Ms. Taba Dale founded the parent company TABA, Inc. in 1979 as a fine art dealership. With commercial space in Bethesda, Maryland, she developed a prestigious corporate clientele, including Saatchi & Saatchi, MCI, Boeing North America (Rockwell International), Georgetown University, Marsh McLennan, Fidelity Management & Research Co., COMNET, Schering-Plough, Hanley-Wood, Inc., TIAA, Harvey Construction, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch and many other national and international companies.
As a private dealer, Ms. Dale has facilitated acquisitions that included Milton Avery, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Lee Krasner, Morris Louis, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and other Blue Chip artists. She currently continues to function as a private art dealer.
In 1988, Ms. Dale developed a specialty in golf art for her business and established Scottsdale Collection. By 1994, when the Internet changed the world, she was the first to market golf art online with Golfdata and later with GolfWeb. Her company also became a vendor at several high-profile tournaments.
Eventually, the blending of her 39-year background in fine art with a passion for golf evolved into an awareness of golf course architecture as an art form. Seeing golf landscapes through the eyes of world-class photographers and painters led to the appreciation of the beauty, mystery and charm of the game of golf. As her passion and exposure to links courses in Scotland and Ireland grew, so did her desire to share the adventures of these magical moments, which were literally life-altering.
In 2009, Taba Dale and Kevin McGrath established Legacy of the Links, LLC as a golf management and consulting company. Our projects include national and international properties and events on the PGA Tour.
Ms. Dale is a member of Machrihanish Golf Club in Scotland and Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is also a member of Women in the Golf Industry, International Network of Golf and the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers.
Golf tournament vendor
1997 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
1998 U. S. Senior Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA
1999 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Monterey, CA
PGA Show - Vendor at several major PGA Shows, Orlando, FL
Ms. Dale has organized many artist shows such as for Michael Miller, former Director of Golf at Rivera Country Club. She worked with World Golf Hall of Fame’s Director to curate Miller’s first one-man museum show called ‘Golf Landscapes of the Golden Age’ and a second one-man show for Miller at The United States Golf Association in Far Hills, NJ. From the exhibit at the elegant Golf House, the museum acquired Mike’s original oil of Bethpage, site of the 2002 US Open, for their permanent collection. She has also represented the world-famous photographer, Brian Morgan, in the U.S.
Articles / Publications / TV and Radio Interviews
May 1990, Washington Business Journal
September 1991, Entrepreneur
December 1995, Golf For Women
January/February 1999, Golf Journal
May 1999, Business Week
2000, profiled in the book 101 Best Dot Coms to Start
January 2001, Business Forward
March/April 2001, Luxury Golf
October 2006, Scottsdale Tribune
November/December 2006, Golf Connoisseur
December 2007, The Arizona Republic
May/June 2008, Desert Living
May 2008, Scottsdale Republic
Spring 2008, Fairway Living
July 2012, Out of Ireland, PBS TV Interview
November 2014, Golf Guys Radio Show, CBS Sports Radio
September 2016, Golf Guys Radio Show, CBS Sports Radio
October 2016, Those Weekend Golf Guys
October 2016, Desert Southwest Golf Show
May 2017, Desert Southwest Golf Show
August 2017, The Clare Champion
Partial Client List
Billy Casper Golf
Congressional Country Club
The K Club
Concession Golf Club
Ryder Cup European tour
Marriott at Sawgrass
Pebble Beach Company
Riviera Country Club
Troon Country Club
United States Golf Association
Washington Golf Monthly
Mr. Kevin J. McGrath
Mr. McGrath’s success in business has enabled him to play golf at a high level throughout the world. In his first foray into the golf industry, he spent three years in 1997 - 2000 researching and building the nucleus of a unique internet-based home exchange company specifically for golfers called The International Golfers Exchange Register.
By the end of 1999, he had developed a dedicated custom-built interactive internet software system for the business, had liaised with over 400 private and semi-private golf clubs worldwide in countries as diverse as Australia, France, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, the U.K. and USA, signing up over 200 of them to the affiliated club network. Having interfaced with golf club owners, managers and members all over the world, he developed an extraordinary network and consequently obtained a valuable perspective into the psyche of people who play golf and travel widely.
This experience, as well as his ability as a single-digit handicap golfer since pre-college days, has provided enormous opportunities to partner with and play alongside leading professionals, including Major winners, Padraig Harrington, Bob Charles (first left-hander to win a Major) and Bobby Nichols, many highly-ranked amateurs, including Joe Carr (three time British Amateur Champion and 10-time Walker Cup player) and titans of industry.
Using his extensive contacts and relationship-building skills, Mr. McGrath then set up a golf travel business and over the past eighteen years, has amassed a substantial clientele for whom he arranges custom golf tours around the globe, but mainly into Ireland and Scotland. It was through this business that he agreed to partner with Taba Dale 11 years ago when she moved to Scottsdale AZ and decided to launch a golf travel business to promote custom golf tours.
Mr. McGrath is a member of Portmarnock and Lahinch Golf Clubs in Ireland, two courses ranked in the Top 100 Courses in the World, Secession Golf Club in Beaufort, SC, and also Troon Country Club in Scottsdale. He is a member of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Rating Panel, an elite group of passionate golfers consisting of course architects, historians, leading professionals, and well-traveled golf enthusiasts. His involvement in the golf industry over the past 20 years has allowed him to connect and network with many of the top industry personnel, and this, coupled with other relationships developed over four decades, gives him access to key golf industry leaders.