Who Is Max Homa's Caddie?

Homa has his childhood friend on the bag for all PGA Tour events these days - a partnership that originally began in 2013

Who Is Max Homa's Caddie?
(Image credit: Getty Images)

John Maxwell Homa, or 'Max' to most people, is a six-time PGA Tour winner who has represented Team USA at the 2022 Presidents Cup and 2023 Ryder Cup. Since turning pro in 2013, Homa has continued to evolve as a golfer and is now one of the best in the world.

During that time, Homa has almost always had childhood friend, Joe Greiner on the bag. Believed to have met each other when they were just six years old, the pair used to play golf together at Vista Valencia Golf Club in California. In fact, Greiner has the course record at the club's par-3 golf course, which he reminds Homa about all the time.

Greiner previously worked with Homa during a brief stint in 2013 before teaming up with American Kevin Chappell for a while. In fact, Greiner only stopped because Chappell had to have back surgery, which meant the pro caddie returned to Homa's bag in 2019. He has remained there ever since.

Greiner is a very good player and at one point had dreams of becoming a professional golfer himself. He played collegiate golf at College of the Canyons - a community college in Santa Clarita, California. 

Eventually he was invited to compete on the Professional Mini Tour, but took a break from it whilst he went back to get his degree. He still had aspirations of playing at the top though.

Greiner and Homa

“I realized one day that I wanted to pursue this as a career and that this is something I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” Greiner said to CougarNews.com. “Everything in my life was golf. If I wasn’t playing it or practicing, I was thinking about it.”

He may not have become a professional golfer but he seems to have formed a great partnership with Max as the pair have won several big PGA Tour tournaments together, including two Wells Fargo Championships, two Fortinet Championships, a Genesis Invitational (2021), and the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open.

The pair's most recent success arrived on the DP World Tour when Homa landed the 72-man Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa during November 2023.

It is worth noting that Homa has brought Jim 'Bones' Mackay onto the bag a couple of times in his career, including for the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

This partnership came around because Homa's usual caddie, Greiner, qualified for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship which began on the Saturday of the tournament. Obviously this was a fleeting partnership because Greiner came back almost immediately.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

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

With contributions from