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. For more fast facts on the Evans Scholars, view our 2014 Program Overview.

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 
  • 3,000 volunteers at our championships in 2013

Our Evans Scholars

  • 245 full tuition and housing awards this year 
  • 870 Evans Scholars enrolled at 19 universities for the 2014-15 academic year
  • Evans Scholarship Houses at 14 universities
  • Comprehensive selection criteria includes academics, financial need, caddie record and strong character & leadership 
  • Evans Scholars are campus leaders in academic and extracurricular activities
  • Cumulative GPA is 3.25 
  • Graduation rate is 92 percent
  • Nearly 10,000 Evans Scholars Alumni

Program funding

  • Nation’s largest scholarship program for golf caddies
  • Golf’s favorite charity with over 26,000 annual Par Club members
  • Program ambassadors include more than 500 WGA Directors nationwide
  • More than $305 million in tuition and housing scholarships awarded all-time
  • Average total value of an Evans Scholars is more than $80,000 over four years
  • Alumni contributed nearly $6 million in 2013 and over $79.8 million cumulatively
  • More than $12.7 million in tuition and housing expenses paid in 2013-14 academic year
  • For fourth straight year, recognized coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Only 7 percent of charities rated have received at least four consecutive 4-star evaluations.
  • Program funding: Par Club contributions and major gifts, 72%; tournament and events, 18%; other contributions such as bag tag membership, memorials and bequests, 10%.

 

As of: 06/02/2014

 

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