Legends in their Spare Time

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Front Cover

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Garth McGimpsey

Ireland's most successful amateur of the modern era Garth McGimpsey pictured at the outset of his spectacular career when winning the British Long Driving Championship. Presenting his prize is 3-time Open Champion Henry Cotton.

David Sheahan

Medical student David Sheahan on his way to victory against the top professionals of the Tour in the Jeyes Tournament at Royal Dublin in 1962

"The Late Hit"

Joe Carr wows the spectators at Hermitage in the early fifties during the famous foursomes tournament.

Jody Fanagan & Padraig Harrington

Jody Fanagan enjoys his greatest day, after holing the winning putt in the Walker Cup in 1995, pictured alongside his fousomes partner Padraig Harrington

Noel Fogarty

, or 'Fogo" as he is lovingly known, launches one off the tee.

Mary McKenna

, pictured, holds the record for caps in the Curtis Cup. She has played in 9 consecutive matches from 1970 to 1986.

Phil Garvey Shotmaker

The Baltray superstar shows her personalised club during her exclusive interview for the book.

Back Cover

Legends in Their Spare Time (Volume 1)

Legends in their Spare Time

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Legends in their Spare Time centres on the lives and golfing times of nine of Ireland’s greatest amateur golfers. Extraordinary men and women who worked for their living, yet enjoyed amazing recognition as sporting superstars in their spare time.

The latest print run of the bok contains an exclusive CD, featuring interviews and tributes to the nine legends. Those ordering multiple copies of this republished edition of Legends in Their Spare Time will also receive an exclusive copy signed by the author, Shane O'Donoghue. 


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A note from the Author


Shane O’Donoghue is a friend, a supporter and a real pro. His group at Niche Media has been part of our Faldo Series team. With their help we have told a story of a global effort to provide opportunity through golf and join the international effort to grow golf. They illustrate the vision.


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