Brad Pluth's Golf Achievement

Be Your Best Caddy

[fa icon="calendar"] 4/1/17 6:02 AM / by Brad Pluth

You may never loop again, but you are your best caddy.

Enjoy these tips from US Kids Tips for Caddies.

Before the Round


  • Arrive at the golf course about an hour before your player's tee time, depending on how long he or she needs to warm up.
  • Find the Player Registration table and check-in with the U.S. Kids Golf staff.
  • Visit the Pro Shop and purchase driving range balls. Spectators may also rent carts from the Pro Shop (if available).
  • Make sure you have snacks, drinks, and sunscreen for you and your player during the round.
  • Put some tees, a golf ball, a divot repair tool, a pencil, and a coin or ballmarker in your pocket.
  • After the player warms up on the driving range and practice putting green, arrive at the No. 1 or No. 10 at least 10 minutes before the player's tee time. The player's starting hole will be indicated on the list of tee times.

During the Round

  • Carry your player's bag and enjoy your time walking with them.
  • Get to know all of the players and caddies in your group.
  • You may help players look for their golf ball, determine distance to the hole, rake bunkers, fix divots in fairways, repair ballmarks on greens, and remove/replace the flagstick on the green.
  • After every hole, write down the scores of your player and the player he/she is keeping score for.
  • Help your player with making strategies and decisions in a timely manner.
  • Encourage your player after both good and bad shots, and make sure he/she is having fun.

After the Round

  • Immediately go to the scoring area with the other player(s) in your group.
  • Check your scorecard and verify that the scores are correct.
  • Each player must sign two scorecards: his/her official scorecard, and the scorecard he/she kept for another player in the group.
  • Go to the scoreboard and see how the other players played.
  • Talk with other players and parents while you wait for the Awards Ceremony to begin.

Topics: Train to Compete, Train to Play, caddy

Brad Pluth

Written by Brad Pluth

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