The Caddie Hall of Fame

Welcome to The Caddie Hall of Fame

The Caddie Hall of Fame highlights the rich tradition and importance of caddying through the recognition of individuals. The Caddie Hall of Fame emphasizes the important role caddying plays in many lives and the game of golf by celebrating individuals who qualify in one of the following categories:

  1. Junior Caddies - Prominent individuals who used their caddie experiences as a stepping stone for future success.
  2. Caddie Administrators and/or Advocates - Individuals who's involvement with caddies and caddie programs bettered the lives of many.
  3. Career Caddies - Individuals who became prominent caddies and used caddying to better others.

Nomination Procedures

  1. Nomination letters from WGA Directors, Evans Alums and other interested parties to be received from January 1 through May 30.
  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 ceremony(s) will be made annually. Ceremonies can take place and/or be included locally at host clubs, Selection Meetings, ES Fundraising events, or nationally at the WGA championships, WGA Gala, WGA annual meeting, special WGA/ESF awards night, and/or Evans Scholar Summer Outing.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Class Name Notes
2013 Jack Nicklaus Notable-Nicknamed "The Golden Bear." Won a record 18 major championships. Caddied for his father, Charlie, growing up in Ohio.
2013 George Holland Former caddie at Everett Country Club near Seattle, Wa. 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 Notable-Eight-time major champion. 70 professional wins. Longtime caddie was 2003 inductee Bruce Edwards.
2011 Dennis Cone Co-Founder PCA Worldwide, Inc. and Trustee of PCA Foundation since 1997, Established PCA Caddie Hall of Fame 1999.
2010 Fred Corcoran Gene Sarazen Spirit Award - Started out as a Caddie! Mr. Golf & Golf Hall of Fame member of golf's pioneers,helped found the LPGA; the World Cup; GWAA; initiated the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was one of the sport's first agents
2010 David Fay Gene Sarazen Spirit Award- The Tuxedo Club at age 11 as a way to make some money. "It is impossible to overstate the impact caddying had and continues to have on my life." Past President of the USGA
2010 Chris Sullivan Outback Founder Gene Sarazen Spirit Award- By age 7, Sullivan was tagging along with his father in MD. by12, he was caddying at a nearby country club for $4 a bag. Started Outback Steak House, Old Memorial GC.
2010 Jack Smith Caddie/coach Has experienced, influenced, assisted, helped, coached, and caddied for multiple "in" and "out" patients rehabilitating at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa Florida for our golf program for over 3 years now.
2010 Sonny Meike The best caddie manager/master - at Butterfield CC;: Sonny was a master of assigning the right caddie for the job that the member needed to be done. In other words, he was an incredible "match-maker"
2010 Roger Martinez Lynda Barco Award- who has been an angel to PCA - 2006 HOF and PCA Ambassador "The Lion of Pamplona". Pro Soccer Player, Engineer, Caddie HOF.
2010 Laura A. Cone, RN Lynda Barco Award, Co-Founder PCA Worldwide, Inc. and Trustee of PCA Foundation since 1997, Established PCA Caddie Hall of Fame 1999.
2009 Tom Dreesen Gene Sarazen Spirit Award-Comedian-Golfs Global Caddie Ambassador, caddied at Ravisloe Countty Club in Homewood, Ill. Tom learned his life skills from looping.
2009 Dr. William J. Powell Gene Sarazen Spirit Award-First African American to design, build, own and operate a golf course anywhere in the world. Clearview Golf Course in Ohio.
2009 Harvey Penick Gene Sarazen Spirit Award- Caddie at age 8 onto become Master PGA Professional, Author and teacher to some of the Greats of the Game The Little Red Book.
