The Fred Daly Story

While renowned as Ireland’s first Champion Golfer in 1947 for his Open Championship win at Hoylake it on its own can sometimes overshadow how great a golfer he actually was. Between 1946-1955, a span of ten years, he had six top ten finishes (four of these in the top three) and was only twice outside the top fifteen in the only major championship that was in his sights. The next most prestigious event in his calendar was the News of the World Matchplay Championship which was being played at Royal Lytham and St. Annes and had a first prize of £525 (500 guineas), Daly became the first since James Braid in 1905 to take home the double.

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“After correcting the final typescript Eoin McQuillan died from a wasting illness that had besieged him for years”

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McQuillan, Eoin


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Irish Interest


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