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Who Is Marc Leishman's Caddie?
Marc Leishman (opens in new tab) has had fellow Australian Matt Kelly on the bag for the past 12/13 years or so. The pair are basically best friends and met when they were teenagers as both of them liked to spend most of their time playing golf. They are also from the same city too, Warrnambool in Victoria, Australia. It was Kelly's father, Terry who got him into the game of golf as the age of seven.
Kelly said; “I actually got good enough to look like I knew what I was doing and then I would spend every day after school and school holidays at the golf course. We grew up in a really small town, so they would drop me off there and it was like a built-in babysitter type of thing where I could be entertained on the golf course all day.” A couple of his best mates out on Tour are two other caddies, Joe Skovron (opens in new tab) and Sam Pinfold who caddie for Rickie Fowler (opens in new tab) and Cameron Smith (opens in new tab) respectively. This made the 2019 Presidents Cup even more significant as all three of them were working for their players during the event.
“It’s all kind of worked out funny. The three of us in 2008 started traveling together,” Kelly told The Caddie Network. “I’ve been with Marc for a long time, same with Joe and Rickie Fowler, Sam’s had a few jobs in between, but you just never know if you’re going to get to do one (Presidents Cup) together.” Indeed the 2019 event at Royal Melbourne was special to Kelly and Leishman as they grew up not that far away.
A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
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 is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6
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