The 2021 J. Wood Platt’s annual Caddie Brunch was held virtually due to COVID-19 on January 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST. JWP streamed the caddie brunch on YouTube Premier where 168 viewers tuned to celebrate the JWP Caddies.
Annually, the J. Wood Platt Brunch brings the caddies and donors together to celebrate the past year with the Trust. Congratulations to all of our scholars and thank you to every donor who made this possible.
During the #2021PlattBrunch, Michael Reilly of Philadelphia Country Club was named Francis C. Poore Caddie of the Year.
Click here to read his interview in the GAP magazine.
The 2022 JWP Caddie Brunch date and venue has not been set yet.
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 288 Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
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. To date, more than 3,800 young men and women have received $23 million in aid from the Trust.