The Caddie Hall of Fame

Welcome to The Caddie Hall of Fame

The Caddie Hall of Fame highlights the tradition and importance of caddying by recognizing and celebrating individuals who have devoted their lives to the game of golf through caddying or by supporting the role of caddies.

The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 by the Professional Caddies Association and founded by Dennis and Laura Cone. The WGA took over formal administration in 2011. Notable members of The Caddie Hall of Fame include: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gene Sarazen and Charles "Chick" Evans.

To be nominated: Letters must be received from WGA Directors, Evans Alums or others between Jan. 1 and May 30 of each year. The Caddie Hall of Fame committee will review nominations for up to three years, with a formal media announcement to be made each year of new inductees. Induction ceremonies will be made annually. Ceremonies may take place at host clubs, Selection Meetings, ES Fundraising events, nationally at WGA championships, the WGA Green Coat Gala, the WGA annual meeting, special WGA/ESF awards nights or the Evans Scholar Summer Outing.

Inductees are either:

Junior caddies: Prominent individuals who have used their caddie experiences as a steppingstone for future success

Caddie administrators: Individuals whose involvement with caddies and caddie programs bettered the lives of many.

Career caddies: Individuals who became prominent caddies and used caddying to better others.

Jack Nicklaus

Class of 2013

Tom Watson

Class of 2012

Charles "Chick" Evans

Class of 1999

Nomination Procedures

  1. Nomination letters from WGA Directors, Evans Alums and other interested parties to be received between January 1 through May 30 each year.
  2. Review the nominations and decisions made by the Committee.
  3. Nominations will be retained for review by the Committee for up to three years.
  4. Formal media announcement to be made annually by the WGA.
  5. Induction ceremonies will be made annually. Ceremonies may take place at host clubs, Selection Meetings, ES Fundraising events, nationally at the WGA championships, WGA Green Coat Gala, WGA annual meeting, special WGA/ESF awards night or the Evans Scholar Summer Outing.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Class Name Notes
2014 Steve Williams    Caddied for Tiger Woods and Adam Scott from 1999-2014. During that time, Woods and Scott won 14 major championships.
2013 Jack Nicklaus Nicknamed "The Golden Bear." Won a record 18 major championships. Caddied for his father Charlie.
2013 George Holland Former caddie at Everett Country Club in Seattle, Washington, WGA Director and past president of the Washington State Golf Association.
2013 Mayno Luetkehans Caddie manager at Glen Oak Country Club for 38 years, Mayno mentored hundreds of young people, many of whom went on to become Evans Scholars or members of the club themselves.
2012 Tom Watson Eight-time major champion. 70 professional wins. Longtime caddie was 2003 inductee Bruce Edwards.
2011 Dennis Cone Established Caddie Hall of Fame in 1999. Co-Founder of Professional Caddies Association.

