Caddies bumped off flight to Wales

GOLF caddies just never seem to get proper respect.

It’s a seemingly thankless job. Toting that heavy bag, meticulously studying the ebb and flow of every green ... and for what? Virtual anonymity.

You’d think, at the very least, they’d get to fly with the players to major events.

Well, that’s not the case for the Ryder Cup.

The caddies for Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink and Rickie Fowler were bumped off the charter flight to Wales after it was discovered the plane was too full. The flight includes several fans, who capitalised on a special Ryder Cup package. They get to stay. The three caddies were bumped because their players failed to qualify for the Tour Championship.

A PGA spokesman said the original plane wasn’t available.

Lest you feel too sorry for the caddies, they’ll be compensated for buying business-class tickets on their own.


Aileen Lee meets Christina Kenny - co-founder and design director of Lamb Design - to talk about her work and inspirations.Christina Kenny of Lamb Design: ‘I love bringing the outside in and inside out’

Tyrone designer Sharon Wauchob on her career and the worth of luxury fastion. By Paul McLachen.From Marc Jacobs to her own label, Tyrone designer Sharon Wauchob on her life in fashion

The recent sentencing of two teenage boys for the murder of Ana Kriégel has once again brought the issue of pornography into public discourse. The details of the case, which are finally coming into public knowledge, illuminate some very worrying trends that are pervasive in the modern adolescent world and as parents and indeed as a society we can no longer languish in complacency.Learning Points: Hardcore porn can pollute our children’s minds

If children are confident in interacting with others it takes away so much stress and social anxiety for them. Not too long ago, my daughter Joan and I were out with friends at a restaurant and we wanted extra water and a few other bits and Joan volunteered to go up and ask the waiter for them. My friend was really surprised at this and said that none of her children would willingly do that.Mum’s the word: We should look for chances to strengthen our kids’ social skills

More From The Irish Examiner