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Inducted in: 2000

Willie Aitchison


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Willie Aitchison was a longtime professional caddie and caddie manager who looped for the likes of Lee Trevino, Sam Snead, Tony Lema, Gary Player, and Tom Watson.

Aitchison began caddying in 1951 and looped for many of the game’s icons and legends. Aitchison was on the bag of Argentina’s Roberto De Vicenzo at The Open Championship in 1967 when De Vicenzo bested Jack Nicklaus to claim the Claret Jug. Aitchison soon was introduced to Lee Trevino for whom he caddied every time Trevino competed in The Open Championship. Atchison died in 2015 at age 85.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Willie Aitchison earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

James "Tip" Anderson


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
James “Tip” Anderson was a longtime caddie at famed St. Andrews Golf Links who helped several players win The Open Championship including Arnold Palmer.

The son of a St. Andrews caddie, Anderson began caddying at “The Home of Golf” in the mid-1950s. Anderson worked alongside Arnold Palmer at The Open Championship for many years, including when Palmer won the Claret Jug in 1961 at Royal Birkdale and again in 1962 at Royal Troon. When Palmer couldn’t make the trip across the Atlantic Ocean for the 1964 Open, he recommend Anderson to his friend and fellow golfer Tony "Champagne" Lema. Lema went on to win The Open Championship that year and credited Anderson with the victory. Anderson died in 2004 at age 71.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, James “Tip” Anderson earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Angelo Argea


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Angelo Argea was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Jack Nicklaus.

A native of Greece, Argea began caddying for Nicklaus in 1963 at the Palm Springs Golf Classic. That began a working relationship between Argea and Nicklaus that spanned more than 20 years. Argea was on the bag for 44 of Nicklaus’ 70 wins on the PGA TOUR, including victories at the U.S. Open, PGA Championship and Open Championship. The two parted ways in 1982. Argea died in 2005 at age 75.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Angelo Argea earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2017

Eddie Barr


Class of 2017


DATE OF INDUCTION: August 12, 2017 (Posthumously)
The longtime caddie manager at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago, Eddie Barr is credited with laying the foundation for a caddie program that has produced more than 320 Evans Scholars.

Barr, known as EB by many of the caddies, served as caddie manager at Beverly from the mid-1940s through the mid-1980s when his protégé, Tom Gorman, took over as the club’s caddie manager. Gorman was inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame in 2005. Together, Barr and Gorman with managing a caddie program that has produced 326 Evans Scholars, the most from any single club in the country.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Eddie Barr earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2017

Joe Barreio


Class of 2017


DATE OF INDUCTION: October 14, 2017
The longtime caddie manager at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York, Joe Barreiro is credited with mentoring thousands of youth and adult caddies during a career that stretched more than four decades.

A native of Ossining, New York, Joe walked through the gates at Sleepy Hollow in 1965 as a 13-year-old caddie. Joe was hired as the club’s caddie manager in 1972 and worked in that role for the last 45 years before retiring in 2017. Barreiro had a sterling reputation among his caddies and the membership at Sleepy Hollow who credit him with helping keep golf a walking sport at the club. He was twice recognized by the Westchester Golf Association as its “Caddie Manager of the Year.” During his tenure at the club, Barreiro is credited with mentoring upwards of 4,000 youth and adult caddies.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Joe Barreiro earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2007

Lance Barrow


Class of 2007


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2007
An Emmy-winning producer of golf coverage for CBS Sports, Lance Barrow fell in love with the game caddying as a boy.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Barrow caddied as a boy before attending college at Abilene Christian University in Texas. Barrow joined CBS Sports in May 1976 as a spotter and researcher for Pat Summerall. He assumed the position of coordinating producer, CBS Sports golf, in January 1997. Barrow has produced nearly all of the network’s golf coverage since 1997.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Lance Barrow earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Tony Battistelo

 

1999

 

The longtime caddie manager at Sunset Ridge in Northfield, Illinois, Tony Battistelo was a steadfast advocate for caddies and their role in the game of golf.

Battistelo helped established one of the nation’s most recognized caddie programs, and is credited with mentoring thousands of youth caddies. Battistelo stepped down in 1986, handing the reins of the club’s caddie programs over to fellow Caddie Hall of Fame inductee Greg Kunkel. As caddie manager, Battistelo helped shape the lives of thousands of Sunset Ridge caddies, many of whom went on to earn the Evans Scholarship.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Battistelo was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame.


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Inducted in: 2000

Freddie Bennett


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Freddie Bennett was the longtime caddie manager at famed Augusta National Golf Club whose musings and life lessons was the subject of a best-selling book, “Freddie & Me.”

Bennett began his career at Augusta National as a caddie and looped in the Masters top times beginning in the early 1940s. In 1953, he was named the club’s caddie manager, a job that earned him the respect and admiration of the club’s membership and its caddies. In 2009, one of Bennett’s former caddies, Tripp Bowden, penned “Freddie & Me,” a best-selling book about their friendship. Bennett died in 2007 at age 76.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Freddie Bennett earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Don Bobillo


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
Don Bobillo worked for more than 25 years as a volunteer caddie manager at the Phoenix Open. Bobillo performed similar duties for other championships across Arizona.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Don Bobillo earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2015

Murray Brothers


Class of 2015


DATE OF INDUCTION: SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
The experiences of five brothers caddying at a private club near Chicago helped inspired a beloved comedy classic and helped expose caddying to millions around the world.

As teens, actor Bill Murray and his five brothers – Andy, Brian, Ed, Joel and John – spent summers caddying at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois. Caddying ran in the film. The boys’ father, Edward Murry, caddied in the 1930s at Edgewater Golf Club in Chicago. It was their experiences at Indian Hill and their tales of coming-of-age in the caddie yard that inspired Brian to write the 1980 comedy classic "Caddyshack," in which Bill famously played Bushwood Country Club’s hapless greenskeeper, Carl Spackler. Many of the characters in the film were based on family members, friends, club employees and members. Brian based one of the film’s key plot on the eldest Murray brother Ed's pursuit of a caddie scholarship. Ed was awarded an Evans Scholarship to attend Northwestern University in 1963. "Caddyshack" remains one of the most quoted and beloved films in the history of American cinema, and introduced audiences around the world to caddying.

For their support of caddies and caddy programs, the Murray Brothers were inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame, which honors those who help promote the role of caddies in the game of golf.

"The mark of a good caddie is the ability to look at a player when he hits a bad shot and go 'ehhhh….. it happens.' And when he hits a good shot, you go, 'well, that's really who you are.'" – Bill Murray

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Inducted in: 2008

Elijah Brown


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
The longtime caddie manager at Seminole Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, mentored hundreds of caddies during his lengthy tenure at the club.

Elijah Brown began caddying at Seminole Golf Club at the age of 16. He was later hired as the club’s caddie manager, and worked at Seminole for more than 50 years. He is credited with mentoring hundreds of youth and adult caddies during the course of his career.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Elijah Brown earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

Oscar Bunn


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009 (Posthumous)
A former caddie at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Oscar Bunn was a pioneering Native American golfer who competed in the U.S. Open in 1896.

