Credit to the caddie

 

Drawing of any early "Caddy Bag" or golf bag.

A photo of 1913 US Open winner Francis Ouiment and his caddie Eddie heading to the 1st tee for the 1913 US Open playoff.

Vintage ad for VL & D Golf Bags"

 

Eddie Lowery doing the loop for his man Francis Ouimet

Francis when writing an article about his 1913 US Open victory for the "American Golfer" gave his young caddie, Eddie Lowery, tremendous credit for the job he had done. Stating that he was a "veritable inspiration whose influence on my game I can not overestimate" and that a much brighter or headier chap would be hard to find. Eddie's advise was both sage and simple. Each time, with one exception, when he handed Francis a club he'd say "Keep your eye on the ball." The one exception came on an early play off putt when he remarked "Take lots of time; it's only 10 o'clock and you've got until six tonight. Get this one up dead, sure."

 

 

Patent drawings of early "caddy bags". Note the patent dates of 1905 and 1910 as well as the lack of zippers. 
Hard to believe but the modern zipper (patented in December 1913) had yet to be invented

 

The patent drawing for JH Winslow's 1906 "Caddy Bag"       The patent drawing for GA O'Neil's 1910 Golf Bag.

 

 

 

1913 US Open

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