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PCA Worldwide Caddie Corner Interview:
By Laura Drumm

Club Caddies are Cool too!
J. Patrick Fox has worked clubs for years.

PCA Worldwide Caddie Corner Interview: By Laura Drumm

Club Caddies are Cool too!

J. Patrick Fox has worked clubs for years. J. Patrick Fox is 33 years old and plays to a 15 handicap. His father, who allowed him to join him on the course at the age of 8, first introduced him to the game of golf. Patrick was hooked and wanted to be a part of this great game. After high school Patrick worked in the golf business for 5 years at Nevada Bobs and Golf USA Retail, as a Driving Range manager, and as a professional instructor for a parks and recreation adult education program.

Patrick received a call from a friend who was caddying at Old Marsh in Florida who asked him if he would like to work with him caddying at Old Marsh in Florida for the winter. This was followed up by an invitation to caddy at Maidstone in East Hampton Long Island NY May through October. He never thought he would enjoy caddying so much. "No two days are alike!", says Patrick.

As to Fox's favorite player it is a toss-up between Gary Player and Greg Norman. He admires "Fluff" Mike Cowan because of his great dedication and relationship with Peter Jacobsen and Tiger Woods.

His most exciting experience was when he caddied for Rick Hartman of the Atlantic CC. Hartman was a two-time winner of the Metropolitan PGA Chapter. Patrick proudly declared, "We shot a 65 at Maidstone that round!". The most famous player Fox worked for was Sean Adams at the Senior PGA Championship in 1998. The most humorous experience he has had caddying was listening to Lee Travino work the crowd in Naples at the Old Aetna Challenge. The most memorable was working in a group with Gary Player and Lee Travino at the Intellenet Challenge a Senior PGA Event.

Patrick works best with quiet consistent players, and likes to work with players around the green. He says he works best with serious fundamentalists who can still lighten up a bit.

When asked about having an association for caddies. Patrick said the following, " I feel the efforts toward providing professionalism and having an association for benefits i.e. Health, Dental supplies etc. is most beneficial. I would be happy to promote this association any way possible by wearing clothing or by any other means.

J. Patrick Fox is not related to Michael J. Fox. He doesn't have to be, he has what it takes to be a great person and a great caddie, he has a great Attitude!

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