The WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund (CSF) is a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit organization that fosters the core values of personal responsibility, integrity and perseverance by giving young men and women in service to golf the opportunity to further enhance their lives through the pursuit of higher education. The Fund provides college scholarships to qualified candidates based on financial need.
The WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund was established in 1956 by renowned amateur golfer Willie P. Turnesa and his good friend, Udo Reinach. With over 2,500 recipients since its founding, the
Caddie Scholarship Fund has provided in excess of $10,000,000 in scholarship funding.
The CSF is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the nation. Caddie scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year for undergraduate study or for study at an accredited
trade school. Maximum awards are reserved for exceptional students with exceptional need.
There are currently 287 WGA Caddie Scholars attending 140 educational institutions or trade schools, representing a four year tuition commitment of more than $4 million. The Fund is made possible through the support of local golf and country clubs, individuals and special events like the CCH Invitational.
Thanks to our generous donors we were happy to announce our first CCH Scholarship Recipients in the summer of 2017. And through these donations and gifts we have raised more than $800,000 in gross proceeds since our launch in 2016. This gift will be awarded to a worthy candidate who has been a dedicated employee of a local club. This recipient will embody the qualities and attributes of the scholarships namesake.
Christopher C. Hickey Scholarship Recipients
2017 Peter Moriarty SUNY Buffalo Class 2022
Daniel Moriarty SUNY Binghamton Class 2019
The Moriarty Brothers have been caddies at Knollwood CC for the last 5+ years. Both have excelled in the classroom, theater and sport.
2018 Ajani Bowie Florida A&M Class 2022. Caddie at Quaker Ridge GC
Brendan Ferguson Georgetown University Class 2020. Caddie at Woodway CC.
Griffin Northrop University of Connecticut Class of 2019. Caddie at Country Club of Darien.
Cooper Healy University of Wisconsin Class of 2022. Caddie at Country Club of Darien.
2019 Dennis Pinto Norwalk Community College Class of 2023. Caddie at CC of Darien.
Daniel Maduri Manhattanville College Class of 2020. Caddie at Woodway CC.
2020 Jacob Cohen UCONN Storrs Class of 2023. Caddie at The Stanwich Club
Finn O'Connor Middlebury College Class of 2023. Caddie at Woodway CC.
Aidan Rella Elon University Class of 2024. Caddie at Woodway CC.
2021 Colin Ratner Manhattan College Class of 2025. Caddie at Woodway CC.
Colin Williams DePaul University Class of 2024. Caddie at Shorehaven Golf Club.
Nicholas Ward Christendom College Class of 2025. Caddie at CC of Darien.
Rodney Louis York College Class of 2025. Caddie at Woodway CC.
Rogger Campos UCONN Stamford Class of 2023. Caddie at CC of Darien
2022 Kelsey Ponce University of Connecticut Class of 2026. Caddie at Brooklawn CC
Aidan Graham University of Utah Class of 2026. Caddie at CC of New Canaan
Justin Royster Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2026. Staff at CC of New Canaan
2023 Sofia Ghorbel McGill University Class of 2027. Caddie at CC of New Canaan
Declan Ratner Sacred Heart University Class of 2027. Caddie at Woodway CC. Brother of 2022 recipient Colin.
Ryan Ritch SUNY Cortlandt Class of 2025. Outside Golf Staff at Ardsley CC,
Tyler Tobin Villanova University Class of 2027. Caddie at Rockland Country Club.