Jimmy Martin (golfer)

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Jimmy Martin (1924 – 14 February 2000[1]) was an Irish professional golfer who enjoyed three victories on the British circuit in the 1960s, including the Piccadilly Medal in 1964 and the Carroll's International in 1968.

Martin was born in Wicklow. His father, Jimmy, was the assistant professional at Greystones Golf Club.[2] He was selected to represent Ireland at five World Cups between 1962 and 1970, and also to represent Great Britain in the Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale in 1965, where he would play in - and lose - one foursomes match, in partnership with Jimmy Hitchcock, to Julius Boros and Tony Lema.

Martin died on 14 February 2000 at St. Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown, Dublin, Ireland aged 75.[3]

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  • Alliss, Peter: "The Who's Who of Golf" (1983), Orbis Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.