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The NCG Podcast: What’s it like to caddie for legends?

Staysure Tour caddies Tony Rushmer and Mike Morley are regaling listeners on their new podcast Keep Up Shut Up. They shared their stories with NCG
 

For many of us, it was the golden age of European golf, a time when the likes of Bernhard Langer, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sandy Lyle stalked the fairways in search of major championships.

We grew up watching those mighty talents in the 1980s and 1990s and many are still plying their trade today on the Staysure Tour.

Tony Rushmer and Mike Morley are in the enviable position of being able to stride with the legends as caddies to Jamie Spence and Markus Brier.

But with professional golf on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the pair have put their talents, and connections, to another use – starting a new podcast dedicated to the Staysure Tour and its personalities.

Keep Up Shut Up has launched to rave reviews and they’ve been captivating a growing audience thanks to tales from Paul Eales and Mark James in their first two episodes.

So for a podcast within a podcast, we caught up with Tony and Mike to talk about their new venture, what the life of a caddie is really like, and when they think they might be back in action…

You can listen to Keep Up Shut Up on Spotify and iTunes

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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