FAQ: Do you ever seek out local caddies for insight on the course and places to check out in that particular city?

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PGA Tour caddies answer the most frequently asked questions from our Caddie Network readers and followers. Credit: Caylor Arnold-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.

Local knowledge can be invaluable at any given PGA Tour venue. For veteran caddies, it’s not as important, because chances are they’ve seen these venues many times over the years. But when it comes to the majors — three of which are played at different courses each year — it’s not uncommon for tour caddies to seek out local caddies for insight on the course.

Do you ever seek out local caddies for insight on the course and places to check out in that particular city?

Only in majors — the venues that are tougher and we don’t see year in year out. This is particularly the case at Open Championships.

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  1. British Open at St Andrews my first time there, I paid a local caddy to show me the lines off the tee and where to miss the shots for different pins. I paid him 100.00 and it was the best money I ever spent.

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