CADDIE TIPS

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 CJGA 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 your designated starting tee at least 10 minutes before the player’s tee time. The player’s starting hole will be indicated on the list of tee times.
  • Introduce yourself & your player (encourage them to introduce themselves) to the other caddies & players in the group.

During the Round

  • Carry (or push) 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,¬†assist your player with recording¬†their score and the player he/she is keeping score (marking) for.
  • Help your player with making strategies and decisions in a timely manner. (do not delay a timely pace of play)
  • Encourage your player after both good and bad shots, and make sure (most of all) that he/she is having fun and learning from their experience.

After the Round

  • Immediately proceed to the scoring area with the other player(s) in your group.
  • Check your scorecard and verify that the scores for each hole 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.