Caddie Tales Podcast: Golf & Life Lessons, Tips, & Funny Stories for those searching for golf balls on the course and in life

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Caddie Tales, the ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts and anyone fascinated by the behind-the-scenes world of caddying. Join us as we delve into the untold stories, invaluable insights, and humorous anecdotes from the unsung heroes of the golf course – the caddies.

In each episode, Mark Milatz, a seasoned caddie with years of experience, brings you closer to the heart of the game, offering a unique perspective on the art of caddying. From carrying the bag to reading the greens, they share insider tips, tales of triumph, and the occasional misadventure on the links.

Tune in for interviews with fellow caddies, industry experts, and golfers who will help provide a behind-the-scenes view of the game.

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Navigating Golf Loops and VIP Experiences: Insights from the Caddies
6d ago
Navigating Golf Loops and VIP Experiences: Insights from the Caddies
We're hitting the greens with the Caddie Tales Podcast on Episode 21, a milestone only achieved by only 1% of podcasts!Join us as we traverse the highs and lows of golf loops, from the physical demands of carrying bags for golfers to the strategic nuances of tee placements. Mark and Nick delve into the intricate dynamics of caddying for two players versus one, the art of maintaining a positive attitude during challenging rounds, and the importance of patience and connections on the course.We'll also explore those grueling rainy days that test even the toughest caddies, the often disliked "cart path only" loops, and the unique challenges of VIP loops and four-caddying for diverse groups. But it’s not all grit and grind—get ready for a heartwarming tale of a considerate golfer who brightened Mark's day by lightening his load, embodying the very spirit of camaraderie and kindness that makes the golfing world go round.So, ready your caddie bib and gear up for an engaging episode brimming with relatable caddie confessions and insightful golfing wisdom on Episode 21 of the Caddie Tales Podcast. Tune in for an experience that's as much about life's tee shots and traps as it is about the game.#caddietalespodcast Links:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Navigating Mental Health and Empathy in Golf and Life
May 31 2024
Navigating Mental Health and Empathy in Golf and Life
Mark & Nick are diving into an inspiring episode as we explore the profound connections between golf, life, and mental health on the Caddie Tales Podcast.This week, we delve into the intricacies of golf etiquette, language, and traditions, comparing the reverent atmosphere of golf courses to grand cathedrals. Nick takes us through his top picks for resort golf courses like Pinehurst and Pebble Beach, while Mark shares his heartfelt perspective on the mental health challenges facing both pastors and avid golfers.Join us as we discuss the highs and lows faced by golf enthusiasts, the importance of second chances, and the therapeutic value of caddying. Mark opens up about his personal battles with fear and anxiety, offering compassion and hope to others in similar situations. Together with Nick, they address the pressures of professional golf and the sometimes overwhelming nature of life's struggles.From rainy weather camaraderie to impactful caddying experiences, we cover it all with empathy, humor, and a commitment to understanding and growth. Mark emphasizes the importance of kindness and non-judgmental support, both on and off the course.Tune in to this week's episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast for a heartfelt discussion that examines life through the lens of golf, celebrating community, connection, and compassion.Grab your clubs and join us for this powerful and moving episode.#caddietalespodcast Links:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Balancing Family and Golf: Caddie's Advice, Scheffler's Strategy, and Championship Picks
May 17 2024
Balancing Family and Golf: Caddie's Advice, Scheffler's Strategy, and Championship Picks
Get ready to dive deep into the fairway with this week's Caddie Tales Podcast. We explore the intricate dynamics of the golf world with great stories, insights, and insider scoops.This week, Mark & Nick help us unpack Tiger Woods' sage advice to Scotty Scheffler about balancing family and golf and dive into the swirling rumors around Rory’s personal life just before a major decision. We also debate the importance of momentum in the game and make bold predictions for the upcoming championship featuring stars like Scotty, Brooks, John Rahm, Ludwig Åberg, and Tommy Fleetwood.Join us as we share our thoughts on the shifting PGA Championship schedule and our dream viewing plans for the big event. Mark even gets a little presidential, advocating for a day off after the Super Bowl and proposing moving the PGA Championship back to August.In our "Good Caddie, Bad Caddie" segment, Nick applauds a caddie’s ability to stay calm under pressure, a trait we can all relate to, while Mark emphasizes the need for respect on the course, a value we all hold dear. Personal anecdotes color our conversation, from Mark’s weight loss journey to his nostalgic connection with Louisville, featuring a memorable visit to Makers Mark distillery and an epic Ironman triathlon.We reflect on the inspiring stories of golfers like Michael Block and the everyday triumphs of caddies everywhere. And if you've ever wondered what it's like to adjust your eyesight from a tripod to a golf ball mid-PGA Championship, Nick’s tales from the 2015 event will keep you on the edge of your seat.Whether you're a seasoned golfer who thrills at the sight of Rory McIlroy in a tournament or a newcomer to the sport, captivated by the beauty of witnessing a hole-in-one, we guarantee this episode is packed with moments that resonate with all golf enthusiasts.Enjoy the harmonious blend of golf wisdom and compelling life stories in this episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast.