We’ve been hearing a lot about PXG… But what is it? Is it a new performance enhancing drug? Is it a new cable TV channel? Is it a hot new nightclub? Nope… PXG stands for Parsons Xtreme Golf. Continue reading “PXG: Golf Clubs Unlike Any Other”
I’ve never played golf with a caddy… Yet. I am planning a trip to Bandon Dunes, and they require golfers to take a caddy. But I recently had the chance to meet a caddy… Not your average caddy. This caddy was a girl. She works for The Caddy Girls. The Caddy Girls offer a unique experience, and promise a fun way to spend the day on the links. The girls are experienced and professional, and for lack of a better word, cute. I think that is part of their schtick, though. I mean, you can learn more about modeling services on their website, and even order a 2015 calendar featuring some of The Caddy Girls. Like I said, I’ve never used a caddy before, but after finding this organization, I might have to change that.
I sat down with Meghan Tarmey to learn more about The Caddy Girls and what golfers can expect when looking to hire them.
What exactly are The Caddy Girls?
We are an all-female professional golf caddying company. We mostly forecaddie, but can carry clubs. We also specialize in staffing events with our girls as models, bartenders, tradeshow assistants etc.!
You are in several states including Arizona, Nevada, California and Florida. Are you looking to expand into more states in the future?
Yes, we plan to take it to as many markets as possible and have been expanding every day.
How many girls work for The Caddy Girls?
We have over 250 on our roster currently.
Do the girls have to golf, too?
Not a requirement, but a huge bonus! Some have never picked up a club when they apply. A few months in they are in love with the game and trying out golf themselves!
What about The Caddy Guys?
Same business model… Different gender! We do caddy for females too, and have in the past especially at tournaments. One day we should add some men to the team!
I want to hire a caddy. What is the process for that and how much will it cost?
The rate would be between $149 and $169 depending on the location, golf market, and how many caddies you hire. You call us, or email, or go to our site and we can book all of your tee times or golf packages for you, or you can forward them to us. From there we book your caddy and she will be at the bag drop!
Are there courses that you don’t work with The Caddy Girls?
Some private courses or courses that have in house caddies will not allow us. Overall we can caddy at most public golf courses in all of our markets.
What is your favorite course in Arizona?
My personal favorite is Grayhawk Golf Club – friendly staff, gorgeous course and I’m EXTREMELY fond of that bar that overlooks the course and you can grab a delicious margarita and hit the driving range out front.
Tell me more about the calendar.
This year was our first year we decided to “GO ALL IN!” and we flew 13 caddies to Bimini, Bahamas for our first ever international destination calendar shoot. Our sponsors (Traditional Golf Packages out of Williamsburg, Virginia and Resorts World Bimini) came through and helped this happen. The final result is amazing and we had a blast on that island (they only drive golf carts – it was perfect!)
What can I buy in The Caddy gift shop?
We have some schwag – tees, balls, koozies, calendars and ball markers. We will be expanding our merchandise line in 2015!
You have a website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Who manages all of those social media accounts?
Mostly me! But several of our girls help out, like our marketing director Jessica Walters and Alyssa Derr (also they caddy!)
What’s next for The Caddy Girls?
We just signed the lease for our very first office! It will be the official home base, caddy headquarters and meeting place for our “champagne Wednesdays!”
The game of golf is something I’ve been incredibly passionate about since picking it back up in late 2009. Never one to turn away from a challenge, I opened myself up to the golfing world when I started my own personal blog The Breakfast Ball in December of 2009 as a way to track my progress as I attempt to become a better player.
Having a good group of friends that are much better than you are at golf can be a bit demoralizing at times. After an outing with my friends where I embarrassed myself beyond point even I was content with, I decided it was time for me to take my golf game a lot more serious and that is how The Breakfast Ball was created and why I started the journey I’m currently on.
Fast forward almost 4 years from that day out Primm Valley Resorts back in 2009 (where I hacked myself around the course to a lovely 112) and I’m now fully engulfed in the world that is the game of golf. My site has been what I consider a huge success for a one man show and has opened so many doors to me that I never knew were out there.
The best part of all of this is I’m actually getting better! I don’t get out and play as much as I like, not too many people do for that matter, but I do get out often enough where I can see the improvement heading in the direction I want it to go.
Another facet of my life that has been elevated due to my involvement with the game of golf is social media. In 2009 if you would have asked me what social media platforms I use or which I’m familiar with or prefer I wouldn’t have had a clue what you were talking about. Running a blog though has made me “social media aware” and has become a crucial part in my development as a blogger. Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn and so many other tools are now a fixture in my every day activities I wonder how I ever managed to get through my daily activities without them.
