Cormac Mehigan

Cormac Mehigan

irl Ireland
Current Team
Ireland – Sport Parkinson’s Four Nations Golf 2021

I am Cormac Mehigan, 59yo. I am married to Mary, a teacher. We live near Adare in Ireland having moved there in 2010 after spending almost 20 years in the UK.

We have two children. Our eldest is Conor, 21yo, and he studies medicine in Dublin. Fergal, 18yo, is our second and he studies physiotherapy in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

I am a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, working in University Hospital Limerick. I love sport and have been able to combine this with my work. I have worked for Mitsubishi World Rally team and Leeds Rugby in the UK. In Ireland I have worked as “tunnel” doctor for Munster and in horse racing for the Turf Club.

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019. However in retrospect I’d had non-motor symptoms for 7 or 8 years prior to that. One of the symptoms I failed to recognise was a significant reduction in my distance off the tee in golf. Thankfully this has improved with medication.

I’m lucky enough to be a member of Adare Golf Club at Adare Manor which will host the Ryder Cup in 2027. Currently I play off 23.2, sporadically competitive. Besides my family, sport and exercise are the main thing that keeps me going. I love golf and it is particularly good as it keeps my head straight and helps with cardiovascular fitness, core strength and co-ordination.