Firm and Fast

Hosted ByShane Derby

Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 5: The Story of St Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna Golf Resort

In this episode we are joined by Rosapenna Golf Resort's Director of Golf Frank Casey Junior, Clyde Johnson from Cunnin Golf Design and Ally McIntosh our regular architecture contributor.

Frank Casey has been steeped in Irish golf ever since his mother and father bought the Rosapenna Golf Resort in the early 1980's. An accomplished golfer in his own right, Frank has led the Golf Operations team at Rosapenna since 2005. He has travelled far and wide and brought many of those experiences back to Downings to the benefit of visiting golfers and members alike.

Clyde Johnson is a course designer, shaper and finisher extraordinaire. Clyde first saw the St. Patrick's site back in 2009 as he looked longingly over the fence from the Old Tom Morris course. Mr Johnson was intimately involved in the development of the St Patrick's project from the initial mow out of fairways in 2018 right through to desiging, building and photographing the site.

We are tremendously excited to present the St Patrick's Links story for your enjoyment!

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During the pod we mention the website for the original St Patrick's Golf Links Hackett/O'Haire development, this site can be found by following the link below:

Just in case you don't get the Father Ted reference, made during the pod, about small and far away, please find the Youtube link to the relevant sketch below:

Special Guests: Ally McIntosh, Clyde Johnson, and Frank Casey Jnr.

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