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Sports Beat: Caddies go the distance in Cloquet


July 5, 2019

Longtime caddy Mike "Beatsie" Rosen was making news on the golf course when he was just a kid in the 1960s. This clip from the Pine Knot marvels at his tiny size. "The bag was about as big as Mike," the caption said.

There was a time when the Cloquet Country Club would advertise in the Pine Knot newspaper every July for 100 caddies to work the annual invitational golf tournament.

Back when golf carts weren't ubiquitous, nearly every player counted on a caddy and his ability to track and find balls, have tees and extra balls ready, and help read the break on putts.

Mike "Beatsie" Rosen and Gerald "Jiggs" LeBreche recently talked about their experiences of caddying at the CCC. Beatsie and Jiggs are well-known around the club.

Separated by about 25 years in age, the 87-year-old Jiggs could run out his bac...

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