Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf

Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf

by Rick Reilly
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Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf by Rick Reilly

The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk to caddy for some of the world’s most famous golfers—and some celebrity duffers—with hilarious results in this New York Times bestseller.
 
Who knows a golfer best? Who’s with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their game by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world—including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jill McGill of the LPGA tour, and Casey Martin—agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events. To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to take him on as a caddy, accompanied the four highest-rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer.

Between his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy and his insight into what makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly’s wicked wit and an expert’s eye provide readers with the next best thing to a great round of golf.

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ISBN-13: 9780767917407
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 302,324
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rick Reilly has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times. Formerly a writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com, he continues to deliver his opinion essays and features on ESPN SportsCenter. He is also the author of eleven books, several of which have been New York Times bestsellers.  His Sports From HellMy Search for the World’s Dumbest Competition was a finalist for the Thurber Prize. Reilly lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Who's Your Caddy? 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
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Hilz More than 1 year ago
Who's Your Caddy by Rick Reilly is a nonfiction book about Rick caddying for professional golfers. Throughout the book, Rick makes many mistakes that end up embarrassing him in front of thousands of people on the course, and millions of viewers at home. Rick decides to first take his skills at the Masters, one of the most watched and popular golf tournaments. Rick get yelled at for silly mistakes he makes such as raking a bunker incorrectly and being publicly humiliated in front of thousands. Rick also receives tips from fellow caddies and is also heckled by some of the caddies. For instance, caddies tell Rick that on hole 14, from center fairway is was 210 yards to the green when in reality it was 150 yards causing him to get yelled at yet again. Rick eventually gets better at caddying knowing all the dos and don'ts on the golf course, and really gets to know some of the people he gets to caddy for. He also transforms as a man, learning that if he applies himself he can do almost anything. Major themes in this book are to never give up, learn from your mistakes, and don't become discouraged and keep your head up high. It was important for Rick to do all of these in order to reach his goal of having enough information to write his book, become the best caddy he possibly could and learn from everything he did wrong, and it was important for him to not give up after he made mistakes and keep his head high in order to achieve his goals. In this book, I really enjoyed all of the humor that he used and some of the comical things he did on the golf course, the way he put things into perspective for golfers such as me, and how he actually gave me a few pointers for my golf game and caddying skills. Things I did not like about the book is that I didn't understand some of the golf terms he mentioned and he didn't go into as much detail as I had hoped when talking about what to do and not to do as a caddy. People should read this if they are into golf and understand golf jargon, otherwise stay away from this book. You can read more of Rick's writing in Sports Illustrated.
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BILLSGA More than 1 year ago
I'm old. My friends are old and someone is always having a knee or hip replaced and forced off the links for weeks at a time. This is the perfect gift for them. I always have three or four copies lying around to hand out as get well gifts. Reilly was for many years the essayist on the back page of Sports Illustrated. He is a very funny guy. In this book he has convinced a bunch of famous people - Jack Nicklaus, Tom Lehman, Donald Trump, Deepak Chopra and others - to let him carry their bag for a round. Hilarity ensues. I mean it. Hilarity. Laugh out loud funny is what this book is. If you don't howl at his recounting of his attempts to impress Lehman with his caddy prowess during a round with Bernhard Langer you are clearly dead.
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