ELMSFORD, N.Y. (July 18, 2023) – Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Fund (MGACSF) awarded its Udo Reinach Award of Distinction to Mr. Edwin B. Howard, Jr. at the Fund’s annual Kick-Off Meeting.
Other individual winners included Joe Pica, who was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for the Caddie Programs, and Edward Nolan ’67 and Thomas Ryan ’60, who were recipients of the 2023 Sally Francis Alumni Award.
The Udo Reinach Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and support of the Fund in the form of time, impact, or contributions. Past winners of the award are Alan T. Nahoum (2022) and Joe Pica (2021). Reinach was one of the co-founders of the CSF in 1956 along with Willie Turnesa.
Ed’s long-time support of the Fund through his directorship, event participation, and generous patronage of the endowed program has been a lifelong commitment. Ed became the CSF Director from the Scarsdale Golf Club in 2011, and the club’s annual contribution to the Bag Tag program increased by 34-percent under his leadership. Ed has been determined to strengthen the Fund’s impact on the community and his effort and advocacy will be felt for generations of caddie scholars to come.
The Howard Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2022 to award the first scholarship recipient for the 2024-25 academic year. Awards can be made to any CSF scholar with a demonstrable need, with special consideration given to caddies and those in service to golf from Scarsdale Golf Club.
About the MGACSF: The MGA 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).
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.