Bob Hope playing golf on Bull Island 1961

Short footage of Bob Hope on a quick visit to Dublin to play a charity golf match with the American Ambassador to Ireland at the time, Grant Stockdale. He was literally in Dublin for 7hrs in between recording a radio show in London but managed to fit in the game of golf at the Royal Dublin Golf Club on Bull Island, visited a family friend who was a patient in the Mater Hospital. The Irish Times quoted him as saying “There was so many nurses around you’d think I was auditioning for a bed”. Christy O’Connor and Joe Carr played the round of golf with him and of course Bob Hope entertained them with constant jokes, followed by hundreds of spectators.

 

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  1. Thanks lovely tale. I’ll be returning to the blog again. Thanks from Thom (Kerry ma, tipp da) atvthevimmortal jukebox.

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