Three Guys Golf Blog
Because of those interactions on my social media outlets I was given a fantastic opportunity to join Three Guys Golf as a contribution writer back in the summer of 2012. Having a mentor like Adam Staelin (editor and creator of Three Guys Golf) has taught me so many invaluable lessons when it comes to writing, reviewing products and developing a name in the golfing public.
Through the Three Guys Golf connection I was introduced to my current swing coach Wade (one of the Three Guys) and with his help we have completely deconstructed and reconstructed my swing over the last 10 months. What a painful and enlightening experience this has been. I’m still far from where I’d like to be but the progress has been amazing and I know in the not too distant future my game will be where I want it to be.
My home is the beautiful city that is Henderson, Nevada. Born and raised in the Vegas Valley I’ve spent the last 40 years of my life hacking around in the desert and I have loved every second of it. I love the heat of our desert so much in fact I decided it would be fun to expose myself (and a few of my friends) to the elements far beyond any normal person should and have put on a fundraiser that takes place at the Furnace Creek Ranch Resort in Death Valley, California. In 2013 we raised over $4,000 (in 132° heat, seriously) to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and have our goal set even higher for 2014!
I’m now honored to be a part of the growing team from Discount Tee Times. I hope you’ll find my reviews and articles useful and worthwhile but for the most part entertaining. My aspiration is to provide everyone with some content that will not only help you grow in the game of golf as much as I have over the last four years but also help bring the Las Vegas golf scene closer to you than ever before.
Established in 2001, The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, played at Whispering Pines Golf Club, is a world class amateur golf event featuring 20 countries from 6 continents. Each Country is represented by their 2 best men and 2 best women players. The 2009 Spirit player field featured 76 National Champions. The Spirit truly showcases the stars of tomorrow; past Spirit champions include current professional tour stars Lorena Ochoa, Brandt Snedeker, Paula Creamer and Martin Kaymer.
I had the chance to work with The Spirit International for 4 years helping them build their website and online brand. I worked closely with The Spirit and got the chance to attend the 2011 championship. While there I met and corresponded with endless people including Peter Kessler, the voice of golf. I also got the chance to meet LPGA Tour player Lexi Thompson. Last week I got to meet another LPGA Tour player and former The Spirit International participant Paige Mackenzie. Paige will be back in Trinity, Texas this fall hoping to lead her team to victory.
To help promote The Spirit International, I asked Paige to join us for a special Google+ Hangout last week. It was a full house and we talked about The Spirit, her time on the LPGA Tour and even her time on the Morning Drive on the Golf Channel. The Hangout was fun. Enjoy!
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Jesus Martinez is the GM over at Papago Golf Course, my favorite golf course in the Valley. They have a GREAT practice facility, the course is always in great shape and they have some of the cheapest beer in town. I LOVE playing this golf course, and try to play there at least once a month. I always try to get Jesus to play with me, but he always has an excuse. The last time I played there he was complaining about an ankle injury. He needs to suck it up and play some golf! He did bring me a beer on 17 and played 18 with us. But still, I rarely get the chance to play 18 holes with the guy.
Last week I was sitting at the bar with Jesus and I asked him, “Hey… What’s in your bag?” I know he plays Titlesit, but I always wonder what clubs he is playing. I know the guy changes his golf shoes every time he plays, so I figured he changed his clubs a lot. He does play all Titlesit… Even his glove. Below is a detailed list of what you will in his golf bag:
Driver: Titleist 913D3 9.5 degree, Aldila Phenom 70g Stiff Flex, Set to A-1
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913F 15 degree, Diamana Blue 72g Stiff Flex, Set to A-4
Hybrid: Titleist 913H 19 degree, Diamana Blue 82g Stiff Flex, Set to B-4
Irons: Titleist AP2 710 4-PW, KBS Tour Stiff Flex
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52 degree CC, Titleist Vokey 56 & 60 SM4
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2, 33 inches
Ball: 2013 ProV1x
Jesus went above and beyond here:
Glove: Titleist Players Glove
Range Finder: Bushnell Tour v3
Golf Bag: Titleist Staff Bag 9.5 inch
Jesus has been, over the last few weeks, recording some great videos out at Papago. From how to fix a divot to a tour of the golf course, he has been doing a great job with these videos. They are in great quality and he sounds like a true professional in all of them. Since he is obsessed with creating videos, he even created a video for this blog post. Check it out:
Jesus Martinez: What’s in the bag?
If you get the chance, you need to play this golf course. I just played there last weekend, and had a blast. Oh, and they have the best greens I have see. I have played all over the Valley, and their greens are in the best shape and are the fastest I have played to date. They hold, too! I backed up a 4 iron on Saturday. The next time you are in Phoenix, do yourself a favor and tee it up at Papago. You won’t regret it. Make sure to introduce yourself to Jesus. He is always on property. FORE!
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