FAQ: What’s the worst thing a golfer can do while using a caddie?

If you’re taking a caddie and somehow find yourself in a bunker, this is something you do not want to do to your caddie. Credit: Orlando Ramirez-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.

Respect is a two-way street. Part of the job of a caddie is to be there for a player to vent so they can release their frustration with a shot or hole and move on to the next one. But, as with anything else in life, there is an expected decorum to follow — one that isn’t always followed. There’s surely a laundry list of things a player can do to get under the skin of a well-meaning, hardworking caddie. When asked, though, this is the answer our caddie gave us.

What’s the worst thing a golfer can do while using a caddie?

Not walking out of the bunker the same way they walked in, so you have to rake way more bunker than needed. It’s so unnecessary. Also, blaming a caddie for poor shots is another thing that doesn’t sit well with me. We want the positive outcome that they want because it benefits both of us. The caddie, however, isn’t the one hitting the shot.

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COMMENTS

  1. Ask for you to read a putt for triple bogey, then say, “Really? You think it breaks that much?” Hits the putt 12 ft’ past then looks at You all pissed off and says that put never moved!!! All while making you carry 10 beers in a plastic bag with ice!

  2. Throwing a club up into a (tall) tree in a rage and telling the caddie to climb up and get it. Happened to me as a teenage caddie — I refused.

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