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Pattaya, my group, friends and myself: 200 if I am really unhappy. 250 the norm. 300 for a very good caddie, doesnt happen often. Never had any problems, I wonder that so many ppl tip 300 as standard.

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Though it's the best thing to do, you're not really obligated to tip them or to tip any specific amount. They already get paid from the caddy fee you pay. Also, the minimum salary these days is 9000 baht a month. I like to give plenty of tip, I always have, but it's not like you're insulting anyone by tipping them 100-150 either. Thai people often don't tip at all or limit it to very small tip amounts.

Too small a tip is taken as an insult.

But hey, depends if you get a BJ out in the rough

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Pattaya, my group, friends and myself: 200 if I am really unhappy. 250 the norm. 300 for a very good caddie, doesnt happen often. Never had any problems, I wonder that so many ppl tip 300 as standard.

Had a mate that tipped 200 for his semi-regular caddy. He wondered why he couldn't get her every time. Obviously if she had a choice of getting a customer before he arrived that she knew would tip 300, she'd take that customer instead of him.

If I were her, I'd do the same.

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never golfed in Thailand so this is a bit new to me. i have a couple questions if you would be so kind. (sincerely)

1) do you need to have a caddy in all courses in Thailand?

2) i notice the word "she" a few times but never "he." are they always female?

3) if yes to questions 2, do they actually advise or are they just there to pull you clubs (no pun intended) and something to stare at.

Sorry if number 3 is a bit sexist, but most women I know dont really know much about golf, and its an all female thing then it sounds a bit like knowledge of the games is not the primary concern.

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I have a regular caddy at the course I play in Hua Hin. She is a good caddy, fun, cute, and has a great ass. I tip her 500 Bht per round.

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never golfed in Thailand so this is a bit new to me. i have a couple questions if you would be so kind. (sincerely)

1) do you need to have a caddy in all courses in Thailand?

2) i notice the word "she" a few times but never "he." are they always female?

3) if yes to questions 2, do they actually advise or are they just there to pull you clubs (no pun intended) and something to stare at.

Sorry if number 3 is a bit sexist, but most women I know dont really know much about golf, and its an all female thing then it sounds a bit like knowledge of the games is not the primary concern.

1. If there are caddies at the course, a Falang must use one. Some courses (small rural or navy) don't have them, you can drag your own trolley which they supply.

2. Yes there are some males, but reasonably rare. Usually on the bigger pro courses.

3. My girl caddy is excellent. She pulls clubs, advises me, tells me to calm down and play safe, reminds me of the wind and that I better use the 7 and not the 8, can pick a really good putting line and is tuned in to my pace of putting, cleans my shoes, cleans the heads every week with water and a brush, puts the bag in the truck, organises other caddies for the group, makes sure we jump the queue if she can get away with it, sells me new balls really cheap.....she can actually play a fair game of golf herself. If she was half way decent looking I'd marry her, but she's got a face only a mother could love. biggrin.png

My mates have found that you're best to try a few caddies and pick one you like as a regular. The better they know you, the more fun they are, the better job they do, the more they want to retain you as a regular customer, the more they are tuned into your game, the more help they can give you. They're not going to help you fix your slice, but a good one can make a difference to your game.

The guys that go for the prettiest one, or the cutest body, and change caddies every week are usually not satisfied with them as caddies and get no real help with their game.

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Being of limited means I have had to take the ultimate solution of no tip at all. That also means no golf which is a bit of a downer! Golf has become a rich man's sport in Thailand.

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Marry your caddy? Are you mad? You'd lose a good caddy and end up living with what? What are the odds on her wanting to take up the game? (For the benefit of pervs I mean Golf)

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The simple answer is that a standard tip is the same as the caddie fee. Variations up or down should be minimal if you feel the caddie was either very good or very bad!

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This has been done to death on this forum use the search function

So, what? Nobody forced you to click and read this topic ... and make a rude comment. If you see a topic that doesn't interest you then just ignore it and move on.

Totally agree with you herbaled, what is the problem with doing a subject to death. Gives us on tv something to do all day. I just cant wait to get back to the widening of beach road. Search function should be deleted.

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I've started playing again in north-east Isan. I have paid the caddy fee and asked at the desk how much the tip is. Only one didn't tell me and usually they have said 200 after paying a fee of about 200. I guess it's cheaper up here but if they're good I give extra. I think it's not just the caddy I had but if they know your face as another poster said you will maybe get a better service from them (no pun intended)if they know you are a decent tipper.

About 9 years ago when I lived in CM the caddy had to pay a fee for the trolley!!! I thought very strange but then playing the same course I always had the same caddy and I agree with a previous poster she was always better than one I didn't know. Oh yes cute ass did help and when I holed a 7 iron shot one day she pushed me over and gave me hug. My mates thought it was hilarious but it was all in good fun. Sometimes we went out for dinner after which was nice as well. Just dinner before anybody posts anything, well there were exceptions occasionally.

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never golfed in Thailand so this is a bit new to me.  i have a couple questions if you would be so kind. (sincerely)

 

1) do you need to have a caddy in all courses in Thailand?

 

2) i notice the word "she" a few times but never "he."  are they always female?

 

3) if yes to questions 2, do they actually advise or are they just there to pull you clubs (no pun intended) and something to stare at.

 

Sorry if number 3 is a bit sexist, but most women I know dont really know much about golf,  and its an all female thing then it sounds a bit like knowledge of the games is not the primary concern.

I played Plutaluang Navy course yesterday, we had 2 male caddies, who carried, one was very good, not mine unfortunately, he had a 5 handicap so knew when cutting a corner off or switch to iron or 3 wood off the tee was sensible. My one was pretty poor, he tried though, I gave him 270 baht, previously I've always given 300. If everyone gives 300 there is little motivation for them to improve.

For starters I think they should learn key words like water, towel, 56, 52, etc, that should take one hour max, sadly they aren't interested. Some are not too bad.

And before you say how much Thai have I learned, if you are working in the tourist industry and deal with tourists day in day out at least learn key words. Hotel reception staff aren't much better

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Though it's the best thing to do, you're not really obligated to tip them or to tip any specific amount. They already get paid from the caddy fee you pay. Also, the minimum salary these days is 9000 baht a month. I like to give plenty of tip, I always have, but it's not like you're insulting anyone by tipping them 100-150 either. Thai people often don't tip at all or limit it to very small tip amounts.

You seriously think caddies get a salary ,9K,on top of caddy fees and tips.The Thai's most certainly do tip, at least the many that I have known over the years.

Most courses up here in Chiangmai have a minimum tip posted at reception from THB200 up depending on the course so on that basis 100 -150 seems pretty insulting to me?

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