Of all the golfers I have watched down the years there was one whose game had a quality of excitement that was incomparable. Hogan and Cotton could stir the imagination..Thomson and Snead could create an awareness of beauty..but the golf of none of these men had a greater dramatic appeal for me than that of James Bruen, Citizen of Cork.
“The Klondyke and the Dell are defective golf holes, but at Lahinch they are absolutely right: two living museum pieces, two perfect holes”
Herbert Warren Wind
“But the links giveth and the links taketh away. It can be cruel and beautiful, usually in the same round, occasionally on the same hole, and once in a while on the same shot.”
Tom Watson : True Links by George Peper and Malcolm Campbell