#caddietalespodcast Links:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Fairway Conversations: Intersecting Golf, Life, and Different Player Dynamics
May 10 2024
Fairway Conversations: Intersecting Golf, Life, and Different Player Dynamics
This episode tees off with a candid chat about the peculiar challenges and joys of caddying for diverse golfing groups—from corporate clusters, where golf skills might be rusty, to high-profile celebrity tee-offs that can range from charming to challenging. Nick shares his comfort in managing the lively dynamics of college buddy groups while opening up about the complexities of caddying for couples, especially when navigating dominant personalities.Mark gives a shoutout to a memorable group from over the weekend, highlighting how personalities and playing styles can make or break the game's rhythm. As we stroll through the back nine, the discussion shifts to the increasing visibility of women in golf, highlighting how their meticulous approach to the game is reshaping the caddie experience.Get ready for our thrilling 'Good caddie, bad caddie' segment, where the caddies share their highs and lows of the week, reflecting on the decisions where they wish they could take a mulligan. It's a rollercoaster of emotions that you won't want to miss!Whether you're a seasoned golfer, a newbie with a fresh set of irons, or simply someone intrigued by the human stories that unfold on the greens, this episode of 'Caddie Tales' is a warm invitation for you. Tune in, relax, and enjoy as we unpack the bags full of stories from the course.#caddietalespodcast Links:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Wind, Rain, and Golf: Tales from the Toughest Weather Days on the Course
May 3 2024
Wind, Rain, and Golf: Tales from the Toughest Weather Days on the Course
Brace yourself for a spirited journey through the highs and lows of being a caddie on the latest episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast. Join Mark and Nick as they delve into the dynamic world of golf, sharing their unique experiences and discussing recent developments. From the impact of drafts on regional courses to the thrill of match-play events on the LIV and PGA Tours, they've seen it all. They'll also share their firsthand experiences dealing with the challenges of pace, play, and battling extreme weather conditions, all while carrying the bag and boosting their players' morale.We'll also tackle the quirky preferences of golfing in extreme climates—from bone-chilling cold to scorching heat—and even touch upon a possible golfing adventure to the storied greens of Ireland or Scotland. Mark recounts a particularly grueling day caddying amidst a Twitter frenzy, while Nick brings his own stories of unusual challenges faced on the course.Experience the lighter side of caddying with our segment "Good Caddie, Bad Caddie," where Nick shares his weekly rollercoaster. Discover how a windy day can turn a simple 4 iron into a formidable challenge, and delve into the unique bond and camaraderie among caddies as they navigate the complexities of their profession. It's a testament to the shared passion and dedication that makes caddying more than just a job.If you're a golf enthusiast, fascinated by the behind-the-scenes action, or love a good story, this episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast is your perfect companion. Tune in and walk the fairways with us as we explore the game of golf, life's challenges, and the enduring hope and opportunity that keeps us swinging.#caddietalespodcast Links:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Caddies, Casualties, and Champions Dinners: Tales from the Masters
Apr 19 2024
Caddies, Casualties, and Champions Dinners: Tales from the Masters
Step onto the fairway with us in this latest episode of Caddie Tales Podcast as we carry the conversation through the hallowed greens and unexpected winds of professional golf with our dynamic duo, Mark and Nick.Ever wondered what it's like to sling a bag over your shoulder for a top player at a major golf event? Mark and Nick unpack the fantasies and realities of caddying for the best in the sport, sharing stories from their own experiences with both club and professional players. They highlight the ups and downs of the fairway, from Gray Moore's notable weekend earnings to insights on Tommy Fleetwood's gracious demeanor.But it's not just about the players—our hosts delve into their personal passion for watching the giants of the game tackle courses like Augusta National. From their post-tournament musings to a praise of the ESPN+ Masters coverage, they leave no stone unturned.Feeling the gusts yet? Mark and Nick open up about the challenges of extreme weather conditions on the course, reflecting on the mental and physical rigor required when the elements turn foe. Their vibrant discussion on a Twitter poll about hypothetical scores in the tough Masters conditions is bound to spark debate among golf purists and casual fans alike.Join us as we consider Augusta National's storied standards, the elegance of golf attire, and whether institutions should alter their traditions to attract broader audiences. Plus, we'll speculate on Scottie Scheffler's champions dinner and Tiger Woods' legacy as it continues to unfold.So, polish your irons, adjust your cap, and prepare to walk the course of golf's grand narratives with Mark and Nick. Swing into the conversation that goes beyond birdies and bogeys and captures the heart of the game.