There is a very unique relationship between a player and their caddie. Unfortunately the caddie for most of us non tour playing fanatics has been replaced with GPS systems that can only tell you how far you are from the pin. It can’t tell you which club would be best to hit given the elevation of the green and the direction of the wind.
Have you ever noticed that not one professional on the tour carries their own bag? While the player must still hit the shot, the caddie provides a great sounding board for the decision ahead and is often the voice of reason in tense situations.
Financially trying to carry your own bag (by making your own investments) may not be the best of ideas either. The “financial caddie” brings with them a special knowledge of the course, the dangers, the layup spots, the sucker pin placements. They can help you to decide when to go for it and when to lay back. They are also there to help you with the rules to avoid unnecessary penalties or disqualification.
Having a “financial caddie” to help you with the rules and encourage you along the way brings great value. You have to play the shot but the caddie is always there for verification and support. Having someone standing beside you that understands your game and knows how to help you get around the course by maximizing your strengths when you are playing the most important round of your life can be just what you need to finish on top.