2009 John Shippen Gene Sarazen Spirit Award -1st African-American golfer, to Play in the US Open 1896 at SHGC. He went on to play in four more US Opens 1899,1900,1902 and 1913
2009 Oscar Bunn Gene Sarazen Spirit Award -Shinnecock Indian caddie at Shinnecock Hills GC when it opened and in 1896, first Native American to play in the US Open held at SHGC
2009 George "Gorgus" Lucas Has been creating yardage books for the past 32 years. We credit him for his detailed bibles of champion golf courses. J.I.C.Y.F.U. Classic out on every course
2009 Jim Tanner "JT" Caddie Manaager at Pawtucket Country Club RI.for over 50 years, JT mentored hundreds of young people many who have become members of the club themselves.
2009 Mike Kiely Caddie Manager/PGAMember-40 years Caddie Manager Canterbury Golf Club outside of Cleveland OH 2009 Senior PGA Championship
2009 Jim McCourt Caddie Coach of Bab Andrews; Past president of the Blind Golfers Assoc., Bob Andrews and Joe winners of the 2009 Blind Golfers Assoc. Natl' Championship.
2009 Jim & Jackie Warters Lynda Barco Spirit Award- Golf Writer, Mentor, Supporter of PCA Worldwide Foundation, Member of the GWAA.
2008 Elijah Brown Longtime caddie/friend at Seminole Golf Club in Florida 32 years as a caddie at Seminole GC.;Brown's character and commitment to the club is a model for all.
2008 Tom Gorman Caddie Manager at Beverly Country Club since 1987.;The Caddie Manager Division; Through his work, he has been associated with teenagers for 47 years.
2008 Charlie DeLucca Caddie/Coach, Arthur 'Bucky' Walters Award, The Godfather of South Florida Golf; DeLucca, 67, is the executive director of the Dade Amateur Golf Assoc
2008 Max Elbin Gene Sarazen Spirit Award"President of The PGA of America from 1966-1968, and PGA head professional at Burning Tree Club, Washington DC
2008 John Reynolds Gene Sarazen Spirit Award Vice President, Club Car, Global Business Development., Retired Neuro Surgeon, and Mentor to the PCA Foundation
2008 James V. Burgess Jr. Gene Sarazen Spirit Award. Mentor, Lawyer, Mayor, Former Caddie and Golf Lover.He serves as a mediator-10th Judicial District ADR Program;
2008 Jack Lucas Lynda Barco Spirit Award; Lessons he has learned on the golf course are ones that he continues to apply today
2007 William "Bill" Thomas Caddie- 69 years at Wee Burn GC in Dariien, CT; "To members and the profession He is truly a diamond in the ruff.. His dedication to Wee Burn is unfaltering"
2007 Carl Eisenbrei Caddie - 59 years at, The Congress Lake Club in Hartville, Ohio, Known as Uncle Carl by members and other caddies, Carl is a true gentleman and bible scholar.
2007 Jackie & Percy Hall Caddie/ Coach Arthur 'Bucky' Walters Award,Parents of Kevin Hall is deaf, has hisPGA Tour Card. Get out there, get the experience,do what people do,Win.
2007 Frank Selva Caddie Manager-Head PGA Professional Race Brook Country Club, Orange CT. Since 1976, started as a Caddie, Caddie Manager, Coach of Special Olympics
2007 Lance Barrow Gene Sarazen Spirit Award, CBS Sports, a retired caddie, supporter of caddies and the game. For bring excellence in broadcasting of the game around the world.
2007 Rick Schad Lynda Barco Spirit Award- Rick is known in the golf world for his creative Graphic Art. Rick's heart is true to the game and helping kids learn through the game of golf.
2006 Bradley S. Klein, Ph.D Caddie-PGA Tour and club cadddie now respected golf industry leader Klein is the architecture editor for GolfWeek and founding editor of SuperNews.
2006 Roger Martinez Caddie-PGA Tour and Club caddie since 1951 worked for Sarzen, Hogan, Player and most notably Jack Nicklaus both on and offf the course.
2006 Walter "Cricket" Pritchett Caddie-PGA Tour-Club caddie-4 wins but his fondest experience happened in 1971 when he won the Masters with Charles Coody.
