Get everyone on the team!
Friday, April 30, 2010
The word “team” is commonly used to describe unity and togetherness. With this unity comes uniforms. Teams are distinguished by their colors and logos.
So why is it in golf that player-caddie teams don’t ever unify themselves in color coordinates? Aside from the archaic white uniform that caddies are required to wear at Augusta National.
I guess the obvious answer would be that caddies unfortunately don’t get multi-million dollar clothing endorsements, along with a weekly scripted clothing choice. But the real question is, Why not? The caddies get equal amount of TV time if their player is at the top of the leaderboard. Not to mention they are playing a vital role in their team’s success.
It just seems to me that caddies are always getting the hand-me-downs and the measly 8 percent on the earnings. It just isn’t fair.
I think someone needs to find a fashion niche for these ultra-hard working caddies. Better yet, have those player endorsement deals come with a caddie package. Sounds good to me.
Maybe then will I venture into the wonderful career of becoming a golf Sherpa. Any takers?
To back up my theory, take a look at how great South African Garth Mulroy and his caddie are in matching lime green colors. The duo has posted an impressive 4 under par (2 shots off the lead) going into this weekend. If they are superstitious at all, I advise them to keep the coordinates going.