Clarence Voigt began caddying at age nine at Westborough and then Westwood Country Clubs. Those experiences built the foundation of his character – hard work and service to others – and ignited his passion for golf. After Naval service in World War II, Clarence quickly found his way back to golf by joining St. Clair Country Club in Belleville, Illinois, as the Assistant Golf Professional in 1946. He later became Head Pro and then Director of Golf before he retired in 1990. Clarence loved working with junior golfers, was a talented teacher and an expert club maker. He was a proud Life Member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and surpassed the half century mark. Clarence modeled traits of loyalty, courage, dedication, good sportsmanship, and determination in the way he lived his life. To honor his contributions to golf and to perpetuate his legacy, Clarence’s family and friends have created a scholarship fund in his name for those young people who embody the same character traits.
PGA REACH Gateway grants a limited number of college scholarships to high school graduates each year
through the Clarence Voigt Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Clarence Voigt Memorial Scholarship places a
collective emphasis on a commitment to golf, academics, community involvement and character. Over the
past ten years, PGA REACH Gateway has awarded over $33,000 in scholarships to 22 students.
The PGA REACH Gateway Clarence Voigt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded by the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee. Individual scholarship amounts range from $1,000 ‐ $3,000. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies.
Those already receiving full collegiate scholarships are not eligible. The value of the award alone or in
combination with other aid may not exceed total tuition and fees. Disbursement of the scholarship will be
made to the college or university for the recipient’s educational expenses when he or she attends that
institution. PGA REACH Gateway shall not restrict the choice of institution.