Caddie Information

2018 Caddie Information

Dear Potential Caddies and Parents,

On behalf of management, employees, and members of Royal Melbourne Country Club, we are delighted that you are considering becoming a caddie (or allowing your child to do so). Our caddie program is a tremendous source of pride for our Club which is due to the dedication and services of each of our caddies, golf staff, and members over the years.

Our goal for our caddie program over the years is simple: to be provide the best training and opportunities for each caddie as well as provide the most enjoyable golf experience for our membership. As a young adult in Royal Melbourne's structured program, you will be working within a positive team environment where you will learn:

*To strive for excellence as a caddie while learning valuable skills for future employment
*To understand the importance of a strong work ethic and the value of earning money
*Learn to successfully interact with peers, caddie leaders, and our membership
*Courtesy and partnership at an early age that will strengthen your personal character skills

To become part of a program that directly rewards self-motivation, hard work, and determination. During the golf season, our Honor caddies, golf staff and myself will work together to train you on proper course etiquette, tips on improving your techniques in order to become a stronger caddie, and to receive encouragement and feedback throughout the entire year. Our objective is to make your experience as a caddie a very positive one now and in future years as you build skills that will benefit you for years to come.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Caddie at Royal Melbourne Country Club.

Hylton Green
Assistant Golf Professional/Caddie Master
Royal Melbourne Country Club
847-913-8380
hgreen@royalmelbourne.net


Registration Steps

If you are considering joining Royal Melbourne Country Club's Caddie Program please follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Download and print the 2018 Royal Melbourne Caddie Training Manual and Western Golf Association Caddie Training Manual. You may use these resources for the Caddie Test
Step 2:
Download and Print the Caddie Exam
Step 3:
Take Caddie Exam and make sure all additional documents are filled out and completed prior to Orientation.
Step 4:
Download and print the 2018 Caddie Registration Form

Step 5:  Submit all Printed Information to Hylton Green, on the day of Caddie Orientation, April 7th, 2018, or via email

Caddie Master Email: hgreen@royalmelbourne.net

In order to participate as a caddie at Royal Melbourne CC, each caddie and parent/guardian must fill out the Registration Form. 

Please refrain from calling the Golf Shop or the Caddie Manager to find a caddie job for your
child. We are trying to establish responsibility and ownership for each of our caddies. We insist that the applicant apply for this job themselves.


2018 Caddie Training Schedule

2018 ORIENTATION

Saturday,  April 7th, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

2018 ON-COURSE TRAINING

Thursday, April 12th, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 15th, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 19th, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 26th, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 29th, 4:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M.

1). Caddie orientation is mandatory for all new caddies.  If a caddie cannot make the orientation please contact the Caddie Master prior to April 1st.
2). The above dates and times are subject to weather conditions.  If there is inclement weather, please call the Golf Shop at (847) 913-8380 to verify that caddie training will indeed take place.
3). If weather is cool and/or wet, please dress appropriately, we will be training.


Requirements to Caddie at Royal MelbourneMust be at least 14 years of age

-  Attend Caddie Orientation and training until approved for advancement

-  Please fill out the “Caddie Registration Form” and return in person or email to Hylton Green by the start or On-Course Caddie Training (4/12-2018).  Any caddie that is under the age of 18, requires a parent signature on their form as well.

- The willingness to be taught and learn. An outgoing personality and strong moral character.

-Possess the ability to be genuine and friendly.

-Possess the ability to smile

-Possess the ability to be friendly and helpful.

Dress CodeAll caddies will be required to be dressed appropriately in the designated caddie uniform at all times during your loop.  The Caddie uniform will consist of Royal Melbourne Caddie T-Shirt, Royal Melbourne Caddie Hat (No Exceptions), Official Bib, Khaki Shorts (No Cargo Shorts), comfortable tennis shoes/spike-less golf shoes, towel and name tag. 

- The Caddie Master will be the final judgment of appropriate dress code standards.


Caddie  Classifications                                                                                                                                                            

“B CADDIE”-   First or second year caddie that is learning and developing the necessary skills to become an efficient caddie.  Once a caddie shows a solid foundation for the game and caddying they will be considered for promotion to an “A Caddie”
“A CADDIE”- A caddie that has previously been employed at Royal Melbourne Country Club, another country club or shows a solid understanding for the game of golf and caddying process.  “A Caddies” are fundamentally sound on the basics of caddying and have received positive feedback from the membership.
“HONOR CADDIE”-  An “Honor Caddie” is a veteran caddie that has shown leadership, and exceptional service to members and guests.  Honor caddies also show exceptional skills in double bagging and fore caddying. 


Caddie Rates                            

Honor Caddie         $35/bag + gratuity         $17/bag + gratuity
A Caddie                $30/bag + gratuity         $15/bag + gratuity
B Caddie                $25/bag + gratuity         $12/bag + gratuity
Forecaddie             $20/bag + gratuity         $10/bag + gratuity
***Caddies will be paid once a week on Saturday’s.  If you unable to make it to the club to get paid on Saturday’s, you can pick up your money the following Saturday.

Jose Morales Memorial Caddie Scholarship Fund

The Jose Morales Caddie Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of former Royal Melbourne Country Club Caddie Master, Jose Morales. The fund was established by the membership of the Club, with full cooperation of the management and staff, to show appreciation to all the caddies at Royal Melbourne CC for their dedicated service to the Members. It is the desire of the membership and Caddie Scholarship Committee to encourage the caddies to further their education. The Caddie Scholarship Committee was established to maintain the charitable status of the Fund, raise money, administer the scholarship funds and establish the requirements of the scholarship eligibility.

Please see below for more information on eligibility and how to donate.

Jose Morales Caddie Scholarship Application

Letter From the JMMCSF Committee Chairman:


"I am excited to announce that for over the last 15 years Royal Melbourne’s Jose Morales Scholarship Foundation has delivered 154 scholarship awards with a value of $430,700 to deserving RMCC caddies.On behalf of the Caddie Scholarship Committee, we are extremely grateful for your generosity and we remain steadfast in our commitment to grow this scholarship program.  Last July, with your continued interest and support we awarded eleven scholarships worth $25,000.Our scholarships are awarded based on numerous criteria including academics, caddie performance, Royal Melbourne seniority and family need."

Sincerely,
Larry Malone, Chair JMMCSF Committee


Eligibility

Representing the management and Members of Royal Melbourne Country Club, the Caddie Scholarship Committee is honored to award scholarships to its dedicated caddies. To be eligible for a scholarship, the caddie applicant must provide the Committee with adequate information regarding future plans for education. The committee will establish a weighted system to enhance the decision making process using the following criteria:

    Academics
    Attitude
    Application compliance
    Attendance
    Number of loops (caddie rounds)
    Expenses
    Need
    Family assistance
    Family income
    Number of siblings
    Student loans
    Savings
    Other scholarships
    Caddie master and head pro recommendations

Donations
Since the Fund's inception fifteen years ago, members of Royal Melbourne Country Club have raised approximately $450,000. The Committee continues to balance the need to build a strong endowment account with its desire to provide significant scholarships to our deserving caddies. By aiding them in furthering their education, you help the caddies realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Please make your check payable to the tax deductible

Jose Morales Memorial Caddie Scholarship Fund

Remit to:
Royal Melbourne Country Club
4700 RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047
Attn: Caddie Master