Oscar Bunn was introduced by the game of golf as a young caddie at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. Bunn was taught the game by the club’s Scottish professional, Willie Dunn, and, at the age of 19, competed in the 1896 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

For his work making golf more inclusive, Oscar Bunn earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

James V. Burgess


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, James V. Burgess earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Steve Burks

 

2000

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Steve Burks earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2003

Andrew Butley


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf at Tremore Golf Club in Waterford, Ireland, Andrew Butley earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Ernest "Creamy" Carolan


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Ernest “Creamy” Carolon was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Arnold Palmer. Palmer won more often with Carolon on his bag than with any other caddie during his career.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Ernest “Creamy” Carolon earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2002

Gary Chapman


Class of 2002


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2002
Country musician Gary Chapman helped produce “Five Feet Away,” a song about caddying.

For their work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Gary Chapman earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Leonard Ciccone


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
Leonard “Lenny” Ciccone caddied for more than 65 years at Montclair Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Leonard “Lenny” Ciccone earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Jim Clark


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Jim Clark caddied for more than 30 years at Baltrusol Country Club in Springfield, New Jersey, and became a favorite of members and professionals alike.

Clark began caddying in 1922 at Rock Creek Golf Course in Washington, D.C. before embarking on a career at Baltustrol that stretched more than decades. Clark caddied in several major championships, including in the 1967 U.S. Open, which was played at Baltrusol.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jim Clark earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Ralph Coffey

 

1999

 

Ralph Coffey was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Lanny Wadkins and Deane Beman. He died in 2004 at age 72.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Coffey earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2006

Dr. Michael J. Cohen


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: July 2006
A renowned vascular surgeon, Dr. Michael J. Cohen caddied as a boy and remains a staunch advocate for caddies at all levels. He serves as secretary of the board of directors for Caddie For a Cure, which offers golf fans a chance to go inside the ropes at PGA TOUR events in exchange for a sizable donation to charity.

For their work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf and for making golf a more inclusive sport for all, Dr. Michael J. Cohen earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Pete Coleman


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Pete Coleman was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Bernhard Langer.

Coleman caddied as a kid before returning to it as a professional in 1974. During his storied career, Coleman has won tournaments with the likes of Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomery but is best known for his 22 years alongside Bernhard Langer. Together, Langer and Coleman won more than 30 professional events, including victories at The Masters in 1985 and 1993. The two parted ways in 2003.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Pete Coleman earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2001

Patrick J. Collins


Class of 2001


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2001
Patrick J. Collins was the longtime caddie manager at historic Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Collins was hired by Winged Foot in 1957 as its golf coordinator and eventually became the club’s caddie manager, a job he held until his retirement in 2005. He is credited with mentoring thousands of caddies during his tenure at the club. Collins died in 2011 at age 80.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Patrick J. Collins earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2011

Dennis Cone


Class of 2011


DATE OF INDUCTION: September 12, 2011
Dennis Cone founded The Professional Caddie Association and The Caddie Hall of Fame in 1999, and has worked tirelessly to celebrate caddies.

Dennis Cone established the Professional Caddies Association and The Caddie Hall of Fame to celebrate professional caddies and pay homage for those who played a special role in the history of the game. Cone worked to provide young men and women the opportunity to learn and grow through the game of golf and through caddying. Cone was instrumental in inducting such legends as Charles “Chick” Evans, Francis Ouimet and Gene Sarazen into The Caddie Hall of Fame. In 2011, Cone entered into an agreement with the Western Golf Association that allowed the organization to administer The Caddie Hall of Fame and continue to honor caddies.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Dennis Cone earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2010

Laura Cone


Class of 2010


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2010
Laura Cone founded The Professional Caddie Association and The Caddie Hall of Fame in 1999, and has worked tirelessly to celebrate caddies.

Laura Cone established the Professional Caddies Association and The Caddie Hall of Fame to celebrate professional caddies and pay homage for those who played a special role in the history of the game. Cone worked to provide young men and women the opportunity to learn and grow through the game of golf and through caddying. Cone was instrumental in inducting such legends as Charles “Chick” Evans, Francis Ouimet and Gene Sarazen into The Caddie Hall of Fame. In 2011, Cone entered into an agreement with the Western Golf Association that allowed the organization to administer The Caddie Hall of Fame and continue to honor caddies.

For her work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Laura Cone earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2010

Fred Corcoran


Class of 2010


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2010 (Posthumously)
A caddie at Belmont Country Club in Belmont, Massachusetts, Fred Corcoran was a pioneer in the golf industry. He was instrumental in the founding of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and was one of the game’s first agents, managing the careers of legends Babe Zaharias and Sam Snead.

A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fred Corcoran was nine when he began caddying at Belmont Country Club near Boston. By age 12, he was named the club’s caddie manager. As a teenager, he served as Belmont’s assistant golf secretary for the Massachusetts Golf Association before becoming the official scorer of the United States Golf Association. He followed that with a stint as an assistant golf secretary to legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. He went on to become tournament manager of the PGA in the 1930 before founding the LPGA, the Golf Writers Association of America, and the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. Corcoran, known at the time as “Mr. Golf” is known for being one of the game’s first agents and publicists, having helped manage the careers of Babe Zaharias and Sam Snead. He was one of the first non-golfers inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Corcoran died in 1977.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Fred Corcoran earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2005

Van Costa

 

2005

 

Van Costa worked for many years as a caddie on the PGA TOUR and LPGA TOUR. For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Costa earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 1999

Mike "Fluff" Cowan


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
As a PGA TOUR caddie for nearly 40 years, Mike "Fluff" Cowan has had a front-row seat for some of the golf’s most memorable rounds and is one of the best-known caddies in the game's history.

A native of Winslow, Maine, Cowan began caddying in the late 1970s after leaving his job as an assistant pro at a private club in his home state. He caddied briefly for Ed Sabo before working alongside Peter Jacobsen from 1978 to 1996. Together, Cowan and Jacobsen won six times on the PGA TOUR before parting ways. Cowan was then hired by Tiger Woods to be on the bag for Woods’ professional debut at the Greater Milwaukee Open in September 1996. Cowan was working for Woods when Woods famously routed the field at the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes to claim his first professional championship. Cowan has been working with Jim Furyk since 1999 and was on the bag when Furyk won his first major at the 2003 U.S. Open and when he became the first player in the history of the PGA TOUR to shoot a 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Mike "Fluff" Cowan earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2002

Jerry "Dee" Darden


Class of 2002


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2002
Jerry “Dee” Darden was a longtime caddie on the LPGA Tour who worked alongside some of the most accomplished female golfers in the game’s history. Darden got his start in caddying in 1976 when he attended an LPGA tournament and fell in love with the game. He caddied for LPGA Hall of Fame golfers Beth Daniel and Nancy Lopez. Darden also was an accomplished photographer. In 1994, 'Inside the Ropes,' a coffee table book of Darden's LPGA photos, was published. Darden died in 2011at age 82.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jerry “Dee” Darden earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Charlie DeLucca


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
The executive director of the Dade Amateur Golf Association and The First Tee Miami, Charlie DeLucca has mentored or coached hundreds of young men and women during his lengthy career.

