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North Carolina resort offers llama caddies

Ever wished you could replace your regular, old human caddy with a llama? If so, your dream nine holes with a camel's furry, South American cousin has come true this summer at the High Hamptons Inn in Cashiers, N.C., according to its press release:

The new star-studded line-up at High Hampton Inn wears fur coats, walks on four legs and enjoys golf and long hikes around Hampton Lake.  No, guests aren’t seeing things; llamas are making a home at High Hampton Inn this summer!  Serving as furry Sherpa’s for guided hikes and as golf caddies every Thursday and Friday during the summer, the llamas are a special addition during the Inn’s 90th season. . .
“I wish I had a camera to capture guests’ faces when they see the llamas standing by Rock Mountain Tavern,” says Clifford Meads, general manager of High Hampton Inn.  “It’s a look of surprise, excitement and awe all in one.”
The llamas are trained by Mark English in Brevard, N.C., where they’ve been getting loops for the past five years at local courses. Here’s a report from WSPA’s Rich Klindworth:  
Our statistician notes that Stevie Williams has won more majors than any llama caddy. 
 
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