2019 Application Deadline: TBA
2/4 Building - Champions Room
After caddying for two years, caddies are eligible to apply for an Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship through the Western Golf Association. Along with financial need, requirements for the scholarship are that the candidate must be in the upper quarter of his/her class, and must also demonstrate outstanding character, integrity and leadership. The scholarship covers tuition, books, and room and board.
Cog Hill has been fortunate to have ten caddies qualify for the Evans Scholarship. Our previous scholarship winners are:
- Sarah Ferriter (Penn State)
- Clare Kolacki (Marquette)
- Jane Kolacki (Marquette)
- Scott Smith (Northern Illinols)
- Sean Smith (Colorado)
- Tim Kraft (Marquette)
- Joe Foran (Northwestern)
- Ken Kraft (Marquette)
- Nick Stahl (Illinois)
- Peter Harris (Illinois)
Please note, we limit the number of new applicants to our caddie program each season. This will ensure our new recruits and returning caddies will have an equal opportunity at receiving a reasonable amount of caddie jobs throughout the season. All other applications will be placed on a waiting list, and candidates will be contacted as positions become available. Applicants will be selected as to whom we feel best fits our program.
What does a caddie do?
A caddie is someone who assists golfers during their rounds. Their responsibilities include carrying the golfer's bag, pacing yardages, replacing divots, raking bunkers and attending the flagstick.
It's a great summer job for young people. You spend the summer outdoors earning good money, and you get the opportunity to meet influential people and develop strong communication skills. You also can potentially qualify for a free college scholarship.
Why is caddying important?
Caddying is part of golf's heritage, "the way golf was meant to be played," and part of its future. It is also a great way to learn the game of golf. Caddying is an investment for the future of young men and women. The WGA is working to keep people active and interested in this great sport.