How to Be a Good Teen Golf Caddie

By Larry Anderson

While some caddies may carry the clubs of golfers during golf tournaments in which there is big money on the line, it is most likely that teen caddies will carry clubs for golfers who are playing in small tournaments or just playing a round of golf on the weekend. Either way, the main job of a teen golf caddie is to make the round of golf more enjoyable for the golfer. This is accomplished by carrying golf bags and fulfilling a few other responsibilities. To learn more about how to be a good teen golf caddie, read on.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Ask the golfer for whom you are caddying, "Is there anything specific you would like me to do during the round?" Some golfers just want you to carry their bag, while others want you more involved in their golf game. Asking this question at the outset of the round will give you a good idea of how you should act.
Step 2
Grab a few golf balls and tees from the bag of the golfer. This way, you will have easy access to them should the golfer need them during the round.
Step 3
Hold the bag by the shoulder strap and angle it so that its bottom is touching the ground and the top is at about the level of your waist. Hold it slightly away from your body so the golfer can easily select the club to be used.
Step 4
Stand completely still and behind the golfer as he takes a shot. Watch the flight of the ball and make a note of where it lands.
Step 5
Take the club from the golfer and wipe it off with a towel before putting it back into the bag.
Step 6
Stay next to or slightly behind the golfer as you walk toward the golf ball. Before the next shot, present the clubs to the golfer again, then step back.
Step 7
Grab the putter from the golf bag once the golfer has hit the ball onto the green and offer it to the golfer. Lay the bag just off the green and walk toward the pin, making sure not to step in the line between golf balls and the hole.
Step 8
Ask the golfer if you should tend the pin or remove it. Tending the pin involves holding it with one hand until the golfer hits the putt, then removing the pin and laying it down off the green. When all golf balls are near the hole, place the pin next to the green. Put the pin back in the hole after the golfers have made their putts.
Step 9
Wipe the golf ball and the putter as you walk toward the next hole. If there is a hand-operated ball- and club-washing machine there, clean the ball and any clubs that have dirt or other debris on them.

Tips & Warnings

If your golfer hits the ball into a bunker or sand trap, rake the sand after the golfer his hit a shot and exited the sand. If your golfer takes a divot, retrieve the chunk of grass and place it back from where it came. Keep score if you golfer asks you to do so.
If your golfer hits the ball into a bunker or sand trap, rake the sand after the golfer his hit a shot and exited the sand.
If your golfer takes a divot, retrieve the chunk of grass and place it back from where it came.
Keep score if you golfer asks you to do so.

About The Author

Larry Anderson has been a freelance writer since 2000. He has covered a wide variety of topics, from golf and baseball to hunting and fishing. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including "Fargo Forum" newspaper. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism from Concordia College.

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