Usually, the thought of someone spotting crocs on a golf course would be a cause for widespread panic.
But, when a new species of shoes are seen on the feet of caddies and on the racks at a retail tent on the PGA TOUR, the opposite is happening. Everyone’s coming for a closer look!
This season, a number of PGA TOUR caddies have started wearing Crocs, the lightweight, comfortable, anti-microbial shoe.
Why the sudden surge of Crocs footwear within the PGA? It’s simple. Comfort. Caddies walk an average of six to seven miles a day during tournaments, between scouting the course and carrying the bag during the actual round. Over the course of a season, that can add up to more than 800 miles. Imagine the stress on your feet after walking more than 30 marathons a year!
Word about the footwear started spreading around the event locker rooms this spring, and rapidly more and more caddies were seen sporting the hard-to-miss, colorful sandals. In addition to the caddies wearing Crocs shoes, the brand recently rolled out a PGA TOURbranded beach-style sandal. Priced at $34.99, it is available in colors, khaki/navy, and can be purchased at PGA TOUR events and soon online at www.crocs.com.