Caddying has been part of golf as long as the game has been in existence. As early as the 1800s, upper-class golfers used caddies to carry their clubs around the golf course. The oldest form of caddying involved carrying the clubs directly under the arms. Then, in the late 1890s, bags with shoulder straps came into existence, easing the burden. The Westchester Golf Association offers need-based scholarships to individuals who have worked for two seasons or more in service to WGA member clubs.