HSBC Sport | CHAMPIONS UNPLUGGED: ‘A Day in the Life of a Caddy’

HSBC Sport | CHAMPIONS UNPLUGGED: ‘A Day in the Life of a Caddy’


We’ve been taking you behind the scenes
of the HSBC Champions and showing some of the people
and the work they do to make this tournament go smoothly. We’ve seen the photographers, the agents, it’s also time to have a look at those soldiers
alongside the players, those hard done-by caddies. Here we are with the Hundredweight,
that is professional tour bag, the bane of the life of a caddie,
but there must be a lot of things in here. Yes, absolutely. I guess you’ve got to be prepared for every single thing that the day or the weather can throw at you. How many balls would you keep normally? I’m sure sometimes you go ‘just 3’,
I’m feeling confident. No, I’m not that confident. A dozen, which is 12. It depends on the golf course, if there are lots wedges,
maybe put some more, 14, 15. – Just because they chop the golf balls.
– Absolutely. Not because of the water, or the trees. When there are a lot of wedges,
maybe put some more golf balls. Even on day like today, there’d be waterproofs in there?
And gloves as well? We probably carry between 4 to 6 gloves. The waterproofs are so light nowadays. – Always keep a sleeveless in there for Martin.
– I’m going to rummage in here. See what he keeps in there. Ok, let’s check it out. A little training aid here,
can’t use that obviously on the tournament. This is terrible, I’m just rummaging through.
OK, sunglasses. Towel.
You carry a spare towel? Always carry a spare towel,
you never know when you might need it. Even on a day like today when the sun is shining. No waterproof here, you’re taking a big risk. If you’d just like to open the big compartment
where it’s easier to get out, you’ll find a hood, waterproofs, actually we get the full set in, from yesterday that’s mine and Martin’s
but they are very very light. New Hugo Boss range, Green range, MK range. Terrible product placement there! I made a mistake as a caddie at the US open. The first thing they gave me
when I registered to be a caddie was blister cream, plasters and antiseptic. – You’ve got all that sort of stuff in there?
– We don’t carry anything like that. Obviously I carry for a lot of players. Actually having a first-aid kit is quite handy.
You never know when something might happen. You carry for a few players, is he fussy? Does he like a lot of stuff in there, are there some players
who demand things, like cakes? Perhaps, Monty? No, just some Kitkats and Diet cokes! We’re just rummaging through your stuff,
you have quite a fullsome bag. But no first-aid kit in there? No, Martin never gets injured,
never gets any little cuts, bruises, nothing. Snack of choice, Martin? I like Snickers. This is more product placement that you can shake a snickers at! I’ll pack this bag back up for you. You need that a lot.
Thanks, Martin. Thank you Craig. Good luck with that.
I’ve stuck a brick in there as well, as you go round this hilly course. So there we are, Craig Connelly,
a little bit in the day of a life of a caddie and… don’t tell him but one of the best. What can you say? Thanks, Andrew.

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