the seat is rotating to the desired position.












The seat has three distinct height adjustment settings, anchored by a spring-loaded retaining pin located at the rear of the vehicle.  To adjust the seat height, follow these steps:

  1. Start with the seat in the forward facing position (normal driving position).
  2. Pull the spring-loaded retaining pin outward until the seat post is free to rotate. 

      NOTE:  Do not raise the seat release lever during this height adjustment process.

  1. Rotate the seat a few degrees to the right or left.
  2. Raise or lower the seat to the desired height position.
  3. Rotate the seat back to its forward facing position.
  4. The retaining pin will automatically reinsert when height adjustment holes in the seat post are properly positioned.
  5. The retaining pin must be fully inserted before operating the vehicle.





The Golf Xpressutilizes a regenerative braking system that will electrically apply braking power when the power lever is released.  A secondary friction “parking” brake system sets automatically whenever the vehicle comes to a halt.  As power is applied to the vehicle by pulling (squeezing) the power lever, the parking brakes are automatically released (listen for a clicking sound).  They will reset automatically when the accelerator lever is deactivated and the vehicle has come to a complete stop.






If necessary to push or move the Golf Xpress by hand (due to a device failure, low battery condition, towing, etc.), the parking brake must be manually released.  Move to the rear of the cart, pull brake release lever upward.


Always push the vehicle from the side while holding the handle bars, never from the front or rear.  When the parking brake is disabled, it may quickly pick up speed and roll out of control if the vehicle is positioned on a slope or incline.  It is very easy to push once the brake is released. 


To reactivate the parking brake, push the lever down located in the rear of the cart.


Caution:  The vehicle will not operate unless the brake lever is in the down position.






The golf bag holder can be attached either in front or back with bolts.  A strap holds the golf bag in place.


A compartment located inside the front body panel will hold personal items for your convenience.


A cup holder is attached to the front body panel.















Insert the key and turn it 90บ clockwise to the “ON” position to energize the vehicle.  NOTE:  Power will automatically shut off after a programmable length of up to 10 minutes.  To reset, turn key to “OFF” and then back to “ON”.   Remove key when vehicle is unattended.



The Forward/Reverse switch is a two-position control used to determine the vehicle’s direction of travel.  The reverse beeper will sound while in reverse motion.  WARNING:  Do not operate the switch while the vehicle is in motion.



The High/Low switch is a two-position control used to determine the vehicle’s speed.  WARNING:  Do not operate the switch while the vehicle is in motion.



The battery charge indicator shows the present level of voltage in the batteries. 



The hand operated power lever consists of either a right hand or left hand control.  Squeezing (pulling toward operator) either the right or left  power lever will cause the vehicle to move.  Releasing the lever will cause the vehicle to brake.  SQUEEZE TO GO – RELEASE TO STOP.



If the emergency switch is pressed, the transaxle stops rotating and the parking brake is immediately applied.








A safety battery link fuse in the battery circuit will protect the electrical system in the unlikely event that an excessive current draw condition develops somewhere within the vehicle.  It is a safety precaution to prevent severe electrical system damage.


NOTE:  This overload condition cannot occur under normal conditions.  A direct short or malfunction of some kind would have to occur to cause this fuse to blow.  If the link fuse is blown, a service action will be required because the fuse link must be replaced.





A 1 amp controller protection fuse is located in the battery compartment. 









Warning:  Read the safety information page carefully before operating the Golf Xpress

Follow instructions to operate the Golf Xpress safely and efficiently.


The cart will not move if:

      the power lever is squeezed while turning the key on.

      the charger is plugged in.

      the parking brake is disengaged.

      the cart sits with no motion for over 10 minutes.  It has entered “sleep mode.”  Turn off and then restart.

      the emergency stop switch is pressed.  Reset.  Start again.


  1. Turn the key to the ON (90บ clockwise) position.  Wait 2-3 for startup.


  1. Check the battery charge indicator.  It should be reading in the green area of the meter.


  1. Press the HIGH/LOW switch to select a speed, if available.


  1. Press the FORWARD/REVERSE switch to select a direction. The “beeper” should emit a pulsed beeping sound when moving in reverse. 


  1. The seat should be in the forward (driving) position.  Warning:  Before putting the Golf Xpressin motion, the areas directly in front of and behind the vehicle must be clear of obstacles. 


  1. Slowly squeeze (pull) the power lever.  The vehicle should move after a clicking sound is heard (parking brake released).


  1. Release the power lever.  Motion should stop and the parking brake will automatically engage (clicking sound).


  1. Turn the key to the OFF (vertical) position.  Remove the key when vehicle is unattended.





  1. Slowly lift the seat release lever located on either side of the seat.  Swivel (rotate) the seat and release the lever.  It should lock the seat securely in place.  Do this throughout the entire 360บ of rotation to ensure the seat locking mechanism is operating properly.  Note:  The seat locks automatically by use of a friction brake mechanism when the spring-loaded lever is down (locking position).


