Lake Forest Country Club to host caddie program
Lake Forest Country Club, located in Lake Saint Louis, will host a caddie program in the spring. The objective is to hire and train young men and women to fulfill the duties of a caddie as well as learn to work with others in a cooperative environment.
“As a club, our goal is to provide our membership with a first class caddie program, while developing life skills for the young men and women along the way,” said Lake Forest President Wally Obremski.
If you are 13 years old, you can walk your way to a successful job. Caddies will walk with golfers, carry their clubs and help them enjoy the game.
Part of the caddie program is an opportunity to qualify for a college scholarship through the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship program. The Evans Scholarship 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, more than 8,500 young men and women have graduated from the program. This year, 820 Evans Scholars are enrolled at 19 universities across the country. Their tuition and housing grants are renewable for up to four years, representing a value from nearly $40,000 to more than $150,000. While the program is national in scope, its focus is principally in the Midwest.
For more information about signing up to caddie, call PGA Head Professional Fred Friedman at 561-2221 or visit a school counselor at one of the following high schools: St. Dominic, Wentzville Holt, Timberland or Fort Zumwalt West. Applicants may also review the Evans Scholarship program at www.westerngolfassociation.com.