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Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2020, 5(1), 41-44
DOI: 10.12691/jpar-5-1-8
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The Golf Caddie - The Forgotten Worker

Kent J. Adams1, , Trish Sevene1, Joe Walsh2, Mike Climstein3 and Mark DeBeliso3

1Sport Science Institute

2Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA

36Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA

Pub. Date: July 27, 2020

Cite this paper:
Kent J. Adams, Trish Sevene, Joe Walsh, Mike Climstein and Mark DeBeliso. The Golf Caddie - The Forgotten Worker. Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2020; 5(1):41-44. doi: 10.12691/jpar-5-1-8


Caddies are an integral part of the game of golf. As an occupation, little is known regarding the physical and psychological demands of caddying. Likewise, there is a dearth of scientific literature regarding musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among caddies. This research endeavor attempted to provide a review of literature regarding the physical demands associated with caddying as well as the prevalence of MSDs. The authors then provide targeted research recommendations to address the shortcomings of the current state of the scientific literature as related to the occupation of caddying. This information may help inform workplace health intervention strategies to improve job performance/satisfaction, lower the occurrence of MSDs, lower health care costs, increase occupational longevity, and enhance the quality of life for the professional caddie.

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