#caddietalespodcast Links:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/•Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
The Resilient Caddie: Eric Brito's Journey from Challenge to Championship Dreams
Apr 12 2024
The Resilient Caddie: Eric Brito's Journey from Challenge to Championship Dreams
Get ready to walk the fairways of life and golf with our exceptional guest, the resilient and talented Eric Brito, on this stirring episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast.Eric takes us on a journey through his remarkable golf career, from clinching the Puerto Rican island amateur championship at 19 to competing in the prestigious US Open. We unpack the thrilling story of how he landed a million-dollar contract overnight, his victories across various championships in Florida, and the memorable moment he shared with Tiger Woods on the greens.But Eric's story extends beyond the bunkers and birdies. We delve into the grittier chapters of his life, discussing the adversities he’s overcome, including his fight for redemption from living out of his car to serving time. It's a testament to the spirit of second chances and the power of transformation, which now finds him sober for over 14 months, cultivating a healthier lifestyle, and taking bold steps towards triumph on the senior PGA Tour.Mark and Nick explore the excitement surrounding Masters Week and share their adoration for the hallowed Augusta tournament. The guys trade laughs over food and golf while extending a supportive hand to Eric's current goals and aspirations.Let's hitch a ride on Eric’s comeback cart, celebrate the heart behind the swing, and discover how each shot in golf, as in life, offers a new beginning. So grab your favorite golf hat, fix your divot tool in your pocket, and join us for an episode of Caddie Tales that's as moving as a perfectly arced putt.#CaddieTalesPodcastLinks:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/•Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
BestBall Roundtable - 2024 Masters Preview
Apr 9 2024
BestBall Roundtable - 2024 Masters Preview
Mark joins Robby, Jonathan, and a stellar lineup of golf aficionados for a gripping BestBall Roundtable previewing the 2024 Masters. In this episode, we convene beneath the shadow of the iconic pines of Augusta National to slice into the heart of golf's most anticipated tournament.Feel the hallowed grounds come alive as our guests, including golf enthusiasts AJ, Jason, Joe, and David, gather around the mic with hosts Jonathan and Robby. They'll cycle through Masters traditions, share personal anecdotes dripping with history, and even extend an invite to Jonathan's legendary Augusta get-together—a haven for putting green aficionados and swimming enthusiasts alike.Dive into the intricacies of pimento cheese sandwiches, sip on the allure of economic concessions, and revel in the quirky must-haves at the exclusive Masters' pro shop alongside our fellowship of the green. Who dropped almost two grand on Augusta souvenirs? Tune in to find out.So, come for the camaraderie, the respectful nods to history, the technology blending seamlessly with tradition, and an appreciation of Augusta National's serenity. From those stepping through its gates for the first time, declaring it "heaven on earth," to the seasoned patrons reliving the 2005 Tiger Woods triumph, we've packed this preview with strokes of insight and reflections from every corner of the golf world.Fill your divots, adjust your visor, and prepare for an auditory journey that will leave you reaching for your Masters chair. All this and more on the latest edition of the BestBall Roundtable.BestBall Roundtable guests:David KirschJoe GolfTravelerAJ StuckeyJason Oberdier - Blue Streak NationalBestBall Links:•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallThe Hole Story Podcast Sponsors:•Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club - Two Play Special - https://truebluegolf.com•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com•Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Caddie Confessions: Golf, Goals, and Gearing Up for the Season
Apr 5 2024
Caddie Confessions: Golf, Goals, and Gearing Up for the Season
