THE LEGACY OF THE

J. Wood Platt Scholarship Trust

Our Legacy

The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust was created in 1958 by the Golf Association of Philadelphia through the efforts of then-President Walter A. Schmidt; Leo Fraser, President of the local section of Professional Golfers Association of America; and Albert Keeping, Golf Professional at Gulph Mills Golf Club. It was named in honor of Philadelphia’s premier golfer of the era, J. Wood Platt. Not only was Mr. Platt an accomplished player, but he was also the Trust’s co-founder and first contributor.

Past Chairpersons

2019-Present

Tina Gregor

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

2015-2018

Jonathan P. Warner

Saucon Valley Country Club

2009-2014

John C. Endicott

Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club

2004-2008

J. Clark O’Donohugue

Riverton Country Club

1993-2003

Dr. David M. Junkin

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

1988-1992

O. Gordon Brewer

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

1985-1987

Morris Katz

Philmont Country Club

1976-1984

Francis Poore

Philadelphia Country Club

1967-1975

Samuel Fulton

Tavistock Country Club

1958-1966

Walter Schmidt

Rolling Green Golf Club

In the last 60+ years, more than 3,800 young men and women have received $23 million in aid. In the 2020-21 academic year, 145 caddies will receive more than $1.2 million. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year for undergraduates and graduate students.

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