Originally Posted by oldcband
The only thing I could do better is caddie for him like Archie would do for me.
I actually did caddie for a couple of PGA pros once, in the now defunct World Open on Pinehurst #2
, back when I had just graduated from high school. One guy was a "rabbit" on Monday, shot 76 and didn't qualify. The second was an Aussie named Robert Shearer who won the European Tour Order of Merit (their money list) that year. He could definintely play, but missed the cut that week.
He did not ask me to read any putts for him.
He kept all his own yardages. I handed him the club he asked for, kept 'em clean, held the flag, raked the bunkers, kept up and kept my mouth shut. He told me I did a great job.
"We" played a practice round with Tom Weiskoph on Tuesday. He went into a spontaneous trick shot routine during his post round session on the practice tee just to entertain about 5 fans who were watching him, laughing, joking around. It was amazing. He showed a side of him I didn't know existed just from seeing how surly he was on TV.
Even though I was a three at the time, they play a game with which I was, and am, unfamiliar. 9 inch long divots with irons, wedge shots that only get about 12 feet off the ground but one bounce & spin back dead. Ridiculous short game skills. Crazy stuff. Nicklaus won that week, I think. Them dudes are, um, pretty good.