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8/16/08 5:45 PM
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erikmfx
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I've been here for a week and a half for a convention, and I've gotten in 4 rounds. A caddie told me that within a 40 mile radius of Orlando there are over 500 courses! Looking at the map I believe it. I now know where I will retire someday. Courses I played: Shingle Creek, Grande Lakes, Hunters Creek and Lake Buena Vista. All very good courses and reasonably priced. I will be back!
8/17/08 4:23 PM
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that's a great area for golf and golf instruction.

did you take a caddie?  more importantly, if so, what did you tip him?
8/25/08 2:42 PM
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 a minimun of 25 a bag, but if you're by yourself 40 would be cool.
8/26/08 2:33 AM
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 I had a caddie for the tournement I played at Grande Lakes, but he was caddying for all four in my group.  I gave him $30.  I think the other 3 guys gave him between $20-$30.  


8/26/08 4:59 PM
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erikmfx -  I had a caddie for the tournement I played at Grande Lakes, but he was caddying for all four in my group.  I gave him $30.  I think the other 3 guys gave him between $20-$30.  



 that's not bad.  every time i caddied i expected at least 50 a bag.  i'd even let them know that was the minimum if they had never taken me out.

diggs, they've seen worse.  trust me.  they're there to help turn that 96 into an 86.
8/27/08 2:35 PM
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How man bags can one guy carry?
8/27/08 6:01 PM
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smac 2.0 - How man bags can one guy carry?
2.  but if he's carrying 2 bags you're looking at a minimum of $100 a bag. 

if he's forecaddying or riding on the back of the cart, it's a minimum of $25 a bag.
 
8/27/08 6:16 PM
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Thanks AC, what's forecaddying?
8/27/08 6:52 PM
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actually if you have time, what all do you do when caddying?
8/27/08 9:59 PM
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a forecaddie is one that runs ahead of the group and waits for the ball to be hit, then gives the yardage.  it's less personal.  i was sort of a forecaddie/caddie hybrid.

when i caddied, i was either on back of, or in a cart.  i'd go to each golfer, if i had a chance, give the yardages to the front, pin, back, and carry over anything if it was there.  when my player hit the shot, i'd talk to the ball a little, fill the divot, clean the club, put it in the bag, and go on to the next player.

i'd usually make it to the green before the group, mark and clean all the balls, fix the ball marks, then give reads.  if they had missed the green i'd pick up and hang on to and clean any extra clubs they had.  and, of course, rake bunkers if i needed to.

on to the next hole, and repeat for 17 more. 

also having a good personality helped.  that's what made me more money than most.  it was a casino owned course so everyone out there was a drunk and a gambler.  i fit right in. 

8/28/08 6:59 AM
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thanks for the info!
9/13/08 1:38 AM
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 When I was in college I caddied for a short time at Anandale Country Club in San Raphael CA.  The first day I carried two bags for an elderly couple.  She would hit it about 50 - 80 yards a shot and he maxed out at about 175 yards.  She would hit it left, he would hit it right.  I'm running back and forth giving them clubs, raking traps, tending pins, all the time carrying what felt like 50 lbs on each shoulder.  I was walking to the 3rd tee and I seriously didn't know if I was going to make it.  I sucked it up, got out of my head and tuffed it out.  I was wasted for a couple days.  Tough work when there's no cart involved.
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Speaking of O-Town, has anyone heard of Champion's Gate?

Supposed to be very nice.
2/10/09 1:01 AM
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I have lived in the Orlando area for 4 years, and just started golfing regularly. Playing mostly on smaller courses until I get back in the swing of things. I am a bogey golfer at best, usually shooting no better than a 90, so I'm a bit out of my element on some of these courses.

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