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About Brendan McDaid
Brendan McDaid as a young golfer

As a result of growing up in a house where golf was everything I started playing golf just after learning to walk and was hooked on golf at the age of 18 months.

I was lucky enough to be born in Donegal to two parents who were passionate golfers. My Mother was a keen golfer and played golf for Munster, Connaught and Ulster. My mother also represented Ireland.

My father was also a keen golfer and played off a handicap of 6.

As a young child the family moved to Cork where my passion for the game continued. I started to play in competition golf from a young age and some of my golfing achievements include:

  • Qualified and Played on the European Tour in 1989
  • Winning the Irish Independent Philishave weekly prize with a score of 44 (aged 11).
  • Youngest player to reach the last 16 in the South of Ireland Championship in 1976
  • Youngest winner of the Irish Youths Championship (aged 16).
  • Member of the first Irish Youths Team to leave the country and play in the Youth Championships (which Ireland won)
  • Qualified and Played on the European Tour in 1989
  • Winning the Irish Independent Philishave weekly prize with a score of 44 (aged 11).
  • Youngest player to reach the last 16 in the South of Ireland Championship in 1976
  • Youngest winner of the Irish Youths Championship (aged 16).
  • Member of the first Irish Youths Team to leave the country and play in the Youth Championships (which Ireland won)
  • Winner of the Kerry Boys Championship in 1976, 1977 & 1979.
  • Member of the School Golf Team which won the Aer Lingus National Championship in 1978 & 1979
  • Member of the School Golf Team which won the Aer Lingus National Championship in 1978 & 1979
  • Winner of the Munster Boys Championship in 1978 beating Ronan Rafferty in the final
  • Member of the School Golf Team which won the Aer Lingus International Championship in 1979
  • Leading Individual in the Aer Lingus International Championship in 1979 which meant I qualified for my first European Pro Am at the age of 18
  • Winner of the Munster Youths Championship in 1980 & 1981
  • Played for Castletroy in 1980-1981 and won Aer Lingus Clubs Championship and runner up in the International Final.
  • Represented Munster on the Senior Inter-provincial Team for 4 years.

In 1984 I qualified as a PGA Pro European Tour Coach and for five years I combined playing golf with teaching golf.

However it was in 1989 that I decided my true passion was teaching golf. A combination of touring and trying to teach made me realise that I loved teaching golf more than playing on the tour.

Since then I have focused on my passion of providing golf lessons across the full spectrum of golfer from beginners to members of the European Tour.

I am head coach to PGA Pro and European Tour winner Peter Lawrie and travel with him to some of golf competitions. Peter claimed his maiden European Tour victory at the Open de España in 2008, defeating home favourite Ignacio Garrido in a play-off. He also enjoyed a fine performance as defending champion the following year where he finished third.

I provide golf lessons at some of the countries finest golfing facilities and use all the latest golf technology to cater for all your tuition needs.

Regardless of whether you are learning to play golf for the first time, want to improve your handicap or win more on the European Tour, I can improve your golf game and increase the pleasure you get from your round of golf.

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