The Amateur Championship
Samuel Max McCready was the Irish born winner of The British Amateur Championship in 1949 when it was played at Portmarnock.
This was the first occasion that The Amateur Championship was played in Ireland since the inaugural year in 1885. Max was born in Belfast in 1918 and died in South Africa in 1994. His home club in Belfast was Dunmurry Golf Club. He was the second Irish golfer to win The Amateur at that time.