Meet the attractive Thai caddies keeping golfers company on the fairway
Footage shows a group of ‘pretty’ golf caddies – a bizarre feature of the popular sport in Thailand.
The young girls, all from a course in Bangkok, are among the thousands working at venues across the country who are tasked with escorting men on their rounds.
Unlike other countries, Thai golf courses provide attractive female caddies to keep their customers company as they walk or ride carts through 18 holes.
The job has even become similar to escorts or bar workers, with caddies regularly receiving large tips for their efforts.
Speaking in the video, Nong Apple said that she wanted to become a golf caddie so she could learn other languages. She said that customers had bought her sexy lingerie before.
‘My duty is to hold the umbrella for the customer and provide advice about the golf course, entertain my customer and make my customer comfortable,’ she added.
Nong Apple and her colleague both said that she had received expensive gifts from customers.
Thailand’s bizarre golf caddy industry was investigated in 2018 and it emerged that attractive caddies regularly earned around 5,000 Baht a day or more.
Anurak Tossarat, General Director of the Department of Employment, was probing allegations of Burmese and Cambodian migrant workers being used on courses when he discovered the widespread use of attractive young Thai women to entertain members.
The politician found that the girls carried out tasks such as driving a golf cart, holding umbrellas, and wiping sweat during the round. However, some would also continue to the bar afterwards and escort the player to meals and parties in the evening.
He added: ‘Pretty caddies can earn the most, especially if they are cute, playful, talkative and charming. Some of them have been to the best universities and enjoy the career meeting men from different backgrounds.’