How to Become a Teen Golf Caddy

What Does a Teenage Golf Caddy do? 

As a golf caddy, you’ll be responsible for day to day operations at the golf course. You will be supervised by senior staff such as the manager or owner of the golf course. The day to day operations will most likely be, but not limited to these, greeting guests, cleaning, operating the golf cart fleet, rentals, and generally making sure the golf course runs smoothly. You will basically be someone who helps out occasionally with the managers on running the golf course and you will also help the guests with their needs in your spare time. You’ll spend a lot of time working with golfers and golfing, so you’ll need to have some context about golf before you apply to the job. You might also want to understand the various golf equipment needed.

How Much Does a Teenage Golf Caddy Get Paid?

As a golf caddy, you can expect to earn somewhere between $10-$15 per hour.  The biggest issue with this type of work though is that your day to day schedule can be unpredictable. Instead of working one type of task like other jobs, you’ll help out with various jobs. This would be great for someone who would get bored quickly, but it is also a problem as you will have to learn new skills quickly. You will also need to have golf knowledge, since you might have to help fix the golf equipment or adjust the golf course. But even so, if you start now and stick to it, you’ll earn a decent about over the summer.

How Can I Get Started as a Teenage Golf Caddy?

  1. Make sure that you speak to your parent(s) before trying to become a teen golf caddy.  Doing so we’ll ensure your safety and they’ll likely be able to help you in your efforts.
  2. Before you begin, you’ll need to learn about golfing. You should probably learn to play golf and try it out for yourself before you help people to golf. After all, the golfers might ask you information about golfing, and you want to help them. Another reason why you’d want to learn golf is that it could improve your odds of getting hired as you could say that you were a golfer and you want to work at the same club that you used to golf at. Here is a nice guide explaining some tips for those that want to become a golf caddy. You should also look at this list for the equipment of golf, so you can help your golfers if they have an equipment breakdown: Golf Equipment.
  3. Play golf. You’ll want to polish your own golf skills before you become a golf caddy. You don’t want to look like you’re bad at golf, especially if you’re working at a golf course. Also, golfers might want your help to become a better golfer, and it’s good to be able to provide them with help. Your own golf skills can also help you land a job more easily, as you will be different from all the other applicants.  You can get golf clubs here along with any other golfing equipment here.
  4. Find a golf course and apply. You can find your local golf course with a simple Google search. You can also apply to the same golf course that you golfed at. Do some simple research and find positions that suit you. You’ll want to find the seasonal jobs. Compile a small list of all the golf courses you will apply at, and then call them about the position or send them an email. They might interview you, and during the interview you should remain calm and nice. As the saying says, you don’t have a second chance to make a first impression.
  5. Congrats, you’re officially a golf caddy. It might be hard at first, being in the sun and running different jobs the entire day, but it will be worth it in the end. You’ll make a decent amount of cash, and you’ll have great customer service experience for the future. Stick to it, and you’ll be successful in no time!

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