J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
Golf is the game. College and career success is the goal.

The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust’s mission is to financially aid and empower qualified caddies and those working in golf operations in their pursuit of higher education.

 
 

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
Service to Golf Scholarships

 
 

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
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Our
Impact

The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust is the official charitable arm of GAP. The Trust’s mission is to financially aid and empower qualified caddies and those working in golf operations in their pursuit of higher education. Since 1958, more than $25 million has been awarded to more than 3,700 caddies.

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138
Platt Scholars currently in school
42
GAP Member Clubs with a current JWP Scholar
52
colleges and universities attended by scholars
1.1 M+
in Scholarships in 2022-2023
8,200
Average Award in 2022-23
40
Scholars successfully completed their degrees and became JWP Alumni in 2022-2023
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139
Platt Scholars
37
GAP Member Clubs
56
colleges and universities
1.1 M+
in Scholarships
8,045
Average Award in 2021-22
44
Scholars successfully completed their degrees and became JWP Alumni

THE HEART OF OUR MISSION

Our Scholars

The Trust is also helping to preserve one of the game’s most valued traditions, the caddie.
By supporting caddies in their traditional educational pursuits, golfers are reminded of the important role the caddie has played in the game’s history. In turn, this role is preserved for the game’s future.

The Outstanding Network of JWP Donors features partners in our work who:
REWARD determination and perseverance.
INVEST in our future leaders.
STRENGTHEN the crucial caddie legacy

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MORE THAN A CENTURY LATER

Continuing to Drive GAP Forward

The Trust’s impact on our game is measured with every generation of caddie that has benefited from the J. Wood Platt legacy.

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When you support the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust, you are supporting the future of our game through a trusted program that’s sure to give back to the game you love and amplify the value of your donation.

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January 31, 2023

#PlattProfile Matt Sharp of Lancaster Country Club

Q&A with this month’s #PlattProfile, Matt Sharp. Sharp speaks about building relationships with members.
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January 18, 2023

EMPOWR Leadership Award: Andrew Christensen

Andrew Christensen's EMPOWER Leadership Award Speech from the 2022 Caddie Brunch  First off, I would like to thank everybody for coming out here this morning to support, not only this…
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January 17, 2023

2022 Francis C. Poore Caddie of the Year: Gage Wolfle

Gage Wolfle's Caddie of the Year Speech from the 2022 Caddie Brunch  Good morning everyone, receiving this award is truly an honor. When I received the phone call from Mrs.…