2011

WGA acquires Caddie Hall of Fame

2010 Fred Corcoran Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient - Started out as a Caddie. Helped found the LPGA; the World Cup; GWAA; and the World Golf Hall of Fame. Was one of the golf's first agents.
2010 David Fay Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient -  Founded The Tuxedo Club. Past President of the USGA.
2010 Chris Sullivan Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient -  Started caddying at age 12 at a nearby club for $4 a bag. Founder of Outback Steakhouse restaurants and Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, Florida.
2010 Jack Smith Has influenced patients rehabilitating at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, Florida through a golf program for several years.
2010 Sonny Meike Longtime caddie manager at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, Illinois.
2010 Roger Martinez Lynda Barco Award recipient - Longtime caddies Ambassador. Former professional soccer player and engineer.
2010 Laura A. Cone Lynda Barco Award recipient - Co-Founder PCA Worldwide, Inc. Established PCA Caddie Hall of Fame in 1999.
2009 Tom Dreesen Caddied at Ravisloe Countty Club in Homewood, Illinois. Comedian and ambassador for caddying. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient.
2009 Dr. William J. Powell Founder of Clearview Golf Course in East Canton, Ohio. First African-American to design, build, own and operate a golf course anywhere in the world. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient.
2009 Harvey Penick Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient - PGA Professional and beloved teacher. Introduced to golf through caddied. Taught some of the greats of the game and authored "The Little Red Book."
2009 John Shippen First African-American golfer to play in a U.S. Open in 1896 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Clubs. Later played in U.S. Opens in 1899,1900,1902 and 1913. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient.
2009 Oscar Bunn Caddie at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club when it opened in 1896. First Native American to play in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock in 1896. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient.
2009 George "Gorgus" Lucas Longtime author of yardage books. Credited for detailed description of championship golf courses.
2009 Jim "JT" Tanner Caddie Manager for over 50 years at Pawtucket Country Club in Pawtucket, RI
2009 Mike Kiely Caddie Manager and PGA Professional for over 40 years. Caddie Manager at Canterbury Golf Club near Cleveland, Ohio.
2009 Jim McCourt Past President of the Blind Golfers Association.
2009 Jim & Jackie Warters Golf writer, supporter of PCA Worldwide Foundation and member of the Golf Writers Association. Lynda Barco Spirit Award recipient.
2008 Elijah Brown Longtime caddie at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida.
2008 Tom Gorman Longtime caddie manager at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago, Illinois.
2008 Charlie DeLucca Executive Director of the Dade Amateur Golf Association.
2008 Max Elbin President of The PGA of America from 1966-1968 and PGA head professional at Burning Tree Club in Washington, D.C. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient.
2008 John Reynolds Retired neurosurgeon and caddie mentor. Recipient of Gene Sarazen Spirit Award.
2008 James V. Burgess Jr. Former caddie, mentor and lawyer. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award recipient.
2008 Jack Lucas Lynda Barco Spirit Award recipient - Lessons he has learned on the golf course are ones that he continues to apply today.
2007 William "Bill" Thomas Caddie for 69 years at Wee Burn Golf Club in Darien, Connecticut.
2007 Carl Eisenbrei Caddie for 59 years at The Congress Lake Club in Hartville, Ohio.
2007 Jackie & Percy Hall Parents of Kevin Hall, a deaf former PGA TOUR professional.
2007 Frank Selva Caddie Manager and PGA Professional at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, Connecticut.
2007 Lance Barrow Gene Sarazen Spirit Award- Coordinating producer for CBS Sports. Fomer caddie and recipient of Gene Sarazen Spirit Award.
2007 Rick Schad Graphic artist known for helping kids learn through the game of golf. Lynda Barco Spirit Award recipient.
2006 Bradley S. Klein Respected golf writer. Architecture editor for GolfWeek. Former PGA TOUR and club caddie.
2006 Roger Martinez PGA Tour and club caddie since 1951. Caddied for Gene Sarzen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.
2006 Walter "Cricket" Pritchett PGA Tour and club caddie who won the 1971 Masters with Charles Coody.
2006 Willie "Pappy" Strokes Known as the "Grandfather of Caddies" at Augusta National Golf Club. Only caddie to have worked for 4 different Masters Champions.
2006 Gerry W. Barousse Jr. Twenty-one years as a caddie coach for blind golfer Pat W. Browne, a past U.S Blind Golf Association National Champion. Caddie/Coach Arthur 'Bucky' Walters Award recipient.
2006 Kevin J. Sullivan Known for work with with Bill McMahon, a player in the U.S. Blind Golfers Association. Recipient of Caddie/Coach Arthur 'Bucky' Walters Award.
2006 Douglas Ellsworth Caddie Manager and Director at Santaky Head Caddy Camp on Nantucket Island.
2006 Michael "Mike" Hartman Longtime supporter of Professional Caddies. Lynda Barco Spirit Award recipient.
2005 Arthur Bucky Walters Father and caddie for Dennis Walters, a world-renowned expert shot maker. Spokesman for The First Tee.
2005 Dr. Michael Cohen Notable vascular surgeon and former caddie.
2005 William J Survilla Longtime caddie manager at Oak Park Country Club in Chicago, Illinois.
