Experience money can't buy...

Tuesday 26th March 2019

Callum White caddies on the NZ Golf Open.

Callum White caddying the NZ Golf Open
Callum White caddying 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. 

Callum White caddying in the NZ Golf Open