For his work helping to grow the game of golf, Charlie DeLucca earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Andrew Dickson


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
Believed to be the first named caddie, Andrew Dickson caddied for the Duke of York as a boy in 1681 in the Duke's golf match on Leith Links. Dickson went on to become a golf clubmaker.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Andrew Dickson earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

Tom Dreesen


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009
Actor and standup comedian Tom Dreesen caddied as a boy at Ravisloe Country Club near Chicago and remained a vocal advocate for caddie and caddie programs.

A native of Harvey, Illinois, Dreesen began caddying at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood, Illinois, as a boy. Alongside comic Tim Reid, Dreesen was a member of the country’s first biracial standup comedy duo. He went on to become a regular on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and has appeared in nearly 20 television shows and movies including “Murder, She Wrote,” “Spaceballs” and “Trouble With The Curve.”

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Tom Dreesen earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Alfred "Rabbit" Dyer


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer was a longtime caddie on the PGA TOUR, who is known best for his time working alongside Gary Player.

Dyer began caddying at age 9 Metairie Country Club in New Orleans, Louisiana. Early in his career, he caddied for Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Dave Stockton and Lee Trevino before being hired by Gary Player in 1972. One of the first prominent black caddies on the PGA TOUR, Dyer caddied for Player until 1992.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2004

Bruce Edwards


Class of 2004


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2004
Few caddies in the game’s history have been more synonymous with the profession than Bruce Edwards, the longtime caddie to eight-time major champion Tom Watson.

Edwards was a 17-year-old caddie fresh out of high school in Connecticut when he first met Watson. Edwards was caddying his way across the country and found himself outside the locker room at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Golf Classic looking for work. Watson hired him and began a partnership that lasted until 1989, a period during which Watson won eight major championships and more than 35 PGA TOUR events. Edwards caddied briefly for Greg Norman before returning to Watson’s bag in 1992. The two worked together again until 2003 when Edwards was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. His life was chronicled in author John Feinstein’s best-selling book, “Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story.” Edwards died in 2004 at age 49.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Bruce Edwards earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Carl Eisenbrei


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
Carl “Uncle Carl” Eisenbrei was a longtime caddie at The Congress Lake Club in Hartville, Ohio.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Carl Eisenbrei earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Max Elbin


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
A former caddie at Cumberland Country Club in Cumberland, Maryland, Max Elbin served as president of the PGA of America and remained a vocal advocate for the role of caddying in the game of golf.

A native of Maryland, Max Elbin was introduced to golf as a boy caddying at Cumberland Country Club in Cumberland, Maryland. In 1940, Elbin was hired as the assistant professional at nearby Burning Tree Club. He briefly left the club to pursue a career in professional career and won the 1947 U.S. Open. He returned to Burning Tree and, at age 26, was hired at the club’s head professional. In 1965, Elbin was selected to serve a three-year term as the 15th president of the PGA of America. Elbin was instrumental in the creation of the PGA TOUR, and was responsible for the PGA of America being responsible for one of golf’s most popular events – the Ryder Cup. He died in December 2008.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Max Elbin earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

Douglas Ellsworth


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2006
The longtime caddie manager at Sankaty Head Caddie Camp at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Massachusetts, Douglas Ellsworth is credited with mentoring hundreds of youth and adult caddies.

Ellsworth served as director of the iconic Sankaty Head Caddie Camp at Sankaty Head Golf Club from 1985 until his retirement in 2007. During his tenure, Ellsworth mentored hundreds of youth caddies at the camp where 55 to 60 young men ages 14-17 come from around the country each summer to caddie at Sankaty Head.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Douglas Ellsworth earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2002

Pedro Eulalio

 

2002

 

A longtime caddie at Tijuana Country Club in Tijuana, Mexico, Pedro Eulalio looped for thousands of golfers during a career that spanned several decades.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Pedro Eulalio earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2016

Chick Evans


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Everything Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. achieved in his life or aspired to accomplish was done with his fellow caddies in mind.

Chick Evans got his start in golf as a caddie at Edgewater Golf Club in Chicago the age of 8. Evans earned his greatest fame in 1916, when he won both the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur. Pressure soon mounted for him to turn professional, but Evans wasn’t interested in playing for money. To preserve his amateur status, Evans decided any earnings would be used to help fund college scholarships for caddies. In 1928, Evans persuaded the Western Golf Association to oversee the trust fund, and in 1930, the first two Evans Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University. Since then, the Evans Scholars Foundation has sent more than 10,000 young men and women to college on full tuition and housing scholarships. Evans' devotion to caddies earned him a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which honors those who support caddies and their role in the game of golf.

"The caddie is the lifeblood of the game of golf – a great companion, a friendly conversationalist and a smiling face. This is what the game of golf is truly all about," Evans said.
 

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Inducted in: 2010

David Fay


Class of 2010


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2010
A former caddie at the Tuxedo Club near New York City, David Fay served for more than 20 years as the executive director of the United States Golf Association and remains a vocal advocate for the role of caddying in the game of golf.

A native of New York City, David Fay was introduced to caddying at the age of 11 when he began working at the Tuxedo Club. Fay played collegiate golf at Colgate University and worked briefly for the Metropolitan Golf Association before embarking on a lengthy career at the USGA in 1978. He served first as tournament relations manager and later was named assistant executive director in 1987. He was appointed as the sixth executive director of the USGA in 1989, and Is widely regarded on one of the world’s leading authorities on the rules of golf. During his tenure, Fay is credited with making the game of golf more accessible and expanding the number and diversity of its players and fans. He retired from the USGA in 2010, and serves as a rules analyst for FOX Sports.For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, David Fay earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Sam "Killer" Foy

 

2000

 

Sam “Killer” Foy was the longtime caddie for three-time major champion Hale Irwin.

 

A native of Houston, Texas, Foy began working as a caddie at Houston Country Club while still in high school. There, Foy was introduced to several of the area’s promising young golfers and got his first professional caddying job working for Rex Baxter in 1963. He caddied briefly for Bob Rosburg before being hired by Hale Irwin in 1968. Together, Foy and Irwin won the 1979 U.S. Open at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Foy and Irwin worked together for 15 years. Following his retirement the professional ranks, Foy continued to caddie in the Houston area.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Foy earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2016

Thomas Friedman


Class of 2016


DATE OF INDUCTION: JUNE 28, 2016
Thomas Friedman is an internationally known author and journalist, and a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his work at The New York Times. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times covers US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy.

A native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Tom was born and raised in St. Louis Park. When he was young, his dad often took him to the golf course for a round and he wanted to be a professional golfer. From a very early age, he began caddying – at Brookview, Rolling Green and Hazeltine. He caddied hundreds of rounds over a span of 13 years. His caddie highlights included caddying for Chi Chi Rodriguez when the US Open came to town in 1970 in in 2009 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, with Andy North and Tom Watson.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Thomas Friedman earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Alfie Fyles


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Alfie Fyles was a longtime caddie at Royal Birkdale who worked alongside golf legend Tom Watson in all five of Watson’s wins at The Open Championship.

