BCC Caddie Program is one of the best youth programs in Southeast Michigan, and we are looking for you to join our amazing team! The following information can help you determine if our Caddie Program is right for you.
If you have any questions regarding the caddie program, please feel free to contact Jeremy Gladstone (Outside Services Manager & Caddie Master) at [email protected]. We look forward to a great 2023 golf season at Birmingham Country Club.
How do I become a caddie at Birmingham 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.
Do I need to know how to play golf to become a caddie?
You do not need to know how to play the game but understanding the rules is helpful to become a great caddie.
When are the training sessions held?
As soon as the weather permits in the spring, typically in the month of April.
Does everyone who signs up for caddie training become a caddie?
Registration opens on March 1st and it closes on March 19th. All new recruits must pass both a written and on course test.
When does caddying start?
In Michigan, the golf season is typically May through October, depending on weather conditions. Caddie opportunities are available on Tuesday- Sunday every week during the season. The club/ golf course is closed on Mondays.
Are all caddies the same rank?
No, caddies at Birmingham Country Club are ranked by experience. As caddies improve their skill sets, they will move up in rankings.
How does a caddie get paid?
Each caddie is paid by the loop/ round by the member for which they caddie for that day. Caddies will be paid through the Club Up App used by the club.
Are there benefits available to caddies?
Yes. Besides the pay per loop, caddies can play golf on select Mondays when the club is closed. We also celebrate our caddies on Caddie Appreciation Day with a Caddie/Member Tournament and Banquet at the end of the golf season. Additionally, there are scholarships available to eligible, college-bound caddies.
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.
What is the dress code to caddie at Birmingham Country Club? The BCC Caddie uniform consists of khaki pants or shorts (not cargo), caddie bib, white polo shirt, hat, and a caddie name badge. A sweatshirt or jacket may be worn in colder conditions.
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, over 8,500 caddies have earned their degrees through the program. Tuition and housing grants are renewable for up to four years, representing an average value of $80,000 over four years. 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 top 25% of the class.
- Candidates must demonstrate financial need.
- Candidates must have outstanding personal character.
To learn more about the Evans Scholars Foundation and the Western Golf Association, visit the website: www.westerngolfassociation.com.