My brother and I caddied at Bloomfield Hills Country Club every summer from junior high until senior year in high school (‘68-‘73). Flat rate $6.50 per loop (18 hole round) plus tip X two loops a day, paid cash, little shits makin’ some loot!
They taught us the proper way to shake a man’s hand, and Dainty Lady members too (oh that lesson stuck so good, thirty years later I get keel hauled over by a clip cut Col. Kleg type for still giving that prissy little ‘lady member’ handshake in a Woman’s World, don’t you know the paradigm has SHIFTED…!!!) So yes, very formative years.
Notable moments: Lee Iacocca was a member; I caddied for John Delorean (super, super cooool!!) in a group including his wife, the actress Christina Ferrare; I was in a foursome with Glen Campbell but not his caddy.