2006 Willie "Pappy" Strokes -Caddie-"The Grandfather of Caddies" at Augusta National GC. He is the only caddie to have worked for 4 different Masters Champions,1938,1948, 1951,53, 56
2006 Gerry W. Barousse Jr Caddie/Coach Arthur 'Bucky' Walters Award, 21 years as a caddie coach for Blind Golfer Pat W. Browne U.S Blind Golf Assoc. Natl. Champ.
2006 Kevin J. Sullivan Caddie/Coach Arthur 'Bucky' Walters Award. :For the past 14 years Kevin has worked with Bill McMahon Player in the Blind Golfers Assoc .
2006 Douglas Ellsworth Caddie Manager-Director at the Sankaty Head Caddy Camp,on Nantucket Island in Siasconset MA The last remaining caddie camp in the United States.
2006 Michael "Mike" Hartman Lynda Barco Spirit Award for support and service to PCA Worldwide Inc. and its foundation diligently assisted the association for more than 15 years
2005 Arthur Bucky Walters father and Caddie for Dennis Walters World Renowned Golf Show and expert shot maker a true professional and motivator, Spokes person for TheFirstTee
2005 Dr. Michael Cohen Vascular Surgeon, Caddie and avid golfer and PCA Supporter recived the Lynda Barco Spirit Award for individuals who supported the PCA and Caddying.
2005 William J Survilla Caddie Manager 30 years at Oak Park CC IL. Estimated he mentored 10,000 kids during his tenure as caddie manager at the club
2005 Old Tom Morris Notable- Open Champion 1861-62-64-671821-1908; Gene Sarazen Award for Notable People who started as caddies
2005 Willie Park Sir Notable-won the first Open and went on to win in 1863, 1866 and 1875
2005 Gene Sarazen Notable-World Golf Hall of Fame-Eight-time major champion. 'The Squire' started his career as a caddie and owed his passion and determination to the Game of Golf.
2004 Van Costa Caddie-PGA Tour & LPGA Tour-15 years of service-Successful Business Man and Author
2004 Oscar Goings Caddie Managerr, Winchester Golf Club MA.; 50 years of Service. Caddie Manager Award.
2004 David Vincent Williams Grammy Winning Song Writer and Co-author of 5 feet Away. Lynda Barco Spirit Award.
2004 Mike Geiger Grammy Winning Song Writer and Co-author of 5 Feet Away. Lynda Barco Spirit Award.
2003 Bruce Edwards Caddie PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour, Long time caddie for Tom Watson
2003 Fanny Sunesson PGA Tour, Long time caddie for Nick Faldo Swedish Golf Professional
2003 Terry McNamara LPGA Tour Long time caddie for Annika Sorenstam
2003 Willie McRea Caddie- Pinehurst CC since 1967 also worked both PGA and LPGA Tours
2003 James Pernice 95-Oakmont CC, Oakmont, PA, Caddied 7 US opens he had been at the club since 1920 caddie for Sam Snead, Mr.Player, and Bobby Jones.
2003 Sarerio "Mac" Macaluso 90- Born in 1917-Oakmont CC, Oakmont, PA 2nd oldest living caddie. Started caddying at the club when he was 8 years old.
2003 Jerry "Woody" Woodard Caddie- LPGA Tour-20 wins-6 Majors 30 years of service.
2003 Charlie Winton Caddie-Gleneagles GC, Scotland caddies and teaches youngsters ages 12-16
2003 Andrew Butley Tremore Golf Club, Waterford Ireland Caddie and Teacher
2003 Andrew Dickson The first named Caddie, 1681 Club maker, Edinburgh Scotland.
2003 Don Bobillo Volunteer Caddie Manager, Phoenix Open, 1994 AGA Volunteer of the Year
2003 Dennis M. Dowd Hitachi America ltd,. Lynda Barco Award- Keeping communication alive
2002 Pete McCann Alpine CC, NJ- recently retired after 45 years of caddie service.
2002 Carl S. Laib Caddie-LPGA Tour-Patty Sheehan 28 Wins, 7 Majors-college golf coach
2002 Leonard Ciccone Caddie-Montclair CC, NJ- 65 years of service-Caddie for Yogi Berra 1988
2002 Sam Johnson Caddie- Philadelphia PGA Section-50 Years of service.
2002 Scott Huston Caddie-Golf Nut of the Year 2001-Arnolds Palmer's Caddie at Pebble Beach
2002 Pedro Eulalio Lopez Gonzales- Tijuana CC in Mexico-70 years of service.
2002 Martin Roy Caddie Manager-Carnoustie Golf Links- Angus Scotland
2002 Mike Granuzzo Founder& CEO, Caddie Master Enterprises-Lynda Barco Award
