Meet the caddie: David Pelekoudas


How long have you caddied?
Since 2010

Players I’ve caddied for…
Blayne Barber, Brian Campbell, Shawn Stefani, Jonathan Byrd, Marty Dou

Childhood hometown…
Newport Beach, CA

High school attended…
University High School Class of 2012

Did you play college golf?
Yes

Where did you play?
Pepperdine University (2013-2016)

What is your greatest golf memory?
Our team winning the WCC Championship my junior year at Pepperdine.

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Securing our PGA Tour Card.

What is the best part about being a caddie?
Working with the best golfers in the world day in and day out.

Instagram Handle
@bigwave_dave_

Interests outside of golf?
Basketball, going to the gym, fishing, going to the beach, traveling

Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Tiger Woods

Favorite city to visit?
Dallas

Favorite course to caddie?
Quail Hollow

Favorite course to play?
Monterey Peninsula CC

Professional interests outside of golf?
Real estate

Favorite food?
Pizza

Favorite beverage?
Water 😉

Favorite restaurant?
Nobu

Favorite bar?
41 Ocean – Santa Monica

Favorite sports teams? 
Chicago Cubs, New England Patriots and Michigan football and basketball

Who would be in your dream foursome (as a player)?
Tiger, Trump, and my Dad

What is your golf handicap? 
0

Who is your inspirational role model?
Tom Brady

Nickname…
Big wave dave

What has been the biggest highlight of your caddying career? 
My first player getting his PGA tour card.

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
The players for the tournament and Dallas for the city.

What is your favorite restaurant on Tour and why? 
Chipotle, quick and easy

Where do you reside during off season? 
Southern California

What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know? 
I didn’t start playing competitive golf until I was 16.

Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on Tour?
Tyler Duncan’s Eagle hole out on the 1st hole at the travelers from the hill right of the fairway.

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