Michael Bobel came out of the caddie ranks in the 1920s to become a champion golfer and a well-respected golf professional. As a young golfer, he won the 1925 Caddie Championship and the 1926 Junior Championship. In 1933, Bobel went on to win the State Amateur Championship over Charles B. Round. After turning professional, he won the 1933 and 1934 Rhode Island Open Championship.
Michael’s greatest achievement as a teacher was guiding his daughter, Betty June Bobel Stapleton, to five RIWGA Championships between 1954 and 1962. The addition of Michael will mark the first time in R.I. Golf Hall of Fame history in which both a father and a daughter are amongst its members. Bobel served as a club professional as well as a teaching professional for over 50 years, passing away in January of 1983.