Some say that if you have never played golf with a caddie, then you have never really played the game of golf. The First Tee of Denver runs a small caddie program at the City of Denver’s five courses: City Park, Willis Case, Wellshire, Kennedy, and Overland. If advanced notice is made, caddies can be arranged at other courses as well. Caddies work entirely off of tips, and are happy to double bag. In general we keep about 8 caddies on staff for the year and they are between the ages of 13-18.
The main purpose of our caddie program is to help students fulfill their caddie requirements for The Evans Scholarship at the Eisenhower Branch located at the University of Colorado. It is a full tuition scholarship along with housing for all four years of college. It is a very prestigious and very competitive scholarship. To date 6 kids from The First Tee of Denver programs have received the scholarship.
How to Become a Caddie
The application is sent out in early February to all interested caddie participants. All applications must be turned in along with the student evaluation from a teacher before trainings. We will hold two trainings at City Park Golf Course. There will also be two tryouts at City Park, from which we will select 8 caddies for the upcoming season. You must be at least 13 years of age before May 1st.
Important Dates 2013:
February 1st-Caddie Applications are available
April 10th: Applications are due
April 13th & 20th: Trainings will be held at City Park Golf Course from 10:00-1:00 in the Jr. Clubhouse on 23rd & York.
April 23rd and April 24th : Tryouts will be held at City Park from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
April 26th: Caddies will be told if they are hired.
May 11th & May 19th- "Free Caddie Days"
Reserving a Caddie
You can reserve a caddie by calling 720-865-3416 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours in advance of your tee time. When reserving a caddie, please include your:
Caddies work for tips with a recommendation of $20-$30 for 18 holes.
When you use a caddie, you get the benefit of :