Tom Benner elected to Jackson Golf Hall of Fame
Longtime Country Club of Jackson caddy master Tom Benner has been named this year's inductee into the Jackson Golf Hall of Fame.
Benner will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in ceremonies at 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Ella Sharp Museum. The public is invited at no charge.
The Jackson Golf Hall of Fame Committee selected Benner primarily for his work with the caddies at the Country Club of Jackson. He is in his 27th season in that position.
During that time, Benner has helped introduce hundreds of youngsters to golf and helped teach them the rules, etiquette and respect that mark the game. He has aided many caddies in their pursuit of Evans Scholarships, allowing them to attend college when they might not otherwise have been able. He has also been instrumental in the caddy scholarship program at JCC.
Benner has also been the boys and girls golf coach at Western High School, where he is a teacher, since 1991. Before that, he taught golf classes at JCC for 15 years.