CaddieNow Acquired by Troon

by | Jul 8, 2024 | News

Troon has acquired Lincoln, Nebraska-based CaddieNow, a caddie technology and management company that partners with over 50 clubs in 25 states. By adding CaddieNow to its current caddie services division, which includes CADDIEMASTER and ClubUp, Troon can offer private clubs, public courses, and resorts a full complement of caddie solutions based on a property’s individual needs.

“We are thrilled to welcome CaddieNow into the Troon family of brands,” said Troon President and CEO Tim Schantz. “Whether at private clubs, resorts, or daily-fee courses, the demand for caddie programs and caddie program solutions continues to increase. With CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, and CaddieNow, we can assist facilities in a variety of ways, including self-management models, third-party caddie management, or simply providing the technology necessary to better manage a caddie program.”

Former CaddieNow President and COO Tommy Joyce recently joined the CADDIEMASTER team as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Joyce is an accomplished PGA Professional with extensive business experience in the caddie services and staffing industry.

“This acquisition begins a new and exciting chapter for us,” said Dan Costello, President of CADDIEMASTER. “With the recent addition of Tommy, plus the other talented people from CaddieNow joining the family, we are poised to further improve upon the caddie experience and, more importantly, the caddies’ prevalence in the game.”

CADDIEMASTER, a Troon Company located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is the premier provider of caddie services, including turnkey management, technology, and consulting solutions. With clients such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst Resort, Whistling Straits, and roughly 70 other resort destinations and private clubs throughout the country and abroad, the very best properties partner with CADDIEMASTER to elevate their golf experience.

In July 2022, Troon acquired ClubUp, a leading golf technology company. ClubUp provides partner clubs and resorts with innovative technology, which helps improve the caddie experience for club staff, golfers, and caddies. ClubUp technology offers a more efficient way to schedule and communicate with caddies working at a partner club property. The improved communication and efficient logistics provided by ClubUp technology yield significant productivity improvements for caddie programs. In addition to the caddie technology, ClubUp is now working with clubs to improve outside service operations by providing GPS technology, pace-of-play tools, and a staff-scheduling platform.

About CaddieNow

CaddieNow offers comprehensive caddie management solutions for top-tier golf clubs in the U.S. Their unique blend of technology, hospitality, club protection, and years of industry experience make them the ideal choice for the best golf clubs, ensuring high-quality service for clients.





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Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.