Carry the Game is a nonprofit advocacy group aimed at increasing the number and diversity of youth caddies nationwide. In 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 is a WGA-led effort; other partners supporting the initiative include the World Golf Foundation, United States Golf Association, PGA of America, The First Tee and Youth on Course. The group is working to promote the role of youth caddies in the game of golf while encouraging a new generation of young golfers to play.
In 2018, Carry the Game commissioned a study with the National Golf Foundation to provide benchmarks on the current state of caddying. There are an estimated 25,000 youth and adult caddies who have looped at least one round in the past year, according to the study. More than 700 facilities nationwide, or an estimated 5 percent of all U.S. facilities, offer caddies.
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