Inducted in 2000
Freddie Bennett was the longtime caddie manager at famed Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA, whose musings and life lessons were the subject of a best-selling book, “Freddie & Me.”
Bennett began his career at Augusta National and caddied in the Masters many times beginning in the early 1940s. In 1953, he was named the club’s caddie manager, a job that earned him the respect and admiration of the club’s membership and its caddies. In 2009, one of Bennett’s former caddies, Tripp Bowden, penned “Freddie & Me,” a best-selling book about their friendship. Bennett died in 2007 at age 76.
For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Freddie Bennett earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.