Grab your favorite golf hat and join us as we stroll down the fairways with two seasoned green experts, Mark and Nick, on this week’s episode of Caddie Tales.Together, they unpack the often overlooked but physically demanding world of caddying, from the heavy lifting of golf bags to the crucial recovery routines that keep them swinging. Tune in as they converse about the dream of home amenities like saunas and hot tubs, which represent an oasis for their aching muscles post-round.Nick, striking a chord with many weary feet, tells us why skipping the hot dog stand for protein bars might be his secret to looping more rounds than last year. Meanwhile, Mark tells us the comedic yet challenging tale of his shoe falling apart during a heated game, reinforcing why investing in a sturdy pair of caddie shoes isn't just a step but a leap in the right direction.We'll also hear about their plans to beat last year's daunting loop numbers while avoiding the Achilles' heel of their profession—quite literally! It's a candid look at the joys and jolts of caddie life, from surviving flower shop offseasons to the aspirations that keep their drives straight and spirits high.So whether you’re an avid golfer, a lover of behind-the-scenes stories, or simply in it for the camaraderie, this episode is a hole-in-one. Pull up a golf cart, and let’s dive into a new installment of Caddie Tales, where the grass is always greener, and every story is worth its weight in golf balls.#CaddieTalesPodcastLinks:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/•Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Lessons from March Madness: Applying Themes to Golf and Life
Mar 29 2024
Lessons from March Madness: Applying Themes to Golf and Life
Welcome to another riveting episode of Caddie Tales! In this episode, we'll dive into the heart-pounding world of golf as we recount surprising and inspiring stories from the course.Join us as we follow the unforgettable journey of a golfer who defied all odds and scored a hole-in-one on a blind tee shot. But that's just the beginning. We'll also explore the magic of One Shining Moment on the golf course and how it can change the mood of an entire round, leaving both players and caddies in awe.Our discussion doesn't stop there. We'll also uncover the impact of technological advancements like rangefinders and golf apps on the game and the intriguing ways they have transformed the role of caddies and players.So, whether you're a golf enthusiast or simply enjoy the thrill of adventure, grab your headphones and join us as we navigate the exhilarating world of golf on Caddie Tales.#CaddieTalesPodcastLinks:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/•Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Fairways and Foul Play: When Golfers Bend the Rules
Mar 22 2024
Fairways and Foul Play: When Golfers Bend the Rules
Prepare to stroll the fairways and delve into the unwritten rules of golf etiquette with this gripping episode of Caddie Tales Podcast.Join Mark as he tees up a frank conversation with Nick, uncovering the lesser-seen side of the green where self-esteem and scorecards often clash. The duo untangles the yarns of golfers shaving strokes and bending rules and how moments like an almost-sunken putt and a contentious drop can ripple through the hallowed game.We talk about accidental breaches in the protocol, balancing the spirit of the game with the letter of the law, and they swing at the question: Are electronic scorecards overdue for this time-honored sport?We promise you an episode that goes beyond birdies and bogeys as Mark advocates for a gentler, more jovial approach to casual play, sharing charming anecdotes of local customs and friendly feuds. It's all about the camaraderie, the conflicts, and those moral quandaries that caddies—like silent guardians of the green—often observe but seldom influence.Don't miss the philosophical putt as we wrap up, drawing parallels between life's meandering fairways and golf's gracious gameplay.So, brush the grass off your cleats, adjust your visors, and join us for a round of tales that promises to entertain, inform, and perhaps even transform how you keep score. Gather your golf-loving friends because the Caddie Tales Podcast (Episode 10!!!) is ready to play through!#CaddieTalesPodcastLinks:•https://twitter.com/caddietales•https://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast•https://BestBall.com•https://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:•Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/•Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Emotional Intelligence on the Green: Caddies Navigating the Mental Fairway
Mar 15 2024
Emotional Intelligence on the Green: Caddies Navigating the Mental Fairway
Prepare to step onto the mental fairway on this captivating episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast.In Episode 9, we take a swing at the often-overlooked psychological game of golf, exploring the inner challenges that golfers and caddies face on the course. Mark and Nick share insights from the greens, discussing the delicate balance of providing advice without undermining a golfer's confidence and the coveted superpower of short-term memory loss to forget those wayward shots.You'll discover the stark contrast in mental fortitude between weekend warriors and the pros, understand the transformative power of mental coaching, and learn how emotional intelligence, or a lack thereof, can make or break a caddie’s guidance.We relive the thrills of early golf in Wisconsin thanks to unexpectedly milder winter weather and daylight savings time while dissecting the poignant mental narrative in "Full Swing" episode three. Hear firsthand how pros like Joel Damon grapple with seeking help, and how breakthroughs like Wyndham Clark's are redefining mental resilience in the sport.Our hosts weave personal experiences