Written by Vicki Aitken and Dan Weigand, CADDY TALK is the first book to outline the psychological aspects of one of golf’s most critical roles: the caddy.
It’s a “how to” book, applying tried and tested perfomance-enhancing sport psychology techniques to the science of caddying, including tips of the trade from some of the world’s best caddies.
The book features quotes from interviews with caddies Steve Williams, Mark Fulcher, Fred Bassett, Mike Patterson, and a tour caddy who works on the U.S. Ladies Professional Golf Association tour and LET
Their insights provide excellent examples which highlight the lessons learned form the authors’ years of extensive research and consulting experience.
The Leading Edge
Written by Vicki Aitken, The Leading Edge details the fundamentals of golf psychology based on The Playing Attitude and the Basic Tool Box.
We walk through an Advanced Tool Box which introduces practical and novel psychology tools that players and coaches can use immediately like the Eyes Closed drill, Tennis Player’s drill and the React and Go drill.
There are also chapters on Performance Plans, Risk and Control, Coaching Golfers and the importance of Course Management.
The Leading Edge is a practical, easy to follow book on the psychology of golf that expands and develops established ideas from Vicki’s many years of extensive research in golf and from working with some of the best golfers in the game.
This book has taught me not only the importance of being able to do this, but also being able to execute it while still remaining calm and collected. As a parent involved in your child’s golf, if you read this book, you will be a better person for it, your child will be a better golfer for it and your relationship with your child will stay intact! The book is called “Caddy-Talk, Psychology of Being a Great Golf Caddy” . It is an extremely easy book to read and already mine is full of highlighted paragraphs that I can totally relate to and will need to go back, re-read and remind myself of often. My son, Jack, wants to become the No.1 golfer in the world. If he reaches his goal, the authors of this book, Vicki and Dan would have played a very important part in getting him (and me) to reach his dream”.
Caddy Talk offers a unique opportunity to tap into the knowledge, experience and tricks of some of the most experienced – and best – caddies in the world. I found it invaluable when I started out caddying and I’m sure you will too!”
This is an original book covering a hitherto unexplored area. Psychology has a reputation for jargon, yet this book conveys the information in a clear ad readable manner, complemented by caddies comments, anecdotes and experiences; this includes substantial input and insight from Steve Williams – the man carrying the bag of the No1 player in the world, Tiger Woods. This is first-class attempt at addressing the job of a caddy in golf and I would thoroughly recommend it to all golfers, as there are lessons for everybody. Caddies have one of the toughest jobs in golf trying to satisfy an often moody, tense and agitated boss, who is looking to blame anybody accept himself. Caddy Talk looks and succeeds at tackling this difficult job. Recreational and professional golfers can learn many important lessons from this book.