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. In 2018, he fulfilled a life-time dream of participating in a PGA Tour event when he got the opportunity to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge (now the American Express) in La Quinta, California. His three PGA Tour partners, Seamus Power, Ben Martin and Sang Moon Bae, shot a combined 6 under over the three rounds, while he added a further 17 under playing off a 4 handicap to finish a credible 23 under par and finish in the Top 30 of the 156 amateurs in the field.
Using his extensive contacts and relationship-building skills, Kevin then set up a golf travel business and over the past 20 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 fourteen 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 20 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. It was through his involvement as a Top 100 Panelist with GOLF Magazine that brought about his consultancy agreement with GOLFZON.
Finally, like a lot of people in the golf industry, Kevin likes to “give back” to the game that he loves so passionately and for the past 10 years, he has worked with the Bobby Nichols Foundation based at Fiddlesticks CC in Fort Myers, Florida. During that period, he has raised in excess of $500,000 for abused and disadvantaged children in SW Florida by donating several trips each year, two to Ireland, two to Scotland and one to the Low Country of South Carolina, that he arranges by seeking donations of tee times and accommodations with the various clubs and hotels that he works with in the golf travel business.
Taba Dale is a Co-Founder of Legacy of the Links, which derives its name from a TV documentary that Taba created over a five year period. The 12 film treatments have been copyrighted by the Library of Congress.
Taba is the author of the following books:
In October 2020 Taba was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Golf Heritage Society. She is the Director of Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, and Hawaii.
Since 2005 Taba has served as a golf tour operator specializing in providing customized golf trips to Ireland and Great Britain.
She also continues to be a fine art dealer. For more information visit: www.TabaInc.com
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 of Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and Machrihanish Golf Club in Scotland.
She is also a member of:
- Golf Writers Association of America
- Board Director, Golf Heritage Society, Region 9, AZ, CA & Hawaii
- International Network of Golf
- British Golf Collectors Society
- Women in the Golf Industry
- Shivas Irons Society
- Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
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”).
In 1997 Taba established ScottsdaleCollection with its own domain name.