About MMK MBE

Mary McKenna is arguably Ireland's greatest ever female golfer and was awarded an MBE (member of the British Empire) for her services to golf by British Ambassador, Dominick Chillcott, in June 2012.   The winner of twelve domestic championships and a member of nine consecutive Curtis Cup teams, Mary, who began her career in 1968, also captained the Curtis Cup team on two occasions. 

Below is a bio of many of Mary McKenna's fantastic achievements and her amazing contribution to Irish Ladies golf over her career.

Irish Close Champions  1969, 1972, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989
Leinster Champion  1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
Leitrim Cup  1973,1974, 1976, 1977, 1980,1983,1985, 1990, 1991, 1995
Runner-up British Stroke Play  1976
British Stroke Play champion  1979
East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes   (with Eddie Dunne) 1979
East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes  (with Paul Rayford) 1987,1989,1991
Elm Park Mixed Foursomes  (with Pat Mulcaire) 1970,1971
Elm Park Mixed Foursomes (with Brian Whitaker) 1987,88 
Semi-Final U.S Amateur Championship 1986
Semi-Final British Matchplay Championship 1969, 1979, 1982, 1991
Mother & Daughter Competition 1987
Vegliano Team Trophy 1969,71,73,75,77,79,81,83,87
Curtis Cup Team 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986
Irish Team for Home Internationals 1968,91,93
Irish Team for European Team Championship 1969,71,73,75,79,81,83,85,87,89,91
British Strokeplay Champion 1979
Sunningdale Foursomes(with Maureen Maddil) 1984
Avia Watches Foursomes (With Tegwen Perkins) 1977
Avia Watches Foursomes (With Belle Robertson) 1984 & 1986
Irish Stroke Play Foursomes (With Evelyn Hearn) 1989 & 1993
Great Britain & Ireland Team at the World Championship 1970,74,76,80
Captain G.B & Irl Team at the World Team Championship  1986,90,92
Daks Woman Golfer of the Year 1979
Irish Golf Writers Award 1977, 1979, 1982
Hermitage Scratch Cup  1989, 1991, 1993, 1995
Woodbrook Scratch Cup.  1991
Galway Scratch Cup  1992
Shannon Scratch Cup  1993
Tramore Scratch Cup 1993
Cork Scratch Cup. 1995
Heath,Waterford,Castletroy Scratch Cup Winner  
Captain G.B & Irl Team for Espirito Santo Trophy World Team Championship  2000
Captain Irish Ladies Golf Team (2003 winners of Home International Matches) 2000 & 2003
Ladies International Seniors Team 2002 & 2008
British Ladies Open Seniors Champion 2001
Irish Ladies Open Seniors Champion 2006
Runner-up Irish Senior Ladies Close Championship 2008
Captain G.B & Irl Team for Vagliano Trophy  1995, 2007
Captain G.B & Irl Team for Curtis Cup St. Andrews Scotland  2008
Semi­final US Amateur championship  1980
 Leinster championship  1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
Joint runner-up British Stroke-play  1996
ILGU Golfer of the Year  1982, 1989, 1990, 1991

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