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The Caddie Hall of Fame

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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