“The original 34 written rules have certainly grown over the years, but it’s the unwritten values and etiquette of the game that sustain it. Regardless of gender, skill or level of achievement, the traditions of game create an equitable playing field for all who step on the course.” – The Caddie Daddy
The thing I have come to appreciate most about golf is the traditions of the game. Driving a ball off the 1st tee of The New Course at St Andrews Links recently, playing with my son, strengthened that appreciation even more.
Working as a caddie, at first, was just a chance to get some excercise and make some extra cash. It’s become much more. Being a caddie now enriches my life with every round – whether I’m on the course with a group of charity scramble 20+ handicappers, a sports/media/political celebrity, accomplished amateur, or a player on their competitive professional journey. Every loop is it’s own unique experience, an opportunity to learn from others and about myself. And that’s what I think golf should be about as a player, an experience.
As the owner of Caddie Club since December of 2010, our mission has been to “Create memorable golf experiences by respecting the traditions of the game and revolutionizing the caddie experience.” Our caddies are classically trained on golf service alongside our proprietory guest service training. We work closely with our charitable, corporate and club clients to create unique service and delivery options that enhance the golf experience of their event guests. We also believe in partnering with local community organizations to grow the game of golf, particularly for youth and women, with our support of The First Tee of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Chapter of the EWGA.
The Caddie Daddy recommends – If you don’t play golf now, give it a shot, at least at a local range or even Top Golf. If you gave it up, get back out there one more time and see if it’s better for you. If your an avid player, enjoy each round regardless of how you play and support local charity events. And if I still haven’t convinced you to have interest at in playing, volunteer for a local charity golf tournament. Above all, enjoy the experience and be in the moment.
See you on the course!