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Jerry "Woody" Woodard


Inducted in 2003

Jerry “Woody” Woodard began caddying at the famed Firestone Country Club in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, at the age of 10. In the early 1970s, he caddied for PGA TOUR players Lionel Hebert and Forrest Fezler in two American Golf Classic tournaments hosted at Firestone. Woodard transitioned to the LPGA Tour in the late 1970s, where he caddied for legendary golfers Pat Bradley, Kathy Whitworth, Beth Daniel, Betsy King and Karen Stupples for over 30 years, wining 26 total events including six major championships.


For his work in promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jerry “Woody” Woodard earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame.