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Remember the Caddy Green Score Cards

It was the summer of ’72 at Pawtucket Country Club and Amie Smith was frustrated with some of the members filling in their score cards after the round was completed. The members would be filling in the score cards over a beer or two trying to remember what the score on a hole they played several hours past.
As you might imagine the scores recorded often would be a few shots more or less than actually played.
The solution was to provide the caddies with their own score cards to record the scores as each hole was played. The cards were green in color so they would not be confused with the members “official” white scorecard. This was not a great solution and would not have been implemented if the member caddy relationship was carefully considered. The caddy was asked to record an accurate score on each hole played by the members. The same members that would be paying the caddy his wages which typically would include a tip for good service.
So, the caddy would ask his members, “What would you like to take on that hole?” before the scores were recorded on the special green scorecard. The new scoring program was cancelled after a few weeks and many winks and laughs.

12th Annual Jim Tanner Caddy Classic scheduled for Monday July 9, 2018 at 1:30 shotgun

Mark it on your calendar.  It is hard to believe that time has passed so quickly.

More than 900 rounds have been played honoring Jim Tanner.  We have provided 10 scholarships and raised over $80,000.  The Burke Fund established a scholarship in Jim Tanner’s name in 2010.  Jim Tanner was inducted into the Professional Caddies Association Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Rhode Island Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2015.  A clock was installed at the Pawtucket Country Club putting green in 2016 to commemorate Jim Tanner’s accomplishments including over 60 years of service to the club.

Jim has been at the club most every day during those years and still welcomes members and guests today.  I hope you will join us in 2018 and celebrate one of the great traditions at Pawtucket Country Club.