Founded in 2012 at CommonGround Golf Course, the Academy creates opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and enhance character through a foundation built around caddying.
Through a two-year caddie-training program, young men and women have the unique opportunity to learn and benefit from the game of golf, not from a book or a junior golf program, but rather through caddying. Caddie grants will be provided to underprivileged children in order to provide them with a chance learn the caddie trade, develop skills that they will use both on and off the golf course. Caddies start in the Academy upon completion of their 8th grade year. Following the completion of this program they are placed into an existing and successful caddie program in the Denver Metro Area.
While caddying is the focus, student caddies will also be required to attend weekly leadership meetings and fulfill a community service requirement by working closely with one of the community partners who host golf programs at CommonGround Golf Course.
Since the Academy Started in 2012
82 kids have come through our program
45 have completed the two year program and have been placed in another caddie program
13 have gone on to apply for the Evans Scholarship
7 have received the Evans Scholarship and are currently attending at CU
5 have received other scholarships