January 8, 2004 by

Tip Anderson

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Whenever Arnold Palmer competed in the British Open, he used James “Tip” Anderson as his caddie.
As a child, Anderson loved to play golf. He won the St. Andrews Boys’ Open Championship and the Fife Boys’ championship title in 1948, then apprenticed as a clubmaker with Tom Stewart of the famous Pipe brand. After completing his national service in the army, Anderson returned to clubmaking, but in the mid-1950s decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a full-time caddie.
Palmer had already won the Masters and U.S. Open in 1960 when he was paired with Anderson for the British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland. Although he finished second, Palmer decided to use Tip as his caddie in the British Open every time he played. He won the prestigious competition in 1961 and 1962.
Anderson, who was inducted into the Professional Caddie Association’s Hall of Fame in 2000, died on Jan. 2. Cause of death was not released. He was 71.
“It is so sad to know that my old friend, Tip Anderson, is gone. Tip was the epitome of the Old World caddie — a man of few words, wry Scottish wit, loyal, punctual and, of course, very good at what he did,” Palmer said.

4 Responses to Tip Anderson

  1. Dennis Cone

    Press Release 1-11-04
    PCA thoughts on TIP
    PCA OPENS SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR JAMES “TIP” ANDERSON (UK) AND BRUCE EDWARDS ( USA )
    Here is a good story I found on TIP http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2004/01/05/newsstory5498799t0.asp
    “PCA is sad about TIP… He is in a special place in Caddie Heaven
    Here was a good friend to PCA and ALL caddies & the game.”
    Thank You
    Dennis Cone
    PCA Founder
    The NEW Scholarship funds for PCA Hall of Fame inductees……….Bruce Edwards (USA) and James “TIP” Anderson (UK)… will be managed by our NEW partner Morgan Stanley, Inc ( USA & UK) http://www.morganstanley.com/ and deposited into the Fairwinds Credit Union https://www.fairwinds.org/home.asp in Orlando Florida USA. Nick Faldo’s old marketing team headed by Peter Blay will cordinate with intrested parties to promote in the UK. We feel working with the University in St. Andrews would be best but would value your thoughts in this area. PCA Board of Trustees would like to invite you to be on the PCA Advisory Board to help guide us with the mission to save the tradition for the good of the game. Go to http://www.PCAworldwide.org for more information or to donate to the scholarship funds. TODAY
    James “TIP” Anderson PCA Caddie Hall of Fame member and UK caddie for Arnold Palmer died on Friday 1-2-04 aged 71, was one of the outstanding golf caddies of his time, and well known for his association with Arnold Palmer.A very colorful personality in his own right, Anderson caddied for Palmer in Britain for more than 30 years, and helped him to win two successive Open championships, at Royal Birkdale in 1961, and at Troon in 1962.
    The funeral will be in the St. Andrews town church next Monday 1-12-04. David Joy has been asked by the family members to speak of him during the service on his life in St.Andrews and of his career. Arnold Palmer and Dennis Cone of the PCA are sending a personal message to be read at the service.
    The PCA is happy David Joy will deliver thoughts of this special man and will be speaking on Tip’s special sprit at his funeral. David is a fourth generation born and bred St Andrean and is probably best known as “The man who plays Tom Morris” – a one-man show premiered during the 1990 Open, which has since been televised and adapted as a commercial video and distributed world-wide under the name of “Keeper of the Greens”.
    Cone stated: “On Behalf of our 4000+ members at PCA Worldwide Caddie Headquarters and the golf world we salute you James “Tip” Anderson. The PCA is deeply saddened by TIP’s passing who will be remembered with warm memories, especially of how proud he was to receive his well deserved place into the 2000 PCA worldwide Caddie Hall of Fame ceremony at the Open Championship in St. Andrew. ( view at http://www.pcaworldwide.org/ )….Tip loved St. Andrews and caddying and represents what the Classic Loopers of the world are about. Tip was a true friend to the PCA and ALL caddies worldwide…..Caddie on TIP! We will toast a Rum & Pint to you always. ”
    With much love and respect from us and on behalf of all PCA members worldwide… Sincerely,
    Dennis & Laura Cone
    PCA Worldwide
    http://www.pcaworldwide.com
    http://www.pcaworldwide.org
    UK story on TIP: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/01/06/db0603.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/01/06/ixportal.html
    Dennis M Cone
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  2. KIM

    ALLTHOUGH YOU WERE MY UNCLE WE NEVER SAW ALOT OF EACH OTHER THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU WAS AT GRANS HOUSE ON CHRISTMAS DAY, THIS CHRISTMAS WILL BE HARD FOR GRAN AND GRANDAD WITH OUT YOU, YOU WENT THERE EVERY YEAR. CHARLIE WILL BE LOST HE MET YOU EVERYDAY. LOTS OF LOVE ALL THE FAMILY

  3. james corstorphine

    The grey toon is just not the same without you
    a great man and great caddie i learned a lot from you (and ted)
    never forgotten
    Rest in peace James

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