It’s something new for SentryWorld. For the 2017 golf season, we’ve brought caddies to the course. Their job is to help make your round more enjoyable. From carrying your clubs and cleaning them, to helping you find your ball and providing you course information like yardage and hazards, caddies will walk with you on your round—whether it’s 9 or 18 holes. The best part is, there’s no upcharge for this service. You’re just asked to provide a suitable gratuity at the end.
So, who are our caddies? We’ve put together this series to help you get to know them.
Employed at Lands’ End – Business Outfitters Sales and Service and SentryWorld in Golf operations.
Goals: I hope to continue working part-time in golf operations at SentryWorld, serving my customers at Lands’ End, and spending time with my granddaughters.
How long have you been golfing and where did you learn?
I’ve been playing golf for 25 years, but only a few times a summer. I never had formal golf lessons and didn’t start improving until I began working at SentryWorld a few years ago. I took a few lessons from one of our pros, Brian Dumler, bought some new equipment, and started playing and practicing more regularly. I’m happy to say I’m seeing my game improve.
What attracted you to the SentryWorld caddie program?
I love working at SentryWorld and know working as a caddie will broaden my experiences at this fine facility. And it will let me learn more about the game of golf at the same time.
What do you enjoy about caddying?
Besides meeting interesting people, I enjoy learning more about the game. For the most part, we’re caddying for golfers who are very advanced players. I enjoy watching and learning from these players.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned so far?
I’ve learned some etiquette protocols, like best place to stand when my golfer is hitting. I also discovered that my golfers also want to know distances from key markers and the pin as soon as they get to their ball.
Has anything surprised you?
I’ve learned that being a forecaddie in front of the play is not that easy. It’s easy to lose track of the ball.
How will this help you in the future?
I know I’ll become more familiar with the rules of the game.
Would you recommend the program to others and why?
I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to advance their knowledge and skills in the game of golf.
What’s your favorite golf movie/character?
“The Greatest Game Ever Played”