Opportunity knocked for Simmons thanks to the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs, who every year obtain caddying spots at Slaley Hall for junior golfers in the PGA Seniors Championship, through the county's development programme.
Jo finished seventh, which was not a bad start, and she gave me a few tips on caddying.
Class oppositions have traditionally been the hallmark of golf in Canada, with caddying being the only opportunity for young working-class males to enter the sport.
To comprehend the evolution of caddying it is crucial to understand its relationship to the golf, or club, "professional.
I went back to England and was lucky enough to get a job caddying at the Benson and Hedges event at St Mellion for the Swedish guy Olle Karlsson.
Bradley doesn't know what he would be doing if he wasn't caddying.
Older gentlemen are usually surprised to see younger females such as myself out here caddying.
Carrying heavy bags up and down hills is not the most difficult part of caddying, Newman said.
There's a lot more to caddying
than carrying a bag and wiping clubs.
Margot - a trained accountant - moved to America with Greg, who spent his days caddying
while she, without a work permit, began to play as much as 36 holes of golf each day.
He wouldn't have used yesterday's practice partner Westwood, who stopped on the range to tell the Scot: "I'm not caddying
for you so don't even ask.
But there's more to be earned caddying
for professionals on the PGA Tour circuit, where caddies with a good bag can earn more on commission and sponsorship deals than some of the players do in prize money.
GOLF caddies at the world famous Muirfield golf course have been illegally claiming state benefits while caddying
for Scotland's top judges.
She continued to go out on the tour, caddying
or assisting other players.
Brian, of Pollok, Glasgow, was caddying
for Swede Patrik Sjoland in the Canon European Masters.