Fred Daly (b 1911 Portrush, County Antrim, d 1990) was a Northern Irishgolfer who was best known for winning The Open Championship of 1947 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. As of 2005, he remained the only Irishman from either side of the border to have won The Open. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1953. Portrush (Port Rois in Irish) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, beside the border with County Londonderry. ... County Antrim ( in [Gaelic) is one of the six Irish counties that form Northern Ireland. ... Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four parts of the United Kingdom. ... Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Royal Liverpool Golf Club is a leading golf club in North West England. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...
He won the Open with a total score of 293
During his acceptance speach at Royal Liverpool he said
He was very honoured to receive the Claret jug and take it back to Ireland:
He went on to say that the trophy had never been to Ireland and that he was hoping that the change of Air would help it!!!
There was much applause and laughter at his humourous comments
Categories: 1911 births | 1990 deaths | Northern Ireland golfers | Natives of County Antrim | Golf biography stubs
Daly was born in Currabubulla, a small town in northern New South Wales, and was educated at Catholic schools, becoming a clerk in the Department of the Navy and an official of the Federated Clerks Union, a stronghold of the Catholic right wing of the labour movement.
Daly spent the next 23 years as an opposition frontbencher - one of a generation of Labor politicians whose career opportunities were greatly reduced by the splits and internal conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s.
From 1967 onwards Daly was a strong supporter of Gough Whitlam in his battles with the left wing of the party, and in 1969 Whitlam made him shadow minister for immigration.
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