In the 1970s and 1980s, few player-caddie combinations were as potent as Watson and Fyles. Together the pair won The Open Championship in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1983. Fyles also was on the bag for Watson when he made a miraculous run but came up just short at the 2009 Open Championship.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Alfie Fyles earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2005

Oscar Goings


Class of 2005


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2005
The longtime caddie manager at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, Massachusetts, Oscar Goings is credited with mentoring hundreds of adult and youth caddies during a career that stretched more than 50 years.

Goings began his career at Winchester as a caddie and eventually worked his way into the role of caddie manager. He worked at the club for more than 50 years, and the club honored his service by naming their caddie shack after him. Goings died in 2009 at age 69.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Oscar Goings earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Tom Gorman

 

2008

 

The longtime caddie manager at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago, Tom Gorman is credited with overseeing a caddie program that has produced more Evans Scholars than any other program in the country. Gorman served as caddie manager at Beverly from the mid-1980s until his retirement in 2012, mentoring thousands of young men and women along the way.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Gorman earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2002

Mike Granuzzo


Class of 2002


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2002
A former caddie, Mike Granuzzo created CaddieMaster, a company that provides caddie services to private clubs and golf resorts.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Mike Granuzzo earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Jackie and Percy Hall


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
Jackie and Percy Hall are the parents of PGA TOUR professional Kevin Hall, who lost his hearing at the age of 3 due to H-flu meningitis.

For their work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf and for making golf a more inclusive sport for all, Jackie and Percy Hall earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

Mike Hartman


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: July 2006
Mike Hartman, owner of J. Michael Hartman & Co., Inc., supported and diligently assisted the Professional Caddies Association for more than 15 years.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Mike Hartman earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2013

George Holland


Class of 2013


DATE OF INDUCTION: September 16, 2013
A former caddie at Everett Country Club in Seattle, Washington, George Holland went on to serve as president of the Washington State Golf Association and a Director of the Western Golf Association where he continued to advocate on behalf of caddies.

George Holland was introduced to caddying at the age of 13 when he began working at Everett Country Club in Seattle. He went on to win several state and regional championships before playing collegiately at the University of Washington. Upon graduating, Holland began a long career in the insurance industry. He served for four years as president of the Washington State Golf Association and has been a Director of the Western Golf Association since 1994. During George’s tenure as a WGA Director, Seattle GC, graduated more than 30 Evans Scholars. Much of that success is traced to Holland’s support of the club’s caddie program, mentorship of the young caddies and Evans Scholars, his work raising funds, and general stewardship. He was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1997 in recognition of his service to golf in the region.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, George Holland earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2002

Scott Houston

 

2002

 

A longtime caddie at famed Pebble Beach Golf Links in California, Scott Houston looped for Arnold Palmer, as well as countless other professional golfers, athletes and celebrities.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Houston earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 1999

Adolphus Hull


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Adolphus “Golf Ball” Hull was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Raymond Floyd and Calvin Peete.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Hull began caddying on the PGA TOUR in the 1960s. Hull is known by most golf fan for his time as the caddie for four-time major champion Raymond Floyd, with whom Hull worked for more than 20 years. Hull also worked briefly for Jerry Pate and for Calvin Peete. Hull died in 2015.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Adolphus “Golf Ball” Hull earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Carl Jackson


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Carl Jackson was one of the longest-serving caddies in the history of famed Augusta National Golf Club.

Jackson began his career caddying at Augusta National in 1958, and looped for the first time at The Masters in 1961 at age 14 when he worked alongside Billy Burke. Though he briefly caddied for Bruce Devlin and Gary Player, Jackson is most well-known for his work alongside Ben Crenshaw. The two first worked together in 1976, and Jackson was on the bag for Crenshaw in 39 Masters, including Crenshaw’s victories in 1984 and 1995. Jackson caddied in every Masters tournament but one between 1961 and 2015.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Carl Jackson earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2002

Sam Johnson

 

2002

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf while serving as president of the Philadelphia PGA Section, Sam Johnson earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2000

Roscoe Jones


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Roscoe Jones was the longtime caddie of Nancy Lopez, one of the most decorated and accomplished female golfers in the game’s history. Jones and Lopez began working together in 1977 before parting ways in 1981.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Roscoe Jones earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2014

Mike Keiser


Class of 2014


DATE OF INDUCTION: NOVEMBER 7, 2014
The founder of the world renown Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Mike Keiser's commitment to "golf as it was meant to be" helped make him one of the foremost and outspoken advocates of caddies and their role in the game of golf.

Mike Keiser was introduced to golf as a young caddie at East Aurora Country Club just south of Buffalo, New York. It was there that Mike fell in love with caddying and the game of golf. He went on to become a successful business leader, extremely successful business builder and entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a conservationist, a civic leader and a builder of world-class golf courses.

In addition to Bandon Dunes, Mike is the founder and owner of America's No. 1 golf destination – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the south Oregon coast. In addition, he is founder and owner of The Dunes Club in New Buffalo, Michigan; Cabot Beach Golf Resort in Nova Scotia; and Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin. Hundreds of young people have caddied at Mike’s courses and dozens of them have gone on to earn the Evans Scholarship.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Mike Keiser earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2013

Mike Kiely


Class of 2013


DATE OF INDUCTION: July 2013
The longtime caddie manager at Canterbury Golf Club, in Beachwood, Ohio, Mike Kiely is credited with mentoring thousands of young men and women during his 52-year tenure at the club.

During his time at caddie manager, Kiely mentored thousands of youth caddies, taught them respect for the game, sportsmanship and personal integrity. Eight of his caddies went on to earn the Evans Scholarship. Kiely was inducted into the Ohio Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2005.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Mike Kiely earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

Bradley Klein


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2006
A professional caddie and political science professor, Bradley Klein has become one of the game’s foremost experts on golf course architecture.

Klein caddied as a young man before attending Binghamton University and the University of Massachusetts, where he earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science. While working toward those degrees, Klein worked as a caddie, lopping for pros on the PGA TOUR for 10 years between 1976-1986. He spent 14 years as a professor of political science and even penned a book on U.S. nuclear deterrence strategy. He retired from academia in 1999 to devote himself full time to golf writing. Klein has authored seven books on golf course architecture and works as the architecture editor for Golfweek magazine. He also has worked as a golf course architecture consultant on projects such as Old Macdonald, the fourth course at Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Bradley Klein earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2015

Greg Kunkel

 

2015

 

The longtime caddie manager at Sunset Ridge in Northfield, Illinois, Greg Kunkel has been a steadfast advocate for caddies and their role in the game of golf.

