You and Your Caddie
In golf, once you leave the clubhouse, you are alone. Well, that is not entirely true. You have your caddie to help you. Here are some of the things caddie can do to help your game.
A caddie will help you carry your golf clubs. This is probably the most common job a caddie is presumed to perform. This is not an easy task because a golf bag is heavy. Try to be patient with him and trust him to take care of your clubs.
A caddie can also wash your clubs. This is an important task because wet clubs could affect your game tremendously. This should be part of his job and should be done for you after every shot.
A caddie will also keep the ball clean if you want it. He might ask you from time to time if you want it cleaned. He should also carrie a number of spare balls in case you want a new one or if goes into the rough or the water.
A caddie will replace your divots before moving onto the next hole. He does this to help maintain the course and also for other golfers who will behind you on the course.
A caddie will also do smooth ball marks on the green. He does removes the mark by using a flat surface like his shoes. He does this to maintain the greens and help you with your shot. Once youíre lining up for a shot and see a mark that he failed to see, just point it out to him and he will repair it. Remember that is easier to make a good shot when the green is straight and smooth.
A caddie could also help you with your game. An experienced caddie probably has some experiences watching good players make their shots or how they putt their greens. He may also have more experience than you on this course. If he is observant he could be a valuable source of tips that could help you improve your game.
Having a caddie with you can be great for your game. He will help you get more relaxed and remove your concern about the simple things. Remember, though, do not take it out on your caddie if your game is not going good. Caddying is a tough job and itís not really his fault if you are making mistakes in your game.
About the Author: Dave is the owner of Get Golf Facts, where you find information and resources on how to improve your golf game.