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Film of Scotland’s Caddies is Acclaimed

12.42am 27th April 2011 - Media - This story was updated on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

‘Scotland’s Caddies’, a film celebrating the witty, weathered bag men of golf’s ancestral home, is now available at deeply discounted prices to golf and travel businesses in search of a unique gift, prize or premium for their customers and prospects.

The 69-minute documentary is offered in bulk for as low as $7.95 per DVD – a 60-percent discount to the retail price of $19.95. Purchases can be made from across the globe (buyer pays shipping charges).

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ron Colby, Scotland’s Caddies has won universal praise from golf writers and fans alike. The film’s website,, features clips from the movie, details about its director and subjects, and links to published reviews.

The Scotland’s Caddies DVD provides an ideal gift, membership benefit, contest prize or enticement for the golfer who has everything – in other words, customers of companies that cater to avid players.

Businesses encouraged to take advantage of this offer include:

  • Golf tour operators
  • Golf resorts, hotels & package sales groups
  • Tournament planners/organizers
  • Golf course “trails,” syndicates or multi-course pass groups
  • Golf clubs & societies
  • Membership clubs & associations
  • Rewards-based businesses
  • Subscription-based media outle

Reviewers heap praise on Scotland’s Caddies

Scotland’s Caddies has proved a huge hit among the media. Fairways+Greens Magazine editor Vic Williams, one of America’s most respected golf writers, called it “the best 69 minutes you’ll ever spend watching anything to do with our favorite game,” while popular tour pro and TV commentator Peter Jacobsen said, “It makes me want to jump on a plane for Glasgow right now.”

Others applauding Scotland’s Caddies include George Peper, co-author of True Links and editor of Links Magazine; Tim Murphy of Golf World; Jason Scott Deegan of; widely published freelance writers Tony Dear and Larry Olmsted; and Tony Korologos of the blog

Reviewers praise the film’s entertainment value and the passion Colby invested in the project. After releasing his award-winning documentary Pirate for the Sea, the director spent four weeks shooting interviews with thick-brogued caddies at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Turnberry, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Royal Dornoch, Royal Aberdeen, Gleneagles, Brora, Kingsbarns and the Machrihanish.

Scotland’s Caddies is by turns humorous, insightful, whimsical and poignant. Highlights include:

  • Amusing anecdotes from career caddies like Jimmy Kelly (Gleneagles) and William Cowan (Prestwick), who share some of their stories over pints in local pubs.
  • First-person tales of celebrity golfers including Michael Jordan, Sean Connery and Jack Lemmon, as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
  • The caddies’ priceless takes on the tipping habits and personalities of golfers from different parts of America and the world.
  • History lessons from Ronnie MacAskill, Director of Golf at Royal Aberdeen, and David Joy, star of a one-man show about Old Tom Morris.
  • Stunning visuals of golf’s most beloved layouts, including the Old Course at St. Andrews, Royal Dornoch, Kingsbarns and Machrihanish Golf Club.

Anyone interested in bulk purchases of Scotland’s Caddies may contact Daniel Mitchell, Director of Communications, by email ( or phone (561.847.0823 – international callers add U.S. dialing code).

Scotland’s Caddies



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