Throughout the Metropolitan Area, hundreds of young men and women are experiencing golf first hand by becoming a caddie. Responsibility, hard work, exercise and camaraderie are all skills that a caddie will experience throughout a summer. Not only are the immediate financial benefits important, but caddies build relationships with employers and club members that become part of a long lasting professional network.
The Metropolitan Golf Association Foundation supports caddying through recruitment, education and funding the multiple caddie scholarships throughout the Met Area, with a contribution in excess of $1 million since 1991. The MGA Caddie Academies are held every April throughout the tristate area. Although not a prerequisite for caddying, they are an excellent introductory opportunity.
April 1st - Westchester Country Club
April 16th - The Stanwich Club
April 22nd - Fenway Golf Club
April 2nd - Crestmont Country Club
April 9th - Hackensack Golf Club
April 18th - Forest Hill Field Club
April 10th - Meadow Brook Golf Club
April 16th - Nassau Country Club
April 17th - Rockaway Hunting Club
For more information, contact Kyle Keckeisen at MGA Foundation at (914) 909-4852.
Caddie Academy FAQs:
- What is the Caddie Academy program?
- Who conducts the program?
- Who may attend the program?
- How do I register for a Caddie Academy?
- Is there a fee to attend the program?
- What time does the Caddie Academy program begin and end?
- Where should attendees go upon arrival at the golf club?
- How should attendees dress for the program?
- Do attendees need to bring anything with them?
- What tools are attendees given in order to find employment?
- Should I attend more than one Caddie Academy?
A. Caddie Academies are one-day, after-school programs conducted at participating MGA member clubs.
A. Caddie Academies are conducted by MGA staff members, who are supported by local Caddie Managers.
A. Caddie Academies are open to anybody living in the Met Area.
A. Click here to register. You may also register by calling 914-347-4653 and ask for the MGA Foundation Department.
A. Caddie Academies are free of charge.
A. Each program runs from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A. The first portion of the program is held indoors and attendees should proceed through the main entrance of the club.
A. Attendees should dress in golf club appropriate attire, i.e. no jeans, cargo shorts or flip-flops. Dress appropriately for the weather as a portion of the program is conducted outside. Sneakers are acceptable (and recommended); golf spikes are not permitted.
A. Everything a participant will need will be provided for them.
A. All participants receive certificates of completion, which assist them in obtaining employment at area golf clubs. In addition, everyone is given a roster of Caddie Managers at local clubs and their contact information.
A. Each class provides the same material and you only need to attend one session to receive your certificate of completion.