Caddie ProgramJoin the FLCC Caddie Program this season!
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1. How do I become a caddie at Forest Lake Country Club?
You must register to become a caddie, attend a training session (in the spring), and pass both a written and on course test.
2. Do I need to know how to play golf to become a caddie?
No, but a basic understanding of the rules and game of golf is helpful.
3. When are the training sessions held?
As soon as the weather permits in the spring, typically April through May.
4. Does everyone who signs up for caddie training become a caddie?
All caddies must pass both a written and on course test, along with completing the training.
5. When does caddying start?
In Michigan, the golf season is typically May through October, depending on weather conditions. Caddie opportunities are available on the weekends during the school year, and Tuesday through Sunday in the summer months.
6. Are all caddies the same rank?
At Forest Lake Country Club there are four caddie ranks, or levels of experience. The ranks are: B, A, Captain and Honor. Caddies are promoted to the next rank based on ability, course knowledge, number of rounds completed, member feedback and years of experience. The higher the rank, the more each caddie will be paid.
7. How does a caddie get paid?
Each caddie is paid by the round (aka “loop”) by the member for which they caddie for that day.
8. Are there benefits available to caddies?
Yes. Besides the pay per loop, caddies can play golf on Mondays when the club is closed if there are no outings. Also, there are scholarships available to eligible, college-aged caddies.
9. What is the age requirement to become a caddie?
You must be turning 13 years of age or older, the year you are registering to caddie. Proof of age is required.
10. What is the Caddie Uniform?
The Forest Lake Country Club Caddie uniform consists of khaki pants or shorts (not cargo), caddie bib, white polo shirt, cap and a caddie name badge. A sweatshirt or jacket may be worn in colder conditions.
Evans Scholarship Foundation
The Evans Scholars Foundation, overseen by the Western Golf Association, was established to provide deserving caddies, with financial need, an opportunity to obtain a college education. There are 1,045 young men and women currently attending 19 Universities nationwide as Evans Scholars. The program just awarded 300 new scholarships this year. Each Evans Scholarship in Michigan (Michigan or Michigan State) is valued at an estimated $125,000 over a four-year period. Since 1930, 11,323 caddies have earned their college degrees through the Evans Scholars program. The cumulative grade point average for Evans Scholars is a 3.4 GPA with a graduation rate of 95%!
Forest Lake Country Club currently has 35 alumni among the Evans Scholars program.
Evans Scholarship Requirements
To be eligible to apply for an Evans Scholarship for caddies, candidates must meet the follow requirements:
Strong caddie record: Applicants must have caddied, regularly and successfully, for a minimum of two years and are expected to caddie at their sponsoring club the year they apply for the scholarship.
Excellent academics: Applicants must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average in college preparatory courses.
Demonstrated financial need: Applicants must clearly have a need for financial assistance.
Outstanding character: Applicants must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.
To learn more about the Evans Scholars Foundation and the Western Golf Association, visit the website: www.wgaesf.org