by John Dunn
Six years ago I had never played a round of golf with a caddie, but once I started my Top 100 quest I quickly became familiar with this colorful breed of characters that can be found at golf clubs all across the globe. Caddies come in all shapes, sizes, skill levels, demeanors and from all different types of backgrounds . . . they are a group that simply cannot be stereotyped. John Dunn has spent the last 20 years firmly entrenched in the club caddie subculture and his new book Loopers is a collection of tales from a life spent always wandering to the next golf club. From his humble beginnings in a Connecticut caddie yard to the cliffs of Bandon Dunes and the white jumpsuits of Augusta National, Dunn has seen just about everything there is to see in the world of toting bags for amateur golfers. The good news is that Dunn’s ability to spin a yard is as good as the stories themselves which make the book a fun and enjoyable read for all golfers.