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How to Be the Best Caddy

Being a caddy is more than just carrying clubs. And being the best caddy around can get you major respect and major tips.


  • Step 1: Enjoy your job. The caddy is there to help out the golfer by performing duties, but also by being positive and supportive about their game. Perform those duties well and you'll be the most popular caddy in the clubhouse.
  • FACT: In 1457, Scotland's King James II banned golf because it interfered with the practice of archery as the country was preparing to defend itself against an English invasion.
  • Step 2: Make notes if you are with the same golfer on a regular basis. Learn how they hit with each club so you can help with club selection and advice about their game.
  • Step 3: Carry the bag properly. Hold on to the irons so they don't clang together and never drop the bag.
  • Step 4: Be attentive to help your golfer, but don't watch over them like a hawk. Be available for them so you don't slow down the game.
  • TIP: You should only speak when you're spoken to.
  • Step 5: Know the rules and etiquette of the game. You don't want to cost your player points for picking up a ball that should have been left alone.

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