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The Caddie Hall of Fame

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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