Inducted in 2018
Ed Batta served as the chairman of the New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Foundation for more than 30 years. During his tenure, the foundation awarded more than 3,000 scholarships to deserving caddies, providing more than $14 million in financial assistance.
Batta's caddie roots made him a natural fit for the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation, which was established in 1947 to provide college scholarships to caddies from NJ. He began caddying at age 14 at Essex Fells Country Club in Essex Fells, New Jersey, and later looped at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, while a student at Villanova University.
Batta was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame as a caddie administrator and recognized as an individual whose involvement with caddies and caddie programs bettered the lives of many.