Membership


Jose Morales
Caddie Scholarship

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 follow the links below for more information on eligibility, how to donate, past recipients and more.

Caddie Scholarship Application
(Please fill out electronically, print and return to the golf shop in person)
2014 Caddieshack Tournament



Jose Morales Caddie Scholarship Announcement

 

(July 24, 2013)  Last night the Directors of the Jose Morales Memorial Caddie Scholarship Committee announced awards totaling a record $47,000 in scholarships to twenty caddies that submitted applications for the coming school year.  We are also proud to announce an award to our first female caddy, Rebecca Falkiner. Since 2002, our members have contributed over $312,000 and we have awarded 85 scholarships with a value of $306,200.

This year we have eight repeat scholarship winners; Dan Porras (Michigan State), Nathan Brune (University of Illinois), Jon Henricks (University of Illinois), David Krueger (CLC), Matt Micucci (Northwestern), Chris Radecki (University of Illinois), Brad Shulkin (University of Missouri), Michael Taylor (University of Illinois).

First time scholarships are awarded to caddies; Sean Chechang (Iowa), Javier Dominguez (UIC), Rebecca Falkiner (Illinois State), Rosario Garcia (Harper), Justin Guthrie (Bradley), Grant Heela (Tampa), Joe Kallenbach (Western Illinois), Nick Olson (DePaul), Jeff Rangell (Arizona), Tommy Schofield, (Wisconsin), Zachary Sheck (Indiana) and Dan Wojcikowski (Dayton).

Congratulations to all our 2013 scholarship winners!

These awards are direct deposited to each of their schools and will have a notable impact on their ability to pay for their college education. The scholarships are awarded using the following criteria: a completed application, financial need, years of service to RMCC, number of loops in season, academics, and caddie performance.

On behalf of the Scholarship committee, I would like to thank each and every one of our members for your continued generosity and support of this very special program.  You are making a difference to help educate these young men and women who devote so much of their time to our members and our club each summer.

Also, please come out and join us this Thursday for our 9th Annual Caddie Shack Tournament.  If you cannot fit it in your schedule to play golf, phone the pro shop and sponsor a hole to help support our scholarship program.

Sincerely,

Larry Malone, Chair



  • 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
    • As the year comes to an end and you make your year-end charitable contributions, please be generous and include the Caddie Scholarship Fund.

      Since the Fund's inception five years ago, members of Royal Melbourne Country Club have raised approximately $131,000 and awarded $98,500 in scholarships. 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* “Caddie Scholarship Fund” and mail to:
      Royal Melbourne Country Club at 4700 RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047.

      To request a direct charge to your Club member account, please call Karen Sowinski, Administrative Assistant at 847-913-8080.

      The committee would like to sincerely thank all the contributors and especially the Gold Contributors (Gold bag tag for $1000) and Silver Contributors (Silver bag tag for $500). 

  • Scholarship Recipients
    • Past Caddie Scholarship Recipients

      2010 Total $40,500
      Jonathon Winsor
      Spenser Clark
      Kevin Sande
      Ryan Michel
      Zach Hugo
      Corey Lucas
      Steven Sprieser
      Cliff Nelson
      Josh Christensen
      Ben Schroeder
      Bill Wright
      Andrew Kloep
      John Tiedman
      Anthony Fedrigon
      Kevin Warden

      2009 Total $43,000
      Anthony Fedrigon
      John Tiedman
      Kevin Sande
      Matthew Johlie
      Josh Christensen
      Jonathon Winsor
      Spenser Clark
      Zack Hugo
      Bill Wright
      Andrew Kloep
      Ryan Michel

      2008 Total $32,500
      Ryan Michel
      Justin Uhl
      Spenser Clark
      Eddie Shleyner
      Corey Lucas
      Casey Lira
      Andrew Kloep
      Kevin Sande
      Ryan Gilles
      Garrett Kolb
      Anthony Fedrigon
      Bill Wright
      Max Friedenberg
      john Tiedmann

      2007 Total $25,000
      Spenser Clark
      Brett Shudak
      Andrew Kloep
      Paul Lyons
      Anthony Fedrigon
      Brian Sandroff
      Charles Munyi
      Dan Schuster

      2006 Total $19,000
      Michael Berg
      Joshua Hugo
      Gabriel Sandler
      Paul Lyons
      David Wallace
      Charles Munyi

      2005 Total $11,500
      Michael Berg
      Joshua Hugo
      Paul Lyons
      Gabriel Sandler
      David Hinojosa Gete

      2004 Total $8,000
      Josh Hugo
      James Woo
      Eric Steinhaus

      2002 Total $2,000
      Justin Uhl
      Garrick Uhl 

       

  • Thank You Letters
  • Gold and Silver Contributors
    • 2010

      Gold
      Rich Kruzynski
      Greg Zeman
      Mike Anderson

      Silver
      Ken Taube
      Jim Brown
  • Benefits of Taking a Caddie
    • Tradition of the Game:

      Since the beginning of golf, caddies have been a part of the game and since the early 1900’s have played a major role at private clubs in Chicago. There is nothing quite like walking a wonderful golf course with your best friends and a good caddie by your side.

       

      Add to Your Guest’s Experience:

      Make your guests feel special by providing a caddie to take care of their every need. Whether you take a forecaddie for your foursome or an individual caddie for every player in your group, caddies will add to your guests overall experience.

       

      Improve Course Conditions:

      Are you tired of seeing tire tracks and ruts on our beautiful fairways? Caddies will help relieve our golf course from the stresses that golf cars cause. Your caddie will also replace divots, repair ball marks on the green and rake the bunkers.

       

      Improve Pace of Play:

      You may be surprised, but it has been proven that a foursome with four caddies will play faster than your average foursome playing with two carts. If your group is going to use a cart, a forecaddie will help improve your pace by taking care fo the little things (e.g., finding lost balls, cleaning clubs, cleaning balls, tending flags, etc.)

       

      Improve Your Score:

      A caddie’s job is to read your putts, give you yardages and assist with your club selection. By doing these things, a good caddie allows you to concentrate on your game and in return will help you lower your scores.

      Improve Your Health:

      During an 18-hole round of golf, you typically will walk about 5 miles.