The Caddy Girls Business Not Just For Females Any Longer

By Alan Blondin
The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Meghan Tarmey founder of “The Caddy Girls” plans to add male caddies to her roster. Tarmey also plans a name change to “The Caddy Group” to reflect the expanded services of a traditional caddie service.

The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

The Caddy Girls, which Myrtle Beach resident Meghan Tarmey created in 2005 while she was a student at Coastal Carolina University and took on the show Shark Tank in 2014, is transforming its business model.

It will continue to be a company that employs young female caddies who provide a combination of caddie services and entertainment for about $150 per round. But Tarmey has added male caddies to her roster and has begun providing caddies for meaningful pro and amateur golf tournaments, such as qualifiers for national championships, PGA Tour events and Web.com Tour events.

Tarmey also plans a name change to The Caddy Group within the next year to reflect the expanded services of a traditional caddie service. “I’d like to expand and do bigger tournaments and real golf tournaments,” Tarmey said. “We’ll provide all ends of the spectrum. Why not?”

About a dozen men have contracted with The Caddy Girls and are available in areas including Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Florida, Indiana and Palm Springs, Calif.

Tarmey lined up caddying gigs for both herself and Myrtle Beach resident Ken Hall for amateurs participating in the Wells Fargo Championship’s pro-ams last Monday and Wednesday at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C.

Tarmey hopes to soon expand her number of traditional caddies and geographic range. In addition, some of her female caddies are certified with the Professional Caddies Association (PCA) based in Florida, and three of them caddied during the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

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