O’ Shaughnessy Cup, March 26
Sign up in the PGC pro shop or call Damian or Johnny at (415) 379-2529. Stop by the Club for lunch on Sunday, March 16th or Saturday, March 29th for a delicious Corned Beef lunch (and maybe a Guinness beer or two). Spread some good Irish cheer with friends at the Club!
PGC member Michael O’Shaughnessy was an internationally-known engineer in 1921 when the Club initially hosted the first O’Shaughnessy Cup golf tournament in his honor. Now the longest continuous golf tournament among all Northern California golf clubs, the 93rd O’Shaughnessy Cup with a net-handicap format will be played on Saturday, March 29.
Born in County Limerick, Ireland, and educated at the Royal University of Ireland where he obtained his engineering degree in 1884, O’Shaughnessy emigrated to the U.S. a year later and worked at the Southern Pacific Railroad as a surveyor laying out the towns of Mill Valley and Sausalito. O’Shaughnessy opened his own engineering firm in San Francisco in 1889 and was involved in projects throughout California and Hawaii. He took a pay cut in 1912 when San Francisco Mayor James Rolph convinced Shaughnessy to become the city’s chief engineer. Over the next 22 years, he would play a role with the Twin Peaks Reservoir, the Stockton Street Tunnel, the Twin Peaks Tunnel, the Municipal Railway System, and his most controversial project, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite which continues to be San Francisco’s main source of water.