About Us

The Metropolitan Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Fund (MGACSF), formerly called the Westchester Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Fund, Inc. (WGACSF), is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational, nonprofit organization, that provides financial need-based scholarships to caddies and others who work in service to golf at local participating golf and country clubs throughout the following counties: Fairfield (CT), Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester (NY) Counties.

It was founded in 1956 by renowned amateur golfer Willie Turnesa and his good friend Udo Reinach. Today, the Fund awards an average of 250 scholars a year, representing an annual one-year tuition commitment of $1.0 million. The MGA Caddie Scholarship Fund is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country.

Walk Play Give

can be interpreted in many ways.

  • Walk

    If you are a caddie, we urge you to WALK your way to a college scholarship.

    If you are a player, we ask you to WALK to keep the caddie in the game.

  • Play

    If you are a golfer with a bucket list, we invite you to PLAY some of the area’s finest courses.

    If you are a believer, we encourage you to PLAY for our cause.

  • Give

    If you are a volunteer, we rely on you to GIVE your time.

    If you are a philanthropist, we ask you to GIVE the greatest gift of education.

A Unique Program

To be eligible for a scholarship, candidates must complete a minimum of two seasons working in service to golf. “Service to golf” includes caddieing, golf course maintenance, and work in the golf shop, bag room or on the practice range. It is the requirement of service to golf that makes our program unique.

Through the game of golf, caddie scholars learn rules, respect and etiquette.They develop character, discipline and old fashioned work ethic. They build camaraderie, relationships and social skills. They learn about career opportunities and educational pathways. They gain exposure to industry leaders and master the art of networking.They develop goals and aspirations and most of all, they dream of new possibilities.


Participating Clubs

The MGA Caddie Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to eligible candidates who have worked in service to golf at clubs and courses in the following counties: Fairfield (CT), Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester (NY) Counties. 

Participating Clubs
Anglebrook Golf ClubMahopac Golf ClubThe Country Club of Darien
Ardsley Country ClubManhattan Woods Golf ClubThe Milbrook Club
Bally's Golf Links at Ferry PointMetropolis Country ClubThe Country Club of New Canaan
Bedford Golf & Tennis ClubMount Kisco Country ClubThe Patterson Club
Blind Brook Country ClubOld Oaks Country ClubThe St. Andrew’s Golf Club
Bonnie Briar Country ClubParamount Country ClubThe Stanwich Club
Brae Burn Country ClubPelham Country ClubThe Tuxedo Club
Brooklawn Country ClubPleasantville Country ClubThe Whippoorwill Club
Burning Tree Country ClubQuaker Ridge Golf ClubTrump National, Hudson Valley
Century Country ClubRockland Country ClubTrump National, Westchester
Connecticut Golf ClubRockrimmon Country ClubVilla Roma Country Club
Country Club of FairfieldRound Hill ClubWaccabuc Country Club
Fairview Country ClubSalem Golf ClubWee Burn Country Club
Fenway Golf ClubScarsdale Golf ClubWestchester Country Club
GlenArbor Golf ClubShorehaven Golf ClubWestchester Hills Golf Club
Golf Club of PurchaseSiwanoy Country ClubWinged Foot Golf Club
Hollow Brook ClubSleepy Hollow Country ClubWiltwyck Golf Club
Hudson National Golf ClubSomers National Golf ClubWoodway Country Club
Innis Arden Golf ClubSunningdale Country ClubWykagyl Country Club
Knollwood Country ClubTamarack Country Club
Leewood Golf ClubThe Apawamis Club

About Service to Golf

The majority of our scholars have worked as caddies. Caddieing has many benefits. First, walking 18 holes with one or two bags is a great form of exercise. Second, this activity can be a great summer job. Indeed, caddies experience a sense of camaraderie; the thrill of finding a golfer’s errant tee shot or giving the correct advice before he/she makes a long putt creates a sense of gratification. Third, caddieing offers the potential for a scholarship. To learn about caddieing, check out excerpts from the CMA Caddie Training Video shot at Quaker Ridge Golf Club here. Each spring, the MGA hosts caddie academies to introduce future caddies to the basics. Click here for the Caddie Academy schedule. If caddieing isn’t for you, service to golf also includes work in the golf shop, bag room, on the practice range and golf course superintendent’s crew. Contact our member clubs for opportunities.