2005 Old Tom Morris U.S. Open Champion in 1861, 1862, 1864, 1867.
2005 Willie Park Sr. Four time U.S. Open winner.
2005 Gene Sarazen Eight-time major championship winner. Started career as a caddie in Harrison, New York.
2004 Van Costa Longtime PGA TOUR & LPGA caddie.
2004 Oscar Goings Longtime caddie manager at Winchester Golf Club in Winchester, Massachusetts.
2004 David Vincent Williams Grammy award-winning songwriter and co-author of "5 Feet Away."
2004 Mike Geiger Grammy award-winning songwriter and co-author of "5 Feet Away."
2003 Bruce Edwards Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR caddie for Tom Watson.
2003 Fanny Sunesson Longtime PGA TOUR caddie for Nick Faldo.
2003 Terry McNamara Longtime LPGA Tour caddie for Annika Sorenstam.
2003 Willie McRea Longtime Pinehurst Country Club caddie. Also caddied on the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour.
2003 James Pernice Longtime caddie at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Caddied in seven U.S. Opens.
2003 Sarerio "Mac" Macaluso Longtime caddie at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.
2003 Jerry "Woody" Woodard Longtime LPGA Tour caddie.
2003 Charlie Winton Longtime caddie and instructor at Gleneagles Golf Club in Gleneagles, Scotland.
2003 Andrew Butley Longtime caddie and instructor at Tremore Golf Club in Waterford, Ireland.
2003 Andrew Dickson Caddie for the Duke of York, who later became King James VII. Known as the first named caddie.
2003 Don Bobillo Longtime volunteer Caddie Manager at the Phoenix Open.
2003 Dennis M. Dowd Longtime executive at Hitachi America.
2002 Pete McCann Longtime caddie at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey.
2002 Carl S. Laib Longtime LPGA Tour caddie.
2002 Leonard Ciccone Longtime caddie at Montclair Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey.
2002 Sam Johnson Philadelphia PGA Section professional.
2002 Scott Huston Arnolds Palmer's caddie at Pebble Beach.
2002 Pedro Eulalio Longtime caddie at Tijuana Country Club in Tijuana, Mexico.
2002 Martin Roy Caddie Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland.
2002 Mike Granuzzo Founder & CEO, Caddie Master Enterprises.
2001 John "Irish" O'Reilly Caddie European PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR. Co-author of "Life of Reilly."
2001 Jerry "Dee" Darden LPGA Caddie and Photographer. Author of "Inside the Ropes."
2001 Patrick J. Collins Longtime caddie manager at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
2001 Gary Chapman Award-winning country singer and longtime supporter of caddying.
2000 Lorne "Rabbit" LeBere Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR caddie.
2000 Sam "Killer" Foy Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR for Hale Irwin.
2000 Ross "Cotton" Young Longtime Caddie at Saucon Valley Country Club in Upper Saucon, PA.
2000 Ernest "Creamy" Carolon Longtime caddie for Arnold Palmer.
2000 Alfred "Rabbit" Dyer Longtime caddie for Gary Player. 
2000 James "Tip" Anderson Longtime caddie at St. Andrews Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland.
2000 Greg Rita Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA Tour caddie.
2000 Willie Peterson Longtime caddie at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
2000 Roscoe Jones Longtime LPGA Tour caddie for Nancy Lopez.
2000 Lee Lynch Longtime PGA TOUR caddie.
2000 Jim Clark Longtime caddie at Baltusrol Country Club in Springfield, New Jersey.
2000 Willie Aitchison Longtime European caddie manager.
2000 Freddie Bennett Longtime caddie manager at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
2000 Steve Burks Executive at Marriott Vacation Club International and caddie supporter.
1999 Francis Ouimet Learned game of golf through caddying. Won the 1913 U.S. Open, a tournament that was the subject of the best-selling book, "The Greatest Game Ever Played." Later won the 1914 and 1931 U.S. Amateur.
1999 Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. Famed amateur golfer and winner of 22 golf champions. Only player in golf history to win the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open in a single Year (1916). Co-founder of the Western Golf Association's Evans Scholars Foundation, which has helped send 10,000 caddies to college since 1930.
1999 Eddie Lowery Caddied for Francis Ouimet in 1913 U.S. Open.
1999 Jeff "Squeaky" Medlin PGA TOUR caddie for Nick Price and John Daly.
1999 Alfie Fyles Longtime caddie at Royal Birkdayle Golf Club in Southport, UK.
1999 Angelo Argea Longtime PGA TOUR caddie for Jack Nicklaus.
1999 Herman Mitchell Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR caddie for Lee Trevino.
1999 Peter Coleman Longtime PGA TOUR and European Tour caddie for Bernhard Langer.
1999 Mike "Fluff" Cowan Longtime PGA TOUR caddie. Caddied for Peter Jacobson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.
1999 Adolphos "Golf Ball" Hull Longtime PGA TOUR caddie for Raymond Floyd, Lee Elder and Calvin Peete.
1999 Emil "Smitty" Smith Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR caddie for Bob Charles and Ben Crenshaw.
1999 Henry "Gado" Rice Longtime PGA TOUR caddie.
1999 Donnie "Wad" Wanstall Longtime PGA TOUR caddie for Mark O'Meara and Curtis Strange.
1999 Carl Jackson Longtime Augusta National Golf Course and PGA TOUR caddie.
1999 Ralph Coffey Longtime PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR caddie.
1999 Tony Battistello Longtime Caddie Manager at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois.
1999 Barco Duval Namesake for PCA award honoring individuals and corporate supporters.

 

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