Fast Facts

The Western Golf Association's championships rank among the oldest and most prestigious in the United States. We use our tournament legacy and reputation to further our charitable mission: the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies from modest means.

Our championships

  • We conduct four of the nation's most prestigious golf championships
  • More than 300 championships held for professional and amateur golfers since our founding
  • 70 top PGA TOUR players compete in the BMW Championship, penultimate event in FedEx Cup Playoffs 
  • 2,500 volunteers at our championships 

Our Evans Scholars

  • 270 full tuition and housing awards this year 
  • 965 Evans Scholars enrolled at 20 universities for the 2016-17 academic year
  • Evans Scholarship Houses at 14 universities
  • Comprehensive selection criteria includes academics, financial need, caddie record and strong character and leadership 
  • Evans Scholars are campus leaders in academic and extracurricular activities
  • Cumulative GPA is 3.3
  • Graduation rate is 95 percent
  • 10,617 Evans Scholars Alumni

Program funding

  • Nation’s largest scholarship program for golf caddies
  • Golf’s favorite charity with over 28,700 annual Par Club members
  • Program ambassadors include more than 500 WGA Directors nationwide
  • More than $365 million in tuition and housing scholarships awarded all-time
  • Average total value of an Evans Scholarship is more than $100,000 over four years
  • Alumni contributed $10 million in 2016 and $114 million cumulatively
  • $20 million in annual scholarship costs to be paid in 2016-17 academic year
  • Program funding: Par Club contributions and major gifts, 72%; tournament and events, 18%; other contributions such as bag tag membership, memorials and bequests, 10%.


 

Who we are
Learn more about the Western Golf Assocation and Evans Scholars Foundation