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By David Kight Au­thor and Pro­fes­sional Tour Cad­die David Kight grew up on the edge of the Mel­bourne Sand­belt and was drawn to the game of golf at an early age.

To earn money as a young­ster, he cad­died for mem­bers at Rivers­dale be­fore do­ing like­wise at the more fa­mous and pri­vate Met­ro­pol­i­tan Golf Club. It was here, in the mid-80s, that Kight cad­died for Greg Nor­man, who was film­ing an in­struc­tion video at the course. Nor­man never for­got that meet­ing and he pro­vides the fore­word for Rev­e­la­tions Of A Tour Cad­die.

Kight’s book takes you back to a time when there was great mate­ship among the Tour cad­dies and re­veals what life is re­ally like on Tour as a pro­fes­sional cad­die; the dodgy ho­tels, missed flights, stolen lug­gage and what it’s like liv­ing out of a suit­case.

And, if you aspire to be­come a Tour cad­die, there is plenty of advice along the jour­ney from cover-to-cover in­clud­ing, how to cad­die well while you’re hun­gover, when to talk to your player and when to shut up and other ‘trade’ se­crets.

Rev­e­la­tions Of A Tour Cad­die is an easy, en­joy­able read that will give you a new per­spec­tive on the ‘other’ tour.

The paper­back book can be pur­chased for $29.95 via the au­thor’s web­site www.david­

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