THE UN­HEARD VOICES OF GOLF

Today's Golfer (UK) - - First Tee -

Given the im­pact cad­dies play in ev­ery­day rounds for pro golfers, it sur­prises me that they are sel­dom found in the com­men­tary box or stu­dio. I find it re­fresh­ing listening to Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay’s on-course com­men­tary via NBC be­cause he is far

more aware of the emo­tional and strate­gic chal­lenges fac­ing play­ers, not to men­tion the dif­fi­cul­ties of the course be­ing played. I’d rel­ish listening to the thoughts and mind­set of fa­mous cad­dies like Steve Wil­liams and Mike ‘Fluff’ Cowan on TV at key mo­ments dur­ing golf events. Who knows, Bones may just have opened the door to in­tro­duc­ing more ex-cad­dies to the world of TV and ra­dio. Cad­dies are smart and knowl­edge­able peo­ple, con­trary to the mis­con­cep­tion that all they do is carry a golfer’s bag on the course.

HARDEEP SINGH, SOUTHAMP­TON

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