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The Western Golf Association (WGA) and the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF) the home of putting caddies through college, has announced that Peter Millar one of the major golf apparel designers in the world, has become the official apparel brand for the WGAESF.

The agreement is four years, and Peter Millar will fund a full scholarship for a deserving caddie to attend college. The Millar line of apparel will be highly featured at WGA events through the year 2020.

The first ever four year Peter Millar scholarship will be awarded in 2018. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who meets the preferences designed by Peter Millar. In recent years the WGA has been awarding nearly 850 scholarships to needy caddies. The WGA has a goal of raising that number to 1,000 in the next few years.

Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park is home to the 2018 Senior Players Championship a Champions PGA Tour major. The Sr. Players Championship will be operated by the Western Golf Association

The Western Golf Association has the following tournaments on their 2018 schedule.

The Western Junior Championship in June at the Evanston Country Clubin Skokie Illinois. The Western Amateur Championship at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield Illinois. In August. The BMW Championship at the Aronimink Country Club near Philadelphia in September. The Senior Players Championship will be operated by the WGA this July at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park Illinois.


Peter Millar has been a supporter of the WGA for more than a decade as one of the major vendors at the BMW Championship, in terms of pro-am gifts and uniforms for volunteers, and having a solid presence in the merchandise tent during tournament week. Peter Millar will now have a stronger presence at both the Western Amateur and the Western Junior Championships.

“We’re honored by the Peter Millar’s commitment to our mission of conducting world-class golf championships and providing life-changing college scholarships,” said WGA President and CEO John Kaczkowski. “The creation of the Peter Millar Endowed Named Scholarship will allow a promising young student the opportunity of a lifetime to attend college. As we seek to grow the Evans Scholars Program nationwide, we look forward to collaborating with Peter Millar to identify new opportunities for their brand.”

These feelings on a WGAESF partnership are shared by the Peter Millar apparel company.

“The mission of the WGA/ESF has long been one that Peter Millar has admired and supported. Caddies are one of the most important foundations and traditions of the game,” says Todd Martin, President Peter Millar Golf. “So many of the member clubs are wonderful partners to Peter Millar. Over the last 10 years, our WGA/ESF partnership has grown every year through the championships, especially the BMW Championship. Without question, we are by far the most proud that our company will be able to have a life altering impact for a young man or woman by providing them a four-year education through this Peter Millar Scholarship.”

The Evans Scholars Foundation started in 1930, since then over 10,600 caddies have graduated from various colleges as Evan Scholars. For more information visit

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.