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It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical advisor and confidante. The film unveils the working dynamic between famous partnerships like the heartfelt story of Tom Watson’s and caddie Bruce Edwards. Conversely, it delves into the making of a caddie’s career with stories like Greg Puga — a young Bel Air Caddie from East Los Angeles who fought his way to Augusta to play in the Masters as a Mid-Amateur Champ. Whether familiar or new, these are stories that will make you re-think the way you look at Golf, and especially the job of the Caddie.
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walkis a visual tour de force shot on the iconic courses of Pebble Beach, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion, and Lahinch. Crafted in the spirit of documentaries like “20 feet from Stardom”, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “Step into Liquid”, the film is a must-watch document of the game of golf as you’ve never seen it before."
Loopers charts the history of golf from its origins in Scotland to modern times. Traditionally, the caddie’s mantra was to ‘show up, keep up and shut up.’ They were banned from the clubhouse and treated poorly. However, they became an important part of the sport, acting as the player’s technical adviser, psychologist and confidant.
… wishing ‘Loopers’ could be a series with each vignette an episode. Better yet, with striking panoramics of St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, Bandon, Carnoustie and other world-renowned courses, “Loopers” is reminiscent of the BBC’s “Planet Earth” series, educating while aesthetically captivating.
I’ve only played a handful of rounds of golf in my life, and I don’t particularly care about the sport. Still, I found ‘Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk’ compelling. Any time you get somebody talking about their life’s work you’re probably going to get some good stories.
This weaves history with personality in telling a handful of specifically amazing golfer-caddie pairings, and is great even for those who hate golf.
Special Thanks To
Pebble Beach Golf Resorts
Bel Air Country Club
Lloyd and Rola Gordon
Matt "Bussy" Triton
Bret Barker Family
Prestwick Golf Club
Chambers Bay Golf Links
Martin Barrett – Lahinch GC
Gerry & Barbara Pierce – Lahinch GC
Bob McClure – Ballybunion GC
Jim Bacchi & Custom Street Vans
Bob Hartwig – MovieMachines
Sanjive Chandrasekhar - Riviera Village Travel
Aon/Albert G Ruben Insurance Service, Inc.
Mike Keiser and his team at Bandon Dunes Golf Resorts
Robert Keslow and Keslow Camera
MK Business Centers
Ted Wells – Marriott Hotels Manhattan Beach Golf Course
Gary Hollaway, Western Golf Association
Augusta National Golf Club
Carnoustie Golf Links
St. Andrews Links