George Cadle

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George Cadle
Personal information
Full name George Ancil Cadle
Born (1948-05-09)May 9, 1948
Middlesboro, Kentucky
Died March 15, 2015(2015-03-15) (aged 66)
Middlesboro, Kentucky
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Turned professional 1975
Former tour(s) PGA Tour

George Ancil Cadle (May 9, 1948 – March 15, 2015) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and 1980s.[1]

Born in Middlesboro, Kentucky, Cadle was a graduate of Middlesboro High School, and the University of Tennessee.[1] His golfing nickname was "Cuddles."[2]

As an amateur golfer, Cadle won the Kentucky State Amateur tournament three times, in 1966, 1967 and 1969, playing on three different Bluegrass State courses.[1][3][4]

He made his PGA Tour debut in 1974 at the Bob Hope Desert Classic, and joined the tour full-time a year later.[1]

He earned his first tie for third at the 1979 Greater Hartford Open, and his first third-place finish at the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1980.[1]

In 1990, he played in 11 tournaments during the inaugural season of the Ben Hogan Tour, now known as the Tour, with a top performance of 11th-place showing at the New Haven Open.[1]

In 1991, he made his last PGA Tour appearance, in the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in Mississippi, tying for 63rd.[1]

Cadle's best playing season was 1983, when he was the runner-up on the Tuckaway Country Club course at the Greater Milwaukee Open, shooting a final-round, 8-under-par 64 that included four birdies in his final six holes to force a sudden-death playoff, which he lost to Morris Hatalsky on the second hole.His best earnings season was 1980 when he finished 57th on the money list, making $75,265. He made a career total of 160 cuts.[1]


The Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame inducted Cadle in 2010, joining Bobby Nichols, Kenny Perry, Gay Brewer, Frank Beard, Jodie Mudd and Larry Gilbert.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Livsey, Laury (March 18, 2015). "Former PGA Tour player Cadle dies at age 66". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Schrock, Cliff (August 23, 2010). "Nicknames Of The Game, Golf Digest's top-10 all-time nicknames, plus an expanded list of historical nicknames". Golf Digest. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Kindred, Dave (July 2, 1966). "Cadle Marches to Amateur Title Despite Praise, Prankster, Pryor". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. p. 17. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kentucky State Amateur Championship History" (PDF). Kentucky Golf Association. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

External links[edit]

George Cadle at the PGA Tour official site