Who s Your Caddy Looping for the Great Near Great and Reprobates of Golf The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk to caddy for some of the world s most famous golfers and some celebrity duffers with hilarious results in this New York Times be

  • Title: Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf
  • Author: Rick Reilly
  • ISBN: 9780767917407
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk to caddy for some of the world s most famous golfers and some celebrity duffers with hilarious results in this New York Times bestseller.Who knows a golfer best Who s with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat Their caddies, of course So sportswriter RicThe funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk to caddy for some of the world s most famous golfers and some celebrity duffers with hilarious results in this New York Times bestseller.Who knows a golfer best Who s with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat Their caddies, of course So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their game by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jill McGill of the LPGA tour, and Casey Martin agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to take him on as a caddy, accompanied the four highest rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer.Between his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy and his insight into what makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly s wicked wit and an expert s eye provide readers with the next best thing to a great round of golf.

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    1. cc:Who knows a golfer best? Who's with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn alot about the players and their game by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world-including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jill McGill of the LPGA tour, and Casey Martin-agreed to let Reilly carry their bag [...]

    2. Reilly is funny, and the sections of this book where he caddies at the Masters, for John Daly, Donald Trump, Jack Nicklaus, and Deepak Chopra are excellent. His other trips with PGA tour pros are good too. He must be doing something right: he made me feel like watching a golf tournament, or following the PGA which I haven't done since I sold my own clubs after years of terrible driving spoiled the game for me. He's a little bit less effective when he's trying to be inspirational. For me, the las [...]

    3. I started reading Rick's weekly stories in the back of SI when my ex would get the magazine. And since I laughed so much week to week, when I found this book, I had to try it. And it did not disappoint.Someone being totally honest, and comical, about some of the big names on the PGA and LPGA is great. In most of the situations in the stories, most of us would have walked/run away and never looked back. Rick, however, takes the sour and sometimes happy incidents and makes them amusing for those o [...]

    4. This might actually pass the Bechdel Test, in the one chapter devoted to the LPGA. There might be some conversations between women there, about golf and lesbianism / perceptions of lesbianism. Sometimes I like to read golf books, in memory of my Dad. Whose book this was, and who probably didn't enjoy it that much because it's pretty crass. I probably should have considered the cover on this one, but it gave me my annual golf lingo fix, so okay.

    5. WHO'S YOUR CADDY sets the standard for golf humor and it is hilarious. If you don't have time to read the entire thing, then you must read the chapter describing Reilly's experience looping for Donald Trump. Trump does not play his first ball, but brazenly insists that he does. When Reilly wrote, that characteristic of Trump's was hilarious. Now, it might take on a different quality.

    6. The author asked a few pro golfers and celebrities if he could caddy for them. This tells us a bit about the people, their personalities and their golf. A very funny read and gives a great insight into what these people are like.

    7. Typical Rick Reilly, very funny as he puts the reader on the golf course as a caddy. As an avid golfer, I found the situations funny and not unusual. I wish he had caddied for an additional ten or more golfers.

    8. I'm not a golfer (yet) but my boyfriend let me borrow the book. It was hysterical! I obviously have quite a lot to learn about golfing and looping that I can't learn just by watching on TV. For a non-golfer, this was a very funny read

    9. Whether or not seen as or thought of as a pointless journey, Who’s your caddy? is a book of meaning. In a society where football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, etc. are only considered to be a “real sport”, people and athletes in other sports tend to stand as outcasts to others. When in reality, there are many more people that do other sports that involve more athletic ability, smartness, common sense, and the will and desire to practice for hours upon hours a day. While being a husband [...]

    10. Characters: i give my characters a 4. The charaters in my book were very well described because the auther would talk to ;them and ask questions so we got a lot of information aboutr them and their personal life."He's a two -packs-a-day guy except when He's a tree-packs-a-day guy"(reilly 38). I love my charaters, they are funny and really cool. they are belive able because they are real life people and they are all house hold names for most people.Setting: The setting i give a 5. the setting in [...]

    11. 1) Who's Your Caddy2) Rick Reilly3) Nonfiction - Sports4) Rick Reilly is a journalist for ESPN. He is an avid golfer and wanted a different perspective of the game. He offers to caddy for pros, amateurs, women, and sharks (players who bet). 5) The book was a non-fiction narrative, so there wasn't necessarily a theme or motif. I learned a lot about the game of golf, the tasks of a caddy, and other golf related things that are not well known. I have much more respect for a caddy after reading this [...]

    12. I don't know if there is a better sportswriter alive than Rick Reilly. I don't even watch or play golf that much, if ever, and this book made me want to play 18 holes immediately. In this book Reilly caddies for 12 golfers including Tommy Aaron, who kind of comes off as an asshole; Jack Nicklaus, Casey Martin, Donald Trump, Bob Newhart, and a golfer that is blind just to name a few. Reilly's stories make you laugh hysterically and they contain some of the best sentences you'll ever read in sport [...]

    13. In chapter two, pages 30-55, Rick Reilly, a reporter for the popular network ESPN, explores the caddy position with another professional golfer. This golfer is 35-year-old John Daly. Daly is know as one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, and he is also known as a guy who is notorious for abusing drugs and loosing millions of dollars gambling. While Reilly is there to caddy for Daly, Reilly also wants to ask Daly some questions about his past. Daly has had some of the largest triumphs in his [...]

