On the fringe

MORRIS DALLA COSTA -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 9:03 AM ET

CADDY HEAVEN

Caddies are treated like divots at many PGA and LPGA tournaments, but Lorie Kane saw to it that wouldn't happen in London. "This would be the equivalent of staying at a five-star hotel versus staying at the Cockroach Inn," said one caddie, adding they don't often get such treatment at tournaments. Right in front of the clubhouse on the main lawn is a spot they call the CaddyShack. The facility includes lounge chairs, sofas, two TVs and soft drinks and every night caterer Gourmet Cuisine holds a barbecue. "They are not only taking good care of myself and other players (but caddies also)," Kane said. "One of the first meetings I had with CN, we sat at a table and said, 'You need to take care of your people like we take care of our people, the guys carrying the heavy bags in the hot sun.' "

PRIZE MONEY

The tournament winner will receive $225,000 US from the total purse of $1.7 million. When the du Maurier Classic played at the Hunt Club in 1993, it had a total purse of $800,000 US. Brandie Burton, who won it, went home with $120,000. Meena Lee, who won last year in Halifax, used the $195,000 winner's share to buy a new house in Orlando, Fla., and a new car and donated some to charity and her school back home in South Korea.

BANNED ITEMS

- Cellphones, PDAs, BlackBerries and pagers - Cameras or video cameras. - Metal-spiked golf shoes.

TODAY'S WEATHER

Mostly sunny, high 23

PARKING

Located on the grounds of the Hunt Club; $5 a vehicle

TICKETS

- Daily admission is $25 - Children under 15, accompanied by a ticketed adult, free


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