Meet the caddie: Mike Waite

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How long have you caddied?
25 years

Players I’ve caddied for…
Joost Luiten, Q Baek ( LPGA), K.J Choi, Martin Laird, Lee Westwood, Michael Campbell, Robert Allenby, Ian Baker-Finch, Rodger Davis, Anders Forsbrand and Wayne Riley

Childhood hometown…
Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand

High school attended… 
Stratford High School

Did you play college golf?

What is your greatest golf memory?
Breaking 70 for the first time at my home course in New Zealand and Stratford Golf Club.

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Caddying for Michael Campbell when he won the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No 2.

What is the best part about being a caddie?
Golf has been a huge part of my life. I love the game, not good enough to play professionally so doing the next best thing. I love being outside so it doesn’t get any better than this.

Favorite professional golfer growing up? 
Paul Azinger

Favorite city to visit?
Gold Coast, Australia where I live

Favorite course to caddie? 
Wentworth, U.K.

Favorite course to play? 
Stratford Golf Club, N.Z.

Professional interests outside of golf? 
Car racing, all sports

Favorite food? 
All food

Favorite beverage? 
Crown Lager- Best beer in the world

Favorite restaurant? 
Via Veneto, Versailles, France

Favorite bar? 
Half Moon, Windlesham, Surrey, UK

Favorite sports team? 
All Blacks, Brisbane Broncos

Favorite movie? 
Shawshank Redemption

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player? 
Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Paul Azinger

Hobbies outside of golf?
Cooking, eating, fishing, watching all sports

Any other information you would like for us to know that we may have not previously known? 
Caddied for 30 years for 30 wins worldwide. One major 2005 U.S. Open with Michael Campbell.


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