Caddie Hall of Fame

James V. Burgess


Inducted in 2008

When the urge to hit golf balls strikes James V. Burgess Jr., he can step out his back door and swing away. The retired attorney and former mayor of Social Circle, Georgia, has three par 3 golf holes built around a small lake on his 60-acre property.

Burgess caddied throughout his high school and college years at Alamance Country Club in Burlington, North Carolina. He attributes much of his professional success to the life lessons learned on the golf course. “Caddying has had a great impact on my life,” said Burgess. “It taught me the discipline of hard work, along with the extreme patience required to enjoyably participate in this extremely difficult sport.” During his time as a caddie, he developed a passion for the game that was instrumental to his advocacy of caddie programs around the country and the benefits derived from youth caddying.

For his work in promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, James V. Burgess Jr. was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame.