How do I become a caddie at Cress Creek Country Club?
You must register to become a caddie, attend the training sessions, and pass both a written and on course test.
Do I need to know how to play golf to become a caddie?
No, but a basic understanding of the game of golf is recommended.
How do I register to become a caddie?
Caddie registration will be open from February 15th – March 10th. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE CADDIE APPLICATION
(returning caddies must complete the application as well)
When are the training sessions held?
Qualified applicants will be notified of a training schedule.
Does everyone who signs up for caddie training become a caddie?
No. Only the top eligible candidates are selected to become a caddie at Cress Creek Country Club. Previous seasoned caddies will have to complete training and the on course test each year.
When does caddying start?
Our golf season is typically April through October, depending on the weather conditions. Caddie opportunities are available on the weekends during the school year, and Tuesday through Sunday in the summer months. The Club is closed on Mondays.
Are all caddies the same rank?
No. At Cress Creek Country Club there are 4 caddie ranks, or levels of experience. The ranks are: New, B, A, & Honor. Caddies are promoted to the next rank based on ability, course knowledge, number of rounds completed, and years of experience. The higher the rank, the more each caddie will be paid.
How does a caddie get paid?
Each caddie is paid by the round/loop on at the conclusion of their round. Caddies are paid only after a completed caddie ticket is submitted and approved. Payment may differ for multiple day tournaments.
Are there benefits available to caddies?
Yes. Caddies can play golf on Mondays when the club is closed. Also, there is a Caddie Banquet after the end of the golf season. Furthermore, there are scholarships available to eligible, college-aged caddies.
What is the age requirement to become a caddie?
You must be 13 years of age at the time of registration. Proof of age is required.
The Caddie Uniform
The Cress Creek Country Club Caddie Uniform consists of khaki pants or shorts, the current caddie shirt, and the current club logo hat. The uniform is available for purchase from the caddie master for a charge to be determined. A sweatshirt or long sleeve may be worn under the caddie shirt. A jacket may be worn in extreme conditions. Any caddie not in full uniform will not be allowed to work.
Evans Scholars Foundation
The Evans Scholarship was founded by golf great Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr. (1890-1979). The Western Golf Association sponsored Evans Scholars Foundation administers the nation’s largest privately funded college scholarship program, providing full tuition and housing grants to deserving caddies. Since the first two Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930, 8,500 young caddies have earned their degrees through the program. Tuition and housing grants are renewable for up to four years, representing an average value of $22,000 – $65,000. The Foundation owns and maintains Evans Scholarship Houses at fourteen universities, and Scholars are enrolled in six other schools. While the program is national in scope, its focus is principally in the Midwest.
There are four primary criteria for scholarship grants.
- Candidates who are nominated by their golf clubs, must have a documented caddie record with a minimum of two years of caddie service.
- Candidates must have an excellent high school academic record, ranking in the the top 25 percent of the class.
- Candidates must demonstrate financial need.
- Candidates must have outstanding personal character.
Cress Creek Evans Scholar Recipients:
- Stephen Macenas – Purdue University 2016
- Lauren Welke – Northwestern University 2010
- Justin Welke – Northwestern University 2007
- Sean O’Leary – Indiana University 2002