One of Wayne’s early students was his brother Aaron who like his brother showed great promise as a young golfer. Aaron went on to represent his club (Douglas), his province and his country. He won the Irish Schools Strokeplay with Douglas Community School in 2003 and won the Irish Boys in 2004. In the same year he represented GB&I at several boys competitions and won the prestigious Jaques Leglise Trophy. After a few years of college in Southeastern Louisiana, Aaron followed in his older brother’s footsteps and headed on a path to become a PGA professional. After a few years working in Baton Rouge CC, last year he moved north to Kentuky last year, to the University of Louisville where he is a full time coach on their golf programme.
The next generation of the O’Callaghan’s also has the golf bug, Wayne’s son Wayne Whitley O’Callaghan is only 10 but show a huge appetite for the game of golf. Wayne Jnr is proving to be a chip off the old block as his proud Dad describes his achievements: “He represented Fernhill and Ireland in the world kids championship in Portugal in 2013 finishing 5th in his group. Last year he won the U.S. Kids Irish final in Portmarnock and went on to represent in the world masters in Las Vegas finishing 30th, and he also competed in the U.S. Kids World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. This year so far he has Ulster and Connacht titles on the Irish Junior Masters Tour, and tied first in the US KIDS Irish final. He went to Scotland in May where he again represented Fernhill in the US KIDS European Championship and finished 25th in a field that had 40 nationalities playing.”