Former All Black Justin Marshall with caddy Brendan Jones
during round four of the New Zealand PGA championships at
The Hills, Arrowtown, in March this year. Photo by Michael
The New Zealand Open is calling for more than 150 caddies
to support the tournament at The Hills and Millbrook Resort
golf clubs near Arrowtown next year.
The open will be played in a Pro-Am format incorporating 132
professional players and 132 amateur players over the first
The tier-one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia runs from
February 27 to March 2.
Caddy master Andrew Whiley said as a result of the extended
tournament next year played across two courses, more caddies
were needed than in previous years.
''Caddies need to have some golf knowledge, but most
importantly they need to be fit, keep up with the players and
carry a tour bag around the course,'' Mr Whiley said.
Most caddies received $50 per day, on average, during last
There is a $39 fee to register and all caddies will receive
an NZ Open golf shirt and hat to wear while caddying and to
take home as a souvenir.
• Registrations can be made on the NZ Open website.