In the vast majority of scenarios, the Forecaddie will give no input to the golfer about how they should play their game. The Forecaddie’s sole job is to keep track of balls, so golfers don’t need to spend extra time locating them.
On the other hand, the caddie is responsible for giving insight to the golfer as to which club or shot type to use, wiping and cleaning balls, and carrying the golf clubs.
The caddie has a close relationship with the golfer, and they can be seen as a team. Whereas, the Forecaddie has no affiliation with any specific golfer and helps all competitors on the field equally and without bias.
Forecaddie vs. walking caddie? Think of a Forecaddie as a helper to the tournaments gameplay, and the walking caddie as a helper to an individual’s performance.