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Obituary: Tom Egan

One-time holder of a global golf record was admired as a modest man, writes Dermot Gilleece

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Tom Egan, a distinguished amateur golfer

Tom Egan, a distinguished amateur golfer

Tom Egan, a distinguished amateur golfer

It has been claimed that low scoring in golf requires a player with a vivid imagination. If so, Tom Egan of Monkstown GC could be considered quite a visionary.

The one-time holder of a world-record scoring sequence died at St Luke's home in Blackrock, Cork, on April 17, four months short of his 90th birthday.

He had brought much-valued distinction to the Monkstown club, where he was a life-long member.