Peter Craigon from Caddie to Golf Tour Operator

Peter Craigon the owner of the long established golf tour operator Morton Golf Holidays attended the SIGTOA meeting at Gleneagles today.  Every time he visits Gleneagles whether to see clients, have meetings with the management team or occasionally to play he is reminded of when he was a caddie there in the 1970s.  “ That was a great time in my life and really enhanced my golfing experience “ said Peter “ I was brought up in Auchterarder so could cycle the 2 miles to Gleneagles to caddie.  There were a bunch of my pals who were all good golfers and we loved working at Gleneagles as caddies.  In those days most of the golfers were from the USA and they all seemed to want to take a caddie !  As well as giving yardages and reading greens when the golfers found out we were all good players we often ended up coaching them to help them get round in the lowest score possible.  The highlight of my caddying career at Gleneagles was when I caddied for the Ryder Cup player Eamon Darcy in the Double Diamond Internationals.  I was with him all week and as well as beating Bruce Devlin amongst others we played with Howard Clark and none other than Lee Trevino – I have never been so nervous on a golf course but I can remember that time as if it was yesterday !  “TonyJacklinDoubleDiamond

Now that Peter owns a successful golf tour operator business he likes nothing better than to book caddie rounds for his clients. “ Each year we book around 1200 to 1300 caddie rounds whether at St Andrews, Gleneagles, Kingsbarns or any of the other courses on our tours. We receive so much positive feedback from our golfers it is one of the most satisfying aspects of what we do.  Of course it is not obligatory for a golfer to take a caddie when playing in Scotland but as our clients tell us regularly a caddie can save them maybe 10 shots in one round – and of course a good caddie will tell a few irreverent stories along the way !! “

 

When you book your next trip to Scotland with Morton Golf Holidays be sure to ask Peter to request caddies for some or all of your rounds.  Contact Peter today : peter@mortongolf.com

Morton Golf Holidays has been in business since 1989. The business has grown year on year by recommendations, repeat business and building on the reputation of providing memorable golfing holidays for clients. At all times clients are dealt with on a personal and professional basis ensuring they achieve their dream golfing holiday.