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Wales is First in Europe to Offer Internet Caddy Program


The One-Minute Caddy Locator

New York, New York – July 29, 2009 – Great caddies make for great golf. And now finding and booking a top-rate professional caddy for any of Wales’s 200 courses can be done in under a minute with 


Wales is the first European country to offer an internet-based program to locate qualified, professional caddies.  But, ‘qualified’ doesn’t begin to explain all the benefits of using this superb new resource.  Many caddies are actually members of the local golf club who participate in the program, as Glenn Hughes, Southerndown Club ( member and caddy says, “we love golf and enjoy being in the company of golfers.” They are Welsh characters in their own right and enjoy nothing more than sharing Welsh golf lore and their insider knowledge of the course with visiting North Americans.


The unparalleled value of a caddy’s local knowledge is yours, giving even first-time travelers to Wales the winning edge on its most challenging courses. The quirks, ins and outs and ups and downs all will be revealed!  These bagmen are expert when it comes to understanding golf etiquette, as well as having superb technical and general knowledge of the course and the surrounding area.


In addition, Wales’ National Caddy Scheme has been designed to create a gold standard for registered caddies and aims to equip caddies with the knowledge and skills to offer a premium service.


Caddy Hughes is fond of recounting an experience with a group of American golfers in 2008, “They loved our links-style course and relished the prospect of playing the low running shot, landing the ball in front of the green and letting it release to the flag using the natural slope of the land. I guess it’s because there’s nothing like this in the States - natural, unspoilt courses with great views.  They also loved the sheep-a natural hazard - and one they certainly hadn’t seen before!  All the caddies were invited to join them for a drink afterwards. Tick followed tock and the evening drew on, business cards and phone numbers were swapped, invites to go over to the US to play their course were gratefully received.”


Wales excels at golf as it should be: uncrowded courses, accessible tee times and affordable green fees.  Unhurried. Unstuffy. Uncommon.  Visit  www.caddylocator adds to the ease and pleasure of playing in Wales.  The variety is surprising, with a suitable challenge for every golfer - everything from classic links courses to exquisite mountain fairways. Visit for info on great golf deals.


About Wales:

1.    Wales & England & Scotland are the 3 distinct countries that make up the island of Britain.

2.    Wales is the host nation for golf's Ryder Cup in 2010, the world's third-largest sporting event. Ryder Cup 2010 will be played at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, South Wales from October 1st-3rd 2010.

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