Looking to Pitch In?

We have several volunteer opportunities available during the tournament.  Specifically, we are looking for assistance with spotting golf balls and scoring.  If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email with your name, phone number, and availability to info@waterlooopen.com.

Interested in Becoming a Jaycee?

The Waterloo Open is one of many ways in which the Cedar Valley Jaycees strive to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

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Caddies Wanted!

Friday, July 21st  •  Saturday, July 22nd  •  Sunday, July 23rd (as needed)

Being a caddy for the Waterloo Open is a great way to meet and interact with professional golfers, and get the best seats in the house for Iowa's #1 golf tournament! Caddy classes start a few weeks prior to the tournament at Irv Warren Memorial Golf course - see our Events Schedule for days and times.

CADDY rules and Info

To register to be a caddy, please send an email including your name, age, phone number, and address to caddy@waterlooopen.com.

  • Caddies must be 14 years of age, or older.*
  • Must be able to carry a 25 pound professional golf bag for 18 holes.
  • Caddies are sent out on a first come first serve basis.
  • One free meal ticket per day
  • May caddie more then once in a day
  • Must be aware of everybody in the group
  • Good behavior is expected all day

Tips for Being a Quality Caddy

Better caddies generally earn better tips! Brush up on your caddie skills during the caddie classes hosted by PGA Professional Andy Devine.

  • Introduce yourself to your pro.
  • Count the pro's clubs - the MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS 14.
  • Organize the clubs so that you can quickly find the needed club.
  • Wet the bottom half of your towel so that you can properly clean the clubs after each shot.
  • Keep your distance from the pro while they are shooting, don’t stand behind any player shooting.
  • Only the pro writes on the scorecard.
  • Keep caddie smocks on at all times!
  • After each shot, take club, clean it, replace divot, and catch back up to your pro.
  • Stay with your pro at all times, don’t lag behind.
  • The caddie whose player first lands their ball on the green pulls the pin.
  • Don’t walk in the line of any players putt.
  • If you don’t know the answer to a yardage or any other question, say, "I don't know" rather than trying to guess!
  • Keep the bag balanced on your back, keep club heads quiet as you walk.