Christy O'Connor joined the Royal Dublin in 1959 as club professional, and his association with the club continued for 57 years. In 1988, the members expressed the esteem in which they held the great golfer by conferring honorary life membership on ‘Himself’, as he was affectionately known. On November 2nd 2009, Christy received one of the highest honours in golf when he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida.
2009 marked 50 years of Christy O’Connor’s association with the Royal Dublin. This video was compiled and produced by golf journalist Shane O'Donoghue to mark the milestone. It features Gary Player, John Jacobs, Padraig Harrington, Arnold Palmer and Peter Alliss. Christy O'Connor Senior died in Dublin aged 91 on May 14th 2016.