Caddies

Caddie Hotline (248) 433-0681 / Email - oaklandhillscaddies@yahoo.com
Contact Jim Roschefski with any questions or concerns you may have.

F.A.Q.’S

1. How do I become a caddie at Oakland Hills Country Club?
You must register to become a caddie, attend a training session, and pass both a written and on course test.

2. Where is Oakland Hills Country Club?
The address for Oakland Hills Country Club is 3951 West Maple Road in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301. Oakland Hills Country Club is located between Telegraph Road and Lahser Road, on the south side of Maple. The traffic light for Gilbert Lake Road is directly in front of the club entrance.

3. Do I need to know how to play golf to become a caddie?
No, but a basic understanding of the game of golf is recommended.

4. When are the training sessions held?
Qualified applicants will be notified of a training schedule via email.

5. Does everyone who signs up for caddie training become a caddie?
Only those who successfully complete caddie training are selected to become an Oakland Hills caddie.

6. When does caddying start?
In Michigan, our golf season is typically April through October, depending on the weather conditions. Caddie opportunities are available on the weekends during the school year, and Tuesday through Sunday in the summer months. Oakland Hills Country Club is closed on Mondays.

7. Are all caddies the same rank?
No. At Oakland Hills Country Club there are 5 caddie ranks, or levels of experience. The ranks are: Trainee, Intermediate, Captain, Honor and Championship. Caddies are promoted to the next rank based on ability, course knowledge, number of rounds completed, and years of experience. The higher the rank, the more each caddie will be paid.

8. How does a caddie get paid?
Caddies are paid once a week by check.

9. Are there benefits available to caddies?
Yes. In addition to the work based promotions and nice hourly wage, caddies can play golf on Mondays when the club is closed. Also, there is a Caddie Appreciation Day in August, as well as a Caddie Banquet at the end of the golf season. Furthermore, there are scholarships available to eligible, college-aged caddies.

10. What is the age requirement to become a caddie?
The recommended age is 14 years old. You must be 14 years of age at the time of registration. Proof of age is required.

Caddie Uniform

The Oakland Hills Country Club uniform consists of khaki pants or shorts (no cargo), the current year's Oakland Hills Country Club crested caddie shirt, and the current year's Oakland Hills Country Club crested hat. A sweatshirt may be worn under the caddie shirt. A jacket may be worn in extreme conditions. Any caddie not in full uniform will not be allowed to work.
 

Evans Scholars Foundation

The Evans Scholarship was founded by golf great Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr. (1890-1979). The Western Golf Association sponsored Evans Scholars Foundation administers the nation's largest privately funded college scholarship program, providing full tuition and housing grants to deserving caddies. Since the first two Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930, 8,500 young caddies have earned their degrees through the program. Tuition and housing grants are renewable for up to four years, representing an average value of $22,000 - $65,000. The Foundation owns and maintains Evans Scholarship Houses at fourteen universities, and Scholars are enrolled in six other schools. While the program is national in scope, its focus is principally in the Midwest.

There are four primary criteria for scholarship grants.

  1. Candidates who are nominated by their golf clubs, must have a documented caddie record with a minimum of two years of caddie service.

  2. Candidates must have an excellent high school academic record, ranking in the the top 25 percent of the class.

  3. Candidates must demonstrate financial need.

  4. Candidates must have outstanding personal character.

To learn more about the Evans Scholars Foundation and the Western Golf Association, visit the website: www.westerngolfassociation.com. Contact Bob Byerlein or Jim Roschefski for the password.