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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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    Ben Wynnum West, QLD, Australia 03-02-09
    Ben Wynnum West, QLD, Australia 03-02-09
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    "Great. Golfers will love it."

    If you play golf, get this. It's great.

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    shane lai 01-07-09
    shane lai 01-07-09 Member Since 2008
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    "fun to listen"

    Found this title very entertaining. It take a backstage look into the life of some of professional golfers on and off the course. Highly recommend to those of you sitting in traffic and want a little laugh every so often. You don't need to be a hardcore golfer, just knowing some of these high profile golfers makes the experience much better.

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    Michael Indianapolis, IN, USA 09-08-06
    Michael Indianapolis, IN, USA 09-08-06
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    "Very Interesting Book"

    This was a great book. Rick Reilly did a great job with the narrative and the subject was fascinating - caddying for a variety of personalities and reporting about the lessons, experiences, conversations, comaraderie. I love golf and this was just a pleasure to listen to in the morning and afternoon drives between work and home. I highly recommend this for golf fanatics.

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    Harry Newark, DE, USA 11-02-05
    Harry Newark, DE, USA 11-02-05
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    "Who's Your Caddy?"

    This book was excellent reading, it was to the point and had an excellent cast of characters to read about. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

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    Bruce Wayne Minneapolis, MN United States 07-28-05
    Bruce Wayne Minneapolis, MN United States 07-28-05 Member Since 2005
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    "very entertaining"

    Very funny. Gives some behind the scenes looks at the pro golf scene.

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    Steven SandtonSouth Africa 05-03-05
    Steven SandtonSouth Africa 05-03-05
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    "Golf and lifestyles with a side order of humour!"

    A really worthwhile way to spend 7 hours and 34 mins ! It is more than just golf it is about personalities and their passions told enthusiastically through the mind of a great sport journalist

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    Joanna Shingle Springs, CA, United States 09-05-04
    Joanna Shingle Springs, CA, United States 09-05-04
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    "Not bad"

    I'm not a golfer, only a spectator. It adds more of a personality of these players.

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    Aaron Tooele, UT, USA 08-15-05
    Aaron Tooele, UT, USA 08-15-05
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    "Pretty good"

    He had some funny stories but the reader was annoying. I couldn't get over him repeatedly calling the Pro V-1 the "Titleist Pro 6."

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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