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15 Jul 2014

Good caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30-per-cent, according to Loughborough researcher

A good quality caddie relationship can improve a golfer’s performance by 30%, according to new research published today by Loughborough University.

The research, commissioned ahead of this week’s Open Championship by Open patron HSBC, identifies a clear “link between the golfer-caddie relationship and performance success” and concludes that the right caddie can make a difference of “30% or more”.

The report, titled “Understanding the Quality and Functions of the Golfer-Caddie Relationship”, was written by Dr Sophia Jowett, Director of Research Degrees at Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

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