Entries by Bruce Young

A Friendship With Norman Von Nida

It was July 2000 and, on the eve of what would be Tiger Woods’ first of three Open Championship victories, I was preparing to head to Brisbane for my regular radio spot on the Radio TAB network. 18 months earlier I had made the decision to leave Graham Marsh’s golf course design company and head […]

The 1994 US Senior Open – One That Got Away

Grainy footage from the TV coverage shows Graham Marsh and I on the 72nd hole. As 1990 drew to a close, so too did my involvement in the dual role as caddy / assistant to Graham Marsh, a role which had involved caddying on the Japan Golf Tour amongst other business-related activities. As Graham’s golf […]

1983 – The End Of An Amazing Ride

John Lister again thrilling a New Zealand crowd as I look on 1983 would see me caddying in my last season in New Zealand. To some extent the season was bitter/sweet in that it brought to an end a long, rewarding and very successful association with New Zealander John Lister but opened up a new […]

The USPGA Tour – Yet Another Great Adventure

John Lister – who gave me the opportunity to caddy in the US After three seasons in Europe, my caddying in 1976, 1977 and 1978 had been restricted to Australia and New Zealand and, even then, on a part time basis. Although there had been several highlights, including three consecutive wins by John Lister in […]

Two Great Days Against Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros, myself, John Lister and Eldon Carswell As outlined in my previous post, 1975 was a year of mixed results for those of whom I was caddying. There were both highlights and lowlights but as the year progressed, I would get to experience my first exposure to a young man who would go on […]

Europe 1975 – A Season of Mixed Fortunes

Graham Marsh and I during 1975 European campaign – click to open The 1974 year had proven to be a good one in my caddying adventures. Not only had I caddied for the wins of Bob Charles and Simon Owen in their respective victories in Switzerland and Germany, but, on my return to New Zealand […]

Dream Finish to First European Season

Having outlined in my previous piece how my European caddying adventures came about and began in Bournemouth, this story outlines how the rest of 1973 unfolded and culminated in one of the most exciting experiences I have enjoyed in golf. Working for Bob Shearer for much of the season, I had travelled to many different […]