The Inaugural PCA Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame (1999)

The results are in and history was made at the Francis Ouimet Statue on March 24, 1999 and earlier at the PGA TOUR STOP inside the WORLD GOLF VILLAGE during THE PLAYERS Championship week. The first Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame (it's mobile!) was also unveiled.

This photo includes Front L-R=Montana Thompson (caddie for Billy Mayfair and Vice President of the PCA. Lucas Thompson* (the reason we created the Lucas Thompson Foundation for all caddie kids), Laura Drumm* (President of the PCA. Back L-R=Dianne Medlen (wife of "Squeeky"), Mike "Fluff" Cowan, Ralph Coffey (caddie for Deane Beman in his hay day), Dennis Cone* (Founder of the PCA). Carl Jackson (great caddie from Augusta and Ben Crenshaw's caddie looking for their third win at Augusta), Angelo Argea (Jack Nicklaus long time bag man), "Higgy"* (Advisory Board Member of the PCA and former caddie for Mark O'Meara helping with the history making event). Contact PCA for historical color photos (Ouimet Society and Foundation) or call 407-629-4500.

On Wednesday night, March 24, 1999, at the PGA TOUR STOP World Golf Village, the following caddies were inducted into the PCA Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held at the PGA TOUR STOP with the World Golf Hall of Fame as the backdrop. The Inductees then walked down to the Francis Ouimet Statue to have their picture taken with the statue of Francis and Eddie Lowery, which is being underwritten by the PCA The statue is located in the new Pioneer section of the World Golf Village.

The following inductees have been nominated into the PCA Caddie Hall of Fame by members of the golfing community and PCA Nominating Committee.

The 1999 PCA Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame Inductees:

Francis Ouimet
Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr.
Eddie Lowery

Jeff "Squeeky" Medlen
Alfie Fyles

Angelo Argea
Herman Mitchell
Peter Coleman
Mike "Fluff" Cowan
Adolphos "Golfball" Hull
Emil "Smity" Smith
Henry "Gado" Rice
Donnie "Wad" Wanstall
Carl Jackson
Ralph Coffey
Tony Battistello
Lynda Barco

Francis Ouimet: The Caddie who won the US Open in 1913 and brought golf back to the United States. Started t he Francis Ouimet Society to award scholorships for juniors through golf and cadding in the north east
Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr.: Founder of the Chick Evans Scholarship fund Western Golf Association. One of the three largest Scholarship Funds in the United States for Junior Golfers and caddie scholorships.
Eddie Lowery: The 10 year old Caddie who caddied for Francis Ouimet when he won the US Open in 1913. Went on to sponsor caddies and golfers on Tour. Also built the francis Ouimet library in Massachussetts.
Jeff "Squeeky" Medlen: Worked for Nick Price before he passed away from Leukemia. Please send us a picture

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Alfie Fyles: Royal Birkdayle GC Caddied for Tom Watson during all of his British Open wins.
Angelo Argea: Hall of Fame Inaugural Awards Ceremony
L-R Parker Smith (Former editor of Golf Magazine, Dennis Cone (Founder of PCA Worldwide) introduces Angelo Argea (former caddie for Jack Nicklaus.

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Herman Mitchell: Lee Trevino after a short absence and loss of 60 + pounds. Herman is back on the senior tour his famous voice and smile can be seen at selective senior events.

Peter Coleman: Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Nancy Lopez. He is a true gentelman and professional always supportive of his friends and dedicated to his player.

Peter receiving his award at the Rusack's hotel in St. Andrews Scotland 2000.

Mike "Fluff" Cowan: Peter Jacobsen, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk. "Fluff" with a smile as he accepts his award into the 1999 PCA Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame.


Please send us a picture Adolphos "Golfball" Hull: Raymond Floyd among others and a favorite choice by caddies.
One of the frist Black Caddies on the professional tour.

Emil "Smity" Smith: Bob Charles, Ben Chrenshaw. Has been a caddie for over 35 years.

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Please send us a picture Henry "Gado" Rice: George Newsome back to back wins in 1968; 48 years as a caddie.
Donnie "Wad" Wanstall: Mark O'Meara, Curtis Strange, 14 wins; a man with true spirit. Was diagnosed with MS during the 1994 players championship. Donnnie is now an active participant of the North Florida MS Association and recently won volunteer of the year for his efforts. For more information. Click Here
Carl Jackson: Ben Crenshaw, 1984 and 1995 Masters and the Colonial, 1990. Caddied 35 years. Laura Drumm, President of PCA presents award into Hall of Fame to Carl Jackson, a great Augusta and TOUR Caddie. Caddied for Ben Crenshaw for his two Masters wins.
Ralph Coffey: Deane Beman, 1968-74, George Burns. 12 wins, one major, and 22 seconds.
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Tony Battistello: Caddie Master at Sunset Ridge CC for 41 years, Responsible for 1000 caddies pursuing the Evans Scholarship. Among his caddies, Peter Ueberroth, CEO Joseph M. Shuster, Teltech.


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