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 $24 million has been awarded to more than 3,600 caddies.
THE HEART OF OUR MISSION
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
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.
What People Are Saying
“J. Wood Platt has been a nice financial relief but there's also this recognition around yourself as a caddie.”Caleb Setlock, Bent Creek Country ClubDuquesne University School of Law
“It's been incredible to be honest. J. Wood Platt has given me a tremendous amount of money and I am looking forward to being able to give back at some point.”Kevin Finlayson, Saucon Valley Country ClubGettysburg College
“I've been able to meet so many people, not only within my club, but other caddies as well. The networking through J. Wood Platt is amazing.”Lauren Hess, Lehigh Country ClubDeSales University
“It has really been a blessing for my family to have something like this to help support me through college.”Mark Amadio, French Creek Golf Club,St. Joseph's University
“The scholarship has been very good for me especially since I go to an out of state school. It has given me more freedom to not worry about financials but to focus on my studies and future.”Matthew Shiffer, Metedeconk National Golf ClubClemson University
“J. Wood Platt has changed my life by making college a lot more affordable and helping me and my family pay for school. J. Wood Platt has been there to make the whole college process less of a burden.”Joe McHugh, Huntingdon Valley Country ClubWest Chester University
NEWS & EVENTS
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.