Gannon, Rev. Peter

Reverand Peter Gannon took up golf in his early thirties and proceeded to achieve some success on the continent but it as a course architect that he is best known. He was an exceptionally gifted left-hander player and in 1910 resided in Florence. Although Argentinian by birth he spent much of his early years in Clara, County Offaly (or King’s County as it was then known). He left the priesthood in his late thirties when he got married and settled down in St. Moritz in Switzerland.


Swiss Amateur Open Championship 1911 (Samaden), 1923 (St. Moritz)

Italian Open Amateur Championship 1910 (Florence)

Swiss Amateur Open Championship 1910 (La Boulie)


South of Ireland Championship 1908 (Lahinch)

Other reading sources:

James Peter Gannon (European Association of Golf Historians and Collectors – EAGHC)

James Peter Gannon (Society for Irish Latin American Studies)