Leona Maguire – A Star is Born

Leona Maguire – A Star is Born

I remember it well, it was 2008. I had been asked by the then ILGU, (Irish Ladies Golf Union) to host a mentoring session for a group of aspiring girl amateur golfers when I was the promoter of the AIB Ladies Irish Open at Portmarnock Links. Among that group were the...
Augusta time again and how sweet it is

Augusta time again and how sweet it is

You have to hand it to Augusta with their old-fashioned Bobby Jones values of integrity, respect and responsibility. They held their Masters in November 2020 their way, a safe way, in the midst of a global pandemic, just as their founder would have wanted them to. It...
Bye Bye old friend – A tribute to John O’Leary

Bye Bye old friend – A tribute to John O’Leary

I went to visit him before Christmas in Richmond Hospital – he told me it was not good. That was it. We spent the next couple of hours talking about the times we had spent together since we first met at the Munster Boys Golf Championship in Limerick back in 1967. I...