FAQ's

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who do I contact for more information on the program?
Please contact Emily Olson at 816-820-8819 or eolson@coloradogolf.org


How do I apply?
Click HERE to learn more


How old do I need to be?
Kids are accepted into the Academy upon completion of their 8th grade year in school. Please see Requirements for more information.


How long is the program?
The Solich Academy starts Memorial Day weekend and goes for 10 weeks until the kids go back to school.


Do I need to play golf or know a lot about the sport?
Kids do not need to know anything about golf in order to participate in the Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy. Kids will be taught everything they need to know during training. If kids do have a background in golf that will be helpful for them.


How do I get paid?
If kids complete all of their monthly requirements they will be paid with an educational grant of $400 a month for a total of $1200.00 by the end of the summer. Kids may also receive tips from golfers upon completion of a loop but this is not mandatory of the golfer.


What do I wear when caddying?
Kids will wear a white collared shirt, khaki pants or shorts and tennis shoes. They will be provided with a hat they can wear as well.


Where does The Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy take place?
All of the caddying and training is held at CommonGround Golf Course - 10300 E. Golfers Way Aurora, CO 80010. Leadership Classes are held at Aurora Academy Charter School which is directly across the street from CommonGround.


How long is training?
Training typically takes place on Thursdays in April. There are four sessions that are about 2 hours long.


What is involved in leadership?
Leadership classes are a mandatory part of this program (see more about this in requirements) and take place on Mondays from 1pm-2pm at Aurora Academy.


How am I assigned loops?
Kids will be assigned their loops the night before via email.


What happens after I complete the program?
After two years in the program, kids are placed into another caddie program in the Denver area. Emily Olson will work with the kids on what club is most convenient for them and will set up meetings with the kids, their parents and the new club they will be moving to.