Bowditch crowdsources for caddie this week

ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,299 ✭✭
Too funny



Job: PGA Tour caddie


Hours: 2 p.m. Tuesday until Friday, with a one percent chance of work required on Sunday


Pay: Leftover golf gloves and golf balls


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/steven-bowditch-uses-twitter-to-crowdsource-caddie-for-john-deere-classic/ar-AAzRxCq?li=BBnba9I
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  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHPosts: 3,015 ✭✭
    Awesome. Gotta love self awareness and self deprecation.
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  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,216 ✭✭
    Good on ya Bowie....nice to see your confidence is up to make the cut
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,603 ✭✭
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,011 ✭✭
    He still gets free balls and gloves? that wont last
  • ghoul31ghoul31 Members Posts: 454 ✭✭
    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such
  • J13J13 Dad golf Members Posts: 15,274 ✭✭
    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    Some do they just aren't the big name players we see on TV.
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,398 ✭✭
    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    A good tour caddie knows more about a green from 50 yards away than a typical club caddie knows if they spent all day putting on it.
  • ghoul31ghoul31 Members Posts: 454 ✭✭

    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    A good tour caddie knows more about a green from 50 yards away than a typical club caddie knows if they spent all day putting on it.






    I doubt that

    Every week you hear the announcers saying ' every player has missed that put to the right'

    The local caddy would know that putt
  • md1mmd1m Members Posts: 782 ✭✭
    Awesome! I've mentioned in other posts I've been following Bowditch for a long time. Always pull for him to make the cut. Wondering if he'll play more on the Australian Tour, or Web, or something else next year.
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  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members Posts: 9,078 ✭✭
    This is just great. Gotta love his sense of humor.
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  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,850 ✭✭
    Is this a joke?
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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,975 ✭✭
    lowheel wrote:


    He still gets free balls and gloves? that wont last




    If you play mini touts you can get a hat, ball, shoe, and glove deal from Tileist pretty easily
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  • Mick DouglasMick Douglas Posts: 293 ✭✭
    As most would know he's battled severe depression and other issues most of his adult life so to win on the pga tour was a huge achievement for Bowdo, last 2 years on the course have been terrible with his race to be as bad as Smylie.

    You look at his scorecards and shot tracker it's only 3 or 4 poor shots per rounds to eliminate but when you are shall we say 'delicate in the mind it must feel so close but yet a million miles away.
  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,422 ✭✭

    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    A good tour caddie knows more about a green from 50 yards away than a typical club caddie knows if they spent all day putting on it.




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  • CaddykevCaddykev Posts: 430 ✭✭
    ghoul31 wrote:


    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    A good tour caddie knows more about a green from 50 yards away than a typical club caddie knows if they spent all day putting on it.






    I doubt that

    Every week you hear the announcers saying ' every player has missed that put to the right'

    The local caddy would know that putt


    Exactly. At the high end clubs the members demand tour level reads, and if you caddie for the aimpoint express types, you better be on your game since every read will be questioned all day. The subtle breaks that just don’t look it but are known through experience are the toughest ones to convince members and guests on until they hit a good putt and it does what you said are the reason that it would be smart to take a top local caddie out at least in a practice rd. Now if we are talking about the bottom tier caddies that get out with the cheap members and the crappy loops then I agree.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,635 ✭✭
    Pulling for him



    Great publicity move and good fun



    He's a friend of a friend in TX and is apparently a super nice cat



    Does he still post on here?
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  • Ping ZingsPing Zings Posts: 830 ✭✭
    Love it.
  • Creedo77Creedo77 Members Posts: 733 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #20

    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    A good tour caddie knows more about a green from 50 yards away than a typical club caddie knows if they spent all day putting on it.




    Yeahhh, not really.....gonna go on the defensive here because I'm one of the better caddies at my club (if i do say so myself) and got a loop two weeks ago during the Quicken. I knew the greens better than any other guy out there.



    Your average pro really doesnt lean that much on his caddie for reads (i know this because i was inside the ropes for 4 days and the communication about the reads etc wasnt on every single hole.)



    The tour caddie is mostly there for the head game, someone to keep things calm under pressure, confirm what the player wants to do ie aggressive or safe in situations where the player is kind of at a crossroads.
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,398 ✭✭
    ^^^



    So you are not the typical club caddie. No need to go on the defensive.
  • vjswingvjswing Members Posts: 1,405 ✭✭
    ghoul31 wrote:


    I wonder why more pros don't use a local caddy from the course

    They would know all the breaks on the greens and such




    I was there on Tuesday afternoon when Bowditch was playing a practice round, and he and the kid came to the 7th hole, a par 3 measuring roughly 180 from the spot on the tee box where the markers were placed. The kid was using a Bushnell to determine distance to the pin, and when Bowditch asked him the number, he replied with "198". Bowditch kind of playfully teased him, and said "To the trees behind the green?" with a wry smile! I think the kid was having an issue trying to zoom in with the rangefinder, which of course becomes a non-issue for the tournament proper, but I think the inexperience was pretty clear to see. Not sure how much he'll trust him as far as local knowledge on breaks, etc., but will be interesting to follow.
  • me05501me05501 Posts: 412
    What a great experience for the kid.
  • pandrijczakpandrijczak Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    -1 through 14, things are going ok for them!
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,250 ✭✭
    Come on kid! Get your guy to the weekend!
  • Jstdoit95Jstdoit95 jstdoit95 Members Posts: 188
    I actually was checking the leaderboard all afternoon just for this...would be awesome if he makes the cut.
    --nope--
  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,299 ✭✭
    Jstdoit95 wrote:


    I actually was checking the leaderboard all afternoon just for this...would be awesome if he makes the cut.
    T129 with a +2. Cut looks to be -3, could even go to -4.
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    To paraphrase Dr Seuss: Don't cry because the round of golf is over-smile because it happened . :)

    Game is recovering from total ankle replacement. Getting there and glad to be pain free!
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