Who's Your Caddy? and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 16.57
  • List Price: CDN$ 22.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 6.38 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf Paperback – May 4 2004


See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 16.57
CDN$ 5.57 CDN$ 0.01

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (May 4 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767917405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767917407
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.3 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #265,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
You ever notice anybody standing next to Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez as he's firing cheese at the Yankees? Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By Jim Willis on May 4 2005
Format: Paperback
The chapter on John Daly and in other parts makes this the kind of book that is dis-tasteful. As the Amazon people know I read a winde range of books and books are my hobby and I will spend 600+ in a year and I will recommend books if I like them - this is the first book in a long while I was disapointed with. Says it is suposed to be humour - they mean TOILET houmor. Swearing and situations like John Daly.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
The book starts off well, but the chapter about John Daly is really distasteful. Irony is, Reilly falls into the hole he dug for Daly. Some of the things the golfers did and said to Mr. Reilly were obviously not meant to be published. However, Mr. Reilly betrays their confidence in hopes of some cheap laughter at their expense. Pro-golfers will take a dim view. This book could have been great, but cheap tricks and crude language are never funny, Mr. Reilly. And the chapter on the lady golfer reeks of sexism. This book may only earn Mr. Reilly the "John Daly" of sportwriters title, and not much respect from tour players.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on May 17 2004
Format: Hardcover
A writer with Reilly's pedigree, access, and connections should be able to write a better book. These days, all sports writers seem to want to seem as funny and as ironically hopeless as possible, and it ruins their efforts. Reilly ridicules his caddying ability ad nauseum, when in fact everyone KNOWS he's supposed to be bad. This is just veiled irony, of course, because he wouldn't run down his bag-carrying skills if he didn't already have a good gig at Sports Illustrated.
There's a difference between taking us into John Daly's private world, and allowing himself to wallow in it. What do we end up knowing about Daly that (a) we wanted to know, and (b) didn't already know? Nothing. What we get is Reilly living the vicarious thrill of hanging out with a guy who might just implode at any moment.
This book is just one more step toward the merger of sports, sports journalism, and entertainment. You know, the world where goateed sports enthusiasts come up with cutesy little diminutives of every athlete's name, and every writer/broadcaster has to find a way to be part of the story. In golf this is particularly annoying, because the players usually play along (e.g., the insufferable Jimmy Buffett-wannabe Gary McCord) and, suddenly, golf journalism becomes a parody of itself.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
Reilly is like the kid in high school who tries sooo hard to be funny: some of the jokes he tells might indeed be good, but the sheer, focused effort to "be funny" conveys a sad idiocy to it. Many of his "funny" lines read like they should be accompanied by a vaudeville cymbal-crash, or at very least the canned laughs of 70s sitcoms. His relentless self-deprecating fun-poking at his own caddying inability comes across as contrived in someone who, at other junctures in the book, is revealed to be a solid low-to-no handicap player. The sections on Trump and Jill McGill were decent. The rest was a write-off, and revealed no more abut the inner workings of tour golf that you can glean attending a practice round at any tournament. The snippets of translated "caddy lingo" are pitiful, and by the end of the book I was simply skipping them outright.
This book will appeal to some tastes - after all, even "Blind Date" and "Maury" find audiences... somewhere. If you love watching "Grey Goose 19th Hole" on Golf Channel, or you tape or TiVo episodes of "Peter Jacobsen Unplugged", buy the book with no second thoughts. Otherwise, redeploy your money to another piece of golf literature (Ken Venturi's "Up and Down...", for instance) and you'll be glad you did.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
Overall, this CD set is a great deal of fun to listen to, as Reilly knows golf and golfers well. Somehow or other, he managed to caddy for several professional and prominent golfers: John Daly, David Duval, and Donald Trump, to name a few. Reilly is more than willing to describe in detail his mistakes as an inexperienced caddy; he has the ability to make the listener visualize exactly what the embarrassment factor was for each "goof." Reader Grover Gardner is excellent at portraying the author's emotions. Working together, Reilly and Gardner make the experiences so real that listeners can almost hear the rattle of clubs before one of the professional caddies shows Reilly how to stop them from shaking in the bag and disturbing his golfer. Two of the golfers, Casey Martin and Bob Andrews, play with physical handicaps: Martin, who is the only professional golfer allowed to ride in a golf cart by a Supreme Court decision, plays with continual pain; Andrews is blind. Reilly's descriptions of their courage and competitiveness display great sensitivity and are extremely effective. The only chapter that fails is the one involving LPGA golfer Jill McGill, where Reilly's attitude abruptly changes to patronizing and supercilious as he describes the women's golf tour. Recommended for all audio collections, but primarily for men
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on April 22 2004
Format: Hardcover
Talk about inside the ropes! "Who's Your Caddy" makes "A Good Walk Spoiled" look like it was researched and written in Feinstein's basement. Reilly not only gets inside the ropes, but inside the players' heads and family lives, and in John Daley's case inside his jockstrap. He's also a master story teller. His profiles of Lehman, Daley and Duval alone are worth the price of admission.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Most recent customer reviews

Search


Feedback