FAQ: Are there certifications or education/training requirements to be a caddie?

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PGA Tour caddies answer the most frequently asked questions from our Caddie Network readers and followers. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Through our readers and social media followers here at The Caddie Network, we often receive questions related to the caddie profession. We’ve collected the most frequently asked questions from our readers and followers and tasked actual PGA Tour caddies to serve up the answers based on their experiences. Here are the answers — from PGA Tour caddies — to the questions we most often receive from you.

Depending on the type of job you have, there might be certain education/training requirements. Though there aren’t any such requirements when it comes to caddying, there’s no better way to learn than being out there on the course.

Are there certifications or education/training requirements to be a caddie?

Unfortunately, there is no certification or education/training for new caddies. I tell every person that wants to be a caddie to go out and follow a group and only watch the caddies. There’s a lot more to caddying than carrying a golf bag.

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