with wisdom, addressing the futile comparisons made by recreational golfers to tour legends, the fine line between competitiveness and emotional instability, and the crucial role of emotional maturity in preserving the integrity and enjoyment of the game.Nick reveals tactics on how caddies can ensure players stay grounded, and we tackle the intricate dance of managing expectations and maintaining positivity. Plus, learn the unique psychological demands on caddies when navigating the pressures of the course and player relationships.Whether you're a seasoned pro, an aspiring amateur, or simply enjoy the game's camaraderie, this episode offers a masterclass on the mental game of golf. So, shake off the nerves, aim for the mental pin, and join us for what promises to be an enlightening round on Caddie Tales. Remember, just like golf, life is full of hope and opportunity – let's explore it together.#CaddieTalesPodcastLinks:https://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Name That Tune: Matching Music with Various Golf Personalities
Mar 8 2024
Name That Tune: Matching Music with Various Golf Personalities
Step onto the fairway of anecdotes and amusement as we carry on the conversation on the eighth episode of the "Caddie Tales Podcast."The episode tees off a lively debate about the etiquette of music on the greens - should your tunes tee up or silence your swing? Plus, the hosts will address the elephant on the golf course, discussing how to tackle towering egos, with anecdotes served alongside a side of humor.Get ready for some caddie confessions as Mark and Nick share laugh-out-loud incidents, including a golfer whose pride in his club collection was par for the course. We take a swing at self-doubt, focusing on maintaining composure in the face of criticisms and challenges, not to mention those notorious hotheads that heat up the fairways.Don't miss this behind-the-bag view of golfing life, where every slice, hook, and putt brings us together. Whether you're enjoying some easy listening or jamming to "Fight for Your Right" on a mulligan, this conversation is sure to improve your lie.Remember to share your hole-in-one song picks with us on Twitter at @caddietales, and as we conclude, remember – whether it's navigating the bunkers of life or the sand traps of golf, there's always another shot waiting for you on the tee.#CaddieTalesPodcasthttps://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
High Rollers on the Course: Costly Rounds and Unforgettable Golf Journeys
Mar 1 2024
High Rollers on the Course: Costly Rounds and Unforgettable Golf Journeys
Grab your golf bags and join us for a links-side chat in the latest episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast.This round, we're swinging into the high-rolling world of luxury golf, sharing tales of costly swings, and diving into the green-deep stories of stakes so high you can't help but grip your club a little tighter. Ever wondered what it’s like to walk the course with big spenders and serious betters? Tie your spikes, and get ready for some gripping anecdotes.We'll also journey beyond the 18th hole, discussing the careful orchestration of the perfect winter golf getaway. From scouting the nightlife to strategically playing the most anticipated courses, we provide the seasoned tips to make your next golf trip unforgettable – and why saving the best for last might not always be the best play.Mark & Nick weigh in on how each round can hinge on a caddie's insight – or the lack thereof if a player refuses their help. From preferred playing styles to the unspoken currency of respect, we ponder the highs and lows of those who carry the bags and read the greens. Plus, don't miss our off-the-cuff debate on tipping etiquette that might just have you rethinking your post-round generosity.Catch all of this, plus our reflections on the unmatched camaraderie and emotional rollercoaster that only golf can provide, in this 7th episode of Caddie Tales. Aim for the pin, stay for the stories – because, like life, our show reminds you to always take the next shot.#CaddieTalesPodcasthttps://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Ready Golf Rules: Caddie Insights on Efficient Play
Feb 23 2024
Ready Golf Rules: Caddie Insights on Efficient Play
This week on the Caddie Tales Podcast, Mark, and our special guest, looper extraordinaire, Nick, delve into the dynamic world of caddying with a discussion that's all about pace: the timely, the tardy, and the timeless strategies for keeping the game moving. This episode tackles every aspect of golf's tempo.The pair share stories from the links, including a comical clash involving a group of New Yorkers, a golf marshal, and the trials of maintaining pace. We'll explore the influence of personality types on the course—from the Type A golfer to the laid-back enthusiast—and the hidden art of caddies managing them all.Brush up on your knowledge of pre-shot routines and the effect of younger versus older golfers' approach to the game. Mark's funny take on early whining in golf is bound to evoke a chuckle, just before we swing into an insightful conversation about the cultural impact of playing speed on the sport.So, mark your scorecard, ready your earbuds, and join us on the virtual fairway for a riveting episode of the Caddie Tales Podcast – because in golf, as in life, timing is everything.Remember to keep your feet firmly planted and follow through for an episode that promises to enhance your love of the game and maybe even shave a few minutes off your round. Tune in to the Caddie Tales Podcast and become part of the movement for a smoother, swifter, and more respectful golf experience.#CaddieTalesPodcasthttps://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallInterested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Tees, Tradition, and Tipping Points: Etiquette in Golf Today
