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Beloit Club Caddy Sarah Ramsden Receives Prestigious Evans Scholarship

Beloit Memorial Senior is 1 of 16 Wisconsin students to earn the full tuition scholarship.

BELOIT, WISC. (January 11, 2024) -- The Beloit Club is pleased to announce Sarah Ramsden has been awarded with the Evans Scholarship, a prestigious, full housing and tuition grant offered by the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation to high-achieving golf caddies.

Ramsden is a stand-out senior at Beloit Memorial High School where she makes up the one-member girls' varsity golf team. She's also a member of the tennis team, band, theater, academic Decathlon, environmental club and the school newspaper, all while maintaining an exceptional cumulative GPA of 4.0.

Beginning her caddie career at the Beloit Club in 2020, Sarah's commitment and progression within the caddie program has been noteworthy. Her accomplishments place her amongst 16 students from Wisconsin to receive this prestigious scholarship, joining Josiah DuBois as the only other Beloit Club member to achieve this distinction.

"Receiving the Evans Scholarship is a huge honor," said Ramsden. "The support and guidance I've received from the Beloit Club has been instrumental in my journey. I'm grateful for the mentorship I've received from both the staff and the members who have played a big role in this achievement. I am so proud to be representing the club and the city of Beloit."

"There is no one more deserving of this than Sarah," adds Nate Laird, Director of Golf at Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Academy. "Sarah's dedication is unparalleled. Her rapid success in becoming one of the most sought-after caddies at the club showcases her exceptional work ethic and enthusiasm. I'm so proud of her and the impact she's made at the Beloit Club, her school and in our community and can't wait to see her thrive in her next chapter."

Recipients of the Evans Scholarship must meet the requirements of having a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

Currently, a record of 1,130 caddies are enrolled at 24 universities across the U.S. as Evans Scholars and more than 12,040 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. The Evans Scholarship is valued at more than $125,000 over four years.

For more information about The Beloit Club and its caddie program for area students ages 12-20, please visit


About The Beloit Club

Following a remodel, the Beloit Club reopened its doors in 2016 . The Illinois/Wisconsin's state line's premier private golf and entertainment facility provides a stunning and comfortable atmosphere for a variety of activities and events. Whether you wish to relax by the pool, play a world-class round of golf, begin or improve your golf game with help from our nationally recognized Ironworks Golf Academy instructors or dine in casual luxury, the Beloit Club is the perfect place. For more information, visit

About The Evans Scholars Foundation

In 1929, famed amateur golfer, Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. Asked the WGA to administer the fund he had established to send deserving caddies to college. The WGA awarded its first two scholarships in 1930, sending caddies Harold Find and Jim McGinnis to Northwestern University. Until World War II, all Evans Scholars continued to attend Northwestern University, and it was there the first Scholarship House was established.

As the Evans Scholars Foundation grew, WGA Directors realized the impact of Chick's dream on the lives of young men and women with limited access to a college education. When Chick's original investment was exhausted, the WGA Directors perpetuated the Evans Scholars Program by making contributions of their own.

Today, the Foundation is funded by contributions from Par Club members across the country as well as proceeds from our championships. The Evans Scholars Program provides academic, professional and social resources that help students maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA and 98 percent graduation rate. There are a record 1,130 Evans Scholars enrolled in 24 leading universities for the 2023-24 academic year, and 12,040 young men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars since 1930.

About Western Golf Association

The WGA began in 1899, when 11 Chicago-area golf clubs formed an organization to promote their interests in golf. It was in Golf, Illinois where the WGA established its headquarters. At the nearby Glen View Club, the WGA held its first Western Open and Western Amateur championships to showcase the exceptional talent of golfers who called the west their home.

Today, we conduct four amateur championships - the Western Amateur, Western Junior, Women's Western Amateur and Women's Western Junior - and two professional events - the Korn Ferry Tour's NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank and the BMW Championship, the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Playoffs.


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