  1. With the key in the OFF position, squeeze the accelerator lever.  While the accelerator is activated, turn the key ON.  The vehicle should not move.  This is a safety feature that prevents motion while turning the key ON. 


  1. Physically try to move the vehicle forward and backward.  The cart should not be “moveable” with the parking brake in the “down” position.


  1. Check levers for freedom of movement.










  1. Check the tire pressure before doing these tests.  Tire pressure should be 20 psi.


  1. Drive the vehicle forward at full speed (about 9 mph).  Release the power lever.  The motor regenerative braking system should stop the vehicle within a few feet automatically.  Do the same test in reverse (about 4 mph maximum speed).  The motor regenerative braking system should stop again within a few feet.  Note:  These stopping distances are preset at the factory.  If these stopping distances are not satisfactory to the owner, adjustment to the controller can be made by a qualified service technician.


  1. Drive the Golf Xpressup a slope (30% grade – 16.7 degrees).  Release the accelerator lever and let the vehicle roll back.  The anti-rollback/roll forward safety feature will lock the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from continuing to roll backward or forward.  You will feel a pronounced locking action when this occurs.  Do the same test downhill.


  1. Drive the vehicle in circles.  The tiller (handle bars) should move freely in both directions.  Your driving safety tests are now complete.








The Golf Xpress can be transported easily.  The controls can be operated from a standing position alongside the vehicle Note:  Never ride the Golf Xpressduring loading and unloading.  Always use the vehicle’s own power to move it for loading/unloading.  Do not release the parking brake and attempt to load/unload by manually pushing the vehicle. 


Always secure the vehicle when transporting.







The knee-drop seat is activated with a toggle switch.  It raises rear of seat approximately 4”.




















Check the battery fluid levels frequently during hot weather and heavy use.  Batteries should be checked monthly under normal operating conditions.


Never leave the batteries in a fully discharged state for more than a few hours without recharging them, especially in colder climates.  Battery damage may result, voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.


Battery terminal fasteners should be tight and clean (no buildup).  Use commercially available cable battery sealant protector, if needed.






Store the Golf Xpressout of the elements, especially rain or dampness and direct sunlight.  Cover the vehicle if external storage is the only choice.






Use a damp cloth or upholstery cleaner to clean the seat.  Use warm, soapy water to clean the body panels. 


NOTE:  Do not use pressure washers to clean vehicle.  Electronic components may be damaged.






Check the tire pressure regularly.  The recommended pressure is 20 psi for both front and rear tires.  Check the tire surfaces for wear and foreign objects.





Lubricate seat post and seat release pin as needed.  Use grease or an anti-seize product.  Do not grease seat brake.


Drive straight on and straight off the greens when using a single rider cart.  Avoid turning to protect the turf.
Text Box: 8







The following service checks are listed for a normal operating environment.  If the vehicle is heavily used daily and operated in extreme temperature environments, more frequent preventative maintenance checks are recommended.


Batteries (monthly)

      Always fully charge batteries.

      Check the fluid level in all cells.

      Check battery terminal connections for tightness.

      If battery terminals are removed, reapply battery cable sealant to prevent corrosion.


Tires (monthly)

      Check tire pressure for 20 psi.

      Check tires for unusual wear and foreign objects.


Lubrication (every six months)

      Apply grease to the seat post and seat post retaining pin.

      Apply grease to sliding surfaces (axle pivot points) when needed.  Do not grease seat brake.


Bench Test (every six months)

  1. Mount the Golf Xpresson sturdy jacks or blocks off the floor to complete the following tests.  Be sure the wheels are well above the surface to prevent accidental movement of the vehicle when performing the operational bench tests.


  1. Check all bolts, nuts, and screws on the front suspension for tightness.


  1. Spin the front wheels.  They should turn freely.


  1. Try to move the rear wheels.  The parking brakes should prevent them from moving.


  1. Lift the brake to the upward position.  The rear wheels should turn freely.  Return brake to down position.


  1. Put cart in low speed.  Turn the key ON and select the forward direction.  Squeeze the power lever all the way to full speed.  Both wheels should be turning.


  1. Select the reverse direction.  The “beeper” should sound.  Squeeze the power lever for full speed in reverse.  The wheels should be traveling about half the speed of the forward position.


  1. Carefully remove the jacks or blocks and return the vehicle to the surface.


  1. Check seatbelts for wear.  Replace when necessary.


  1. As a final operation test, go through the steps listed in the section entitled “Operating Tests” to verify all safety features and proper operation under normal driving conditions.











The troubleshooting guide describes a simple, direct way to identify probable causes and possible solutions for some problem symptoms listed.  This is designed to help the troubleshooter isolate the problem in a systematic way.  The tables do not represent every possible cause or solution, but will provide the most likely sources to check.  The causes and solutions are listed in the order they should be addressed.


The causes and solutions should help a qualified service technician troubleshoot the vehicle with ease and efficiency.  If factory assistance is desired, contact Sunrise Mobility / Golf Xpressat 989-846-6255.


Always make sure that the conditions listed below are true before troubleshooting a suspected failure.  They represent basic operational criteria.


