The Campbell Caddie Academy

“The Caddie is the lifeblood of the game of golf – a great companion, a friendly conversationalist and a smiling face. This is what the game of golf is truly about.” Charles Evans Jr.

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Investing in Your Future

Caddying transcends being merely a summer job; it’s a cherished tradition in golf that instills essential life values. Alongside learning the game itself, caddying provides many opportunities for growth and development of valuable life skills.

We proudly present The Campbell Caddie Academy, a free training program named after the founders of The Children’s Course and offered in collaboration with the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation. Tailored for aspiring caddies aged 14-17, our program helps participants cultivate essential caddie skills and knowledge, be referred to summer caddie programs at prominent area country clubs, and take an initial step towards potential eligibility for the prestigious and highly competitive Evans Scholarship.

The program is delivered twice during each Spring, with each program consisting of three (3) separate sessions at The Children’s Course in Gladstone, OR. Each program is typically delivered over 3 consecutive Sundays. The next Campbell Caddie Academy is scheduled for Sunday May 19th, 2024.

What are the eligibility requirements to apply for an Evans Scholarship?

To be eligible to apply for a Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. Excellent academics: Applicants must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average in college preparatory courses. The ACT and SAT will be optional for 2023 applicants.
  3. Demonstrated financial need: Applicants must clearly have a need for financial assistance.
  4. Outstanding character: Applicants must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.
Who is eligible to participate in The Campbell Course Caddie Academy?

Our program is open to anyone aged 14 – 17 years of age who is interested in exploring opportunities for Caddying and pursuing the Evans Scholarship. The best time to start your caddying career is between the ages of 14-15 years old.

What are the benefits of working as a Caddie?

Enjoy Flexible Hours and Great Money

Caddying provides flexibility so that you can earn a part-time income while continuing to be involved in school, sports and other summer activities.

Exposure to Positive Role Models

Many of the people you will caddie for are successful professionals and community leaders. By spending time with them you will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career paths and personalities.

Work Outside, Exercise and Have Fun

Aside from allowing you to work outdoors, caddying provides an excellent opportunity to improve your overall health and fitness. You will also be able to make friends with the other youth caddies.

Gain Valuable Life Skills

Learn the importance of teamwork, communication and perseverance while developing valuable leadership and people skills that you will carry with you all of your life.

Opportunity to be awarded a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Currently, 1,100 caddies are enrolled at 22 leading universities on an Evans Scholarship. The scholarship covers full tuition and housing costs for up to four years of college and is an estimated value of $125,000.

What is the format of the program and how is it delivered?

Each program comprises three (3) separate sessions including: (1) a day of foundational training delivered in our classroom and on our golf course, (2) a first on-course practice loop/session, and (3) a second on-course practice loop/session. The program is offered twice each Spring (March and May), with each program typically scheduled over three consecutive Sundays.

The program is delivered by experienced First Tee coaches and guest instructors at The Children’s Course located in Gladstone, OR.

What opportunities are there to work as a Caddie?

The program provides opportunities for qualified caddies who have completed The Campbell Caddie Academy to be considered by our country club partners in the Portland metro area for participation in their seasonal caddie programs.


Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

As the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies, The Evans Scholars Foundation through the Western Golf Association has helped thousands of hardworking young caddies get to college since 1930. The Evans Scholars Program addresses the barriers to college graduation faced by students and prepares them for a lifetime of success.

Interested in this amazing opportunity?

Please contact us with any questions or interest you may have about our Caddie Academy program or if you are interested in being involved as a guest instructor or country club partner. To contact us about registration, please click “Register” below. Click here to learn more about the Evans Scholarship.

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