Legacy of the Links, LLC is a management and consulting company for tournaments, travel, fundraising projects and other events, combining the passion and talents of its founders to Create Legacies that Last Forever. The core focus will be golf-related activities on a global level.
Kevin J. McGrath
Kevin McGrath’s success in business has enabled him to play golf at a high level throughout the world. In his first foray into the golf industry, he spent three years in 1997–2000 researching and building the nucleus of a unique internet-based home exchange company specifically for golfers called The International Golfers Exchange Register. By the end of 1999, he had developed a dedicated custom-built interactive internet software system for the business, had liaised with over 400 private and semi-private golf clubs worldwide in countries as diverse as Australia, France, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, the U.K. and USA, signing up over 200 of them to the affiliated club network. Having interfaced with golf club owners, managers and members all over the world, he developed an extraordinary network and consequently obtained a valuable perspective into the psyche of people who play golf and travel widely.
This experience, as well as his ability as a single-digit handicap golfer since pre-college days, has provided enormous opportunities to partner with and play alongside leading professionals, including Major winners, Padraig Harrington, Bob Charles ( the first left-hander to win a Major!) and Bobby Nichols, many highly-ranked amateurs, including Joe Carr (three time British Amateur Champion and 10-time Walker Cup player) and titans of industry.
Using his extensive contacts and relationship-building skills, Mr. McGrath then set up a golf travel business and over the past nine years, has amassed a substantial clientele for whom he arranges custom golf tours around the globe, but mainly into Ireland and Scotland. It was through this business that he agreed to partner Taba Dale four years ago when she moved to Scottsdale AZ and decided to launch a golf travel business to promote golf tours for the many thousands of golfers in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.
Kevin’s involvement in the golf industry over the past 13 years has allowed him to connect and network with many of the top industry personnel, and this, coupled with other relationships developed over four decades, gives him access to key golf industry leaders.
Taba Dale is a Co-Founder of Legacy of the Links and part of the management team responsible for producing the Top 100 Invitational. She has the leadership role in developing the charitable giving component of the golf championship event.
Taba is the author of a book – A Summer in Ireland, and associated with the University of St Andrews Library Golf Research Centre as a fundraiser to commemorate the 600th anniversary of St. Andrews University (in 2013).
Since 2005 she has served as a golf event organizer specializing in providing customized golf holiday packages in Ireland and Scotland for private individuals and corporate groups while maintaining her business as an accomplished fine arts and golf art dealer.
A resident of Scottsdale, AZ, Taba’s connection to golf began in 1992 and expanded to include major golf events in 1997 when she was still living in Maryland and had a role in the U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, as the vendor of all site-specific and event-specific artwork, books, and photographic memorabilia, including design and publishing of the Commemorative Poster.
Additional Golf Event Experience:
U.S. Senior Open Riviera, Pacific Palisades, California:
Vendor of site-specific and event-specific artwork plus other books and gift items commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ben Hogan’s U.S. Open win at Riviera in 1948.
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Monterey Peninsula, California:
As agent for the artist Jesse Hyde, whose painting of the 7th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links was chosen for the 1999 program cover and commemorative poster, vendor for the limited edition prints of the image which was licensed by Pebble Beach Company.
The Treatment and Learning Centers
TLC/Courtesy Jeep Eagle Golf Tournament
Rockville, Maryland (1997-1999)
White Lily Foundation
2004 Event Organizer
The European Club, Ireland
White Lily Golf Day
2007 Event Organizer
Troon Country Club
Taba is a member at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale AZ and Machrihanish in Scotland. She was formerly affiliated with Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.
The Worlds of Golf and Art Merge
Combining her experience as both an art dealer and gallery owner, Taba established herself as an important resource for golf art and also agented for many talented artists, such as Michael G. Miller, former Head Professional of Riviera Country Club. Taba also managed the entire commissioning process that produced the portrait of Samuel Ryder for The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida and participated in the creative direction with artist Bart Forbes. This contemporary painting of Mr. Ryder, holding the iconic trophy that bears his name, has now been installed in the elegant clubhouse while limited edition prints of the image are already hanging at other Ryder Cup venues like Medinah Country Club in Chicago and The K Club in Ireland.
Earlier in her career, Taba created the Scottsdale Collection Sports Art Gallery with many golf prints by well-known artists like LeRoy Neiman, which helped raise much-needed funds for The American Cancer Society Ball in 2001 (the theme was “A Sporting Affair”).
Taba was even precedent setting, having been the first person to “sell golf-art online” in the days when the Internet was called the World Wide Web (mid-1990s). She was the first aggregator of golf art on the web and at a time when no other golf-related websites did online transactions. The enterprise was started with Golfdata (which was founded by golf writer and frequent contributor to The Golf Channel Alex Miceli). Later, Taba was invited by GolfWeb to put up a golf art gallery on their site with her own Scottsdale Collection branding.