Thank you, caddies.
Thank you to all of the PGA TOUR caddies who join us at the John Deere Classic; we are excited to host you again in 2023! Please reach out to the tournament directly with any questions regarding caddies.
If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Caddie Tent, please read on.
And the Caddies' Favorite is...
2022 was our fourth year of the new and improved Caddie Lounge experience and the reviews were all positive! Special thanks to Caddie Concierge, Ron Keener, for organizing and continuing dozens of new and renewed partnerships for the John Deere Classic to support the Caddies.
On October 5th, Ron Keener, John Deere Classic Caddie Concierge’ made a presentation of the 2022 Caddie “Most Valuable Sponsor” flag to Becca Barton, Sales Manager and Kennedy Wohlford, Sales & Project Manager at Prairie Farms Dairy in Dubuque Iowa. The award is given each year to the company sponsor that has the most impact on the caddie tent. Prairie Farms Dairy has been a part of the caddie hospitality since the new revised tent was created in 2018. Having fresh high quality dairy products ranging from milk, chocolate milk varieties, strawberry milk, yogurts, cottage cheese, orange juice, lemonade and much more every year is so very important.
Over the years Prairie Farms Dairy has been there for the caddies; they helped with the year we had special seating for veterans, and they send a little extra each year so we can share with the volunteers. In 2022, the tournament director asked if we could use some refrigeration space to improve the holding quality of the volunteer sandwich meals. After some discussions, Prairie Farms Dairy allowed the extended use of the truck, allowing for improved volunteer meal quality.
The use of the pin flag is very symbolic. Caddies do not get all the hospitality and services that the players do when at a tournament. They are never asked for autographs. The players are the stars. However, the pin flag is very symbolic in that at the end of each tournament, the winning player’s caddie will return to the 18th hole and remove the pin flag as a memento of the week. Sure they are compensated by the player for their efforts all week, but this is “their trophy for the win. For the past five years at the John Deere Classic for the past 5 years, we have asked them to sign a pin flag, and give us their feedback on what vendor had an impact on their life that week.
We appreciate all the sponsors and look forward to continuing these partnerships in the future!
Caddie Sponsor "MVS" Recognition:
- 2018 – Granite City; Bettendorf
- 2019 – Fresh Blends, Bettendorf/Davenport
- 2020 – No Tournament
- 2021 – Olive Garden; Moline
- 2022 - Prairie Farms Dairy; Dubuque
Caddie Concierge information:
Thank you to these sponsors for supporting our caddies during tournament week! Your partnership is invaluable!
Want to get involved?
Fill out the form below and Ron will be in touch! We are always looking for new partnerships to provide an excellent experience for our caddies, volunteers and military members!