Annual Caddie-Scholar Brunch shows off the best of the Platt
Caddie-Scholars gather on the first tee at Manufacturers.
The annual J. Wood Platt Caddie-Scholar Brunch was held December 22 at Manufacturers Golf & Country Club. More than 60 caddies and 200 guests attended what is always a highlight of the Trust’s year. Scott Palmer, of the Philadelphia Phillies, was guest speaker. More info to come!
How has the Platt Caddie Scholarship helped you achieve your goals and what has it meant to you? Because of the financial assistance I have received from the Platt Caddie Scholarship, I am able to concentrate more on my studies with less stress worrying about how I am going to pay for my classes and supplies for school. With the help I received from the Platt Caddie Scholarship, I was able to maintain a 3.63 GPA in my first semester of college. What would you say to a person you met at your club who was thinking about giving to the Platt Caddie Scholarship? This is a great investment for anyone to contribute to because education is the key to unlocking the door to your fu continued ...
Student Aid Reports Due (generated from filing FAFSA Application)
Financial Aid Award Letters Due (come from school and outline all grants, loans, etc.)
The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust was created in 1958 by the Golf Association of Philadelphia through the efforts of then President Walter A. Schmidt, Leo Fraser, President of the local section of Professional Golfers’ Association of America, and Albert Keeping, Golf Professional at Gulph Mills Golf Club. It was named in honor of Philadelphia’s premier golfer of the era, J. Wood Platt. Not only was Mr. Platt an accomplished player, but he was also the Scholarship’s co-founder and first contributor.
The Scholarship’s mission, which has remained constant since its inception, is to financially aid deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education. In the last 54 years, more than 3,250 young men and women have received almost $16 million in aid. In the 2012-13 academic year, 130 caddies are receiving $875,000. Award amounts range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year for undergraduates, and up to $5,000 a year for graduate students.
The Scholarship is also helping to preserve one of the game’s most valued traditions, the caddie. By supporting caddies in their traditional educational pursuits, the Scholarship is also reminding golfers of the important role the caddie has played in the game’s history. In turn, this role is preserved for the game’s future.