3 crucial vacation guidelines from 3 effectively-traveled pro caddies

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Caddies — like their professional golfer bosses — are highway warriors.

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It was not lengthy ago that men and women considered golfers weren’t athletes. Ditto the out-of-date idea that all caddies are slackers, smokers and scofflaws. Get genuine. The guys and females in smocks currently are more necessary to the professional recreation than at any time. Portion stats nerd, element expert, section pack mule and therapist, a usual looper is the two at the heart of the action and a facet player. What follows this 7 days (and in the Jan./Feb. webpages of Golf Magazine) is a snapshot of the lifestyle — and hundreds of intel for your sport.

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3 crucial vacation tips

Whoever coined the saying “It’s the likely, not the having there, that is good” unquestionably wasn’t a caddie. When you expend as much time crisscrossing the world as these men do, you’ll unquestionably have produced stratagems and bizarre methods for finding about.

1. Make the most of your aerobes

Out in this article on tour, it’s not abnormal for a caddie to snooze on an air mattress, but you’ve got to know how to make them comfortable. Generally make sure they are inflated to the max. There is a good probability it’ll be deflated by the time you wake up, but you’ve acquired to preserve it inflated as extensive as you can. Oh, and bringing a pillow you like is yet another very good bet. —Nate Blasko, Hannah Green’s caddie

2. Longing for legroom? Go Southwest

I fly Southwest a lot. I know some people could possibly not like that. But I’m rather tall — 6-5 — so if I’m not traveling initially course it is Southwest, , for the reason that all their seats are the very same. You do not will need an up grade to get three more inches. —Rich Mayo, Ernie Els’ caddie

3. Do not check out a bag!

As a touring caddie, I have not checked a bag in 23 decades. I got this duffel from L.L. Bean that is every little thing — a gentle shell without wheels, so it suits in every single one plane American Airways has. I can pack two weeks of shorts and golfing shirts, a few pairs of denims and that’s all I will need. After two weeks on the street, I’ll obtain a place to do laundry. But typically, I’m under no circumstances less than the regulate of the airways. I’m off that airplane and outta there. I figure in excess of the system of 23 many years I’ve saved about two a long time of time not waiting around in baggage claim. Conserving time — that’s all I care about. —Jeff Willett, Kevin Kisner’s caddie

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