Tom Nieporte was the longtime head professional at Winged Foot Golf Club. The position is widely known as one of the most prestigious positions in all of golf. Tom succeeded Claude Harmon, the legendary player and instructor, and held the position until his retirement in 2006. His dedication and compassion to helping others was evident throughout his role at Winged Foot. He had a special commitment to the WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund. During his tenure, more than 100 caddies and others who worked in service to golf received scholarships to attend college. Tom passed away on December 21, 2014 and he is missed dearly by everyone privileged to know him. In keeping with Tom’s love of golf and caddying, the Nieporte family established the Tom Nieporte, Sr. Memorial Scholarship in 2015 to be awarded to outstanding Winged Foot Golf Club caddies. The first awards were granted in the 2017/18 school year. Award Guidelines:
Application Process All WGA Caddie Scholars from Winged Foot Golf Club are invited to apply for the Tom Nieporte, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. As requested by the Nieporte Family, students must first watch the Biomentary Production entitled Tom Nieporte, a two-part video hosted on YouTube and found here: Part 1 | Part 2 Upon watching the video, applicants must submit a short essay (1-2 pages), in response to the following question: After watching the video, what impacted you that you will remember and take with you as you embark on your college career and other life endeavors? Final selection will be based on this essay and overall need.
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