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Don Bobillo


Inducted in 2003

The first volunteer caddie manager at a PGA TOUR event, Don Bobillo served as a caddie manager for more than 80 years at the Phoenix Open, Tucson Open, Tradition and PING LPGA events, all while also volunteering with the Arizona Golf Association (AGA).

A native of Indiana, Bobillo was widely recognized for his volunteerism to the Arizona golf community. In 1994, he was named the AGA “Volunteer of the Year” and in 2000 he received the AGA's highest honor, the Updegraff Award, which recognizes “those who by their actions or accomplishments, exemplify the spirit of the game of golf.”

Bobillo was a driving force in expanding golf volunteerism throughout Arizona. As a result of his efforts, each year thousands of volunteers commit their time and energy to the Phoenix Open. He is recognized for a playing a key role in making the Phoenix Open one of golf's most successful events.

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