Even though the pandemic has lost a lot of sporting events, one tournament just had to go ahead in 2020, The Amazing Thailand Caddie Championship.
It has still attracted record entries even though the actual number of venues have been reduced, mainly to the Eastern Seaboard and Kao Yai regions. This event has been running for several years and the caddies take it very seriously.
The organisers EGA have still booked some great courses in 2020 to hold the preliminary rounds, including Royal Hills, Kabinburi, and this week at Eastern Star.
At Eastern Star, there were over 180 competitors from Hua Hin, Bangkok and of course around the Eastern Seaboard region. Although it is a long way to travel, that still did not also stop several Phuket based caddies from competing, having driven all the way from Loch Palm, Red Mountain and Blue Canyon.
The whole idea was to encourage caddies to take up the game to improve their understanding of the game and rules of golf. Many clubs now encourage caddies to play when their courses are quiet in the late afternoons.
As the photos show the caddies also try to outdo each other with some very colourful outfits. One caddie from Pattana Golf Resort posed for us and told us her nickname was Tip. Good name for sure! The grand final of this year’s caddie championship this year will be hosted by Laem Chabang on September 28th. Visitors are welcome!