They are the unsung heroes, saving shots and making memories for a century and counting
Photos courtesy of the Tufts Archives
By LEE PACE
Caddies have been part and parcel of the Pinehurst golf scene from the beginning—much like wire grass, pine straw, two-down presses and 19th hole libations.
John Daniel, better known by his nickname “Barney Google,” helped Harvie Ward read the greens of Pinehurst No. 2 and 1-putt 18 times over a 36-hole North and South Amateur championship win over Frank Stranahan in 1948. “Ward didn’t beat Stranahan today,” one spectator was quoted as saying in Golf World magazine. “Barney Google did.”