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The Road Hole

I was not due to caddie yesterday so was having a stroll around St Andrews, when my phone went and it was Matt ( ‘the gruff chap’ who’s a really…

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Asian visitors

Yesterday I was greeted by a large group of smiling Asian golfers on the first tee. I wasn’t quite sure of my chap as he simply said ‘driver’ after we…

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Texas scramble

My tips have been consistent and poor this week. And I am beginning to think there may be an inverse relationship between them and the amount of effort given to…

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on being unimpressed by a yum yum

There is a widely held conception amongst the caddying fraternity that a yum yum from Fisher and Donaldson is the ultimate in patisserie delight. I tried one this week and…

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a week over and I’m on the list !

I have effectively become a full time caddie at The Castle Course by being put on the caddie list there. This is a lot more convenient in that I will…

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on breaking putts and breaking relationships

Some people may consider that a caddie merely carries a set of golf clubs around the course. However I now realise that there is much more to it than that….

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first rule of caddying explained

It was Sunday morning and I was enjoying my second cup of coffee and the phone went and it was Matt, my Caddiemaster, asking if I could make it to…

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Manhatten hedge fund managers

My first job on The Castle and we’ve got four jet lagged Manhatten Fund Managers on a business trip. They seem an eclectic bunch. One guy Larry has to be…

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in at the deep end

First day of caddying over. I ‘shadowed’ in the morning with three crazy Americans who were into sewage in a big way by all accounts. My fellow caddies were lovely….

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on job seeking and Penman bridies

So here’s how it all started. I left Crail at 8am on a sunny Friday 13th of June, and of course , I naturally picked up a bridie from Penman’s…

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