How to Caddy
When you are told to become a caddy, it doesn’t jump off the page and yell at you. It is a solemn job that requires a lot more work than at first glance. One would think it entails that it means carrying a bag and following a guy walking and that’s it. But they would be wrong. It takes dedication and skill that may be hidden. Show up, Keep up, and Shut up. Each piece is a large part in the day to day jobs that are going to be needed, especially if you have a goal of reaching the highest rank of caddy at each respected club. Doing more than the basic jobs is needed to survive and succeed in the world of caddying, becoming distinctive and showing through the masses of other people to prove and make a name for yourself. That is the goal that should be instilled in every caddy. And what makes a caddy and truly good person in the real world as well.
Show up in the morning as early as you can. No matter what the time parameters are given to you, have it be between 6-6:30. Show up at 6. No later. Needing to make an impression to your boss is the most important thing to do. Having the image of you making the effort to become the person who is there is what will get you the 7:15 loop over the 10:30.
When you get the loop you stay ahead. Never have the member need to tell you to walk faster or come here. Always be ahead and aware of where they are going. Watching them and acting on it. Showing them you do not need to be there to be taught but to teach others and make their days enjoyable and fun. Having that in your bag of skills makes not only caddying easy, but life as well. Having the skills in the real world are acquired through trials such as this.
Talking, don’t do it. Only speak when spoken to. Never do you talk out of turn or cut off a member from speaking. That shows a lack of discipline and will end with the result of losing one’s job. Never speak back to a...