I wish Iíd seen the original Cashen. I havenít even seen good photographs so if anyone has any to post / send, that would be much appreciated.
To the best of my knowledge, there arenít many pictures, if any, of the original Cashen. That was in the days before mobile phones and even if someone used an good old camera, some of the original stuff was probably not very easy to capture.
Mr. Jones did have my friend Kevin Frost do quite a few paintings. Kevin was the person who hit balls for Mr. Jones during the design. He was also an art teacher in the County Kerry school system.
I think Kevin gave Mr. Jones most of those early paintings, though some probably also went to regular visitors back in the 1980s.
I can't post them because they aren't scanned, but I have 60-80 slides of the course from July of 1985 when I first played it -- of pretty much every hole -- and a couple of pictures from May of 1983 when it was still being constructed and grown in.
It was pretty severe! I played my ass off and shot 78, and while that wasn't the course record, Ted Higgins told me I might have been the first one to play all 18 holes without losing a ball.