USGA qualifying Events and Caddies
Ok I am looking at USGA Events and seen this stupid rule about caddies
TRANSPORTATION AND CADDIES: All players MUST WALK during the qualifying round. However, a cart may be rented for your caddie to transport your clubs at a cost of $25.00 plus tax. Caddies are allowed, however, a player may not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. You must make your own arrangements if you want a caddie.
So it appears that caddies are allowed but I or my wife can not do it. Do people just go without caddies at qualifiers or do they hire caddies? Seems like it could be expensive to play and a huge disadvantage if you didn't have a caddie.