Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Markets in Everything: Eye Candy Caddies

Eye Candy Caddies website, where they "make golf gorgeous." Packages start at about $275.

Not everybody likes the idea, the BBC reports that "An owner of a string of golf courses in south-east England has banned the all-female caddy service."

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.

8 Comments:

At 9/01/2009 11:30 AM, Anonymous Benny The Free Marketeer said...

Note to Dr. Perry: Check out his website: http://cngvehicles.net/
This guy is selling used cars, converted to run on CNG, for under $10k.
What a great idea.
I have no connection to this business at all, just found it when researching CNG.
As you may know, the US has epic supplies of shale gas.

 
At 9/01/2009 11:43 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"where they "make golf gorgeous." Packages start at about $275"...

Filed under, "if you got it, flaunt it"...:-)

Golf (boring!), I've had to play it a time or two and I can't but if I could afford caddies like what's shown in the sales pitch I might change my mind...

 
At 9/01/2009 11:59 AM, Blogger Shawn said...

HAHAHA...my friends and I, while playing a round last month, were completely baffled why this didn't exist already! In fact, I mentioned it to my wife just last week...and here it is. :)

Guess we missed our million dollar idea.

 
At 9/01/2009 12:18 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Shawn: This is a UK company, maybe you could be the first in the US market!

 
At 9/01/2009 12:56 PM, Blogger OA said...

Someone told me about this before. My gut instinct was it didn't make much sense in most places.

Guys want to be guys when they play golf. Throw attractive women in the mix and it changes the game.

Maybe in touristy areas you can get it to work, but I think there's not much repeat business.

 
At 9/01/2009 1:04 PM, Blogger Shawn said...

Oh, there's all SORTS of things that could be done with this. Have the girls mark your drive (they stand in enclosures at the ~225 yard point off the tee and go to spot your drive so you find it), they tee up your drive, they tend the flag...essentially, you have 'eye candy stations' around the course, where there are 'female experiences,' but you ride in the cart with your buds, where all the great conversation happens.

I'm not sure I'd want a strange girl riding in the cart with me the whole time (though I'm sure some would), but bits and pieces would work well.

Many courses do this to some extent with the 'drink cart' girl: they're almost always cute girls. This just takes it to a different level.

 
At 9/01/2009 9:01 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

based upon my co workers, i suspect this won't catch on. Most of them play golf to escape female yapping, not seek out more.

 
At 9/02/2009 6:05 AM, Anonymous Ian Random said...

I'm confused, compressed natural gas eye caddies. Couldn't that lead to a dual explosion? :-)

 

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