More than four million golfers have given up golf in recent years, and the primary culprit, researchers say, is the tedious pace of play.
“Caddying is very much like a mirror of life,” he said. “It teaches kids how to be around adults. It gets them out of their shells, and they learn a trade. We’re taking kids and turning them into young adults.”These are the uplifting vignettes often used to justify mandatory caddie rules, but are they the real motivations?