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Headed to Bandon for a long weekend in August.  I was looking at getting a caddie for the three rounds.  The caddie fee is $100 plus tip.  Just curious what other have given for a tip?  Never really done anything like this and so I just really don't know and don't want to look like a jurk.  

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero

Wood:Ping G410 

Hybrids:PXG 317X

Irons:Ping i500 4-U Wedge

Wedges:Cleveland RTX3 54 & 58

Putter: Ping Anser 2 Sigma, PXG Bat Attack

Ball:Snell MTB Yellow, Titleist AVX Yellow

Bag: Ping Hoofer

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I've been twice and had same caddie for all four rounds. I tipped $100 after 4th round. Not sure if $25/round is normal, cheap or a lot but that is what I did. 

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.5* (Ventus Black 6X) 45"

:taylormade-small:             M5 15* (Ventus Black 7x) 43"

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* (Tensei AV Blue 70 X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-AW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX


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If it's a single bag, I generally tip $75 each round, if it' a double bag, usually $50.    That may be on the high side for some, but it's not an expense I have every week, maybe only 2 to 3 times a year, so I consider it part of the experience.   And out of probably 50 plus rounds with caddies, I can only recall lone time where I felt I "overtipped"


:titelist-small: TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM Max 5w 18* Ventus Black 

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12



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It's been 10 years since my wife and I played Bandon.  Wow!  Can't believe it's been that long; I need to go back.

The caddie fee was the same whether a caddie carried one or two bags, so we opted to have our own caddie for the experience.  I think I tipped $50 each, but it was a long time ago; maybe prices are different now.

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Basic fee has really gone up since last time I played there, which has been well over a decade.  It was (suggested) $25-50 + tip.  He double carried and we gave him $100 total.


Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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I do about 50-75 depending on how personable he/she is. 

Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

Irons:  5-PW :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged w/ Modus 120 xstiff

Wedges:   :titelist-small: SM6 56* F grind, 52* M grind

Putter:  :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #3

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