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
The 2023-2024 Scholars

 
 

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
Service to Golf Scholarships

 
 

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
1958 Alumni Magazine

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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 $26 million has been awarded to more than 3,750 caddies.

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149
Platt Scholars currently in school
48
GAP Member Clubs with a current JWP Scholar
58
colleges and universities attended by scholars
1 M+
in Scholarships in 2023-2024
8,100
Average Award in 2023-24
40
Scholars successfully completed their degrees and became JWP Alumni in 2023-2024
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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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February 21, 2024

Four Philadelphia-area student caddies earn full college scholarships

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Four students from the Philadelphia area were recently named recipients of the Platt Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant awarded to golf caddies, following a…
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February 13, 2024

#PlattProfile J.R. Lang of Tavistock Country Club

Q&A with this month’s #PlattProfile, J.R. Lang. Lang tells us about the many golf clubs he caddies at. 
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January 23, 2024

#PlattProfile Brady Burgfechtel of Trenton Country Club

Q&A with this month’s #PlattProfile, Brady Burgfechtel. Burgfechtel speaks about his long-term goal to become a commercial pilot.