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Ross 'Cotton' Young


Inducted in 2000

Ross “Cotton” Young caddied for more than 80 years at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA, and became a favorite of members and professionals alike.


Young began caddying at Saucon Valley Country Club at age 12. Over his storied tenure at the club, he caddied for the likes of Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer. Young was loved and revered by members of Saucon Valley and became an icon over his 80 years at the club. He died in 2008 at age 92.


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

Ross Young