Academy of Caddy Training

Contact: gwact@outlook.com

Taranaki | New Zealand

Elite Programme

This Programme is designed to give our trainees the skills, attitudes and pathways to gain the full

A.C.T. Qualification. 

 

 

"The A.C.T. Programme offers a complete course covering every aspect of caddying. Taking this course and the opportunity to caddy at an international course will certainly provide the neccessary training to caddy professionally on one of the World Tours."

- Steve Williams (Pro Caddy)

Module One

The History of Golf

 

  • Golf Origins

  • The Golf Course and Club

  • Participants within the Game

  • The Game's Structures and Levels

  • Developmental Domains

  • The Caddie

  • New Zealand

  • Practical Component

Module Two

Introduction to Caddying

 

  • The Roles of a Caddie

  • Rules of Golf

  • Game Terms and Definitions

  • Course Responsibilities

  • Preparation

  • Relationships

  • Client Care

  • Use of Modern Technology

  • Etiquette

  • Global Opportunities

  • Practical Component

    • Client assessments

    • Self-evaluations

Module Three

Playing the Game

 

  • Roles

  • Course/Club Studies

  • Competitive Formats - including handicapping

  • Yardages

  • Greens

  • Shot Shapes

  • Practise Procedures

  • Course Management/Maintenance

  • Disqualifications

  • Weather

  • Double bagging/carts

  • Safe Work Practices

  • Evaluating a Loop

  • Practicial Component

    • ​Client assessments

    • Self evaluation

    • A.C.T. evaluations

Module Four

Team and Personal Management

 

  • Communication Skills

  • Relationships

  • Health Nutrition and Well Being

  • First Aid Certificates

  • Technological Skills and Updates

  • Working Overseas

  • Personal Tax (independent contractor/self employment)

  • A Caddie in the Wider Scheme of the Game

  • Developing a CV

  • Placement Opportunities

  • Travel Details

  • Practical Component

Module Five

Practical

 

  • Modules 1-4 requirements

  • Club/National Partnerships

  • Course Studies

  • Personal Diaries

  • Personal/Client Evalutions/A.C.T. Reviews & Evaluations

  • Caddy Examination

Possible Pathways with Elite Qualification

  • Full-Time (Seasonal) International Courses and Clubs

    • UK

    • USA

    • Australia

    • Europe

    • China

    • NZ

 

  • Full-time/Part-time on a Professional Circuit

    • European

    • USPGA

    • Asian

    • Ladies

    • Masters

    • Australasian/Sunshine, S.A./Japanese

    • Tier 2 Circuits & Events

 

  • Part-time at National & International Events

    • NZPGA events

    • NZ Mens/Womens Open

    • Selected International Events e.g. Sunshine Tour, Australasian 

    • Asian-Pacific events

    • Interprovincial events

 

  • Caddy Exchange Programme

    • Exchange programme with our International Networks

 

  • Caddy Services Team

    • Co-ordination of A.C.T. Caddy Teams for national markets

    • Tourist market

    • Corporate events

 

New Course record at Tara Iti

(Reuben Brown with Michael Hendry)