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!”