Most frequently asked caddie questions
Here’s a look at some of the most frequently asked caddie questions we get from our readers and social media followers here at The Caddie Network. Click any question below to reveal the answer directly from a PGA Tour caddie.
Most frequently asked caddie questions:
How do you become a PGA Tour caddie?
What advice do you have for someone looking to make a career as a caddie?
What’s one thing people absolutely must understand before pursuing a career as a professional tour caddie?
What’s the one thing you wish you knew about what being a tour caddie entailed before you became one?
Do you ever seek out local caddies for insight on the course and places to check out in that particular city?
Which are the most caddie-friendly tournaments on the PGA Tour?
What do caddies keep in the player’s bag for themselves?
How much money does a caddie make?
What are weekly expenses like – on average – to travel to a Tour stop?
How do you read a greens book?
What are the most important tools of the trade for a caddie?
What’s the greatest aspect of being a Tour caddie?
What’s the hardest part about being a Tour caddie?
How much does a staff bag weigh with all the gear you need in it?
What’s the most frequently asked question you get from people when you say you’re a professional caddie?
How do you properly rake a bunker?
Where should you stand when someone is putting?
Are there certifications or education/training requirements to be a caddie?
Do caddies ever get to veto a player’s decision?
Do caddies call their player ‘Pro,’ or by their first name?
What do caddies do with the bags between tournaments?
What do caddies do when their player misses the cut? Are they allowed to hang around?
What are some quick tips to being a good caddie?
Do PGA Tour caddies pay their own expenses?
What should a caddie wear?
Is there an association for PGA Tour caddies?
Do caddies have to be in good shape?
How do caddies get yardages?
Caddies cleaning clubs — What’s the right way?
What’s on the list of things a PGA Tour caddie does each week?