FAQ: How much free stuff do you get and what’s a random expense that annoys you?

Traveling on the PGA Tour certainly has its perks. 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.

Being a player — or caddie — on the PGA Tour certainly comes with some perks. Among them? Free swag/equipment every now and again. But, with all the travel, there are also some headaches that come with a life spent chasing the sun. Here, a caddie tells us about some of the best perks and the biggest annoyance.

How much free stuff do you get and what’s a random expense that annoys you?

I haven’t paid retail price for golf equipment since I started caddying and most of the equipment we get are hand-me-downs. Usually we receive clothing from the player’s sponsor, but it all depends on who you work for as to what and how much you get. But when that stuff does happen, it’s awfully nice.

The most annoying thing for me, easily, are airline change fees.

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  1. If you are in the last group why do you bother to rake the traps on the back nine on Sunday if you know those holes will not be used in a playoff?

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