My start in caddieing

I moved to Worcester MA in 1959. In the Summer of 1960, after getting a tip from my cousin, I started caddieing at Worcester Country Club. John Bernardi was the pro, Ray LaJoie was the assistant pro and the caddiemaster. I started as a class B caddie carrying single bags and worked my way up through class A and then, by 1961,  class AA carrying doubles. As a AA caddie carrying doubles I made on average $6 for 18 holes.

In 1962 some caddies from Worcester Country Club were recruited to caddie at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton in the LPGA’s Carling Open. I caddied for 17 year old Judy Torluemke ( later to become more well known as Judy Rankin ).

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