Caddying Frequently Asked Questions

Go to the Staalopen.ca website, to the “Get Involved” Tab then click on “Caddie” and complete the application form.

Everyone that applies will be considered.  Last year, over 70 caddies from the Thunder Bay Region were utilized.  While previous golf and caddie experience is beneficial, training and support will be provided to those that are new to this.

You must be a minimum of 15 years of age, be able to carry a large golf bag for 18 holes per day, make a commitment to be available and attend a caddie clinic at Whitewater Golf Course.

Once your completed application form has been accepted, you will receive updates and information via email about the event.  Most applicants will not be notified of their player assignment until the players have registered for the tournament on the Tuesday or Wednesday of tournament week.

Approximately 70 to 80 local caddies are expected to be necessary for the event.

Yes, you must register again this year but you do not need to attend the clinic.  Registration is necessary to provide you with updates, new information and to provide you with the necessary credentials to enter the golf course.

Unfortunately no, it’s necessary for every caddie to register online because we will communicate with caddies via email.

There is no fee to caddie.  Caddies are paid by the players at a rate of $35.00 per round.

Caddie assignments are made as players register for the tournament on Monday and Tuesday.  Decisions are made based on availability, experience, or player preferences.

No. The PGA Tour Canada requires that caddies wear running shoes; golf shoes of any type are not permitted.

Caddies will be required to wear the caddie bib that is provided.  You should dress comfortably for the expected weather.  Shorts and tee shirts are permitted for caddies.

Absolutely!  Last year, several women caddied, did a spectacular job and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Many professional golfers use women caddies.

While caddies will be provided with refreshments, caddies are not entitled to the food and beverages provided to volunteers.

More information is available by contacting Caddie Master Rick Bevilacqua (rick.bevilacqua@staalopen.ca) or by phone at 807-622-4653.