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  • whodat2

    When: August 26-29

    Where: Owings Mills, MD

    Course: Caves Valley GC | A par 71 at approximately 7550 Yards

    Last Year’s Winner: John Rahm at -4

    Last Year’s Cut: No Cut Event

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  • miggs6876

    @BIF said...

    I also think of how well those 50 caddies did this year if you assume they made 9-10% of that.

    Bif, just wondering are most of the caddies excellent golfers as well?

  • XxHeisenbergxX

    @1971hof said...

    I was one player off the optimal lineup. Sick to death about it. I’ll probably never sniff that close to an optimal lineup again in my life. Was the last lineup I put in too.

    Its ok to be sick about it HOWEVER your doing it the right way, your not betting above your means which helps you make clearer more precise decisions..Trust me if you start going higher stakes out of your comfort zone your decisions become clouded because your afraid to lose. It took me many years to figure this out and once I started betting with money that was “ok to lose” handicapping is a lot easier.

    Great job this week

  • Badger74

    @tristanwolf said...

    congrats freeroll winners. from the comments we definately have some sharp minds in here.
    1. 1971hof 60
    2. bf3434 50
    3. seahawk1000 30
    4. goldenace 20
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    5. briangal1
    6. mogan 11
    7. itbebrianyo
    8. the wolf

    dm me if you want to be paid paypal, venmo or zelle. it was fun, and i believe in good karma, though my golf lu’s sucked, i had 2 nice baseball SE’s this afternoon for a couple hundred!

    Thanks again for running this. I’ve sent a dm (dk screen name: seahawk10000) – Just wanted to post that I’ve received the funds!!!

  • BIF

    @miggs6876 said...

    Bif, just wondering are most of the caddies excellent golfers as well?

    I’d say 70% are 2 handicaps or better – or they were at some point. Many are scratch, ex-college players and/or ex-mini tour players, etc..

  • miggs6876

    @BIF said...

    I’d say 70% are 2 handicaps or better – or they were at some point. Many are scratch, ex-college players and/or ex-mini tour players, etc..

    Thanks. Have you ever considered or had the opportunity to be a caddie for a PGA pro player? Is it consider an elite job amoung the golf profession?

  • BIF

    @miggs6876 said...

    Thanks. Have you ever considered or had the opportunity to be a caddie for a PGA pro player? Is it consider an elite job amoung the golf profession?

    I’ve caddied in a handful of Canadian Tour events 25-30 years ago – fun to do it once or twice a year when you are 17 or 20 but not exactly a respected job unless you are on a Top 50-100 player’s golf bag.

    Terrible travel, away from home/family all the time, long hours between the prep work scouting the course, range time, practice rounds and the tournament rounds.

    Most caddies on mini tours room together in cheap motels and eat fast food or cook their own food. Many caddies on PGA Tour have similar lifestyles until your player breaks through unless you have a Top 75ish player and many still live like that for the camaraderie and/or they are paying for broken marriages and kids.

    I have some friends and acquaintances who have caddied on different tours including the PGA Tour at different times and none of them speak fondly of the experience (especially financially) other than they are all great storytellers.

    Mostly it’s the ones who are family or friends of the player that have it the best (like Greller for Spieth, Reed’s brother in law, Phil’s brother). There are not as many true caddies who are lifers like Fluff anymore.

  • miggs6876

    @BIF said...

    I’ve caddied in a handful of Canadian Tour events 25-30 years ago – fun to do it once or twice a year when you are 17 or 20 but not exactly a respected job unless you are on a Top 50-100 player’s golf bag.

    Terrible travel, away from home/family all the time, long hours between the prep work scouting the course, range time, practice rounds and the tournament rounds.

    Most caddies on mini tours room together in cheap motels and eat fast food or cook their own food. Many caddies on PGA Tour have similar lifestyles until your player breaks through unless you have a Top 75ish player and many still live like that for the camaraderie and/or they are paying for broken marriages and kids.

    I have some friends and acquaintances who have caddied on different tours including the PGA Tour at different times and none of them speak fondly of the experience (especially financially) other than they are all great storytellers.

    Mostly it’s the ones who are family or friends of the player that have it the best (like Greller for Spieth, Reed’s brother in law, Phil’s brother). There are not as many true caddies who are lifers like Fluff anymore.

    Great insight! Thanks.

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