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How to Be a Good Golf Caddie - Seven Essential Tips

Updated on February 1, 2015

Tips for Aspiring Golf Caddies

The duties and skills needed to become a good golf caddie vary greatly. Probably the most important thing is to know what your player wants from you. Some golfers simply want you to "shut up and lug the bag" while others want much more information and support from their caddies.

While most of the caddies on the professional tours earn a salary plus five to ten percent of the earnings that their player makes, those jobs are obviously quite limited. This lens will instead concentrate on tips to help the "newbie" caddie.

PGA Tour caddies can make big money. Tiger Woods' ex-caddie, Steve Williams, pulled in over one million dollars per year while working for Woods.

Creative Commons photo courtesy Wikimedia/Pvt pauline

Here's How NOT to Caddie....

**Disclaimer** While the DVD listed below may he hilarious, it should in no way be used a guide for an aspiring caddie!

Caddie Poll

When golfing, have you ever employed a caddie?

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The term caddie initially appeared in the English language in 1634.

Thoughts on Caddying, or this Hub? - Feel free to drop a comment here!

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    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      I have been golfing for a number of years now. In fact I live in a golf resort community.

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      5 years ago

      I am one to just go to the driving range!

    • kabbalah lm profile image

      kabbalah lm 

      6 years ago

      My golf is so bad that I'd be embarrassed to hire one

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      6 years ago

      I live near Pebble Beach CA (BTW, Bill Murray is the best draw during AT&T); no golf carts on that course! The caddies there are invaluable to golfers and do very well. Fun lens!

    • medassistant85 profile image


      6 years ago

      Like playing golf. I will pass on these tips to my caddy next time I play. :)

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      6 years ago

      Fine job man! I've tried to go without a caddy and it is like hell!

    • PennyHowe profile image


      6 years ago

      Having a good caddie can be very beneficial to your golf game. They can often keep you calmed down and give you that added support sometimes needed.

    • chookyco profile image


      6 years ago

      Caddies can really help settle the mindset of a golfer, as quite a high level golfer I've found that a good caddie can calm your nerves and present you with the sensible options as opposed to the all or nothing approach.

    • desa999 lm profile image

      desa999 lm 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for your ideas.

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      7 years ago

      good page.

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      7 years ago

      Good info About being a caddie a caddie is one of the games most undeerrated parts

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      7 years ago

      A good caddy can be a big boost for your game but I do not think you really need one unless you are a pro golfer.

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      7 years ago

      Great information. I've never used a caddie, just rely instead on my rangefinder. :)

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      8 years ago

      Awesome lense! very informative. If you like Golf video games, you should check out World Golf Tour. It is a free online simulator game in HD that requires no download. They have a massive online community. Check it out for free...


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