19 Jun '13, 3pm

'Loopers' author talks about caddying for Joe Pesci, a $1,000 tip and making his dying father proud

'Loopers' author talks about caddying for Joe Pesci, a $1,000 tip and making his dying father proud

John Dunn became estranged from his father as he lived the life that eventually became his first book, “Loopers: A Caddie’s Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey” (Crown, $25), so when his dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Dunn had a choice: Go home and make up, or stay out on the road and show his father the beauty and nobility of the calling. Dunn, 42, chose the latter, and raised nearly $30,000 for pancreatic cancer research in a quixotic quest that bridged the gap between father and son just in the nick of time. In honor of Father’s Day, Golf.com caught up with Dunn to talk about the caddie trade, Joe Pesci, a van named Pearl, and why he never traded the gypsy spirit for a suit. The book talks about your life as an itinerant worker, seeing the world and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous as you lugged golf bags pretty much everyplace from the Old Course to Bandon Dunes...

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