This year’s recipients are:
Lucy Bloomstran (Scripps College); Maxwell Kreikermeier (Missouri State); John Adams (University of Illinois)
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
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’sfamily and friends have created a scholarship fund in his name
for those young people who embody the same character traits.
The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation grants a limited number of college scholarships for high
school graduates. The Foundation places collective emphasis on a commitment to golf,
academics, community involvement and character. Amounts range from $1,000 ‐ $2,000.
The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the recommendation of
the Scholarship Committee.
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. The Gateway PGA REACH
Foundation shall not restrict the choice of institution.