A caddy is the person who carries the golfer's clubs. Caddies know the golf course comprehensively and give advice to the golfer about the lay of the course and how the greens break. So how in the world can an animal be a golf caddy?
A local public course offers llama golf caddies. That's right...llamas. The other day I was out riding (in our summer-like heat) and saw them on the course. Of course I stopped to snap a few photographs. This group of golfers has two llama caddies, and also three other llamas who are simply walking the course with them. I'm not at all certain why they have the non-working llamas. Perhaps they are apprentice caddies.
One little problem with llama caddies is their grazing when they should be walking. The leader gives the llama leads a slight tug to get their attention.
The llamas stop grazing and walk along.
Club selection must be done by the golfer. None of the llamas seemed to have any suggestions for which golf club to use. They would graze every time the group stopped.
The golfer seems to be praising his llama.
Stopping to graze once again.
Some of the llamas in the group were not carrying clubs. The caddies were each carrying two golf bags while the others simply walked the course with the golfers.
The five llamas and the golfers head off to the next hole. Quite interesting to watch, but I'm not sure they will really catch on. Perhaps the tourists will find sufficient novelty in hiring a llama.
What a basketball game we saw last night! Exciting down to the wire. I was so hoping Butler would win and I rather resented the constant David v. Goliath comparisons. The Butler team on the floor had every reason to be there. Yes, Butler University is small, but their players have more talent than most huge university teams. They are well-coached, disciplined, and fun to watch. Too bad they couldn't topple Duke but they have every reason to be proud. Interesting little fact...when Duke's coach took his team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time, Butler's coach was in the first grade.