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The Lessons I Learned as a Caddie


In June 2013, I quit my job to caddie at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. I did this for myriad reasons — for the golf, for the lingo, for Noonan — but mostly I did it in the spirit of Andy Dufresne: Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.

I was 35 and stuck, my life progressing too slowly as life passed me by too quickly. My hope was that this outside-the-box experience could work as a sort of accelerator for growth and accomplishment.

Somehow, it did.