Caddy races are the best, don’t take them away!Written by Josh Hoffert (@WhatTheHOFF)
Honestly, have you ever heard of caddy races? I haven’t until recently, but they look like the most fun I have never had. Seriously, look at the guys’ faces in the photo above. They are having the time of their lives.
It was recently announced that the PGA will ban caddy races from the TPC Scottsdale and the Colonial. Why? The PGA’s reasoning behind this is absurd:
“It was a situation where we developed a little concern about caddies’ safety. Running 150 yards puts caddies at risk for injury.”
Those are the words of PGA vice president Andy Pazder. And let me get this straight, you are banning physical activities from a sport?
I think this is just completely crazy. This is probably the worst move you could make surrounding a unique situation like this. What you should have done is offer the winning caddy a trophy.
I am pretty sure America as a whole does not need physical activity banned in any form or fashion. On the contrary. This should be allowed because it promotes fitness and healthy living. The claim that it “puts caddies at risk for injury” is a line of crap. I am sure they would assume the responsibility of twisting an ankle. Otherwise, this is just good fun! Take a look:
A sport banning any type of athletic activity is ludicrous. That is like having a cooking contest and banning the chef’s help from using utensils. It just doesn’t make sense.
One thing I can absolutely say after watching the video is a caddy should not be able to drop his bag. I would imagine that is an unwritten rule of caddy racing, you know, like a jockey must cross the line with his horse type thing.
What I am really saying is, do not ban caddy racing. Look at how much fun those guys have. Even the crowd loves it. I should start a damn petition.