WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund 2018: Year in review

37th Annual Pro Am

Century Country Club | June 19

Participants represented clubs from Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island and traveled from as far as upstate New York, Kentucky, and Texas. Thirty five professionals accompanied each group that played in the morning and afternoon rounds. Proceeds from this event directly fund our need-based scholarships.

10th Annual Golf Marathon

Knollwood Country Club | August 27

Thirty dedicated golfers played a combined total of 1,995 holes from sun-up to sun-down. Teams and individuals collected pledges projected to exceed $80,000 based on their impressive performance!

Thank you to top players: Jeff Wattles and Alex Wynn of Greenwich and Peter Nicholson of the MGA Foundation; and leading fundraisers: Joe Pica of Shorehaven and Kyle Sedlacek and Team Sunningdale.

4th Annual Friends of the Fund

Hudson National | September 20

The Friends of the Fund Best Ball was conceived with the mission of welcoming new friends, all who are interested in learning more about the Caddie Scholarship Fund and our special caddie scholarship recipients. Current supporters and friends are encouraged to bring new friends to this must-attend event at Hudson National!

3rd Annual CCH Invitational

The CC of Darien | October 1

Started in 2016 by Greg Hickey, the CCH Invitational serves as a very special event paying tribute to his twin brother Chris. Proceeds from this tournament directly benefit the Caddie Scholarship Fund and the Christopher C. Hickey Named Scholarship in particular, from which six caddie scholars currently receive increased scholarship assistance.

Our Scholars

A total of 73 students joined the class of 2018; a total of 271 young men and women who caddie and work in service to golf from 65 Westchester area clubs and golf affiliations were awarded more than $1 million in scholarship aid this year from the WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund. A full list of 2018 scholarship recipients can be found here.

Your Support

This year the Fund recognized several clubs and individuals for their significant contributions to the program in 2017. Five Westchester area clubs were awarded the Gold Club Award, having made contributions to the Fund of $50,000+. Sleepy Hollow and Scarsdale were recognized as the Willie Turnesa Outstanding Club Contributor and the Special Club Contributor, respectively. Anthony Sileo, Caddie Manager at Tamarack Country Club, was the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award-Caddie Programs. Martin E. Maleska '66, was awarded the Sally Francis Alumni Award. Former WGA CSF president, Rob Rusk, was awarded the Udo Reinach Award of Distinction for his outstanding service and support of the Fund.

The generosity from Westchester area clubs, their members, our friends and our alumni make this program possible. Your support of these deserving young scholars helps pave the way towards a bright academic future.

Thank you for walking, thank you for playing, thank you for giving.

To read more about the 2018 news and events, please visit our website. www.caddiescholarship.org

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