FAQ: How much pre-event work do caddies actually do from getting yardages and chasing balls?

Players and caddies get a considerable amount of work done over the course of a practice round. Credit: Brad Penner-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 so much that goes into preparing for a tournament for both players and caddies. They don’t just show up on the first tee Thursday and go out without having completed an extensive punch-list.

How much pre-event work do caddies actually do from getting yardages and chasing balls?

It’s a lot more than what people think. Although the tournament is Thursday through Sunday, we pretty much work seven days a week. The longer you have been out here and have learned golf courses the more you can rely on your past experience. The better you know a golf course, the more confident you can be.

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 do you get your player back into it mentally when they’ve had a bad round?,” our pros have you covered with loads of answers to these FAQs – just click here.

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