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Michael “Mac” McDonagh

Born in Tuam Co. Galway on December 29, 1900

 
 
Michael “Mac” McDonagh Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. Michael “Mac” McDonagh Marker
Inscription. In recognition of Michael “Mac” McDonagh for his 32 years of service as Superintendent of Golf for the City of Sacramento from 1932 – 1964. Mac McDonagh went to England in 1923 to become an apprentice in golf course construction and design with Dr. Alister MacKenzie. In 1926, McDonagh came to California and joined Dr. MacKenzie in the building of such fine golf courses as Cypress Point, The Meadow Club, and our very own Sacramento Municipal Golf Course – now officially known as the Alister MacKenzie G.C. at Haggin Oaks. Mac McDonagh is also credited with the design and construction of the City’s Arcade Creek G.C. at Haggin Oaks and Bing Maloney 18-Hole G.C.

”Mac was a man who lived his dream
in the wearing and walking of the green”

 
Location. 38° 38.001′ N, 121° 24.195′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Fulton Avenue. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the wall of the Alister MacKenzie Colf Course Club House and Pro Shop in the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento CA 95821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Michael “Mac” McDonagh Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
2. Michael “Mac” McDonagh Marker
This marker is located in the center. The marker on the left commemorates Dr. Alister MacKenzie and the right marker commemorates Anthony J. "Tom" LoPresti. (See "Nearby Markers" for additional information.)
. Dr. Alister MacKenzie (here, next to this marker); Anthony J. “Tom” LoPresti (here, next to this marker); Ken Morton, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Frank C. Freer (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McClellan Air Force Base (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named McClellan Air Force Base (approx. 2.3 miles away); Base Headquarters (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Additional comments.
1. Haggin Oaks Golf Course - Arcade Creek Course
The Arcade course is two 9-hole courses that can be played as 18. World-renowned golf course architect, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, designed the layout and selected Mike "Mac" McDonagh, who had worked with him on the building of the famous Cypress Point Golf Course, to take his design and construct the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course. The course was opened for play on October 1, 1932. Mr. McDonagh remained as the City's Golf Superintendent and later designed the Arcade Creek Golf Course, at Haggin Oaks, which opened in 1958. Later, the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course was renamed the Haggin Oaks Golf Course and finally the Alister MacKenzie Golf Course at the Haggin Oaks
Michael “Mac” McDonagh Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2008
3. Michael “Mac” McDonagh
Close-Up of Artwork/Sculpture on Marker
Golf Complex.

Source: GolfNow.com
    — Submitted January 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSports
 
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
4. Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
5. Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
 
 
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