 

Kunkel began his caddie career at Sunset Ridge Country Club in 1986 under the tutelage of the club's longtime caddie manager, Tony Battistello, who himself was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame in 1999. Sunset Ridge’s longstanding support for caddies dates back to its earliest days; and thanks to Kunkel, it has maintained its reputation as one of the finest nationally recognized caddie programs. As caddie manager, Kunkel helped shape the lives of thousands of Sunset Ridge caddies, many of whom went on to earn the Evans Scholarship. 

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Kunkel was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame during a ceremony on May 8, 2015.


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Inducted in: 2003

Carl S. Laib


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
Carl Laib was a longtime caddie on the LPGA Tour and worked alongside the likes of Patty Sheehan and Betsy King.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Carl Laib earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Lorne Lebere


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Lorne “Rabbit” LeBere was a longtime PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. LeBere got his start in caddying in 1969 at the Bob Hope Classic. LeBere caddied for Tom Kite, Tom Weiskopf and Hubert Green with whom he won the 1985 PGA Championship. He followed his time on the PGA TOUR with several years on PGA TOUR Champions caddying for several players including Tony Jacklin.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Lorne “Rabbit” LeBere earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Eddie Lowery


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999 (Posthummously)
Eddie Lowery was just 10 years old when he was thrust upon the world stage as the caddie for Francis Ouimet at the 1913 U.S. Open.

A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Lowery was on the bag for Ouimet when Ouimet upended legends Harry Vardon and Ted Ray at The Country Club in nearby Brookline in 1913. Lowery relocated to San Francisco, California, where he became a successful car dealer. He never lost his love for the game of golf, and helped grow the careers of U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi and two-time U.S. Amateur champion Harvey Ward. Lowery also served on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association. He died in 1984 at age 81.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Eddie Lowery earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

George Lucas


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009
A former PGA TOUR caddies, George Lucas authored yardage books that became essential tools of the trade.

An accomplished amateur golfer in his own right, George Lucas was first introduced to caddying in 1974 for Bobby Walzel in an event on the now defunct Second tour. When Walzel won, he asked Lucas to join him on the PGA TOUR. He continued to caddy for several years for players including Arnold Palmer. He stepped aside to pursue writing yardage books for his fellow PGA TOUR caddies full-time. Lucas hopscotched the country surveying tournament courses, drawing sketching and publishing a book that became gospel for professional caddies. Lucas’ tomes were referred to simply as “The Book.”

For her work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, George Lucas earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Jack Lucas


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jack Lucas earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2013

Mayno Luetkehans


Class of 2013


DATE OF INDUCTION: July 2013
The longtime caddie manager at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Mayno Luetkehans is credited with mentoring hundreds of young men and women during his 38-year tenure at the club.

During his time at caddie manager, Luetkehans helped 68 caddies earn the Evans Scholarship. He retired from the club in 2013. Glen Oak members and some of his former caddies established an Endowed Named Evans Scholarship in his name.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Mayno Luetkehans earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Lee Lynch


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000
Lee Lynch was a longtime caddie on the PGA TOUR, and was famously on the bag for Al Geiberger in 1977 when he shot the first 59 in TOUR history.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Lee Lynch earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Saverio Macaluso

 

2003

 

Saverio “Mac” Macaluso caddied for more than 80 years at iconic Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh and became a favorite of members and professionals alike.

 

Macaluso began caddying at Oakmont at age 8 to help his family. Over his storied tenure at the club, he caddied for the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Babe Zaharias during several major championships contested at Oakmont. He also looped for Dave Marr when he won the 1965 PGA Championship at nearby Laurel Valley Country Club. He retired from caddying in 2005 and died in 2007 at age 90.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Macaluso earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2017

Jim "Bones" Mackay


Class of 2017


DATE OF INDUCTION: September 13, 2017

Few caddies in the game’s history have been more synonymous with the profession than Jim “Bones” Mackay, the longtime caddie of five-time major champion Phil Mickelson.

A native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Mackay began his career as a caddie looping for Larry Mize, Scott Simpson and Curtis Strange before being hired by Phil Mickelson in 1992. With Mackay on his bag, Mickelson won five major championships, notched 41 PGA TOUR victories and represented the United States 22 consecutive times on Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams. The pair parted ways in 2017 after 25 years of working together. Mackay then joined NBC/Golf Channel as an on-course reporter at the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jim “Bones” Mackay earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2016

Andy Martinez


Class of 2016


DATE OF INDUCTION: SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Andrew Martinez caddied for some of the most successful players in the history of the game and remains an ambassador for caddying and the role of caddies in the game of golf.

A native of San Pedro, California, Martinez has worked alongside some of the game’s most successful players over the past 50 years. He began looping on the PGA TOUR for Grier Jones in 1968 before spending 12 years alongside Johnny Miller. Martinez was on the bag when Miller became the first player ever to shoot 63 in a major championship to win the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. In 1992, Martinez was hired by Tom Lehman and, together, they won the 1996 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, as well as more than 30 PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions events over 23 years.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Andy Martinez earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2010

Roger Martinez

 

2010

 

A former Olympic athlete, Roger Martinez went on to caddie at more than 20 private clubs and worked alongside legends of the game including Jack Nicklaus.

 

A native of Argentina, Roger Martinez was a soccer standout in his native Buenos Aires and competed for the country’s national team in the 1960 Olympic Games. At 34, he became the oldest rookie to sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins. He caddied at 27 different clubs and on seven professional tours. Martinez worked for seven years alongside Jack Nicklaus. He also looped for golf legends Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Roger Martinez earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2003

Pete McCann

 

2003

 

Pete McCann worked for decades at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey, and as a caddie on the PGA TOUR where he worked alongside legends of the game.

 

A native of rural Georgia, McCann grew up picking cotton before caddying at age 12. McCann caddied for Sam Snead when Snead won the first of his three Masters titles in 1949. He also caddied for golfing greats including Arnold Palmer, Lionel Hebert, Doug Ford and Doug Sanders. McCann even worked the celebrity circuit when he worked for stars like Joe Dimaggio, Jackie Gleason and Sammy Davis.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, McCann earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2009

Joe McCourt


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009
The past president of the U.S. Blind Golfers Association, Joe McCourt introduced hundreds of men and women to the game of golf.

A native of Philadelphia, Joe was moved upon seeing a blind golfer and coach working together on the course and dedicated himself to helping blind golfers fall in love with the game. He worked to grow the U.S. Blind Golfers Association and dedicated himself to the organization for more than 25 years.

For his work helping to grow the game of golf, Joe McCourt earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2004

Terry McNamara


Class of 2004


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2004
Terry McNamara was the longtime caddie of Annika Sorenstam, one of the most decorated and accomplished female golfers in the game’s history. McNamara and Sorenstam began working together in September 1999 after Sorenstam and caddie Colin Cann parted ways after a six-year partnership. With McNamara on her bag, Sorenstam won events than any other LPGA Tour player during the 1990s.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Terry McNamara earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Willie McRae


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
A caddie for nearly 70 years at famed Pinehurst No. 2, Willie McRae worked alongside legends of the game and was a model of professionalism during his career.

