Become a Caddie

 

Thank you for your interest in being a caddie for the 2016 Staal Foundation Open. Please complete and submit the attached online application form.

Previous caddie experience is not a requirement for the job, but all potential caddies should have a good understanding of golf etiquette and some golfing experience. They will be paid positions at a minimum of $35 per round.

Applicants must:

  • be a minimum of 15 years of age,
  • be able to carry a large golf bag for 18 holes per day,
  • attend a caddie clinic at Whitewater Golf Course if you haven’t already attended one in the past two years,
  • If you are a returning caddie and have attended in past years, you will not be required to attend.

Register by June 1st to be entered into a draw to win one of three restaurant gift certificates valued at $100.00 each.  Contest is open to both volunteers and caddies.  The winner must participate in this year’s event as a volunteer or caddie.  Prizes will be presented during Tournament Week.

Some players will be participating in the Pro Am events. While it is not mandatory for caddies to attend, please indicate your availability for these events.

Once your completed application form has been accepted, you will be notified by either e mail or phone call to report to a mandatory caddie clinic at Whitewater Golf course. You will be advised of the exact time of the clinic. If you are a returning caddie and have attended in past years, you will not be required to attend.

We will make every effort to find a caddie job for qualified candidates. We anticipate we will need over 75 caddies for the event. You will be assigned to a player following the caddie clinic and as players register on Monday and Tuesday of the tournament week. Some players will have their own caddies, so we do not know in advance exactly how many caddies will be required. In addition, some players will request specific caddies and our first priority will be to respond to these requests. In the event that there are more caddies than positions available, a priority list will be maintained based on the order in which people register.

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All players in PGA TOUR cosponsored tournaments shall employ caddies for all practice, Pro-Am and tournament rounds, though golf carts may occasionally be authorized by the PGA TOUR Canada Tournament Director for practice or Pro-Am rounds.

Caddies shall be paid promptly. The fee is to be resolved early in the week between the player and caddie. The PGA TOUR shall determine who is eligible to be employed as a caddie. Players who wish to bring their own caddies to PGA TOUR cosponsored tournaments may do so. Players shall be responsible for the conduct and behavior of their caddies at tournaments.

The following shall be adhered to in all PGA TOUR cosponsored tournaments:

  1. All caddies must complete the caddie registration form each week. The Caddie Chairman and/or Caddie Master will supervise caddies and provide an area for caddies to rest while not on duty.
  2. Caddies shall wear uniforms and identification badges as prescribed by the host tournament and PGA TOUR. All caddies are required to wear solid-colored, Khaki-style long pants, which touch the top of the shoe, or solid-colored, knee-length, tailored shorts or skorts, and a collared shirt while on club property. T-shirts, jeans, culottes, skirts, capris, cut-off shorts and cargo-style shorts are not permitted. Acceptable colors shall be determined at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  3. Caddies shall wear smooth rubber-sole shoes, preferably tennis or basketball shoes. Permissible colors are limited to white and earth tones such as navy, blue, black, brown, tan, gray, dark green and the like. Bright colors that are intended to draw attention to a person's footwear are not acceptable. Footwear with a closed toe is required. Flip flops, open-toed sandals and other similar shoes are not permitted. Closed-toe Crocs are acceptable provided they conform with the colors described above. GOLF SPIKES are prohibited.
  4. Caddies’ clothing must conform to the Player Endorsement Policy as stated in the PGA TOUR Player Handbook and Tournament Regulations.
  5. Caddies may walk unaccompanied on putting greens during practice round days if play is not disrupted. Caddies may not walk on putting greens on any day before or after a Pro-Am or official tournament round.
  6. Caddies shall not enter the clubhouse unless properly credentialed except when they are immediate family and accompanied by the player.
  7. Caddies are not permitted in the locker room at any time.
  8. Caddies shall not be permitted on practice greens except to retrieve pitch and run shots or putts.
  9. Caddies shall assist in maintaining the course by REPLACING DIVOTS AND RAKING BUNKERS as soon as practicable after their player has played.
  10. Caddies shall not hit shots or putts anywhere on the practice areas or course except in specially approved competitions.
  11. Caddies shall not falsely register for accommodations or leave unpaid bills.
  12. Caddies shall not engage in any conduct which is prohibited for players under the PGA TOUR Anti-Doping Program.
  13. Caddies shall not engage in conduct unbecoming a professional caddie on the PGA TOUR as determined in the sole discretion of the PGA TOUR.
  14. Caddies must carry their player's clubs. Pull carts or the like are not permitted.

A caddie who does not comply with these Caddie Regulations will be subject to losing the privilege to caddie on the PGA TOUR. Also, for any violation of these Regulations which affect play, a fine will be levied against the player on the caddie.

I have read and understand all terms and conditions of employment that must be adhered to as contained in the Tourmnament Caddie Regulations. I hereby agree to abide by the Tournament Caddie Regulations and I acknowledge that in not doing so, I will not be permitted to work at this Tournament and that PGA TOUR Canada may prohibit me from being a caddie at any other sanctioned event. In addition, and in accordance with the Rules and Regulations, my conduct may result in the PGA TOUR Canada imposing a fine or taking other disciplinary action against my player.