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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

How much does a caddie cost?
The cost of the caddie is free to the golfer and you may give the caddie an optional tip after the round

How are the caddies paid?
The caddies are paid through a grant provided by the Colorado Golf Foundation. The grant is paid in 2-week installments provided caddies meet the required number of caddie "loops" (a loop is one round of golf), attendance at weekly leadership trainings, fulfilling monthly community service requirements, and maintaining a work log. If you are interested in making a donation to the Colorado Golf Foundation to support the program please click here or email Ryan Smith, Director of Development for the Colorado Golf Foundation, at rsmith@cogolf.org

How can I request a caddie?
When making your tee-time with the golf shop, simply let them know how many caddies you would like for your group and they will put in the request. You may also email caddies@commongroundgc.com with any requests. For additional information please click here.

Are caddies available at the course during the day?
We do have a limited number of standby caddies available at the course based on the number of golfers on the tee sheet for the day. We always encourage requesting a caddie ahead of time, but will try our best to get you a caddie if you are at the course.

How close to my tee time can I make a request for caddies?
The cutoff for caddie requests is at 5:00 p.m. the day before. For example, if your tee time is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, you may make a request for a caddie any time before 5:00 p.m. the evening before.

How experienced are the caddies?
The Solich Caddie and Leadership Academy is a caddie and leadership training program. Because it is a two-year program there will be caddies who are very experienced and others who are very inexperienced. By the time of graduation from the academy (after two years) all of the caddies are very proficient and ready to take on their first "real" caddie job at one of our partner country clubs. By taking a caddie you are helping educate these aspiring caddies and instilling the values of golf. 

How are caddies selected for the program?
Caddies are recruited through various community and educational partner organizations. Criteria include financial need, academic excellence, leadership qualities and community engagement. Once selected for the program, caddies attend a thorough orientation program but the real caddie training is conducted on the job. If you would like additional information on the application process or related matters, please contact Emily Olson at the Colorado Golf Association office at eolson@cogolf.org.