According to the Bali Hai GC website, the ParMates are famous "for enhancing a round of golf by being fun and sexy, yet still providing all of the same services as a traditional forecaddie
, including assisting with club selection, replacing divots, keeping score and reading the greens."
In addition, guests choose from among three activities -- Relax & Re-Kindle, a spa day consisting of a coupleOs red pomegranate seasonal body gelato 50-minute treatment, a romantic bath for two, a spa cuisine lunch and a Crystal Cove fitness walk; Play Date, consisting of a round of golf for two on Pelican HillOs Tom Fazio-designed Ocean North or Ocean South course, complete with forecaddie
and golf cart; or Table for Two, consisting of dinner with wine pairings at Andrea, a mini red velvet cake for two, handmade truffles and bottle of red wine in the bungalow or on the private terrace.
Rate: Ranges from $60-$155 (including golf car, range and base forecaddie
fee), depending on day of week and time of day.
Included are accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, first round of golf including green fees, cart and forecaddie
, second round with green fees and cart, warm-up bucket of balls prior to the round, unlimited admission to the exclusive Willow Stream Spa and fitness center, and shuttle service to and from the resortOs Ocean Club and Aventura Mall.
The British Museum makes reference to it in a golf book dating back to 1881 and they also suggest the term evolved from "forecaddie
" - someone who walked ahead of a golfing group to pinpoint the location of their shots.
ADAM FRASER, East LothianThe British Golf Museum makes reference to the word 'fore' in a golf book as far back as 1881 and the museum also suggests the term evolved from 'forecaddie
And 7 trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies
brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible -- even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State.
A few months ago, he worried where the volunteers would come from, close to 350 needed to serve as walking scorers, forecaddies
, marshals, parking lot attendants and to fill so many other roles.
Butland said that the rough areas were so thick and deep that even the marshals and forecaddies
often had trouble locating golf balls that were hit just a few feet off line, away from the fairways, which he added were so smooth and manicured they looked and felt like the greens he plays on from North County courses.
People are needed to serve as walking scorekeepers, forecaddies
, scorekeepers for various skills events and other duties.