McRae was introduced to caddying in 1943 at age 10 when his father brought him down to the caddie shack and put him to work. Willie learned from the club’s seasoned loopers, and quickly developed a knack for eyeballing distance. McRae was called upon to caddie for famed golf course architect Donald Ross several times, and caddied in the 1951 Ryder Cup, which was played at Pinehurst. Until his retirement in October 2017, McRae was a favorite of professional athletes, business executives and all fortunate enough to have him on their bag while playing Pinehurst No. 9.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Willie McRae earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Jeff "Squeaky" Medlin


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999 (Posthumously)
Jeff “Squeaky” Medlin was a longtime PGA TOUR caddie best known for his work alongside Nick Price and John Daly.

Medlin made his debut as a caddie on the PGA TOUR in 1985. He quickly paired with Nick Price and, together, the pair won The Open Championship in 1994 and the PGA Championship in 1992 and 1994. In 1991, Price opted to skip the PGA Championship to witness the birth of his son and Medlin caddied for John Daly, helping the long-hitting Daly win the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Medlin died in 1997 at age 43.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jeff “Squeaky” Medlin earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2010

Sonny Meike

 

2010

 

The longtime caddie manager at Butterfield Country Club in Oakbrook, Illinois, Sonny Meike is credited with mentoring hundreds of young men and women – several of whom went on to earn the Evans Scholarship – during his tenure at the club. He died in 2017.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Meike earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2016

Johnny Miller


Class of 2016


DATE OF INDUCTION: NOVEMBER 8, 2016
A two-time major champion, Johnny Miller began caddying at age 12 at San Francisco Golf Club, with a goal to earn his own money and be independent. But he also ended up having many great experiences - caddying for the area’s most influential and successful leaders and even entertainer Bing Crosby several times.

Johnny Miller has said that caddying gave him the opportunity to sharpen his golf skills. Because of his talent as a promising junior golfer, he was awarded a merit junior membership to The Olympic Club for the first time in the club's history. For Johnny, caddying and his love of golf were intertwined as a youth. Two memorable things he has shared that should leave no doubt of his caddying skills: One, that in all those years of caddying, he never lost a ball. And two, that he never caddied for someone he couldn’t win against.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Johnny Miller earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Herman Mitchell


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999

Herman Mitchell was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Lee Trevino.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mitchell began caddying in 1957. He began his work with Trevino in 1977, marking the start of one of the game’s most iconic player-caddie combinations. Mitchell was on the bag for Trevino when he won his final major championship at the 1984 PGA Championship. He also worked for Trevino for several years on PGA TOUR Champions and in other senior championships. The two parted ways in the mid-90s when Mitchell’s health began to decline. Mitchell died in 2004.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Herman Mitchell earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2005

Tom Old Morris


Class of 2005


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2005 (Posthumously)
One of the golf’s legends, Old Tom Morris was a five-time major championship winner known for his love of caddies and his innovative greenskeeping methods.

A native of St. Andrews, Scotland, Morris began caddying at famed St. Andrews Link under Allan Robertson, a man generally regarded as the greatest golfer of his time. He left St. Andrews and was hired by Prestwick Golf Club, where he designed, laid out and maintained the course. Morris is credited with helping begin The Open Championship in 1860 and struck the very first shot of the event. Morris went on to win The Open Champion in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867. He died in 1980 at age 86.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Old Tom Morris earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2013

Jack Nicklaus


Class of 2013


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2013
If it weren't for the experience he gained caddying for his father Charlie at Scioto Country Club near Columbus, Ohio, the man many consider to be the greatest golfer to ever live might never have picked up a club.

Jack Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 major championships and 73 PGA TOUR events, began his life in golf as a caddie for his father and has never ceased promoting the important role caddies play in the game. Whether through his relationships with high-profile caddies such as Angelo Argea, Willie Peterson and Jimmy Dickinson or having his sons carry his bag in several major championships, Jack Nicklaus has shown himself to be a steadfast supporter of caddies. For these reasons, Jack was honored with induction into The Caddie Hall of Fame, which honors those who support caddies and their role in the game of golf.

"I started as a caddie, just like a lot of other kids," Nicklaus said. "If my father hadn’t taken me out and said, 'I need somebody to carry the bag,' I wouldn’t be here, I'm sure of that."


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Inducted in: 2002

John O'Reilly


Class of 2002


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2002

John “Irish” O’Reilly was a longtime caddie on the European and PGA tours. During his career, O’Reilly caddied for Peter Townsend, Des Smyth and Pádraig Harrington. In 2002, he penned “Life of O’Reilly,” a book about his life as a professional caddie.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, John “Irish” O’Reilly earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Francis Ouimet


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Winner of the famed "Greatest Game Ever Played," Francis Ouimet learned the game of golf through caddying and was a staunch advocate for caddies throughout his life.

Francis Ouimet began his life in golf caddying at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, at the age of 11. Using clubs from his brother and balls he found at the course, he taught himself to play the game. Ouimet famously won the 1913 U.S. Open, a victory that later became the subject of the best-selling book, "The Greatest Game Ever Played," and a film of the same name. The victory is credited with helping golf become a mainstream American sport. Ouimet, who remained an amateur, later won the 1914 U.S. Amateur, the 1917 Western Amateur and the 1931 U.S. Amateur.

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Inducted in: 2005

Willie Park Sr.


Class of 2005


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2005 (Posthumously)
One of the golf’s legends, Willie Park Sr. was a pioneering professional golfer in the game’s early days who won four major championships include the inaugural Open Championship in 1860.

A native of Wallyford, Scotland, Park was introduced to the game of golf as a caddie. One of the greatest golfers of the 19th century, Park won the inaugural Open Championship in 1860 and was victorious again in 1863, 1866 and 1875. He is the only golfer to have been awarded the Challenge Belt and the Claret Jug for winning The Open Championship. Park died in 1903 at age 70.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Willie Park Sr. earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

Gerry W. Parousse


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2006
Gerry W. Parousse worked for 21 years as the caddie and coach for blind golfer Pat W. Browne, a past U.S Blind Golf Association national champion.

For their work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf and for making golf a more inclusive sport for all, Gerry W. Parousse earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

Harvey Penick


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009 (Posthumously)

Legendary golf coach and instructor Harvey Penick fell in love with the game that made him famous as a young caddie at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.

A native of Austin, Texas, Harvey Penick began caddying at age 8 at Austin Country Club, where he was hired five years later as the club’s assistant professional. He was promoted to head professional in 1923 and worked at the club for 50 years, teaching the game to legends like Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Mickey Wright. He also worked as golf coach at the University of Texas from 1931-1963. His instructional book, “The Little Red Book,” is the highest-selling golf book of all-time. Penick died in 1995, and was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Harvey Penick earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

James Pernice


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
Few caddies have ever known a golf course better than James Pernice knew famed Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he worked for more than 80 years and was eventually named an honorary member.

