Caddies

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. 

2022flagpresentation2 prairie farms dairyOn 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!

Presenting Sponsor: SalesForce

Eco LipsMichael's - Bettendorf  

Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling Company

Ferrellgas

Milltown Coffee Co

Almost Famous Popcorn  

Fresh Blends – Bettendorf

Mississippi River Distilling Co.

Bar - S

Frick's Quality Meats

Nature Valley Granola

Blue Rhino

Frito Lay

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Buffalo Wild Wings - Moline

Gilbert’s Craft SausagesOld Wisconsin

Bug Soother

Godfather's Pizza

Olive Garden Italian - Moline

Bull Family Catering

Goodwin Tucker Group

Portillo's Beef

Cedar Creek Popcorn

Greek House Chefs

Prairie Farms Dairy

Chef Dave Clark

Highway 28 Farms

Produce Innovations

Chef Dustin Del Grosso

Hy-Vee Food Stores - Silvis

Quad City Times

Chef Mandy Del Grosso

Jimmy John's

Rent-A-Center - Moline

Chick-fil-A

JohnsonvilleRonPaula TechDesigns LLC

Cookies & Dreams 

Kingsford Spectrum Concessions

Cookie's BBQ Sauce

Lexus of Quad Cities

Tyson's

Deck Project Spices

Loffredo Fresh Produce

United Healthcare

Dot's Homestyle Pretzels

McDonald's East Moline

 Wahlburger's

Dreyer Marketing

Mediacom

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!

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