Joe (JB) Carr, 1922-2004
Joe Carr, who was born in Dublin, started playing golf at a very early age at Portmarnock Golf Club. Carr won his first major tournament, the East of Ireland Amateur, at the age of 19 in 1941, which started one of Ireland’s greatest golfing careers…Joseph Benedict “Joe Carr” February 22 1922 – June 3 2004 Irish Amateur Golfer
One of golf’s greatest career amateurs, Joe Carr possessed a swashbuckling playing style and a poetic Irish soul. During a prime that lasted from the end of World War II to the 1960s, Carr was a dashing figure. Tall and lean, he was an exceptionally long hitter with an ability to recover from trouble with winning strokes… World Golf Hall of Fame Profile: Joe Carr
Watch below as Joe is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame by none other than the “Golden Bear” himself, Mr. Jack Nicklaus.
In the book Breaking 80, which chronicled the life of Joe Carr – Ireland’s greatest amateur golfer who died Wednesday 3rd June, aged 82, in Dublin’s Mater Private Hospital after a short illness…Passing of a Legend by Philip Reid (Irish Times)
JOE CARR, one of Ireland’s greatest golfers and most esteemed sportsmen, died in the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin last evening at the age of 82.His record in the amateur game in this country is unrivalled and will remain so for all time… Tributes Pour in as Golf Great Dies By Charlie Mulqueen
There was a little green book on Joe Carr’s coffee table entitled The Bruen Loop. Carr, who has three British Amateur titles to his name, three silver medals from the British Open and 38 assorted Irish championships, used the volume as a prop when the conversation turned to the idiosyncrasies of Irish swings of the not-too-distant past… Lewine Mair writes about golf for The Daily Telegraph in London, England. Written by Golf Journal – January / February 1999