Beginner Caddies Attend Training At Two NJ Country Clubs

Beginner Caddies Attend Training At Two NJ Country Clubs

The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation hosted two Caddie Camps this spring: Caddie Camp #1 on Saturday, March 25 at Forest Hill Field Club and Caddie Camp #2 on Thursday, March 30 at Canoe Brook Country Club.


The camps were offered to high school and college-age young men and women interested in caddieing and for beginner caddies who may need a “refresher” before their first loop of the season.

More than forty young men attended the First Hill camp which included instruction from Kevin Purcell, NJSGA Executive Director, Michael Spendley, Forest Hill Field Club Caddie Master, Jason Fiore, Forest Hill Field Club Head Golf Professional, Brad Bardon, NJSGA Manager of Tournaments of Competitions, and Johanna Gavin, NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation Director.

The two hour training included an introduction to the game of golf and the basics of caddieing before receiving interactive instruction on the golf course. Current Forest Hill Field Club Caddie Scholarship recipients including Matt Chiaravalloti, Sal Sanotra, and Sawyer Swanson were in attendance to provide local knowledge to the prospective FHFC caddies.

Caddie Camp #2 at Canoe Brook Country Club welcomed a total of ten high school students interested in caddieing at local clubs that have caddie programs.

“Just as we did last year, almost all of the attendees had a background I golf, which gave them a good foundation to the training,” said Johanna Gavin.

“Our goal is to prepare young men and women for a summer caddie job, while also meeting future Caddie Scholars.”

Those who attended the NJSGA Caddie Camps received a certificate of attendance, a Caddie Rules in Brief training guide, and a recommendation by the NJSGA to caddie masters at NJ clubs of their choosing.

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