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LOOPER Caddies On Demand Bringing Caddies Back to the Game
Launch of new app connects everyday golfers with caddies
Haymarket, VA (July 12, 2017) – A new app named LOOPER Caddies On Demand is on a mission to bring caddies back to the game of golf by making them easily accessible to golfers of all skill levels at lower cost on virtually any course in America.
The use of caddies has declined steadily over the past 40 years since the introduction of motorized carts. Only a handful of high-end private clubs and resort courses offer caddie programs nowadays. The new LOOPER Caddies On Demand marketplace aims to reverse that trend by matching golfers with available caddies.
Founded in Washington, D.C. in 2015, LOOPER Caddies On Demand has created a shared-economy app, in the model of popular ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. This new user-friendly platform is disrupting the caddie industry by making it easier for golfers to book caddies, for caddies to find work, and for courses to offer caddies services.
“The days of the caddie master presiding over a shack of caddies waiting and hoping to get a bag assignment are over,” explains LOOPER Caddies On Demand Founder and CEO Dave Cavossa.
“The old, traditional caddie model is inefficient and too costly today for most courses and customers,” Cavossa said. “It wastes the time of caddies with no guarantee of work. It also requires too much money and time staffing and managing caddies rather than allowing course staff to focus on serving their golfers.”
LOOPER Caddies On Demand offers a quick, easy and less costly way for golfers to book a caddie and allows courses to provide a premium service at no cost to them operationally. Golfers simply download the LOOPER Caddies On Demand app, which is available for iPhone and Android devices, and register to start using the service at participating courses. After golfers enter the course, the date and the time they plan to play, they receive a confirmation notice from their looper, who will meet them at the designated course. Fees are cheaper too, ranging from $20 - $100, plus tip.
LOOPER Caddies On Demand currently offers 4 levels of service: JR LOOPER, LOOPER, FORE-LOOPER and PRO-LOOPER. The costs vary depending on the golfer’s desired level of caddy experience. The virtual service platform is completely customizable for each course’s needs. Every course can choose the offerings and pricing that best serve its golfers.
With a stated company mission to bring caddies to the game, their goal is to engage the youngest generation in the process. LOOPER Caddies On Demand’s Co-founder and Head of Caddie Enrichment is Mike Aldrich, who previously served as the PGA Player Development Manager for the Greater Washington, DC area. According to Aldrich, “Caddying provides immediate income, a chance to play great courses and opens networking opportunities that can help with future careers. For youth, it’s our mission to provide them with an entry to the game and keep them involved when they become adults. The lifetime impact can be immeasurable.”
By creating this new technology, LOOPER Caddies On Demand has made it easy for either youths or adults to become caddies. Candidates can sign up and register online. Each caddie becomes certified through a four-step introductory process with video and on-course orientation that can prepare someone in just hours.
LOOPER Caddies On Demand currently has agreements with 70+ courses in six states and has operated on 30 additional ones for special events, and both lists are growing. LOOPER Caddies On Demand has expanded quickly into new markets, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cincinnati/Dayton, Richmond and South Florida. Myrtle Beach and Dallas/Fort Worth are next.
LOOPER Caddies On Demand is the nation’s leading virtual service platform matching golfers and caddies. The company has created a shared-economy app -- in the model of popular ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft -- that pairs golfers who want a caddie with an available looper in their area at reduced prices. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 2015, LOOPER Caddies On Demand is headquartered in Haymarket, VA. For more information go to http://www.looper.golf/.
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