Seattle Caddie Academy participants

The WGA Caddie Academy features a structured program centered on four major components – caddying, academic development, community involvement and personal growth.

While participants learn a lot on the golf course, we develop leaders by providing experiences that go well beyond classroom learning. Caddie Academy participants have access to golf lessons, a leadership speaker series, seminars on subjects like financial literacy and media, health and wellness demonstrations and special field trips.

A typical day

6 a.m.

Participants wake up at 6 a.m. (or another time if their club has a tournament or event that requires a specific arrival time). Participants dress in their caddie uniforms and eat a continental breakfast of fruit, cereal, juice and breakfast bars.

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6:45 a.m.

Counselors drive participants to their respective clubs in the WGA vans and drop them off at the assigned caddie area.

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Morning / Afternoon

Participants caddie at their clubs. When all participants at the club are finished caddying, they call or text the counselor, who drives a van to pick them up. If they did not eat lunch during the round or did not get a loop, they eat lunch at the halfway house while waiting for the counselor to arrive.

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4 p.m.

Everyone returns to campus for free time. If participants choose to leave campus, they are required to receive permission from a counselor and sign out. Participants cannot leave alone and should always travel in groups or with a counselor.

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5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Participants and counselors eat dinner together in the dining hall. Dinner is cafeteria-style, with a wide range of food options. Information on which foods are vegetarian, gluten-free or contain common food allergens is provided. After dinner, everyone completes their daily chores and is welcome to participate in group or individual activities.

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10 p.m.

Participants are in their rooms with lights out. Counselors do a security check to make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked.

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Interested in the WGA Caddie Academy?