GHHS grad receives prestigious caddy scholarship

Martha Jane Ramsey had no idea what she was getting herself into when she began caddying at the Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive.
Nich Wolak
Jul 1, 2014


The Grand Haven High School graduate went in as a 14-year-old looking for a job; she’ll come out with a college education.

Ramsey has received a Chick Evans Scholarship, which pays a full four-year tuition at a Big Ten school for caddies based on caddy history, academic excellence, financial need, community service and extracurricular activities. She will attend Michigan State University in the fall.   

Ramsey said some of her earliest memories are of tagging along with her father, Bill, around the course as a youngster. It was he who encouraged her to follow in her brother Will’s footsteps and become a caddy.

“When I was 14, my dad said, “Why don’t you start caddying?’ Ramsey said. “I called, did the training, and have been caddying ever since.

“When I was fourteen I thought, I’d probably do it for a couple summers and maybe through high school. … I definitely didn’t consider how much of an impact it would have on my life.”

The humble Ramsey, who was initially very reluctant to talk to the Tribune about her achievement, said she applied for the scholarship back in August.

Read more of this story in today's print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



Way to go Martha, what a great accomplishment! All the best for your future!!

Tri-cities realist

The humble Ramsey also appears to be very wise ("who was initially very reluctant to talk to the Tribune about her achievement")


Very cool! Martha is a hardworking and kind woman with great potential.


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