Rolling Green’s team (from left) of Jerry Conway, Chris Hoyle and Mac Diorio won the overall competition helped by a first-place
finish in closest to the hole. Coatesville Country Club, which won the chipping competition, took runner-up honors.
Dawn to Dusk celebrates
THE DAWN TO DUSK GOLF MARATHON, the largest one-day fundraiser for the
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust, celebrated its 10th Anniversary Aug. 5
at Rolling Green Golf Club.
A total of 12 GAP Member Clubs participated, combining to play more than
1,300 holes and raise more than $200,000.
In 10 years, Dawn to Dusk has raised more than $2.1 million. All money raised
goes to the educational needs of Platt Scholars.
Four clubs – Applebrook Golf Club, Llanerch Country Club, Sandy Run Country
Club and Stonewall – have competed in every Golf Marathon. Paul Mauer, the
general manger of Stonewall, is the only individual who has competed every year.
The Platt Olympics was again held at Rolling Green, directly after Dawn to
Dusk’s completion. Twelve teams participated – 10 comprised of GAP Member
Clubs, and one each of current Platt Scholars and Platt alumni. The teams com-
peted in three different challenges – closest to the hole, putting and chipping.
The Trust announced its 2019-20 class of Platt Scholars in July, with 130 local caddies named as recipients. A record total of $1.18 million is being distributed during the academic year, with many caddies receiving the maximum grant of $12,000.
These scholars represent 38 different GAP Member Clubs and attend 57 different colleges or universities. Phila-
delphia Cricket Club boasts the highest number of Platt Scholars, 13. Lancaster Country Club (nine), Llanerch
Country Club (seven) and Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (seven) also have large numbers of Scholars.
Penn State University continues to be the most popular choice, with 31 Platt Scholars attending a PSU
campus. St. Joseph’s University ( 12) and Temple University ( 10) are also top destinations.
Overall Platt Scholars have a collective grade point average of 3.2 and work an average of 50 loops per
summer. The amount of an average Platt scholarship is now $8,900.
2019-20 platt scholars named
The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
announced the creation of two new Endowed
Scholarships, bringing the total of fully funded endowments to 32. The newly established
endowments, each of which will have a first
recipient in 2019-20, are:
• Jim Davis
awarded to a caddie who works at
Aronimink Golf Club.
• Sawin Family
awarded to a caddie who attends either
Georgetown University, Princeton
University or Williams College; or is an
He gave caddying a go as a youngster at The
Muttontown Club in East Norwich, N. Y. It
didn’t work out.
“I tried but I wasn’t very good at it,” said
Boyce, who last year was named WVCC’s pres-
ident. “All my friends did. I was always the last
guy out. I remember one time I was caddying
and my player asked me where his ball mark
was. I was standing on it.”
Boyce, who specializes in Maritime Law,
has operated his own practice since 1998.
He remains very active within the Temple
community. Boyce was an adjunct professor for
14 years until recently stepping away, but still
serves on the Owl Club Board of Directors, the
President’s Leadership Council and Athletic
Director’s Leadership Council.
“My wife Shelley and I are very fortunate to
be in a position to help these fine young men,”
said Boyce. “The Platt has a great mission of
assisting caddies to further their education.”
For more information on the J. Wood Platt
Caddie Scholarship Endowment Program,
contact Lindsay Myers or Brad Kane at