The Caddy's Cookbook: Remembering Favorite Recipes from the Caddy House to the Clubhouse of Augusta National Golf Club

The Caddy's Cookbook: Remembering Favorite Recipes from the Caddy House to the Clubhouse of Augusta National Golf Club

by Tripp Bowden


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A great gift for any golfer, whether or not he will ever visit Augusta National or see The Masters in person. As a caddy at Augusta National Golf Club, Tripp Bowden learned lessons about golf, life—and food.

Here Bowden shares forty of his favorite recipes inspired by his life spent behind-the-scenes at Augusta.

Complete with full-color photos, this book—certainly not standard by any cookbook terms—features surprising spins on a variety of delicious table-friendly, comfort food classics:
  • Honey Baked Ham butter beans,
  • Caddy house gumbo,
  • Collard greens and pot liquor
  • Deep fried pork chop sandwiches
  • New England clam chowder
  • Clubhouse ice cream
  • Toasted pound cake (also known as Mr. Roberts's Dessert)
  • And dozens more!

Along the way, Bowden contextualizes how and when he enjoyed some of these unexpected culinary delights as he details his unique caddy experiences and the lifelong friendships forged through food and golf. In doing so, he creates a real treat for golf lovers and food enthusiasts alike, with elements of unscripted humor reminiscent of the classic Caddyshack sprinkled and dashed throughout!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510743526
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tripp Bowden is a former Augusta National caddy, the first full-time white caddy in the history of the elite private club. He’s also a former collegiate golfer and alum of Augusta University, and a former copywriter, first with McCann Erickson New York and later with his own company, Creative Wizards. Tripp is the author of the New York Times-praised Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’s Legendary Caddy Master and All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond. A frequent speaker at prominent golf clubs and sports venues across America and beyond, Tripp lives with his wife, Fletch, and children, Arrie B. and Holly Mac, in Augusta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Augusta & Me: The Makings of an Unlikely Friendship xi

Introduction xiii

Just Answer the Question, Young Man (But Where's the Fun in That?) xv

Part I The Outward 9

By the Power Vested in Me 1

Caddy House Cuisine 3

Horace Avery's Legendary Fried Pork Chop Sandwiches 7

Perfect Pot Liquor-Debunking the Myth that It's a Pain in the Ass to Make 11

Perfect Pot Liquor, Caddy Yard Style 13

From the Caddy Master to the Kid 15

Ike's Pond Deep-Fried Bream 19

Pompano and Circumstance 23

Pompano 25

The Lost Art of Butter Beans 27

Freddie Bennett's Butter Beans 29

And Now, a Word from our Sponsors 33

From Just Outside Augusta, I Bring You Miss Lillie 35

Miss Lillie Winfield's Caddy Yard Collards 37

Collard Greens: A Soup for All Seasons 43

Caddy Yard Collard Greens Soup 45

The Kitchen in the Clubhouse 49

Chef Clark's Secret Recipe Augusta National Pound Cake, With a Nod to Sara Lee 53

Pancho and Lefty 55

Chef Clark's Secret Recipe New England Clam Chowder 59

Chef Clark's Roasted Leg of Lamb, with a Side of Job Security 65

A Southern Chef in Paris 69

Chef Clark's Parisian Potatoes, with a Nod to 21 Club 71

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 73

Dream On, Maryland Crab Cakes 75

Off-the-Chart Crab Cake Tartar Sauce 77

The Pot Roast Grandmas Only Dream of 79

Caddy Yard Pot Roast 81

The First Sign of Spring 85

Caddy Yard Breakfast Hash 89

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