Friday, April 13, 2012

All in a day's work

We've sometimes had the romantic notion that one day, we'd like to have a go at being a full-time professional golf caddy. It can't be too onerous can it? Carry your player's bag for four hours a day, and observe the Three Ups of Caddying; turn up, keep up and shut up!

But it's not all wine and roses. There are endless hours spent on the practice fairway, clubs and shoes to be kept clean; maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be. And not everyone gets a bag to carry like Steve Williams has!

So have a look at this clip from the RBC Heritage Tournament at Harbour Town, South Carolina earlier today. American golfer Brian Gay's caddy has to deal with an unusual obstruction:






Kip Henley earned his keep today; that's for sure. He was obviously prepared to take one for the team, and a golfer can't ask for a more loyal caddy than that! 



2 comments:

pdm said...

Does `Danger Money' extend that far or does it only cover an irate golfer throwing a club at them?

Disclosure - I caddied for Ross Newdick one day at Bridge Pa in 1965 or 66. He had a trundler and I did not get to have a say on club selection or even hold the flag. His playing partners that day were Peter Rankin, a NZ amateur rep and Tony Jacklin an Englishmen who went on to win the British Open a few years later.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Very good, IV2

The nest I can do is recount the day a fox trotted onto the fairway in Western Australia and picked up my ball, never to be seen again.

I think he had a hard time getting his omelette for lunch.