Founded in 2012 at CommonGround Golf Course, the Academy creates opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and enhance character through a foundation built around caddying.
Through this two-year caddie-training program, young men and women have the unique opportunity to learn and benefit from the game of golf, not fr
om a book or a junior golf program, but rather through caddying. The program is funded through donations that provide grants to underpriviliged children in order to provide them with a chance to learn skills that they will use both on and off the golf course.
Caddies start in the academy upon completion of their 8th grade year. Following a completion of this two-year program they are placed into one of the established caddie programs at private clubs in the Denver Metro Area.
While caddying is the focus, student caddies are required to complete a rigorous leadership training program and fulfill a community service requirement by working closely with one of the community partners who host golf programs at CommonGround Golf Course.
When playing CommonGround, take a caddie for free this summer and enjoy one of the game's greatest traditions while having a positive impact on a young person's future.
Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy that aired May 13, 2014
"I wanted to take a minute to write in support of CommonGround Golf Course and their caddy leadership program.
Common Ground proved once again to be a wonderful venue for our company golf tournament. The course provides a fun challenge for our associates. Our leadership team could not be more impressed with the professionalism of the young caddies. Most of the players had never experienced a caddy before, and they were taken aback by the stories of these future leaders. The Solich Leadership Academy is making a difference in a lot of lives. It is great to see first-hand, and we look forward to returning to Common Ground year after year."
Chris Manley - COO - Stonebridge Companies