Posted by: John Abendroth, PGA
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 6:38 PM
Steve Molinelli is a very good golfer, infact he won the Club Championship at the Olympic Club recently which is quite an accomplishment for a Father of two and his own business to run.
But when you look further down at the resume of Steve Molinelli you learn a little more about this unique guy who is currently caddying in the USGA Junior Girls Championship at Lake Merced Country Club for Casie Cathrea a very strong player from Livermore California one of the favorites starting the championship. Casie started out poorly with 82 the first day, but came back strong with 66 the second day. Great round you say? Casie would need to make up about 20 spots to get into the match play field, so she birdies her first three holes, shoots two under par the front nine then makes hole-in-one on the 12th hole and follows it up with three straight birdies.
Steve has caddied before having helped Colt Knost win the U.S. Amateur at The Olympic Club in 2007 and recently caddied for Ryo Ishikawa in the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club this past June. For Knost, Molinelli was not paid to be his caddy but volunteered to do so as a member of Olympic and a member of the committee.
Steve has been very active with The First Tee and serves on their Board of Directors as well as the Board for Catholic Chairities for the San Francisco Area and is quite involved in several chairty golf events and has been tapped by Sandy Tatum the past USGA President and quite active with The First Tee of San Francisco to be the one to carry the torch forward for fund raising and support for youth golf in San Francisco.
All of this and he finds time to volunteer to caddy and on the bag for Cathrea could bring Molinelli his second USGA caddy crown, is there a grand slam for caddies...I suspect there is. Is there a grand slam for being a good guy and doing for others before you think of your self, I think Steve has hit for that Grand Slam and I take my hat off to a great guy that I can call a friend and many of us should congratulate Steve for all he does in a very quiet manner.