Matthieu Pavon end Top25 for his first USOpen

Stephane Barras, founder of CaddiePlayer, was online with Matthieu Pavon all week to assist his putting during the  the 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – At the end of a week of punishing wind and rain, fescue and lightning-fast greens, Brooks Koepka fires a final-round 68 to hold off a surging Tommy Fleetwood (63). 

Quote from Matthieu Pavon whos during round1 was club house putting leader with SG 4.3 laying Top10 in the Clubhouse.

" Thank you Stephane, I really enjoyed, my putting was fantastic" 

PavonUSOpen2Matthieu Pavon with his Caddie Arnaud Guarrigues

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Last week best of my best > This week Whatsapp US Open...

Chateau Chailly Golf Club, CaddiePlayer Centre, France, Burgundy.

It will be my second 2018 US Open (having done the US Women’s Open two weeks ago) as an online coach & data analyser, but this time there will be no talking, just pictures and text - Thanks to Whatsapp!

Welcome to the new age of technology, where you can assist TourPlayers in front of your computer and mobile device. It amazes me to think that I started back in 2000 with amateur Clive Agran "Single HCP or bust" and to know the success it has brought, and I am still doing it 18 years later!  

Last week was another example, with CaddiePlayer member Raphael Jacquelin playing in the Austrian European Tour #ShotClockMasters (what a great concept) making a birdie on the last to tie third, bringing him his best result since the 2015 Scottish Open (second to Ricky Fowler). Meanwhile CaddiePlayer Celine Herbin was competing in the LPGA #ShopRite Classic. Playing for the first time in the leader group during the last round and, finishing back to back birdie to Tie 10th. Her best LPGA career result yet. Both players making the best combined results for Caddie Player since its launch back in 2013.

The paradox of all these technologies is that I am becoming overloaded (burnt out) by all this time spent on Facebook and Twitter etc! Of course they are a great tool for gaining information, but they are also a big time consumer, keeping our brains so busy that we do not have any more time to mentally meander. This, according to science research, is affecting our capacities to generate our best ideas and brilliance.

Luckily, I have found a cure through reading the last book of Manoush Zomorodi "Bored and Brilliant", here is a quote from page 33 Chapter 2 > Digital OverLoad.

" I am taking a break from my phone... I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes"

-Ed Sheeran on quitting social media

I will take up Challenge Four of the book - "Delete that App" . Take the one app you can't live without and trash it. (don't worry, you'll live.) 

Best regards and enjoy the US Open in front of whatever media you choose! And if you are lucky enough to be there in person I suggest you follow first group1, tee1 off at 06h45 (Matthieu Pavon playing his first USOpen). >

An early time to wake up but happily for me and my computer, by that time it will be afternoon here in Chailly in France! ;-) 

Cheers, #IamCaddiePlayer, Stephane Barras 

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Celebrate Herbin's US Open qualification with 20% discount

To celebrate the qualification of CaddiePlayer LPGA Celine Herbin* to participate in her first US Open at Shoal Creek Club, MLA Putters and the Chailly ZonesAcademie will offer a 20% discount on all its products/lessons. This offer is valid until June 3, 2018. 

We wish Celine Herbin great success at the US Open and will keep you updated. Celine is currently using the MLA Putter Tour X Dream.  


  • For MLA Putters,  go to  > and enter CaddiePlayer20 on the discount bar code
  • For Chailly ZonesAcademie, send email inquiry lessons to > This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Follow the 73rd US Women @shoalcreekclub   

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MLA (Multiple Line-detector Activation) is the new patented alignment technology that will revolutionize your putting. This is how it works…

We all have internal guides to compare and analyze sensory information that control pace and direction of putts. The MLA putters are designed to take advantage of these guides. MLA Putters worked with Dr. Lennart Högman, Ph.D. Dr. Högman has studied the perceptual process for more than 20 years and has performed studies that have revised the science between the human’s perceptions and the human being’s motor skills. more >

CP Founder become certified in "Golf Psychology Coaching"

We are pleased to annouce that CaddiePlayer founder Stéphane Barras is now certified in "Golf Psychology Coaching". As John Walker, Golf Monthly top25 coach states, we believe that:

"Every good golf coach realises that all their pupils need psychology."

The "Golf Psychology Coaching" certification has been developed  to further equip coaching skills when working with players of all standards.

It is based on twenty years experience of research and consultancy in golf psychology. The course delivers a framework in which to improve the learning, performance and enjoyment of golf; and contains the core mental skills and techniques. It is recognised by the PGA of GB&I and is an approved education programme of the PGAs of Europe.


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Ryder Cup 2018 : Jacquelin et Havret, assistants de Björn


Comme l’annonçait en fin de matinée ce vendredi 4 mai Ouest France, Raphaël Jacquelin et Grégory Havret seront, pour reprendre une expression golfique, « inside the ropes » lors de la prochaine Ryder Cup disputée au Golf National du 28 au 30 septembre. Les deux vétérans français, 44 ans le 8 mai pour Jacquelin, 41 ans pour Havret, ont accepté, à la demande de Thomas Björn lui-même, d’être leurs assistants.

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