The safety of our caddies is the top priority in the wake of COVID-19. When golf restrictions are lifted in your area, we hope that caddies are welcomed back at the appropriate time, as well. We believe youth caddies can return to the golf course when it's allowed by the golf course and caddies have completed their academic requirements.
DMSF will help ensure that our caddies are not forgotten and that caddying can be restarted as quickly and safely as possible when restrictions are lifted. The focus pf this training is to provide tools to prepare for the 2020 caddie season. WGA has compiled tips and safety measures that will provide guidance on how to safely caddie at your respective club. All proposed safety measures should be confirmed with your Caddie Manager. Please read the following guidelines and the safety measures outlined in the document below.
General Safety Measures
Depending on CDC recommendations, masks may be required or encouraged for all staff and caddies to reduce exposure.
All caddies with any respiratory illness should stay at home until symptoms have resolved -and they are fever-free for 48 hours.
Frequent washing of hands is effective in limiting exposure to this virus. Caddies should carry hand sanitizer with them at all times.
To maintain adequate hydration, caddies should bring a water bottle and refrain from using public water fountains.
Take proper measures for any caddie restrooms and maintain bathroom upkeep.