Since the first known golf match in 1503 between King James IV of Scotland and the Earl of Bothwell golfers made use of assistants, henchmen, lackeys or caddies to carry the golf clubs.
What about the mail players, the crosseurs and the colvers; did they employ ‘aides’ to make their round more comfortable? If so, what kind of assistance did they give to the players?
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