Only players playing 9 hole SCJT events will be able to use a Caddie. Players playing in 18-36 hole SCJT events will not be able to use a Caddie going forward.
Caddies must have the official bib and ID in order to caddie at any event. There is a processing and shipping time of 5-10 business days. Please complete your certification well in advance of the event(s) you wish to caddie for.
Sun Country Junior Tour members have the opportunity to use a caddie during Junior Tour events and championships. Caddies must pass a certification quiz and pay an annual certification fee of $60. Only Sun Country certified caddies are allowed to be “on the bag”.
All Caddies must follow the Code of Conduct set forth in the SCJT Junior Golf Guidelines at all times. Failure to follow the Code of Conduct could temporarily or permanently suspend the violator from caddying for any junior player.
A few important notes for our caddies:
Continuing in 2022, only players playing in 9 hole events will be able to employ caddies. This will mainly pertain to 7-12 year olds playing in 9 hole events. If you are 7-12 years old playing up in the 13-15 age division you will NOT be able to employ a caddie. If you were a player in the past who was 13-18 years old, you will NOT be able to employ a caddie going forward.
Caddies must be 18 years of age or older.
Caddies must register to be an official caddie for the 2022 season prior to acting as a caddie in any event. This includes payment of the membership fee, passing the Caddie Test with a 90% or better and sending in a head shot image for their ID badge. Those that do not register will not be allowed to caddie for any player until registration is complete.
Once we have received your payment, your passed test and your head shot image, there is a processing and shipping time of 5-10 business days. Packets are sent via First Class mail. We cannot accommodate rush order requests. Caddies MUST have laynard with their ID in order to caddie, even if they have paid and passed the test, so please complete your certification well in advance of the event(s) you wish to caddie for.
Returning caddies must pay the certification fee for 2022, pass the Caddie Quiz again as a re-fresher before caddying, and be issued a new ID, valid for 2022. If you would like to reuse the photo from last year, please indicate that in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after you register and we will check our archives for your photo.
Caddies are to assist their player during the course of the round. This is not a time for extensive coaching and training. Similar to caddies at the highest level, they assist the player with yardages and club selection and then let the player do the rest. Extensive coaching may result in a caddie not being allowed to caddie in future.
All caddies must check in at registration at each tournament and present their caddie badge. Caddies must wear the official laynard with their caddie ID when caddying at any Sun Country Junior Tour event.
Registration is good for the summer season of the calendar year in which the caddie registers. Caddies must re-register each year.
If a caddie wishes to use a golf cart during a Sun Country Junior Tour event, they must write a letter to the Sun Country PGA Board of Directors describing their situation and must be able to provide a state-issued handicap placard to be considered for riding privileges. Caddies are advised to begin this process early to allow enough time for all documentation to be submitted and reviewed by the board of directors.