Meet the caddie: Mike Darby


How long have you caddied?

10 years

Players I’ve caddied for…
D.A. Points, Richard H Lee, Martin Piller, Adam Hadwin, David Mathis, James Hahn, David Lingmerth, Nick Taylor, Mike Weir and Whee Kim

Childhood hometown…
Richmond, BC

High school attended…
Steveston High, Class of 1993

Did you play college golf?
No

College attended
BCIT, Class of 1995

What is your greatest golf memory?
Winning the Kelley Classic as an amateur. It was a one-day tournament on a tough golf course against a strong field.

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Winning the 2014 Sanderson Farms Classic with Nick Taylor. It was my first PGA Tour win as well as Nick’s. It was only his fourth start as a rookie which made it even more special.

What is the best part about being a caddie?
Traveling to new places and meeting people from all over the world from all walks of life.

Favorite City to visit?
San Diego, CA

Favorite Course to caddie?
Waialae Country Club

Favorite Course to play?
Bushwood Country Club

Professional interests outside of golf?
Wholesale automobile market

Favorite food?
Pasta

Favorite beverage?
Arnold Palmer

Favorite restaurant?
Maestro’s City Hall in Scottsdale, AZ

Favorite bar?
Milltown Bar & Grill in Vancouver, BC

Favorite sports team?
Vancouver Canucks

Favorite movie?
Slapshot

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Moe Norman, Wayne Gretzky, John McEnroe, Myself

Hobbies outside of golf?
Fast cars, Hockey, Tennis, Reading

Alternate career choice and why? 
Airline Pilot. Provides travel, adventure, freedom

Nicknames…
Darby or Darbs

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
Waikiki, relaxed start to the year, easy walk

What is your favorite restaurant on Tour and why? 
Maestro’s City Hall in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. Still the best steak I’ve ever had.

Where do you reside during off season? 
Vancouver, BC

What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know? 
My family is in the wholesale and classic car business

Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on Tour? 
DA Points holing out from the fairway on the final hole of the 2008 Miccosukee Championship to take the lead. We won the tournament in a playoff.

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