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Bill Thomas


Inducted in 2008

William “Bill” Thomas caddied at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut, for nearly 70 years. He was known for his dedication to Wee Burn and its caddie program, and proudly said that he never caddied anywhere else.

Thomas wore several hats during his years at Wee Burn. During World War II, at the age of 15, he served as interim caddie manager. One of his regular bags, a longtime member named Rudy Montgelas, eventually hired Thomas to be the caretaker of his property adjacent to the golf course. He worked for the family for almost 40 years.

Thomas’ legacy lives on through the annual Bill Thomas Caddie/Member tournament and the annual Bill Thomas Caddie of the Year honor and scholarship.

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