Legends in their Spare Time
The undertaker who beat Tiger Woods; the clothing merchant who made the cut in the US Masters twice; the department store manager who won the British Open; the Dublin bookie who took Jack Nicklaus to extra holes; the medical student who won a Tour event; the garage owner who became one of the best strikers of a golf ball that Ireland has ever seen; the bank manager who dominated ladies golf; the sports goods distributor who became Ireland’s most capped golfer ever and the insurance broker who was dubbed the ‘next Bobby Jones’. Irish amateur golf is littered with stories of exceptional men and women who dared to seek out a life less ordinary, all of whom worked for a living and yet became ‘legends in their spare time’. This first volume chronicles the lives and golfing times of some of Ireland’s greatest amateur golfers. Nine very special men and women who contributed so much to the evolution of the game of golf in Ireland.
“Legends in their Spare Time” is a celebration of those great Irish amateurs who have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of golfing excellence that exists in Ireland. Enjoy the stories, the recollections and those priceless photos”.
Padraig Harrington, 2007 Open Champion
Author: Shane O’Donoghue