Callum White caddies on the NZ Golf Open.
For the second year in a row, I was lucky enough to have a week of work experience caddying at the 100th New Zealand Golf Open in Arrowtown. This was an amazing opportunity and gave me a real insight into the life of a professional golfer and caddy.
Leaving Dunedin at 5.30 am on a Monday was the first of a week of very early starts. For the first day, I was really lucky and got to caddy for Jimmy Masrin, the multi-billionaire CEO of the Asian Golf Tour. He was really encouraging and told me to think about applying for University in the USA.
On the second day, I met up with my professional golfer, Casey O'Toole from the USA who I’d also caddied for last year. He plays on the Asian Tour, and travels the world playing golf; he is famous for having ten Hole in One’s, two of which were on tour, both winning him big prizes. I experienced the high’s and low’s of the game as Casey didn’t make the cut this year, but this meant I was able to spend time with him, learn about college life in the USA, find out about what it means to be a professional and even got to play 18 holes with him and another tour professional Johannes Veermen - something I will remember for ever and money couldn’t buy.