Eddie Hackett’s Mahon Legacy

Tom McCarthy presenting a portrait of Eddie Hackett to Mahon Captain Denis Kavanagh. Also included are Paul Daly, President and Mary Stapleton, Lady Captain.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Mahon Golf Club recently honoured course architect Eddie Hackett when they unveiled a portrait of the famous designer in the clubhouse.  Tom McCarthy from McCarthy Developments gifted the portrait to the club after he had received it from the Hackett family.  Mahon Captain Denis Kavanagh was delighted to accept the portrait on behalf of the club and the club is heading towards their 40th anniversary in 2022.  The portrait is now hanging in the Joe McHugh room in the pavilion at the course.  The Joe McHugh room itself is another element linking the club to it’s founding back in 1980.

Mahon Golf Club was the first municipal golf course in Ireland when it was constructed in 1980 and it was built for £35,000, close to €200,000 when valued today.  It was the brainchild of the City Manager Joe McHugh and took two years to build.  The course was built on partly reclaimed land where the Tramore River reaches the Loughmahon estuary.  International golfers Tom Egan, George Crosbie, Michael Power and Bill Kelleher played Continue reading