Inducted in 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.
Keiser was introduced to golf as a young caddie at East Aurora Country Club just south of Buffalo, NY. It was there that he 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.
Keiser 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, MI; Cabot Beach Golf Resort in Nova Scotia; and Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin. Hundreds of young people have caddied at Keiser'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, Keiser earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.