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2019 Caddie Academy - Rockaway Hunting

Become a Caddie

**Important update to 2020 Caddie Academies**

The Metropolitan Golf Association has been closely monitoring all information and updates regarding the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. In this unprecedented time, the health and safety of MGA staff, members, club administrators, volunteers and the overall community is our primary focus. The MGA Foundation will amend its typical Caddie Academies to webinar sessions. Please note: If you had already registered for a Caddie Academy at a previously scheduled club location, you will need to re-register. 

2020 Caddie Academy Webinar Dates: 

Monday, April 6 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Tuesday, April 7 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Monday, April 13 -  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Tuesday, April 14 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 


These webinars, hosted by MGA Foundation staff, are designed to provide the participant (regardless of golf knowledge) a basic understanding of how to be a successful caddie. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be asked to complete a short test before being awarded a certificate of completion.

About Caddie Academies:
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 caddieing 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 caddieing, they are an excellent introductory opportunity.

For more information, contact Kyle Keckeisen at the MGA Foundation at  




Caddie Academy FAQs:


Q. What is the Caddie Academy program?

A. Caddie Academies are one-day, after-school programs conducted at participating MGA member clubs.


Q. Who conducts the program?

A. Caddie Academies are conducted by MGA staff members, who are supported by local Caddie Managers.


Q. Who may attend the program?

A. Caddie Academies are open to anybody living in the Met Area.


Q. How do I register for a Caddie Academy?

A. Click here to register. 


Q. Is there a fee to attend the program?

A. Caddie Academies are free of charge.


Q. What time does the Caddie Academy program begin and end?

A. Each program runs from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Q. Where should attendees go upon arrival at the golf club?

A. The first portion of the program is held indoors and attendees should proceed through the main entrance of the club. 


Q. How should attendees dress for the program?

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.


Q. Do attendees need to bring anything with them?

A. Everything a participant will need will be provided for them.


Q. What tools are attendees given in order to find employment?

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.


Q. Should I attend more than one Caddie Academy?

A. Each class provides the same material and you only need to attend one session to receive your certificate of completion.

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