Pernice began caddying at Oakmont at age 9. Pernice quickly became an icon at the club and an invaluable asset to golfers for his knowledge about the course's famed traps, such as the Church Pews, and proud history. He is believed to have caddied more than 25,000 loops at Oakmont, and worked the first six U.S. Open championships at Oakmont, beginning in 1927. The list of players Pernice caddied for includes Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary membership at Oakmont. He died in 2007 at age 95.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, James Pernice earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Willie Peterson


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000 (Posthumously)
Willie Peterson was a famed caddie at Augusta National Golf Club who was on the bag for four of Jack Nicklaus’ five Masters victories.

A longtime caddie at Augusta National, Peterson first caddied in the Masters at the age of 16, and never caddied for the same player twice before being paired with Nicklaus in 1959. With Peterson on his bag, Nicklaus won The Masters in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972 and 1975. The two worked together until 1983 when Augusta National lifted its policy requiring players to use only Augusta National caddies. He died in 1999 at age 61.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Willie Peterson earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2018

J. Wood Platt

 

2018

J. Wood Platt was one of the most influential figures in the history of the Golf Association of Philadelphia. After a decorated amateur golf career, Platt worked with GAP to found the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust in 1958. Since then, more than 3,500 young men and women have received $21 million in financial aid.

Today, the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust also partners with the Western Golf Association to award full tuition and housing Platt Evans Scholarships to caddies from the Philadelphia area.

In addition to being a tireless advocate for the role of caddies in the game of golf, Platt was one of the premier players of his era. His seven GAP Amateur championships remain a record, and he captured 11 GAP major titles during a career that spanned decades. He has the distinction of winning the inaugural USGA U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, defeating George Studinger, 5&4, at Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville, Tenn., in 1955.

Platt, who died in 1959 at the age of 61, was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame in recognition of his devotion to the game of golf through his support of the role of youth caddies.

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Inducted in: 2009

William J. Powell


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009
William J. Powell, who caddied as a boy at Edgewater Golf Course in Ohio, was a pioneering golf course designer and business owner.

A native of Canton, Ohio, William J. Powell fell in love with the game of a golf as a 9-year-old caddie at Edgewater Golf Course near his home in Canton, Ohio. Banned from all-white public golf courses, Powell purchased a 78-acre dairy farm near Canton, Ohio, in 1946. Two years later, Powell became the first African-American to build, own and operate a golf course when he opened Clearview Golf Course. The integrated golf course was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Powell died in 2009.

For his work making golf more inclusive, William J. Powell earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

Walter "Cricket" Pritchett


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2006
A longtime PGA TOUR and club caddie, Walter “Cricket” Pritchett caddied in several major championships and was on the bag for Charles Coody’s 1971 Masters victory.

A native of Houston, Texas, Pritchett was introduced to the game of golf when he began caddying at age 9. In 1963, Pritchett decided to try his hand at being a professional caddie and spent several years working on the PGA TOUR. In 1971, Pritchett partnered with Charles Coody and together they won the Masters.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Walter “Cricket” Pritchett earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Dr. John Reynolds


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Dr. John Reynolds earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Henry "Gado" Rice


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Henry “Gado” Rice was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside George Knudson.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Henry “Gado” Rice earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Greg Rita


Class of 2000


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2000

Greg Rita was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Curtis Strange and John Daly.

A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Rita caddied for the likes of Strange, Daly, Scott Hoch, David Duval, Gil Morgan and Mark O’Meara during a decorated career that spanned four decades. With Rita on his bag, Curtis Strange notched back-to-back victories at the U.S. Open in 1988 and 1999. Rita helped steer John Daly to a win at The Open Championship in 1995. He died in 2010 at age 54.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Greg Rita earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2002

Martin Roy


Class of 2002


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2002
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland, Martin Roy earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2005

Gene Sarazen


Class of 2005


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2005 (Posthumously)
One of the greatest players in the history of the game, Gene Sarazen’s introduction to golf came as a young caddie at several local clubs near his family’s home in Westchester County, New York.

A native of Harrison, New York, Sarazen dropped out of school in the sixth grade and became caddying at the nearby Apawamis Club where he saw Harold Hilton – the winner of four British Amateurs and two British Opens – win the 1911 U.S. Amateur. He worked as a club professional at several local clubs and honed his game before turning pro. Sarazen won his first major championship at the 1922 U.S. Open at the age of 20. Sarazen won seven major championships in all, the last coming at the Masters in 1935. He also notched 39 career PGA TOUR victories, and played on six U.S. Ryder Cup teams. Sarazen died in 199 at age 97.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Gene Sarazen earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2007

Rick Schad

 

2007

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Rick Schad earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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Inducted in: 2007

Frank Selva


Class of 2007


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2007
The longtime caddie manager and PGA professional at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, Connecticut, Frank Selva mentored hundreds of caddies and helped young men and women fall in love with golf.

In 1968, Selva began his career as caddie manager at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, ConnecticutThree years later, he became the assistant pro before becoming head pro in 1975. Selva is a member of the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Section PGA Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was named the PGA Junior Golf Professional of the Year. He worked at Race Brook until 2010.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Frank Selva earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

John Shippen


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009 (Posthumously)
A former caddie at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, John Shippen was a pioneer black golfer who became the first person of color to compete in the U.S. Open in 1896.

Born in Washington, D.C., John Shippen was introduced by the game of golf as a young caddie at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. Shippen was taught the game by the club’s Scottish professional, Willie Dunn, and, at the age of 17, competed in the 1896 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Shippen was allowed to compete because he registered as a Native America – his mother was a Shinnecock Indian – and not as a black man. He played in the U.S. Open five more times, with his last appearance coming in 1902. Shippen died in 1968.

For his work making golf more inclusive, John Shippen earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Emil "Smitty" Smith


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Emil “Smitty” Smith was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Ben Crenshaw.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Emil “Smitty” Smith earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying

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Inducted in: 2011

Jack Smith


Class of 2011


DATE OF INDUCTION: January 28, 2011
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf while assisting injured veterans at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, Jack Smith earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

William "Pappy" Stokes


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2006
Known to many as the “Grandfather of Caddies” at famed Augusta National Golf Club, William “Pappy” Stokes was a longtime caddie at the club and is the only ever to log five Masters wins with four different players.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Stokes was born and raised on the parcel of land that later became Augusta National. Stokes worked at the club for much of his life, leaving only to serve for four years in the U.S. Military. Stokes is the youngest caddie ever to be on the bag for a Masters victory, a distinction he earned working alongside Henry Picard in 1938. He went on to win four more times in 1948 with Claude Harmon, in 1951 and 1953 with Ben Hogan, and 1956 with Jack Burke, Jr. Stoked died in 2006 at age 86.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, William “Pappy” Stokes earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2010

Crhis T. Sullivan


Class of 2010


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2010
A former caddie, Chris T. Sullivan went on to help found Outback Steakhouse and has continued to advocate on behalf of caddies and their role in the game of golf.

