Nakoma Golf Club 2020 Guidelines for Caddies and Golfers That Use Them
In the wake of COVID-19, the Nakoma Caddie Committee, with guidance from the WGA
has developed the following procedures for the 2020 Caddie Season.

General Guidelines
• Any member or caddie with any respiratory illness should stay at home until all
symptoms have cleared. You must remain asymptomatic and fever free for 48 hours
before returning.
• Frequent washing/sanitization of hands is encouraged and adequate hydration should
be maintained.
• Members and caddies should practice current social distancing guidelines - stay at
least 6 feet away from all other golfers and caddies at all times.

Caddies and Golfers must adhere to the following:
• No handshaking or other form of physical contact.
• Do NOT touch the flagstick for any reason.
• Do NOT touch a rake at any point.
• Do NOT share rangefinders.
• Caddies should not rummage through golf bags looking for balls, tees, etc.

On the Green
Caddies will continue to repair ballmarks and, if asked, assist in reading putts but you
must keep proper distancing from each other and the other members of your group.
Caddies will not clean golf balls on the green unless you arrange otherwise, in which
case please toss the ball to each other from a safe distance.

On the Tee Box
When the next hole is a Par 4 or 5, we recommend that your caddie leave your driver
(or driving club) with you and s/he will head out to forecaddie. Golfers might want to
keep an extra ball in their pocket on holes where out-of-bounds or hazards might come
into play. On Par 3 tee boxes caddie will set the bag at the tee markers and back away
at least 10 feet until you’ve hit and returned the club to the bag.

In the Fairway
The caddie will place the bag in the appropriate position, step at least 6 feet away and
communicate your distance. The golfer should grab his own club and return it to the
golf bag after the shot. Caddies will clean the head but other than that, minimize
touching of the golfer's equipment. Depending upon the outcome of the shot, the golfer
should grab his putter/wedge, etc.
Scheduling and Payment
As we’ve done for 2 years now, all loops will be scheduled through ForeTees. Caddies
should show up no more than15 minutes prior to their scheduled loop and leave the
premises immediately after the round. Caddies should stay clear of the bag room/
staging area and wait along the fence near the bike rack.

Payment should be done electronically if possible (Venmo, Apple Pay, etc.) - your
caddie can indicate if they have an account. Cash would be the second option.

Please make sure you fill out the Caddie Comment Cards as usual and deposit
them in the green box near the caddie bulletin board. This is how we make sure the
caddie gets credit for the loop and we DO care about your feedback, good or bad.

If you have any questions or concerns on these policies please let the Golf Shop (Brad
or Adam) or any of the Caddie Committee members know. All of us are interested in
making sure the Nakoma caddie program continues to flourish and that happens when
we all work together.

Thank you for your continued support of the Nakoma G.C. Caddie Program!

Caddie Committee
Steve Hird
Reid MacGuidwin
Dan Pechauer
Rick Viviani
Ed Murphy
Steve Skoronski
Brad Peck
Adam Poast