Youth Caddies of Kentucky

“Every teenager should give it a try. You get money right away for each round you loop and get to work outside whenever you want at some of the nicest golf courses in Louisville. There are so many opportunities you have by participating and I hope more people continue to get involved with it.” ~ Grant Petry, the caddie who logged the most rounds in Kentucky in 2019.

Youth ages 14-16 in Kentucky are strongly encouraged to apply by the end of May for a summer job with Youth Caddies of Kentucky, starting on June 1!


Applications to become a Youth Caddie of Kentucky in 2024 will close at the end of May.

Staff Contact:
Brandi McManigal
Youth Caddies Program Lead

(Please refrain from contacting the host facilities with questions pertaining to the caddie program)

Why Become a Caddie

Caddying is a fun way to network with successful individuals and leaders, work outside, and earn great money, on your own schedule. You do not need to have golf or work experience to join the caddie program, we'll teach you everything you need to know! Caddying also opens up opportunities for college scholarships, like the Evans scholarship, a full tuition and housing scholarship awarded to hardworking caddies.


Each individual will be asked to attend training sessions and pass the caddie exam before officially becoming a caddie and going on their first loop. By attending caddie training, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need in order to maximize your success as a caddie. Exact dates and times of these trainings will be communicated once confirmed. The tentative plan is for everyone to attend one virtual training and one in person training. Training materials will be provided to gain further understanding in between the training sessions. Additional training sessions will also be available for any further assistance or scheduling conflicts. The goal is to make sure you are fully prepared to take your exam, pass it the first time and get out there caddying ASAP!

Open to youth, 14-16 years of age. Any interested individual must fill out the online application and complete a short questionnaire. Following the application process, individuals must attend training sessions where they will be taught the basics of the game of golf, guidelines on being a caddie, how to use the ClubUp app, and policies for the different courses. They will also have to pass the caddie exam, in which they will receive all the materials and knowledge necessary to pass, prior to caddying their first round.

Individuals that complete training and pass the exam will then be available to caddie at any of the participating sites: Big Spring Country Club, Big Spring Country Club - Harmony Landing Course, Hurstbourne Country Club, and Audubon Country Club.

Restrictions: Country club members may not caddie at a participating club if they are also a member at that club.

Hurstbourne Country Club

9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

Big Spring Country Club

5901 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205

Big Spring CC | Harmony Landing Course

13201 Reading Road, Goshen, KY 40026

Audubon Country Club

3265 Robin Rd, Louisville, KY 40213



What is a loop and how long does it take?
Loop is caddie-lingo for a round of golf. This can mean 9 or 18 holes of walking – which can be equivalent to about two to five miles. It generally takes between 2 and 5 hours to complete a loop, depending on the course, the players and the number of holes they play.

How often can I caddie?
You can caddie as much or as little as you would like. If you are in a location with numerous courses that need caddies, you can also caddie at multiple locations which will help increase your loops. Loops will be available when golfers ask for them, so this may vary from day to day. Saturdays and Sundays will be bigger days for caddying.

How do I learn to caddie?
There will be training sessions that you must attend before you become a caddie. There is also a caddie exam that you will have to pass prior to completing your first loop. Don’t worry! You will be given all the materials and knowledge necessary to pass prior to the exam. We will show you how to be a caddie – everything from how to rake the sand, how to answer questions golfers may have and how to fix the golf course as you go. We will set you up for success at our training.

Do I have to take a curriculum?
Yes. The total time spent dedicated to training is roughly 4-5 hours… the same amount of time to complete a loop! Here is a breakdown of the training overview:

(Subject to Change)

  • Virtual Session: an informational meeting and Q & A  for a basic overview of caddying and what our goals are for you and this program. We want to make sure to answer any questions you may have (Parents are more than welcome to join, even encouraged, but the student must be present).
    • Time Estimate: about an hour (very dependent on questions)
  • Training Materials Provided: recommended to review and familiarize yourself with the materials provided prior to your in person training session
    • Videos on how to caddie
    • Study guides and training materials
    • Caddie manual
  • In-person Training (students only): There will be multiple sessions held. You only have to attend one, but you can attend multiple if you need additional assistance. It will be on-course, hands-on training sessions.
    • Time Estimate: about 2 hours (depending on the size of the group)
  • Caddie Exam: there will be an exam individuals must pass before they can go out on their first loop, they can take it on the day of in person training if they are unable to make multiple trips. But cannot take it the same day of the first loop
    • Time Estimate: they have 30 mins to complete the short exam.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brandi (contact listed above) with any questions, concerns, conflicts, or if you need additional training assistance.

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About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Louisville, Kentucky 40245
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