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