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Tom Dreesen


Inducted in 2009

Actor and standup comedian Tom Dreesen caddied as a boy at Ravisloe Country Club near Chicago and remained a vocal advocate for caddie and caddie programs.

A native of Harvey, Illinois, Dreesen began caddying at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood, Illinois, as a boy. Alongside comic Tim Reid, Dreesen was a member of the country’s first biracial standup comedy duo. He went on to become a regular on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and has appeared in nearly 20 television shows and movies including “Murder, She Wrote,” “Spaceballs” and “Trouble With The Curve.”

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

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