Bones Mackay Is The Man!
By Kickntrue on 12/13/10
Golf has a great profile of Jim "Bones" Mackay in this month's edition. I read it in print but it's online as well. Here are a couple of my favorite passages to tease it a bit.
Mackay was on the 15th floor of the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas when his hotel room began to sway. John Wood, Hunter Mahan's caddie and Mackay's roommate, woke up, shrugged it off and rolled over. Wood is from Sacramento, so he knows tremors. Not so Mackay, who grew up in Florida. He shot out of bed and darted across the room to Phil Mickelson's golf clubs, which were standing in the corner.Looping must be one of the most fun, but stressful jobs on earth. It's really 100% about communication and reading a situation. From a "skill" perspective, I'm guessing about anyone can pick up a bag and step off numbers for yardages, but clearly the job is so much more than that. It's knowing how to motivate your golfer and get the best from him or her- in a lot of ways like a jockey in a horse race. Sure- the horse gets the credit- but the rider had a ton to do with it.
Bones appears to be one of the all-time best and it's hard not to like him after reading this article, especially if you're already a "Phil Guy."
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I read this article on my airplane flight yesterday. Great article and definitely "humanizes" one of the best caddies out there. Very humble guy! Would like to see more of these.
Matt F says:
I read it about a week ago. Great article...wish I could get a gig like that. The other article about the gambler was also quite interesting. He could have played on the tour and won a lot of tournaments but made more money betting on his game at courses around the country.
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