Chris T. Sullivan was introduced to the game by his father at age 7. By 12, he was caddying at a country club near his family’s home in Silver Spring, Maryland. Sullivan attend the University of Kentucky and entered the management-training program for Steak and Ale Restaurants, founded by his mentor Norman Brinker. Sullivan followed Norman Brinker to Chili’s restaurants in 1983 as a joint venture partner and franchisee. Sullivan, along with his partners, opened 17 restaurants in three years. In March 1988, Sullivan, along with partners Bob Basham and Tim Gannon, opened the first Outback Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida. As of 2017, there were more than 1,000 Outback Steakhouses worldwide. Outback also operates more than 300 Carrabba’s Italian Grills, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Roy’s, Lee Roy Selmon’s, Bonefish Grill, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Paul Lee’s Chinese Kitchen and several other hospitality businesses. Sullivan went on to help create Old Memorial Golf Club near Tampa, where he continues to support caddies and caddy programs.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Chris T. Sullivan earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2006

Kevin J. Sullivan


Class of 2006


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2006
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Kevin J. Sullivan earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2004

Fanny Sunesson


Class of 2004


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2004

One of the most famous female caddies in the game’s history, Fanny Sunesson made a name for herself working alongside major champions Nick Faldo and Henrik Stenson.

A native of Karlshamn, Sweden, Fanny Sunesson was born into a golfing family and, by the age of 15, was attempting to perfect her game by caddying for PGA TOUR players like Jaime Gonzalez and Howard Clark. Sunesson was hired by Nick Faldo in 1989. Together, the pair won four major championships over nine years before parting ways. Sunesson went on to caddie for Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Fred Funk and Notah Begay before retiring to focus on golf coaching and instruction.

For her work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Fanny Sunesson earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2005

William Survilla

 

2005

 

The longtime caddie manager at Oak Park Country Club in Oak Park, Illinois, William Survilla is credited with mentoring thousands of youth caddies and overseeing a caddie program that produced many Evans Scholars.

Survilla was introduced to the game when he began caddying at age 13. He went on to run the caddie program at Oak Park Country Club for 30 years. More than 60 of the caddies who worked for Survilla during his tenure went on to earn the Evans Scholarship.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, William Survilla earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

Jim Tanner


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009

The longtime caddie manager Pawtucket Country Club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Jim Tanner is credited with mentoring hundreds of caddies during his 62-year tenure at the club.

A native of Pawtucket, Tanner was a fixture at the club beginning in 1952 when he began caddying there as a boy. In honor of his dedication and service to his caddies, some of them began the JT Caddy Classic at Pawtucket Country Club, which is still played to this day.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jim Tanner earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2008

Bill Thomas


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
William “Bill” Thomas caddied at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut, for nearly 70 years.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Bill Thomas earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2018

Peter Ueberroth

 

2018


Peter Ueberroth arrived at Sunset Ridge Country Club as an eighth grader in 1952, and he used the life skills learned in his first job as a caddie to launch an illustrious career that spanned the worlds of business and sport.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Ueberroth founded First Travel Corporation at the age of 27. When he sold it 18 years later, the company was the second-largest travel business in North America. He then served as President of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, an organization responsible for staging and operating the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. For his efforts, he was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year for 1984. Later that year, Ueberroth became the sixth commissioner of Major League Baseball, a position he held until 1989. He also served as the Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee, and successfully orchestrated the purchase of the Pebble Beach Company in 1999.

Ueberroth was inducted in the Caddie Hall of Fame in recognition of his use of caddying as a youth as an important steppingstone for future success. He is the third individual from Sunset Ridge to be inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of his caddie manager, Tony Battistello. Ueberroth was honored during a special ceremony at Sunset Ridge on July 29, 2018, where the club welcomed him back and presented him with an honorary membership.


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Inducted in: 2008

Arthur Walters


Class of 2008


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2008
Arthur Walters was the father and caddie of renowned trick shot artist Dennis Walters.

For their work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf and for making golf a more inclusive sport for all, Arthur Walters earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 1999

Donnie "Wad" Wanstall


Class of 1999


DATE OF INDUCTION: 1999
Donnie “Wad” Wanstall was a longtime professional caddie best known for his work alongside Curtis Strange and Mark O’Meara.

A native of Orlando, Florida, Wanstall caddied on the PGA TOUR for more than 14 years, He caddied for Curtis Strange, Hale Irwin, Bobby Wadkins, Tom Kite before being hired by O’Meara in 1989. Wanstall was forced to retire from caddying in 1994 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Donnie “Wad” Wanstall earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2009

Jim and Jackie Warters


Class of 2009


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2009
Longtime golf writer Jim Warters and his wife Jackie dedicated their lives to the game of golf and worked together to support the role of caddies in the game.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Warters worked at a number of esteemed newspapers and magazines before being hired by the PGA of America. During a 12-year tenure at the PGA of America, he was editor of the PGA Magazine, served as the organization’s news director and media relations director. In his later years; Jim and wife, Jackie, owned and operated, Jim Warters Communications, where they continued to advocate for caddies. Jim Warters died in 2010.

For their work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jim and Jackie Warters earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2012

Tom Watson


Class of 2012


DATE OF INDUCTION: NOVEMBER 9, 2012
The winner of eight major championships and 39 PGA TOUR events, one of the golf's greatest players is known as much for his friendship and love for his caddie as his brilliance on the course.

Tom Watson racked up dozens of victories on the PGA TOUR, six Open Championship titles, two green jackets and a U.S. Open victory alongside caddie Bruce Edwards on his bag. The two worked together from 1973 through 1989 then again from 1992 until 2003. In 2003, Edwards was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Their close relationship and Watson’s support of Edwards as he battled ALS was chronicled in John Feinstein’s best-selling book "Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Story." Edwards died a year later but Watson continued to honor his memory, serving as honorary chairman of the board of the Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Tom Watson earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2014

Steve Williams


Class of 2014


DATE OF INDUCTION: SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Steve Williams has been on the bag for more Major championship wins by far than any other caddie – 14.
Steve Williams began caddying at his home club in New Zealand, and from the age of 10 he all of his weekends caddying. His first professional caddying stint was with Australian great Peter Thomson when Steve was just 13 years old. He later caddied for Greg Norman and Raymond Floyd before joining Tiger Woods in 1999. With Williams on the bag, Woods won 13 major championships. He also caddied for Adam Scott, who won the 2013 Masters with Williams as his caddie.

Steve's work embodies the caddie values of hard work, dedication and teamwork. For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Steve Williams earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Charlie Winton


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf at Gleneagles Golf Club in Scotland, Charlie Winton earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2003

Jerry Woodard


Class of 2003


DATE OF INDUCTION: 2003
Jerry “Woody” Woodard was a longtime caddie on the LPGA Tour and worked alongside the likes of Pat Bradley and Karen Stupples.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jerry “Woody” Woodard earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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Inducted in: 2000

Ross "Cotton" Young

 

2000

 

Ross “Cotton” Young caddied for more than 80 years at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and became a favorite of members and professionals alike.

 

Young began caddying at Saucon Valley Country Club at age 12. Over his storied tenure at the club, he caddied for the likes of Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer. Young was loved and revered by members of Saucon Valley and became an icon over his 80 years at the club. He died in 2008 at age 92.

 

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Ross “Cotton” Young earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.


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