    14. An unlikely book for me, given to me by an unlikely source, my mother. She always enjoyed reading Rick Reilly's articles in Sports Illustrated, in the same way some people only buy the newspaper to read a particular comic like Dilbert, or the New Yorker for the cartoons. Reilly has a sharp, funny way of painting a picture for the reader. You don't have to be a golfer to like this book. If anything, it helps non-golfers understand why people hit little white balls with crooked sticks, and chase a [...]

    15. Apparently Rick Reilly is a writer for Sports Illustrated. As I should have guessed, it’s written like a magazine article.Unlike any other sport e.g. football, in the instance of a caddy, you can get CLOSE to a professional athlete. Be part of the game. I thought that there would be substantive insights. Actually, it’s a ULTRA-lite read. Just a “goof” – supposed to be fun. That’s all well and good – but you REALLY have to be an avid golfer to enjoy this book.Reilly caddied for prof [...]

    16. Usually, if I put a book down after only 25 pages it would get only one star. This one gets two because it's a fantastic conceptjust poorly executed. The author is funny and I was really getting into the book, but after a dozen or so pages, he decided that the 3rd commandment given to Moses atop Mount Sinai was meerly a suggestion to be followed only if convenient. The three F-bombs on page 25 sealed the deal for me.If your vocabulary is so limited as to require the use of profanity to "get your [...]

    17. This might be my SECOND review of this book as I am somewhat behind but here goes: Delightful stories but perhaps most enjoyed by golfers or watchers of the gamet sure others would understand many of the references made by Rick Reilly. I loved his columns in Sports Illustrated when the magazine would arrive for the males in my family, and he doesn't disappoint here in telling tales of some of golf's greats and not-so-greats as they allow him to caddy for them. 'Caddy' might be too strong a word, [...]

    18. Rick Reilly does it again. For anyone remotely interested in watching or playing golf, this book is a MUST. "Who's Your Caddy?" takes Reilly's never-ending wit and couples it with the many absurdities that the game of golf can create. The result is a hilarious look at the sport of golf, from its illustrious stars (Jack Nicklaus, Tom Lehman) to its nefarious characters (Dewey Tomko, of WSP fame, who doesn't break a sweat over betting $50,000 A HOLE!) to its celebrity players (Donald Trump, Bob Ne [...]

    19. Rick Reilly is absolutely hilarious and by consensus the best sportswriter of our time. In this book, he caddies for top senior, men's and women's golfers, a blind man and Donald Trump. Every page has a laugh. Reilly is a master at simile and metaphor, and such colorful writing is delightful. Warning: Many pages are also a blue, as in there is a lot of swearing and innuendo. The chapter on John Daly is particularly close to R rated. Definitely PG-13 and really more, closer to R, if not that. The [...]

    20. I like sports writers who tackle their subject with humor. I have to listen to a lot of local sports writers who treat the matter like it is life and death. This book gives some insight into how each golfer approaches the game. The chapter about Donald Trump was fascinating. It shows how one man can be admired and condemned at the same time. Also enjoyed the chapter with Bob Newhart. His humor and dry wit.Now that I heard Rick is retiring from sports writing I hope that future writers for sports [...]

    21. So far this book is way better than I thought it would be. When I saw the book I thought that it would be all about boring golf stats and stuff like that. Instead the book is very entertaining and funny. The book is about a caddy named John and his experiences with golfers. He has caddied for many golfers and has a lot of great stories. So far in the book he has caddied for an older golfer named Andy who is in his sixties. Andy's old caddy was giving him an attitude and is now giving John a chan [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this book by Rick Reilly. I found it very funny at sometimes. He used humor to get across the important points. I found it interesting what his feeling and thoughts were as he was a caddy for players. Its something I might do for fun one day. A couple things I didn't like about the book was that it didn't really have a story-line. Just each chapter was basically a new story about caddying for a new person. I would have been nice if he has tied the stories together more.Overall I [...]

    23. This is an ingenius idea for a book, and I'm not sure anyone but Reilly could have done it justice.Each chapter details his experience caddying for a famous person, ranging from professional golfers to ex-Presidents. Also included: caddying for a professional gambler, a blind golfer, a woman professional golfer, and Bill Murray.It's funny as hell, and provides great insights into the game of golf as well as the lives of the players.

    24. Not bad. It's a fairly quick read, but worth it. This was also the first Rick Reilly book I've read. I was happy to see that his work outside of the old Sports Illustrated columns wasn't sanitized and G rated. That made the stories in this book entertaining. He definitely caddied for a motley group of people, and the stories about them cover a lot of interesting characters. There's enough humor and golf philosophy to even everything out. I'd recommend it.

    25. Rick Reilly shows in "Who's Your Caddy" why you either love him or hate him. Rick tried to be funny at timed, but didn't appear to be successful in doing so. He split up and made a book with different stories of one golfer or celebrity per chapter. If you are not a golf fan than this probably isn't the book for you because their isn't very many life lessons and an average comedic style to which Rick Reilly tries to write sometimes.

    26. Ah, Rick Riley you make me laugh. This is the best book in the world, but if you're a golfer, and can laugh at yourself as you golf, you'll enjoy this book. Riley, a writer for Sports Illustrated, takes a year of his life to spend it caddying with the big boys -- and girls. Not all the stories are squeeky clean, but they certainly will teach you a few things about your golf idols you didn't know before. And I know I won't be running away from home to become a caddy any day soon!

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