Inducted in 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, IL. Caddying ran in the family. 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 subplots 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