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Laura A. Drumm
Cooper or "Coop" is fifty years old and plays to a 30 handicap.
He likes the game but don't have allot of time to play.
He is a part time caddie and a plumber by profession in
the North Palm Beach area.
started his career as a caddie in high school where he shagged
balls at the Everglades CC and later at Palm Beach CC in
Florida. Coop loved the freedom and the money caddying provided
him. He had the opportunity of working in a group with Mike
Springer in 1995 during the Anderson Consulting Tournament
at Wingfoot CC in Marramack, NY. He was a club caddie at
the time and looking for a bag. Coop ended up working for
an amateur during the Anderson Consulting Tournament, and
his group won the pro-am that day. It was a great experience.
favorite player is Mark Brooks, Coop likes his golf game
and his personality. His favorite caddie is Herman (Lee
Trevino's) caddie. Coop commented, "He is a cool dude!"
The most famous player that Coop has worked for is Curtis
Strange at the Doral in Miami and Mark Brooks at Loxahatchee
CC. Coop admires Mark's professionalism and his respect
for the caddie.
Cooper works well with almost any type of player. His best
experience and most enjoyable rounds are when he works with
people who are serious about their game. His funniest experience
was working with an amateur who took his game very seriously.
He wasn't hitting his putts all day they were going left
and right of the hole. I walked up to him and told him that
he was going to hole the ball and he did!
thinks it's great to have an association for caddies that
provides benefits to all the people working out here each
week. Coop is excited about the association and would be
proud to wear its line of clothing.