Caddie Program

A tradition of caddie excellence.

Playing golf with a caddie has always been an important part of the golf experience at Exmoor.

Local boys were recruited as caddies for the first day of golf at Exmoor in 1897 when our first head golf professional James K. Tweedie first taught our caddies how to lift a bag and partner with our Members to enjoy a round of golf. Tweedie learned golf at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake), a British Open venue in England. Since then, our caddie program has offered boys — and girls — the opportunity to earn money, learn the game of golf and appreciate the value of service excellence.

Exmoor is one of America’s strongest supporters of the Western Golf Association’s Evans Scholars Program that provides full-tuition college scholarships to deserving caddies. The program was established in 1930 by Exmoor Member Charles E. “Chick” Evans, Jr., one of golf’s greatest stars and the first amateur to win both the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in one year — a feat he achieved in 1916. We take great pride in the 65 Exmoor caddies who have earned an Evans Scholarship. Over the years, six Exmoor Members — more than any other club — have served as President of the Western Golf Association that administers the Evans program. 

Our Members also support the Daniel Murphy Scholarship program that provides scholarships for deserving high school students in the Chicago area. Founders of the program are Exmoor Members Jim and Bob Murphy, who established the program in honor of their father Daniel Murphy. Murphy Scholars are an inspiring part of the caddie program at Exmoor.

For more information please contact:
Eddie Gonzalez
Caddie Master

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