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In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from?

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Asked by MajorVLoganathan, 04 May '11 12:15 pm
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Where Caddie Comes From
Some say that the term caddie was originally coined by Mary Queen of Scots in 1552. She may have been the first female to play the game of golf. When she was going to school in France during her youth, it was traditional for French military cadets to carry the clubs of royalty. The cadets carrying golf clubs actually came to be called caddies due to the French language. The word cadet in French is pronounced "ca-dee," thus the term. The term traveled to Scotland when Mary returned there in 1561.
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Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 04 May '11 12:18 pm

 
  
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The word caddie comes from the gascon Occitan capdth or capdet, meaning chief then younger boy (become cadet in French and refers to the Cadets de Gascogne, the captains serving in the French army in the 15th century were the youngest sons of the aristocratic families of Gascony). The term caddie or cadie first appeared in the English language in the year 1634.[1]
Answered by anil garg, 22 Jan '12 05:04 pm

 
  
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In golf, a caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a player's bag and clubs, and gives insightful advice and moral support. A good caddy is aware of the challenges and obstacles of the golf course being played, along with the best strategy in playing it. This includes knowing overall yardage, pin placements and club selection. A caddy is not usually an employee of a private club or resort. He is classified as an "independent contractor," meaning that he is basically self employed and does not receive any benefits from his association with the club. Some clubs and resorts do have caddy programs, although benefits are rarely offered.
The word caddie comes from the gascon Occitan capdth or capdet, meaning chief then younger boy (become cadet in French and refers to the Cadets de Gascogne, the captains serving in the French army in the 15th century were the youngest sons of the aristocratic families of Gascony). The term caddie or cadie first appeared in the English language in the ye ...more
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 06 May '11 09:28 am

 
  
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