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.
All Caddie Academies for the 2019 season have concluded.
For more information, contact Kyle Keckeisen at the MGA Foundation at (914) 909-4852.
- Getting Started as a Caddie: A Guide for Beginners
- PDF Version
- Watch the CGSMA Caddie Training Video
- Top 10 Rules of Golf for Caddies
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.
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.