2001 John "Irish" O'Reilly Caddie European Tour and PGA Tour-Co-authorLife of Reilly
2001 Jerry "Dee" Darden LPGA Caddie and Photographer-Author ofInside the Ropes
2001 Patrick J. Collins Caddie Manager-Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY-30 years of service
2001 Gary Chapman Award Winning Country Singer and contributor-Lynda Barco Spirit Award
2000 Lorne "Rabbit" LeBere PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour, 30 years of service.
2000 Sam "Killer" Foy Caddie-PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour-Long time caddie for Hale Irwin.
2000 Ross "Cotton" Young Caddie at Saucon Valley CC, PA- over 65 years of service,2006
2000 Ernest "Creamy" Carolon Caddie (retired)-long time caddie for Arnold Palmer- Tour Yardage founder.
2000 Alfred "Rabbit" Dyer Caddie- PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour, Long time caddie for Gary Player
2000 James "Tip" Anderson Caddie-St. Andrews GC, Scotland- Arnold Palmer's caddie at The Open
2000 Greg Rita Caddie- PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour-The Open Champoinship with John Daly, Multiple wins with multiple Pro's. Thank you Boats for your love and support of caddies
2000 Willie Peterson Caddie- Augusta National,GA-Long time Jack Nicklaus Masters Caddie
2000 Roscoe Jones Caddie -LPGA Tour-Long time caddie for Nancy Lopez.
2000 Lee Lynch Caddie- PGA Tour-Caddied for Al Geiberger during record shattering round of "59".
2000 Jim Clark Caddie-Oldest working caddie to date-Baltusrol CC, NJ 100 years young!
2000 Willie Aitchison European Caddie Manager-British Open-Caddie for Lee Trevino
2000 Freddie Bennett Caddie Master 40 years (Retired) Augusta National GC, Augusta GA.
2000 Steve Burks Marriott Vacation Club International-Lynda Barco Spirit Award
1999 Francis Ouimet Caddie & Golf Cahmpion-1913 United States Open- The Greatest Game Ever Played; Founder of the Ouimet Scholarship Fund awarded 1 million in caddie scholarships
1999 Charles "Chick" Evans Jr Evans Scholarship Fund-Western Golf Association awards over one million dollars in caddie scholarships a year.
1999 Eddie Lowery Caddie for Francis Ouimet in 1913 United States Open-symbolic icon of "The Caddie"
1999 Jeff "Squeaky" Medlin Caddie-PGA Tour Nick Price and John Daly's PGA Win.
1999 Alfie Fyles Caddie- Royal Birkdayle GC, British Open caddie for 5-time champion Tom Watson..
1999 Angelo Argea Caddie PGA Tour- Long time caddie for Jack Nicklaus. Multiple Wins during their years together.
1999 Herman Mitchell Caddie-PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour-Long time caddie for Lee Trevino.
1999 Peter Coleman Caddie PGA Tour & European Tour- Long time caddie for Bernhard Langer.
1999 Mike "Fluff" Cowan Caddie-PGA TourCaddied for Peter Jacobson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk
1999 Adolphos "Golf Ball" Hull Caddie- PGA Tour-Caddied for Raymond Floyd, Lee Elder, and Calvin Pete.
1999 Emil "Smitty" Smith Caddie- PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour-30 years-Bob Charles, Ben Crenshaw.
1999 Henry "Gado" Rice Caddie-PGA Tour-back to back wins with George Knudson(1968)- 48 years of service..
1999 Donnie "Wad" Wanstall Caddie-PGA Tour-Caddie for Mark O'Meara, Curtis Strange, 14 wins.
1999 Carl Jackson Caddie-Augusta National GC, Augusta GA & PGA TOUR- 2 Master wins with Ben Crenshaw.
1999 Ralph Coffey Caddie-PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour -Deane Beman, George Burns. 12 wins, one major.
1999 Tony Battistello Caddie Manager Sunset Ridge CC.- 41 years, Awarded numerous Evans Scholarships to qualified caddies at the club.
1999 Barco Duval Lynda Barco Spirit Award -Barco Duval- namesake- Honoring Individuals and Corporate Supporters of PCA Worldwide.

 

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