Youth Foundation ( dba) The Caddie Foundation-PCA (Professional Caddie
Association ) announces the PCA Hall of Fame class of 2010 inductees
into the PCA Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame. Honorees will be inducted
into the TCF-PCA Worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame to be held at the 2011
PGA Show in Orlando, January 28, at 4pm. Please help us and write the
PCA-HOF story for the kids and the game. Contact Dennis Cone's cell
number is 386-569-7195 to arrange an interview for more INSIDE LOOPER
information photos or interviews. PCA booth # 4648 is in the PGA
Licensing area at the main entrance. Please stop by to meet our PCA
Ambassador Mr. Alfred " Rabbit " Dyer who worked for HOF world golfer
Mr. Gary Player for 18years and two Presidents.
GREAT mentors of the game.
*The Gene Sarazen Spirit Award for Notable people who started as caddies
and have a life-changing story to tell the world. Mrs. Mary Ann
Sarazen will present the award during the 2011 PGA Golf show in Orlando
Mr. Fred Corcoran - Mr. Golf & Golf Hall of Fame member - You won't
find his name in any golf record book, but Fred Corcoran was one of
golf's pioneers. In the years following World War II, Corcoran helped
found the Ladies Professional Golf Association, the World Cup and Golf
Writers Association of America. His ideas helped spawn the World Golf
Hall of Fame, and he was one of the sport's first agents, managing the
careers of Babe Zaharias, Tony Lema and Sam Snead. But perhaps the
biggest imprint Corcoran left on the game was that, for a decade, he
guided tournament golf in this country into its Golden Age. http://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org/hof/member.php?member=1037
Mr. David Fay - USGA He grew up in a small town in Orange County, New
York where the closest public golf course was 15 miles away. Mr. Fay
began caddying at The Tuxedo Club at age 11 as a way to make some money.
The caddie fee throughout the 1960s was $4 a bag, plus tip. A $1 tip
was hoped for but not a given. "Caddying exposed me to golf. And
exposure to golf
influenced my friendships, my choice of college (Colgate, an upstate New
York college which had its own golf course), my career - everything!
It is impossible to overstate the impact caddying had and continues to
have on my life.
David Fay a true friend of caddies and the game. http://www.usga.org/news/2010/December/David-Fay-Announces-Retirement/
Mr. Chris Sullivan - Outback Founder - Chris As a kid, he and his three
brothers set up their own makeshift course in their Silver Spring (Md.)
neighborhood, whacking whiffle balls with cut-down clubs. By age 7,
Sullivan was tagging along with his father, an FBI agent, to the local
municipal course; by 12, he was caddying at a nearby country club for $4
a bag. In college, I worked as a waiter and a bartender. I liked
working at night because I could play golf during the day. Sullivan
instituted a caddies program for Old Memorial, with riding carts made
available only to players who can produce a note from their doctor. (The
members honor the caddies on a special day each year by reversing roles
and carrying the caddies' bags.) http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_22/b3935133.htm
*Caddie Manager Division:
Mr. Sonny Meike - The best caddie manager/master - at Butterfield Country Club http://www.butterfieldcc.org
Sonny's success is based on more than just creating a fair and
unbiased management system. It is no exaggeration, to compliment
Sonny for his commitment to detail and for his organizational skills.
Sonny exhibited his professionalism in every facet of his work. He knew
his membership and their families and their guests. He knew their
preferences. their pet peeves, and their quirks. He knew their budgets.
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
*Bucky Walters Spirit Award: Caddie/Coach for the Challenged Golfer with special needs.
Mr. Jack Smith - The Bucky Walters Spirit Award - Caddie/coach for
challenged golfers with special needs. Mr. Jack Smith - 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. As
of Sept. 2007, Mr. Jack Smith has approx. 862 hours documented with
our Tampa VA with 180 of them on the golf course.
* The Lynda Barco Award (a person or company) who has been an angel to
PCA - 2006 HOF and PCA Ambassidor Mr. Roger Martinez "The Lion of
Pamplona. Roger defines A FRIEND OF PCA
Roger holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was born in Buenos Aires
City, Argentina in 1941 and probably hit . A hard working honest man
that has made the USA his home and Country since 1973 when he became an
official citizen. But more important than that is what this man has
accomplished in his wonderful life. In short Roger has caddie over 27
years from country clubs in Argentina to Tour Caddie working on 5
different TOURS. But that was a part time job for this man, he also
represented his country in the Olympics in Soccer, is a retired soccer
star, he was recruited by the Miami Dolphins as a place kicker at thirty
four which made him the oldest rookie drafted in the sports history. A
career he pursued after working for the best as assistant golf course
architect at Lost Tree Club for Jack Nicklaus for three years. Roger
accomplishments don't end here he has enjoyed, a short stint as a
middleweight boxing contender and jai-alia player and organized two
successful attempts to break would soccer endurance records. He has
worked for Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack. He truly is
an incredible model for every person and caddie in the hall of fame.
Roger is most proud of his volunteer work he has done with youngsters
for many years earning him the title of " Mr. Soccer " in Palm Beach
* Special recognition and the Bruce Edwards Spirit Award = TO ALL THE
Challenged Veterans worldwide. A Thank YOU and Copy of FIVE FEET AWAY
to ALL of Jack Smith's extended family in Tampa.
PCA is an association open to all who support the mission. Companies,
folks like you and caddies, working or retired, dedicated to elevating
respect for the professional caddie. The organization and its
Foundation work to provide the youth of the world the opportunity to
learn both life and social skills through the game of golf and the
profession of caddying, while enhancing their knowledge and
interpersonal skills both on and off the course. In addition, PCA and
its 11,300 caddies trained since 1997 and members worldwide strive to
bring back caddies to the golf courses of the world, while preserving
the tradition of this greatest of all games. Visit us at www.PCAworldwide.com
or more complete details.
Help caddies and supporters help caddies and others worldwide. To
provide its members, caddies, their families and others with additional
income opportunities, high quality benefits, services and certification
thorough educational and communication programs worldwide. By
introducing our youth to the 500 year old art and profession of caddying
we instill in them its core values of responsibility, discipline,
integrity, awareness, respect and honesty: life skills and attributes
all should aspire to possess.
We will continue to elevate the respect for the profession of the
caddie. We will pay homage to those who have filled a special role in
the history of the game by inducting them into the PCA Caddie Hall of
Fame. To bring back caddies and preserve the tradition of the game of
golf. The Heartbeat of PCA
Please read the links below!
We are accepting nominations for the 2011 PCA Caddie Hall of Fame if you
know of someone who is deserving of this honor please contact PCA
today. Need more female caddie nominees . Know any? A great PCA /
Michael Bolton story here to help families at risk worldwide
The Heartbeat of PCA
"PCA and Michael Bolton Unveil World Mentorship Program (WMP) With the New Song 'FIVE FEET AWAY'"
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PCA-WMP see Michael Bolton News Letter PAGE 5
Arnold Palmer Hospital Foundation / PCA CADDIE FOR KIDS
KIDS news GO here > http://www.thegolfwire.com/stories/212846
BLAST AND CAST- a national Fishing program for Kids battleing Cancer.
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