A 20-year member at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Canada, this year’s venue for the CN Canadian Women’s Open, moved to Victoria three years ago.
But Bruce MacMillan maintained his membership and well before the championship, he contacted his good friend and caddie master at the club to see about caddying for one of the ladies, “and I asked him if he would be so kind as to get me a good bag.” He just had no idea that he was going to get what would become the hottest bag on the planet, Lydia Ko’s.
First he had to pass muster with Lydia’s mother, Tina, and joked that, “somehow I slipped into her parameters.” What ensued was the experience of a lifetime, amateur player and amateur caddie, successfully defending her 2012 Open championship. And it turned out that MacMillan was powerfully affected by his experience with this wonderful young girl, not only by her game, but by who she is.
Here’s a link to a really nice short story in the Edmonton Journal by Joanne Ireland with a lovely picture of Lydia and Bruce working together.