Caddie Policy

Caddies Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 16 years of age or older
  • Parent caddies: permitted
  • Non-parent caddies: permitted
  • Caddie push carts: permitted
  • Caddies will be issued their official tour bib at registration and required to turn them in at the scoring area
  • Caddie are required to wear appropriate golf clothing, no demin or tank tops


A caddie is one who carries or handles a player’s clubs during play and otherwise assists him in accordance with the rules. A player may only have one caddie at any given time. A caddie may be replaced or eliminated at any time by the player. No other person may offer advice or help to a player other than his caddie (Rule 8-1).

Rule 6-4. Caddie

The player may be assisted by a caddie, but he is limited to only one caddie at any one time. Violation of this rule is two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – four strokes; however, if the penalty applies to the next hole, a player having more than one caddie in breach of this rule must immediately upon the discovery that a breach has occurred ensure that he has not more than one caddie at any one time during the remainder of the stipulated round. Otherwise, the player is DISQUALIFIED.

Rule 8-2b. Indicating Line of Play (On the Putting Green)

When the player’s ball is on the putting green, the player, his partner or either of their caddies may, before but not during the stroke, point out a line for putting, but in so doing the putting green shall not be touched. No mark shall be placed anywhere to indicate a line for putting. Violation of this rule will result in a two-stroke penalty.

Rule 14-2b. Assistance

In making a stroke, a player must not: Allow his caddie, his partner or his partner’s caddie to position himself on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of putt behind the ball. Violation of this rule will result in a two-stroke penalty.

Rule 17-3. Ball Striking Flagstick or attendant

The player’s ball must not strike:
  • The flagstick when it is attended, removed or held up;
  • The person attending or holding up the flagstick or anything carried by him; or
  • The flagstick in the hole, unattended, when the stroke has been made on the putting green.
  • Violation of this rule is a two-stroke penalty and the ball must be played as it lies.

The SECGT Rules Regarding Caddies

Remember: As a caddie, your violation of the rules is equivalent to your player violating the rules. Please focus on following caddie actions:

Caddie Responsibilities:


  • Meet the player at the clubhouse and assist to driving range/practice facility
  • Count and clean clubs
  • Prepare bag for easier carrying ( may adjust the bag strap)
  • Accompany to practice putting green and assist player to starting tee on time

During play

  • Know brand of ball, number, and any personal markings
  • Assist in locating errant golf balls
  • Keep Clubs Clean
  • Provide course maintenance: rake bunkers/ fill divots/repair ball pitchmarks
  • Caddies Must Not touch the ground of the bunker while the player’s ball is in the bunker- could result in penalty to the player
  • Clean golf ball on the green and attend flagstick
  • Assist in maintaining the pace of play

Post Play

  • Clean and count clubs
  • Arrange for bag storage if requested
  • Caddie are dismissed after player has completed round

Optional Duties:

  • Offer favorable target lines without standing on line of play during the stroke
  • Furnish yardages
  • Read greens