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Roger Martinez


Inducted in 2006

A former Olympic athlete, Roger Martinez went on to caddie at more than 20 private clubs and worked alongside legends of the game including Jack Nicklaus.

A native of Argentina, Roger Martinez was a soccer standout in his native Buenos Aires and competed for the country’s national team in the 1960 Olympic Games. At 34, he became the oldest rookie to sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins. He caddied at 27 different clubs and on seven professional tours. Martinez worked for seven years alongside Jack Nicklaus. He also looped for golf legends Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player.

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