J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
One Caddie, One Golfer, One Future At A Time.

The Trust’s mission, which has remained constant since its inception, is to financially aid deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education.

 
 

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
The 2021-2022 Scholars

 
 

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
The 2022-23 application window is now OPEN!

Our
Impact

The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust is the official charitable arm of GAP. The Trust’s mission, which has remained constant since its inception, is to financially aid deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education. Since 1958, more than $23 million has been awarded to more than 3,500 caddies.

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145
Platt Scholars currently in school
41
GAP Member Clubs with a current JWP Scholar
58
colleges and universities attended by scholars
1.2 M+
in Scholarships in 2020-2021
8,200
Average Award in 2020-21
42
Scholars successfully completed their degrees and became JWP Alumni in 2020-2021
145
Platt Scholars
41
GAP Member Clubs
58
colleges and universities
1.2 M+
in Scholarships
8,200
Average Award in 2020-21
42
Scholars successfully completed their degrees and became JWP Alumni

THE HEART OF OUR MISSION

Our Caddies

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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October 18, 2021

Caddie Spotlight: Brooke Burgfechtel

To some, caddying is a skill learned over time. For Brooke Burgfechtel, the job was a natural fit. “Golf has always been a part of my life. My whole family…
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October 12, 2021

#PlattProfile Justin Malley of Aronimink Golf Club

Q&A with this month’s #PlattProfile, Justin Malley. Malley talks about his involvement at Penn State and his experience with Gil Hanse, the famous golf architect, and Chris Solomon, a founder…
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September 13, 2021

#PlattProfile Eric Plessett of Whitemarsh Country Club

Q&A with this month’s #PlattProfile, Eric Plessett. Plessett talks about his internship at Bald Head Island Conservancy and how he is protecting the sea turtles.