FAQ: How do you get your player back into it mentally when they’ve had a bad round?

Some days on the golf course are better than others. So, how does a caddie help his or her player to bounce back after those tough days? Credit: Kyle Terada-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.

There’s nothing easy about golf. There are going to be good days, sometimes great days and a fair share of days that make players wonder if they should have chosen a different profession.

Those that have reached the heights of the PGA Tour obviously got there for a reason. And sometimes, caddies have to remind them of that. In this reader-submitted question, we asked a veteran caddie the following:

How do you get your player back into it mentally when they’ve had a bad round?

Usually an open-hand slap in the face will bring him right back into focus! I’m kidding, of course.

You don’t make it out to the PGA Tour without being strong enough mentally to overcome a poor round. Sometimes you just have to remind them how good they are and give them perspective that tomorrow is a new day and it will be better.

Do you have more caddie questions? We have more caddie answers. From “Assuming you have way more downtime than your pro, how do you prioritize those hours/stay out of trouble?” to “How much brotherhood or friendliness is there between caddies during a round?,” our pros have you covered with loads of answers to these FAQs – just click here.

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