Whether you’re a young person learning to caddie or a club member interested in starting a youth caddie program, we can help. With a full suite of caddie training materials and recruitment tools, we take a comprehensive approach to ensure the success of caddie programs nationwide.

 

COVID-19 Resources

  • COVID-19 Youth Caddie Program Guidelines: This document, created in conjunction with Dr. Kevin Most, a WGA Director and Evans Scholar Alum, provides guidance on how youth caddies can safely work this summer, while utilizing social distancing and other health measures.
  • COVID-19 Hole-Specific Caddie Plan: This document provides an alternative youth caddie plan for clubs if maintaining social distancing is particularly challenging.
  • COVID-19 Forward Caddie Plan: Forward caddying can be implemented at clubs where the use of carts is permitted, or where golfers carry their own bags or use pull carts.

 

Downloadable Materials

  • The Caddie PlaybookThis is your guide to starting, building or perfecting your club's youth caddie program. Experts from the WGA have compiled best practices on recruiting and training caddies, assigning loops, evaluating performance, promoting the Evans Scholarship and much more. (Download now)
  • Virtual Caddie Training: This new interactive training program introduces beginners to the various elements of caddying, establishing a baseline of knowledge before any on-course training is provided. (View now)
  • Caddie Training ManualThis 30-page comprehensive guide for beginner caddies is ideal for young men and women who want to learn the basics of caddying. You'll learn the rules and procedures, find out how to build a productive relationship with your caddie manager and get some great tips on being the best caddie you can be. (Download now)
  • Caddie Training Video: This 22-minute instructional guide is designed to help beginner caddies, but it can also be used as a refresher for more experienced caddies. (View now)
  • Caddie Exam: This 27-question exam contains multiple choice, true/false and matching sections. Many clubs use this exam at the end of caddie training. (Download now)
  • Caddie FlierDisplay this poster in your club's caddie area to promote the Evans Scholarship. (Download now)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does a caddie do?

A caddie assists golfers during their rounds. Responsibilities include carrying the golfer’s bag, calculating yardages, replacing divots, raking bunkers and attending the flagstick.

Why is caddying important?

Caddying is part of golf’s heritage and its future. It’s also a great way to learn the game of golf.

How do I learn more about the Evans Scholarship?

The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for caddies. To qualify, you must have a good caddie record, good grades, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.