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The focus of this book is NOT about being a caddie. It's about how you can be a better golfer if you think the way a Tour caddie might think. It goes beyond the lessons with your pro or the practice you put in on the range. This book is about playing the round, the mental side of the game, and all the little (or not so little) things you can /should do or think about to score as low as you can.
What I liked about the book was how it took you from what a Tour caddie (and his Pro) thinks about and what questions he asks himself to how you can apply those same thoughts and questions to your weekend game.
What I also liked was how the author devoted a couple of chapters to the pro tour caddies. He led with some history and some entertaining anecdotes and concluded the book with a tribute to the caddies in the Caddie Hall of Fame.
The book was easy to read, had a bunch of fun golf anecdotes to keep you entertained, and was practical and easy for the average golfer to absorb and put into practice.
But, to me, there's a subtle message permeating throughout the book and every golfer already knows this but this book highlights it without beating you over the head with it and that is....
Golf is one of the most demanding mental games you will ever play. The margin for error is incredibly small and, to win, requires exceptional preparation, mental toughness, and as much information as you can possibly absorb about the course (or the shot) you're playing. That's what gives us that little extra edge over our opponents. That's why even the best golfers in the world also have the top caddies in the world on their bags.
And, as the 2nd chapter suggests, if we can tap into our "Inner Caddie" we have a better chance of being a better golfer.
This unique perspective on the game is why I recommend this book to any golfer... scratch or beginner.
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Posted May 6, 2010
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