Eddie Hackett

Remembering Eddie Hackett

Eddie Hackett at St Patrick’s Maheramagorgan course on the day he laid the last sod, two months before he died, on 31 October 2006. It was the last time he set foot on a golf course. Picture courtesy http://www.stpatricksgolflinks.comEddie Hackett is widely regarded as The “Father of Golf Course Design” in Ireland. Few, if any have had such an influence over the game of golf in Ireland and how we play it to- day. Already in his late fifties before designing his first 18 hole course, there is little doubt that his legacy lives with us today.