|Feb 13||Clune Construction Signs PGA Golfer Padraig Harrington as Official Ambassador||More >|
|May 12||Padraig to "Wear the Laces" for Special Olympics at the The Players Championship||More >|
|May 12||Local School Children Meet Golfing Hero Padraig Harrington||More >|
|Mar 12||Brands support Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation Initiative||More >|
|Jul 11||Harrington goes for Irish Open title wearing the laces for Special Olympics||More >|
|Jul 11||The HSBC Ultimate Open 18||More >|
|Jun 11||Padraig Open 'Sarazen' Bunker at Prince's||More >|
|May 10||Padraig Harrington Unveiled as Ireland's Golf Ambassador||More >|
|May 10||Harrington's Appointment As Global Ambassador is Special||More >|
|May 10||Golfer Padraig Harrington Joins Special Olympics||More >|
|Mar 10||Get The Most From Your Gear||More >|
|Nov 09||Harrington finds time for others even in worst moment||More >|
|Sep 09||Padraig to headline Portugal Masters||More >|
|Jul 09||Cannon inspired by Harrington Golf||More >|
|Jul 09||Padraig embraces fame, strives to improve||More >|
|Jul 09||Work, Rest and Play||More >|
|Apr 09||R&A hail champion Harrington||More >|
|Apr 09||Padraig - Pre Masters interview||More >|
|Mar 09||Stackstown open 'Harrington Room'||More >|
|Feb 09||Interview before the 2009 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||More >|
|Feb 09||Interview before the 2009 Buick Invitational||More >|
|Feb 09||He won me the Open at Carnoustie||More >|
|Jan 09||Harrington - King of the Mountain||More >|
|Jan 09||Ronan Flood Q&A||More >|
|Jan 09||Another award for Padraig||More >|
|Dec 08||Padraig Harrington - a Celebration||More >|
|Dec 08||Padraig wins Sportsperson of the Year||More >|
|Dec 08||PGA Tour - Player of the Year 2008||More >|
|Dec 08||Padraig retains Golf writers' honour||More >|
|Dec 08||Padraig - More to Come||More >|
|Dec 08||Padraig named European Golfer of the Year||More >|
|Dec 08||Padraig wins European Tour Shot of the Year||More >|
|Nov 08||My Sportsman: Padraig Harrington||More >|
|Nov 08||The trials of Padraig Harrington, Mr Perfection||More >|
|Oct 08||2008 PGA of America Player of the Year||More >|
|Oct 08||Man of the moment is never short of a Bob||More >|
|Sep 08||Padraig wins Shot of the Month Aug 08||More >|
|Sep 08||That's one, two, three.||More >|
|Sep 08||A legend in the making||More >|
|Sep 08||Do I think I can improve as a player ?||More >|
|Sep 08||Double the Champion||More >|
|Aug 08||Padraig wins Shot of the Month July 08||More >|
|Aug 08||The Champ's Press Conference||More >|
|Aug 08||'I didn't want to give the Jug back!'||More >|
|Jul 08||How to win the Open||More >|
by Irish Golf Desk
Top gun Robbie Cannon thanked Padraig Harrington as he blasted his way to South of Ireland glory.
The Laytown and Bettystown man, 30, beat Cork’s Gary O’Flaherty 4 and 3 at Lahinch to lift his first amateur “major”.
And he paid tribute to triple major winner Harrington and top pro John Kelly and his team at “Harrington Golf” for helping him make the breakthrough.
He said: “It's a dream come true. I can’t thank the lads enough - from Padraig's brother Tadhg to John Kelly and the guys at Setanta College.
“I hooked up them just before Christmas and started to study Strength and Conditioning for Sport under Padraig’s coach Dr Liam Hennessy at Setanta College. The knowledge I have picked up from them over the last six months has been huge.”
Swimming in the backwaters of Irish amateur golf for the past decade, Cannon was one of four “Harrington Golf” players in the last eight at the South alongside James Fox, Eamonn Haugh and Michael Brett.
But that quartet is just a small cross-section of the players hand-picked by the Harrington team to apply the scientific methods that have made the Dubliner a three-time major winner.
Brett and Fox travelled to the Titleist Performance Institute in San Diego, where their swings were analysed by founders Dr Greg Rose and Dave Phillips.
Cannon was also advised on the short game and putting by Kelly, last year's Irish Club professional champion and Order of Merit winner. After detailed study of his swing by the TPI, he also changed the shaft in his driver to get the most out of his game.
The Laytown ace beat Castletroy man Haugh 3 and 1 in the morning semi-finals as O'Flaherty defeated Irish Close champion Pat Murray 2 and 1.
In the final, Cannon raced three up after nine and after holing a vital eight footer for a half at the 13th, he won the 14th to go four up before closing out an emphatic win.