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Caddie sense : revelations of a PGA Tour caddie on playing the game of golf
Carrick, Michael.
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First edition.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, [2000]

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xvi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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GV977 .C27 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Thousands of golfers have learned invaluable lessons from the legendary likes of Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, Faldo, and Norman. Caddie Sense provides a brand new and tremendously important perspective. Here, for the first time, are intimate playing strategies used by the best of the best from the viewpoint of a PGA Tour caddie.

As a former President of the Tour Caddies Association who has caddied for the legendary Tom Kite for nearly 20 years, Michael Carrick will provide you with rare, inside-the-ropes glimpses of the game, including:

* The first strategic book on golf written by a Tour caddie
* A personal caddie to take on the course
* Helpful instructions to beginners as well as the advanced player
* Advice on how to plan a good round of golf

Caddie Sense will appeal to both the players looking for help with their game as well as the players looking to get an insider's view of professional golf.

Author Notes

Michael Carrick , former president of the Professional Tour Caddie's Association, has caddied for over twenty years, most of them with the legendary Tom Kite. Together, they won sixteen PGA tournaments, including the coveted U.S. Open in 1992. Since spring of 2001, Carrick has been caddying for Jonathan Byrd, a young player who qualified for the PGA Tour via the tour where he finished in 8th place. Carrick lives in Jacksonville, FL (home of the PGA), where he has met and worked with some of the greatest golf legends of our time, from Hogan, Palmer, and Nicklaus to Watson, Crenshaw, and Norman.

Steve Duno is the author of The K.I.S.S. Guide to Playing Golf and the soon-to-be-released pocket version of the same title. In addition, he has published nine books on pet care. Formerly a teacher in both New York City and Los Angeles, as well as a long time golfer and animal behaviorist, Duno's books have won him appearances on both television and radio. He currently lives in Seattle with Louie, his lovable 12 year old Rottweiler mix.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Like a perfectly visualized, imperfectly executed iron shot, this combination memoir-instructional by a caddie on the PGA tour doesn't quite live up to its intriguing premise. Who better, after all, to advise the average golfer than a pro caddie, someone who has seen it all but can sympathize with the plight of the weekend hacker? As an instructor, however, Carrick makes the pro's mistake, dispensing advice that most of us will never be good enough to follow. Still, Carrick's book is not without its pleasures. The memoir portion, especially the section chronicling Carrick's tenure as Tom Kite's caddie, will interest anyone who follows the tour. Michael Bamberger has written two excellent books about life as a caddie, but his was more of a George Plimpton experience, a writer taking a brief turn on the bag. Carrick can't begin to write as well as Bamberger, but his stories of the caddie's itinerant life have the ring of authenticity. A solid choice for most golf collections. --Bill Ott

Library Journal Review

If you were writing a job description for a caddie on the PGA tour, it would include "counselor, coach, politician, statistician, meteorologist, golfer, craftsman, cheerleader, scapegoat, landscape architect... friend...[and] an enduring walking machine." Carrick has performed the job for over 20 years, 17 of them with pro golfer Tom Kite. Here he explains what a caddie does and how the caddie/player relationship works. The balance of the book is a caddie's-eye view of steps the average golfer can take to improve his game. Written in clear and entertaining prose, this is a useful addition to the literature of golf, and it should be added to most sports collections. Carrick is president of the Professional Tour Caddie's Association; coauthor Duno has written several books, including The Kiss Guide to Golf.DTerry Madden, Boise State Univ. Lib., ID (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.