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Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf | [Rick Reilly]

Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf

Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play.
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Publisher's Summary

Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play. Even though Reilly doesn't know a thing about actual caddying, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehmann, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump, Casey Martin, and a blind golfer let him fumble through the motions at their sides. The result is a hilarious book of wisdom and humor.

©2003 Rick Reilly; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Hilarious misadventures, catty gossip, and downright embarrassing facts are only part of the appeal of this deftly written journal by Sports Illustrated writer Reilly....A truly funny, don't-miss read." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Patrick Melbourne, FL, USA 08-05-05
    Patrick Melbourne, FL, USA 08-05-05
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    "Absolutely Friggin' Hilarious!!!"

    Rick Reilly does an awesome job of telling stories not just about himself, but the players (and their caddies) he works for. He pays respect when it is merited (w/ Jack Nicklaus, Tom Lehman, and the blind golfer), has fun when he is supposed to (w/ John Daly), and pokes fun when it is deserved (w/ Tommy Aaron, LPGA golfer). Rick does an admirable job with Casey Martin too, doing a little investigative journalism, and showing both sides of the ADA golf cart law suit. He has a wit that makes this golf book interesting and entertaining. I was laughing out loud! I'm going looking for more Rick Reilly material next chance I get.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Crosby LONDON, UK 01-01-06
    J. Crosby LONDON, UK 01-01-06 Member Since 2004

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    "Hilarious"

    One of the funniest things I've listened to all year. (2005) Listening to the Trump chapter alone is worth the price of entry. He's a witty and intelligent writer and very well read. Put a smile on your face and listen to this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rex Dallas, TX, USA 06-16-05
    Rex Dallas, TX, USA 06-16-05
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    "hilarious"

    This book is hysterical. you'll never look at john daly, casey martin or david duval the same again. i wish he'd write a sequel with more players.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Swee Seng SingaporeSingapore 06-08-05
    Swee Seng SingaporeSingapore 06-08-05
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    "Most entertaining golf book ever!"

    If there is one golf book you have to listen to, this is it! Recently on a trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is a 7 hours round trip by car, this book kept me company and made a normally boring trip into a relax and entertaining one. I especially love the chapter with Deepak Chopra, that alone is worth the price of the book. 5 STARS!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Swartz Creek, MI, USA 02-18-05
    Michael Swartz Creek, MI, USA 02-18-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Loved It!"

    I'm an avid golfer and found both the description of the players I knew and the insight into them personally both entertaining and often throught provoking. I laughed a lot and learned a lot. This book gave me a new appreciation of this wonderful yet frustrating game. Well worth the time and money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenifer Manchester, CT, USA 01-11-05
    Jenifer Manchester, CT, USA 01-11-05
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    "Entertaining for all"

    A very humorous look at the world of an otherwise boring sport. He puts a personality to the guys strolling down the fairway without making it sound like I am listening to a round of golf on the radio. Well-written and entertaining for even the casual sports fan. The reading is excellent. The narrator has a great voice and great inflection. A pleasant break from the usual novel I regularly purchase.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Suffolk, VA, USA 10-01-04
    Jim Suffolk, VA, USA 10-01-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Enjoyed It"

    Riley hangs out with a lot golfers you "care" about. He has some funny stories. The time went fast with the book. I wish there was more.

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    Thomas Uniontown, OH, USA 04-23-05
    Thomas Uniontown, OH, USA 04-23-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Who's Youre Caddy"

    This is the most humorous book I have listened to in years. I have listened to it at least 5 times. The narator is perfect for this recording. Even if you don't understand or like golf you will find this book entertaining!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Santa Maria , CA, USA 03-25-14
    Thomas Santa Maria , CA, USA 03-25-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Funny Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Who's Your Caddy? to be better than the print version?

    Yes, This book is a good listen, excellent for the driving and will put you in a good mood.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His story of looping for Bob Newhart


    Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this is the first


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Real Caddy Shack.


    Any additional comments?

    Good Book, Good stories told well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Austin, TX, United States 03-27-13
    Patrick Austin, TX, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2011

    I like autumn night times. Curtains drawn. The dim lamp. Chaired with a book. Fireside hours. A warm peace.

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    "Absolutely Loved It"

    A funny, witty, and charming book about an attempt at being a Caddy for some of golf's most famous names, and some not so famous.

    The author lays out an entertaining journey that will make you laugh while at the same time, keep you interested too. Each of the people he caddies for are made into funny characters in a way. By the end of each brief section describing his adventure with a subject, you can't help but laugh out loud at some of the moments between the author and his subjects.

    I consider myself a "tough crowd" when it comes to humor, but Reilly hit the spot on this one. He doesn't suck up to any of the golfers in the book, and gives the reader a good & bad aspect of the person, which reveals a human side to some of them.

    The narrator, Grover Gardner, did excellent as always.

    A very interesting read, and would even be entertaining for those who don't know much about golf. Give it a shot, I don't think you'll walk away saying you hated this book.

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  • Kevin
    Sandy, Beds, United Kingdom
    9/10/07
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    "Makes you laugh out loud on your own"

    The most amusing golf book I have ever listened to. I have now listened to this twice whilst driving (a car!) and the journey flies by. The stories are written with great observation and reveal unexpected sides to the famous. If you like to be entertained and love golf this is a must.............. be ready to laugh out loud even when you are on your own!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandton, JohannesburgSouth Africa
    9/21/06
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    "So much more than golf!!!!!"

    It was interesting, funny and sad all at the same time. It sounds like a true story teller telling his number one story...

    I realy enjoyed it, I look forward to listening to some of his other books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jeffrey
    United Kingdom
    2/9/13
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    "Enjoyable and Funny"

    I always wanted to see what a caddies life is like, and even though the book was fun to listen to, the reader only gets a 1 or 2 day perspective about caddying for about 6 different golfers (professional and amateur) in not very serious competitions. Its mostly about the hazing he gets from the players and the other full time caddies.



    I recommend this if you want a light and funny story, but not if you are looking to see behind the locker room doors at the life of a caddy (cant wait until Steve Williams writes his book)

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