Inverness Club caddie named first recipient, attending The Ohio State University
Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 17, 2023) – CADDIEMASTER, together with parent company Troon and the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation, have established an Endowed Named Scholarship for caddies seeking a college education. Bella Luna Carl, a former caddie at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, is the first recipient of the Scholarship and is currently in her first year at The Ohio State University. CADDIEMASTER and Troon will continue to donate to the Endowed Named Scholarship fund to help caddies receive a college education.
The Evans Scholars Foundation awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. It is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies. The Endowed Evans Scholarship provides $25,000 per year for room and board at a university of the recipients choosing. The Western Golf Association provides over 300 Endowed Scholarships.
The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. Known as one of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies. Currently, a record 1,100 caddies are enrolled at 22 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 11,800 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by nearly 36,000 supporters across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $15 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the penultimate PGA TOUR Playoff event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation. In 2023, the BMW Championship will be held at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois, from Aug. 17-20.
CADDIEMASTER is the leading provider of caddie services in the world, managing over 3,000 caddies and 100 managers in 24 states and three countries. CADDIEMASTER partners with private clubs and top resorts to provide a result-oriented asset for members and guests to enjoy. Caddies and forecaddies are club ambassadors and play an important role in course maintenance and pace of play.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.