Feb 16 2024
Tees, Tradition, and Tipping Points: Etiquette in Golf Today
This week we stroll the fairways with insights sharper than the grooves on a fresh wedge. Join Mark and Nick, as they unpack a hot topic sweeping the greens: the evolving face of golf etiquette, from joggers and hoodies to music on the course and beyond.Together, they'll dissect the vibrant scenes from the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where the boundaries of fan enthusiasm and excess are put to the test. Are rowdy crowds just part of the modern game, or is there a line that even high spirits shouldn't cross?Mark & Nick also tackle the delicate dance of ego and humility that every golfer — whether amateur or pro — must learn. Plus, the importance of a well-timed post-round handshake and why it's about more than simple sportsmanship; it's a lesson in legacy.Don't miss out as Caddie Tales hits another hole-in-one this week, perfect for taking your appreciation of golf culture to a new clubhouse height. Saddle up the golf cart, pour yourself some iced tea, and join the etiquette expedition — because in life, as in golf, there's always another shot.https://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast#caddietalespodcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/***Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Playing from the Correct Tee Box, Overloaded Golf Bags, & Other Considerations when Using a Caddie
Feb 9 2024
Playing from the Correct Tee Box, Overloaded Golf Bags, & Other Considerations when Using a Caddie
Join the conversation with our seasoned caddie and host, Mark, alongside special guest Nick, as they unpack the hidden intricacies and heart-warming stories from both sides of the golf bag. They tackle the surprising benefit of playing from a closer tee box, and the complexities caddies face when guiding players who aim too far beyond their skill level.Listen as Mark and Nick candidly share tales of carrying overwhelming staff bags, managing the whims of exceptionally wealthy players, and the contentious debate over 14-slot golf bags. Ever wondered what goes through your caddie's head when you overload your bag? This duo pulls no punches.Plus, don't miss this episode's segment "Good Caddie/ Bad Caddie," where our hosts hash out the ethics and etiquette of caddying for golfers ranging from novices to pros. And remember, it's not all about the swing—sometimes, a good caddie is the secret to that perfect golf karma.So, adjust your grip, keep up the pace of play, and join us for an episode that hits the sweet spot, right here on Caddie Tales. It's more than just a game; it's the stories that shape our experiences on and off the green.https://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast#caddietalespodcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallSponsors:Western Birch Golf Co. - Enter "BESTBALL" in the shipping cart for a free gift with your order - https://westernbirch.com/Atomic Golf - Enter "BESTBALL" for 5% off your order - https://www.atomicgolf.club/Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.
Does a Caddie care about your Playing Ability? What to know the next time you use a Looper!
Feb 2 2024
Does a Caddie care about your Playing Ability? What to know the next time you use a Looper!
Welcome back to the Caddie Tales Podcast where every swing tells a story. This week Mark & Nick share some remarkable tales from the course — from the inspiring player with one functional arm, who reminds us what this game is truly about, to the golfer who may lack sight but not vision for the love of play.We'll reflect on the sheer emotion of an underdog scoring a hole-in-one and explore the highs and lows of our very own experiences — all as caddies witnessing the diverse spectrum of golfers and their unique approaches to the game. Sit back as we unpack the attitudes that shape the success and joy on the course, from those who play for the love of the game to the ones who may take it a tad too seriously.In this episode, we also kick off a new series focusing on what really matters to us as caddies. We're talking about things like gratuity, the gear, the kindness of buying your caddie a Gatorade, and, let's not forget, the weight of those bags we lug around! Plus, we get real about unrealistic expectations — both on the green and from our players.From life lessons learned in fairways and bunkers to the good ol' "good caddie, bad caddie" scenarios, we’ll guide you through the effective and often humorous ways caddies handle it all.So tighten those spikes, adjust your visors, and remember: no matter what's happening in your game or life, there's always a next shot. Get ready for a round filled with laughter, insights, and the best stories from the course. https://twitter.com/caddietaleshttps://bestball.com/collections/caddie-tales-podcast#caddietalespodcasthttps://BestBall.comhttps://linktr.ee/BestBallInterested in becoming a sponsor of the Caddie Tales Podcast? Email info@bestball.com.