Carry the Game is a nonprofit advocacy group aimed at increasing the number — and diversity — of youth caddies nationwide. By promoting the life-changing benefits of youth caddying, Carry the Game is preserving the tradition of golf while preparing for its future by developing lifelong players.
Through caddying, teenagers learn valuable life lessons, develop a strong work ethic and money management skills, and make professional contacts on the golf course. In addition to being a great way to learn about the game, caddying provides life-changing benefits that are instrumental to young people’s individual growth.
Carry the Game operates under the organizational umbrella of the WGA; participants in the effort include the World Golf Foundation, United States Golf Association, PGA of America, The First Tee and Youth on Course, among other groups. This special collaboration to promote the role of youth caddying within the game of golf will help ensure Carry the Game’s long-term success while encouraging a new generation of young golfers to play the game.
Carry the Game will be a resource for anyone interested in becoming a caddie or forming a youth caddie program. In 2018, the group started an extensive research project to provide qualitative data on the current state of youth caddying and inform the initiative’s work.