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Richard F. Connolly, Jr.


Inducted in 2023

Richard F. “Dick” Connolly, Jr. – a famed money manager and president of The Connolly Group at Morgan Stanley in Boston – was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame at the Western Golf Association's 2023 Green Coat Gala.


“We are honored to welcome Dick Connolly as the newest member of the Caddie Hall of Fame,” said Joe Desch, Western Golf Association chairman. “Caddying put Dick on a path toward tremendous achievement professionally, and his willingness to give back to caddies certainly makes him worthy of this honor.”


A native of Woburn, Massachusetts, Connolly caddied at Woburn Country Club before going on to manage investment portfolios for more than 50 years.


Connolly has also supported youth caddies for over 40 years as a Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund director, trustee and former president. An annual Richard F. Connolly Jr. Distinguished Service Award was established by the organization in 2000 in honor of his many contributions.


“I never dreamt that I would be inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame,” Connolly said. “I started as a caddie when I was just 8 years old, and it was the single most valuable experience I’ve had in my life. The fine people I caddied for taught me so many lessons in life, and, to this day, I believe caddying is the best way for a young person to learn.”


For using caddying as a stepping stone to professional success, Dick Connolly earned a place in the Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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