In order to be a good caddie, there are certain words and terms you will need to know. This manual will help define those words and terms.
- KNOW ALL 14 CLUBS.
- HAND THE SELECTED CLUB TO THE PLAYER.
- STAND STILL.
- REMAIN QUIET.
- WATCH THE BALL.
- REPLACE ALL DIVOTS.
- RAKE SAND TRAPS.
- FIRST ON THE GREEN TAKES THE FLAG.
- STAY EVEN OR SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF YOUR PLAYER.
- NEVER SWING THE CLUBS.
- MEMORIZE YARDAGE OF EACH HOLE.
- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, ASK.
- NEVER TOUCH A BALL THAT IS IN PLAY.
- NEVER OFFER ADVICE TO YOUR PLAYER OR ANY OTHER PLAYER IN YOUR GROUP.
Know the following important names (& how to spell them):
?? Caddie Supt – Jim Salvatori ??
?? Director of Golf – Brian Morrison ??
?? Head Golf Professional – Doug Farrell ??
?? Club President – Jeff Goldman ??
?? Golf Chairman - John Dye ??
?? Caddie Chairman – Mike Mazurczak ??
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
– person responsible for training the caddies and assigning loops.
– a term used to describe a round of golf a caddied (either 18 or 9 holes).
– ball that is farthest away from the hole.
– the number of strokes that is expected for an expert golfer for each hole.
– strokes given to a player to equalize player ability. Lower is better
– the stroke played to the green.
– player’s score without handicap.
– player’s score with handicap.
OUT OF BOUNDS
– defined by white stakes; by the rules of golf, you are not permitted to play your shot if it is out of bounds.
- The right to play off of the tee (lowest score on previous hole).
- A piece of turf dug from a fairway in making a shot.
REPLACE THE DIVOT
- Retrieving the divot after the shot and replacing it back were it came from.
- A little peg used to hold the ball off the ground for tee shots at the start of the hole only.
- If a player or caddie does not follow the rules the player can be penalized with additional strokes. Please see rule book.
- If a ball is hit out of bounds (or thought to be lost), another ball is required to be hit.
- The score which is standard for expert players on each hole.
- The strike or shot to the green.
- One stroke under par for the hole.
– person at the first tee who checks in golfers and organizes the order that groups play. Caddies are required to check in with the Starter when reporting to the tee.
- Two strokes under par for hole.
- One stroke over par for a hole.
- A caddie who stations himself down the fairway, ahead of the players to watch "blind" shots (shots that you can not see the landing area).
- A term that is yelled out when a ball is hit in the general direction of someone. This is the warning call on the course. When you hear try and cover your head and shelter yourself behind something if possible.
CADDIES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE GOLF COURSE.
IF YOUR PLAYER’S BALL GOES INTO AN ADJACENT PROPERTY/YARD?ETC, POLITELY TELL THE PLAYER. YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GO OFF GROUNDS ONTO PROVATE PROPERTY TO RETRIEVE THE BALL PER CLUB POLICY. CADDIES ARE, HOWEVER, RESPONSIBLE FOR RETRIEVEING GOLF BALLS FROM CREEKS/WATER HAZARDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE
CADDIES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO DRIVE GOLF CARTS.
ALWAYS REMEMBER: The Rules of Golf make the caddie a "partner" of the player.
As a result, when a caddie breaks a rule, it is his player who must suffer the penalty. So, if you want to be a good caddie, learn the Rules of Golf - or at least know the ones that apply to you. Please refer to the USGA rulebook. If you know the rules, you will be in a position to help your player win or save shots on their round. If you don't, you can just as easily cause him or her to lose by making a mistake that can cost him or her the match