Meet the caddie: Derek Smith


Instagram Handle
@dereksmithgolf

Twitter Handle
@dereksmithgolf

Players I’ve caddied for…
Denny McCarthy

Birthplace…
Guymon, OK, USA

High School attended…
Elk City High School 2003

College attended…
Wichita State, Texas Tech and the University of Oklahoma 2007

Did you play golf in college? 
Yes at Wichita State and Texas Tech

Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Tiger Woods

Favorite city to visit?
Vegas

Favorite course to caddie?
Quail Hollow

Favorite course to play?
Too many to list

Favorite food?
Steak

Favorite beverage?
Redbull

Favorite restaurant?
El Matador (Fayetteville, AR)

Favorite sports team?
OU football, Denver Broncos, New York Yankees, Arsenal FC

Favorite Movie:
Miracle

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Tiger, Rory, and Denny

Hobbies outside of golf?
Spending time with my family, sports

Inspirational role model… 
Paul Tesori

What has been the biggest highlight of your caddying career? 
Winning the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Championship and locking up fully exempt status for the following season with Denny McCarthy.

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
Waste Management. Golf needs more events like it.

What is your favorite restaurant on Tour? 
Eat at a lot of local breweries with my main man Crunchy Pete.

Where do you reside in the offseason? 
Fayetteville, AR where I reside year round.

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