It’s a moral compass developed from his
family, his faith and his time as a caddie.
Dunne started toting bags at age 11 (though
he told those in charge he was 14) at South-
ward Ho Country Club. His father, James, was
a member. Dunne caddied every year at the
Bay Shore, N. Y. club until he graduated from
the University of Notre Dame. It’s a time in
his life he leans on often and one that cultivat-
ed his love for the game.
It’s only fitting his name lands on a new
endowment for the J. Wood Platt Caddie
The Friends of Jimmy Dunne are funding
the Jimmy Dunne Endowed Scholarship to
be awarded to a caddie who attends his alma
BC Sports documented the Jimmy Dunne
story in great detail during last year’s U.S. Open
Championship coverage from Shinnecock Hills
Golf Club. A riveting piece that touched on how
Dunne’s firm, Sandler O’Neill + Partners, provided for the families of those lost in the tragedy of
9/11. Sandler was located on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the
World Trade Center and lost 66 of its 171 partners and employees in the
terrorist attack. Dunne made sure each family affected would be financially stable, had proper health insurance coverage and started a fund for
college scholarships for their children. It was the right thing to do.
By Martin D. Emeno, Jr.
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