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Caddie Hall of Fame

Leonard 'Lenny' Ciccone

 

Inducted in 2002


In early 2002, Peter D. Morrice, then managing editor of Golf Magazine, wrote this about Leonard Ciccone, “I have been around golf my whole life and I can honestly say I've never met anyone more committed to the members of a club as Lenny is to those at his beloved Montclair Golf Club, a 36-hole Donald Ross layout in northern New Jersey. For the last 65 years, Lenny has been the heart and soul of the caddie program at Montclair.”

Ciccone was the first caddie out every morning, and it was not unusual for him to loop 45 holes every weekend day and at least one round every weekday. Whether he was helping a beginner get around or coaching a club champion through a title match, he always was courteous and helpful providing just the right mix of expertise and support.

In addition to caddying, he would arrive at the club before 5 a.m. to pull the carts from the cart barn and prepare them for the members, and he also served as night watchman for the club. He was truly beloved by the membership.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Leonard “Lenny” Ciccone earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.