  1. The key switch is in the ON position.
  2. The brake release lever is down.
  3. The battery charger plug is not in the charging receptacle.
  4. The batteries have been fully charged.
  5. The power lever is deactivated (released).













Refuses to operate  (Operational problem)

Key is not in the ON position.

Turn the key to the ON position.





Brake release lever is in the “up” position.

Move brake release lever to “down” position.





Battery charger plug is in the charging receptacle.

Remove the charging plug.





Batteries are not fully charged.

Charge the batteries.





Power lever is activated while the key is ON.




Emergency switch is activated.



Controller fuse is blown.

Release power lever.  Turn OFF; turn ON.  Reminder:  Wait 2-3 seconds before squeezing power lever.


Reset switch.


Call for qualified service technician.










Refuses to operate  (Failure)



Battery charge indicator is not in the “green” area.

Low fluid, weak batteries

Add water, charge batteries.  Test batteries with a load tester.  Replace if they are bad.





Faulty key switch

Replace key switch.





Loose battery connection

Tighten battery connections.





Blown battery link fuse

Replace battery link fuse after resolving what made it blow.




Power lever is not releasing the parking brake or moving the vehicle.

No output from the accelerator

Replace potentiometer.





Bad controller

Replace controller.




Stops during operation (or intermittent operation)

Battery charge level too low

Charge batteries.





Intermittent key switch

Replace key switch.





Loose battery or wire connection

Tighten battery or wire connections.





Battery link fuse blown

Replace battery link fuse after resolving what made it blow.




Loss of power

Battery level too low

Charge batteries.





Tire pressure too low

Inflate tires to 20 psi.




Range less than expected after a full battery charge

Batteries weak

Test batteries with load tester.  Replace weak batteries.




Charger is not charging batteries.

Batteries bad, won’t charge

Add water; recharge.  Replace batteries if won’t hold charge.


Voltage is not 30-36 vdc across the batteries while charging.

Replace charger.




Seat moves on inclined surface.

Seat brake out of adjustment

Adjust brake.  Slide seat to full forward position to expose brake caliper.  Loosen lock nut on top of caliper.  Tighten adjustment bolt no more than ผ turn at a time.  Re-tighten lock nut.  Test.  Repeat as necessary.





                      PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS FOR Golf Xpress GX4



Drive Motor


36 volt 1.5 Hp Permanent Magnet


Drive Unit




Electrical System


36 volt DC




3 Deep Cycle 12 volt lead acid








130 amp 36 volt regenerative




Single hand control – right or left




Regenerative with automatic parking brake




Welded, epoxy painted steel


Body Material


UV protected ABS plastic


Tires / Tracking


13 x 6.50-6 / Staggered


Vehicle Load Capacity


450 pounds


Overall (l x w x h)


62” x 34 ฝ” x 45”


Ground Clearance







Weight (with batteries)


Approximately 480 pounds




0-9 mph forward; 0-4 mph reverse


Vehicle Warranty


5 year limited warranty



































Text Box: Sunrise Mobility / Golf Xpressฎ reserves the right to alter or amend these specifications without prior notice.













The serial number is located on the frame.

Record these numbers here for future reference.



Serial Number  ___________________________________________________________


            Date Purchased  __________________________________________________________










Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpresswarrants the Golf Xpressvehicle for 60 months from the date of purchase against any defects in material and workmanship, providing the vehicle is properly driven, stored and maintained in accordance with the operator manual.  This limited warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, nor any deterioration suffered by overloading, improper use of the vehicle, negligence, or accident.  Similarly, any modification made by the purchaser to the vehicle, or to the accessories supplied, will nullify the warranty covering them.


This limited warranty covers defective parts that are identified and reported to Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpress (or authorized representative) within the warranty period.  Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpresswill repair the part or, at its option, replace the part with a similar one.  This limited warranty covers labor at the place of purchase for one year.  (Any charge incurred as a result of time traveled to complete a repair under warranty is the responsibility of the purchaser after 30 days from the receipt of the vehicle.)  Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpressmay require the return of the defective part to establish the claim.  No allowance will be made for repairs to any equipment without the express written or verbal approval of the authorized representative of Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpress.


Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpressshall not be liable for special, indirect, or consequential damage. 
The liability of any claim of any kind including negligence for any loss or damage arising out of, or connected with, or resulting from the order or performance thereof, or the design, manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, direction and instruction, inspection, repair, operation or use of any equipment covered by or furnished by Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpress, under this order, shall in no case exceed the price paid by the purchaser for the equipment.


Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpressmakes no other warranty of any kind whatsoever expressed or implied, and all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby disclaimed.





Batteries for Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpress products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for up to 36 months on a prorated basis.  Each defective battery is assessed proportionately according to the length of time of possession.


The electronic controller is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for one year, providing the vehicle is properly used and maintained in accordance with the operator manual.


Damage to tires or normal tire wear is not covered under this warranty.


Contact the authorized representative of Mobility Outdoors / Golf Xpressfor further information and specific details regarding requests for warranty or service action.