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David Fay


Inducted in 2010

A former caddie at the Tuxedo Club near New York City, David Fay served for more than 20 years as the executive director of the United States Golf Association and remains a vocal advocate for the role of caddying in the game of golf.

A native of New York City, David Fay was introduced to caddying at the age of 11 when he began working at the Tuxedo Club. Fay played collegiate golf at Colgate University and worked briefly for the Metropolitan Golf Association before embarking on a lengthy career at the USGA in 1978. He served first as tournament relations manager and later was named assistant executive director in 1987. He was appointed as the sixth executive director of the USGA in 1989, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the rules of golf. During his tenure, Fay is credited with making the game of golf more accessible and expanding the number and diversity of its players and fans. He retired from the USGA in 2010, and serves as a rules analyst for FOX Sports.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, David Fay earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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