In 1929, U.S. Amateur Champion Charles “Chick” Evans established a fund to send deserving caddies to university. Today, more than 100,000 golfers, including Evans Scholar Alumni, in Canada and the United States support the program assisted by proceeds from special events, endowments and the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship.
In 2006, Victoria Golf Club became the first golf club in Canada to adopt a caddie program dedicated entirely to the Chick Evans Scholarship. Currently, two former VGC caddies are studying with full Evans Scholarships at the University of Colorado with the third just accepted in February, 2014, where he will join them also at the University of Colorado.
Applying to be an Evans Caddy
Successful applicants fulfill the following criteria:
- must achieve top marks in high school,
- have contributed to the community through volunteering,
- come from families with financial need, and
- have completed a minimum of 100 ‘loops’ caddying for VGC Members before their senior year.
If you wish to apply, please print out the application form (PDF) and fill it out completely. Then you must drop the form off in-person to the Front Desk at the Victoria Golf Club (no email submissions).
For all other inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting the program
There are many ways to get involved: volunteer, help organize events, contact schools and organizing benefits.
Email: email@example.com to make a difference in the lives of young caddies!