Who Is Cameron Smith's Caddie?

We get to know the Australian who carries the bag of Cameron Smith

Who Is Cameron Smith's Caddie?
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Who Is Cameron Smith's Caddie?

Cameron Smith's permanent bagman is a man called Sam Pinfold.

Pinfold is very good friends with Matt Kelly and Joe Skovron, the caddies for Marc Leishman and Tom Kim respectively. Pinfold learned to play golf at Whitby Golf Club and went on to play most of his golf at Manor Park representing the club in the Duncan Cup competition. He also represented Wellington at Junior level but by the age of 22, he knew he wasn't going to be a professional.

Therefore he moved across to the Gold Coast and took up a golf position at Royal Pines. There he worked for 18-months before he started caddying for Brad Iles when he competed on the Nationwide Tour in 2007.

Pinfold acknowledged it was supposed to be a temporary job and a bit of fun but it turned into a long term thing as he went to work with other professionals like Brendan Steele and Ryo Ishikawa.

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Smith and Pinfold working together back in 2018 (Getty Images)

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Eventually, he met Cameron Smith at the New Zealand Open and when Pinfold's player missed the cut, Smith asked Pinfold to work with him over the weekend.

Pinfold said; “The next day he went out and hit all 18-greens and shot 66 and played solidly on the Sunday for a strong ‘Top 10’ performance for the 20-year old golfer and our player-caddy relationship was established. His plans were to head to the USA and play his way onto the PGA Tour, so we agreed to link up when we could.”

In July 2015 Pinfold got the call to come and partner up with Smith and this continues today. It was a surprise when this situation changed as Smith acquired the services of Tritton (pictured below) in the run-up to the 2020 Masters tournament.

Cameron Smith with former caddie Tritton

Smith and Tritton during the final round of the 2020 Masters

Tritton is an Aussie and has worked as a caddie for over 20 years now. He has worked on the bags of Geoff Ogilvy, Matt Kuchar, Peter Lonard, Michael Sim, Robert Allenby and Cameron Tringale in the past.

In fact, he cites the first PGA Tour victory he had with Kuchar as his greatest sporting memory as a caddie. However, as we mentioned, this was not a permanent partnership.

For more content on the Australian, take a look at our specific Cameron Smith what's in the bag page, and learn more about his girlfriend Shanel Naoum too.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22