A person who accompanies the golfer on his or her round, carrying the clubs that the golfer will choose to use for respective shots. The word reputedly derives from the masculine noun in French, le caddie (the junior/youngster). Early professionals in the amateur golfing world were skilled all-rounders from modest social backgrounds, who often began as caddies, developing observational experience and technical knowledge about the course and equipment, and the best choice of shot and club, and evolving into club professionals. The caddie is a vital part of the modern professional golfer's support team, offering a combination of technical advice and personal and psychological support to the individual contestant.
Subjects: Sport and Leisure.