(1) The provisions of KRS § 339.220 to the contrary notwithstanding, minors age eleven (11) years and over may be employed as caddies at golf courses subject to the following provisions:
(a) A “caddy” is an individual who offers his or her services to golfers at golf clubs both private and public. His or her duties during course of play include the carrying of golf clubs, direction to the golfer, assistance to the player in the general maintenance and upkeep of golf courses, including replacement of divots, repair of ball marks, raking of sand traps, location of golf balls and control of the pin. Duties normally referred to as “fore-caddying” or “shagging” of golf balls are not within the scope of this definition;
(b) No minor under eleven (11) years of age shall be employed, or suffered to work as a caddy for hire;
(c) Caddies under fourteen (14) years of age are restricted to caddying one (1)
round of eighteen (18) holes in any one (1) day;
(d) Minors eleven (11) and twelve (12) years of age may not carry golf bags and are restricted to caddying with a “pull cart” only;
(e) Minors thirteen (13), fourteen (14), and fifteen (15) years of age may be employed to carry golf bags provided the bags do not exceed thirty-five (35) pounds in weight;
(f) No minor under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed, permitted, or suffered to operate power-driven golf carts in the course of their employment, or any power-driven maintenance equipment; and
(g) All persons employing minors as caddies are subject to all provisions of this chapter and the regulations issued hereunder.
(2) The Department of Workplace Standards shall promulgate administrative regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 1772, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 414, sec. 26, effective July 13, 1984. — Created 1970
Ky. Acts ch. 193, secs. 1 and 2.