The Importance of a Good Golf Club Caddy

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Do you use a golf club caddy or a human caddy? Often, golfers seem to experience a love-hate relationship with the person who caddies their clubs. Although there are many good ones, there are also those who are overly talkative, nosy, or just plain rude.

Of course, a good caddy is worth his or her weight in gold. They carry our golf club bag, hold it for you, and sometimes even offer tips as to which club is best to use on a particular hole and advice regarding how to play particular parts of the course.

If you feel a human caddy is not worth the nuisance factor, however, a new product, the caddy, may be quite useful for golfers who do not want to be bothered.

Caddy Features

Caddies come in a variety of forms. There are some as small a clothespin which allows the golf club bag to stand independently and keeps it from tipping over on the green or fairway.

More popular is the combination of golf club bag and caddy. These feature a rib for reinforcement, which runs along the interior of the bag body. The rib can extend a short distance from the throat of the bag braced by a radial apparatus anchored in the center of the body. An advanced version of this basic caddy is one includes a golf ball retainer pocket.

This is a handy feature for keeping a golf ball between the hand grip and throat of the bag, in a location where it can easily be retrieved as needed. Still others feature a slot alongside the ball pocket where the golfer can slide additional balls to the front of the bag and quickly lift them out of the pocket.

Another golf club caddy combines the carrier with a support stand and wheels. The wheels help a golfer roll the bag across the golf course. When it is stood on its support, the bottom of the stand automatically spreads to keep the bag in place even while rearranging the clubs.

Golf club caddies come in quite useful, particularly on courses which do not allow carts, or where the tee boxes are located some distance from the cart path. One of the best features of a golf club caddy which is combined with a bag is that it doesn’t need to be tipped – unlike its human counterpart. A good quality, durable bag and caddy combination eases physical stress on the golfer as well.

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One Response to “The Importance of a Good Golf Club Caddy”

  1. AlicetheC

    07. Oct, 2009

    yeah you really need a durable bag.. i bought a secondhand one once and it fell apart on the course… talk about embarassing : /

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