Caddie Hall of Fame

Freddie Bennett


Inducted in 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.