JP McManus Pro-Am | Adare Manor | Ireland’s New No.1 Golf Course

July 2020 will see the sixth staging of the JP McManus Pro-Am. Since the inaugural tournament in 1990 the event has grown from strength to strength. Watch a preview below of the JP McManus Pro- Am challange, McIlroy vs Harrington.

28 current Major Champions with 56 Major titles amassed between them have competed in the JP McManus Pro-Am.

The big question is will Tiger be back?

“The Golf Course at Adare Manor is ready to take its place among the best championship courses anywhere when it opens in March 2018.”

The JP McManus Pro-Am

Source: Adare Manor

Accprding to the Adare Manor website, | “Celebrated golf architect Tom Fazio has taken what was already an award-winning course and transformed it into a parkland paradise befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations. The new course has been created in harmony with the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings: lush, softly rolling terrain, mature tree scaping, and the sweeping banks of the River Maigue.”

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The JP McManus Pro-Am

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Tournament Format

The Breakdown:
• The professionals play an individual 36-hole stroke play event over the two days.
• Each team consists of one professional and three amateur partners.
• The team event will be a 36-hole team with the one best net score to count at each hole.
• A daily team competition will also take place each day.
Note: The “Par as amateurs’ friend” rule applies to the team score. i.e. The highest score a team can return on any hole is a par.

Tees
Professionals – Blue Tees
Male Amateurs – White Tees
Lady Amateurs – Red Tees

Handicaps
Amateurs will receive full handicap allowance. Men – 18 (max), Ladies – 18 (max)
No courtesy shots.
Note: Players with higher handicaps may compete but within the above limits.

“Off the tee, the wide fairways have strategic bunkering, mature hardwood trees, and contoured slopes which place an emphasis on shot placement. While not overly difficult in appearance, this firm and fast sand capped layout requires the proper line and angle of attack to score. The subtle greens in the latest Pure Distinction bentgrass with full Sub Air system feature unique shapes that create a variety of hole locations requiring careful thought and club selection on the approach shots.”

The JP McManus Pro-Am

Source: Adare Manor

Early Years: 1990-2000

The JP McManus Pro-Am teed off for the first time almost 30 years ago in 1990 at Limerick Golf Club attracting many of Europe’s top professional golfers of the time, including Philip Walton, Christy O’Connor Jnr, Des Smyth, Brian Barnes, Gordon Brand Jnr, Bill Longmuir, Paul Way, Eamonn Darcy, and Richard Boxall. The 42 teams competing consisted of one professional and three other players, and they helped to raise almost €1.2 million for local charities in Limerick.

The succeeding event took place five years later in 1995 when the European Tour became involved with the management of the golf tournament. This augmented the stature and profile of the Pro-Am amongst European and US professionals as well as the spectator public. The event attracted many more professional golfers from the highest echelons including three outstanding members of the US PGA Seniors Tour – Jim Colbert, Bob Murphy and Tom Wargo.

Many of the younger professionals who also participated went on to become some of the biggest names in the sport such as Michael Campbell, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Paul McGinley and Andrew Coltart. The funds raised on that occasion increased to almost €4 million.

In 2000, the Pro-Am was once again hosted at Limerick Golf Club. Over fifteen thousand people enjoyed two fantastic days of golf, witnessing none other than the world’s then Number 1 Tiger Woods securing victory. The golfing legend fended off some of the world’s greatest players including World No 2 David Duval, Stuart Appleby, Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjørn, Lee Janzen and Mark O’Meara to name a few. Among other sports personalities to also compete in the tournament were Alex Ferguson, Martin O’Neill, Keith Wood, Gary Lineker and Eddie Jordan. The tournament that year saw a significant rise in funds raised, this time coming to €19.8 million.

“In the past, most players have travelled to Ireland to play the wild Atlantic Links layouts. Now Ireland can also offer the finest inland parkland traditional style layout, with an emphasis on strategic shot placement, set on the grounds of one of the finest manor hotels in the world.”

The JP McManus Pro-Am

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“However, as every great golfer knows, it’s all about the numbers, so here they are: • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass USGA putting surfaces • New perennial ryegrass tees and fairways • 170 acres of low-cut sand capped grass, wall to wall, with no rough in play • Sub Air systems in all greens to remove moisture thru vacuum pumps to maintain firm conditions every day • 77,000 linear meters of gravel trenches and perforated pipes • 41 capillary concrete strategic bunkers with the finest Scottish sand • 180,000 tonnes of sand • 1291 sprinkler heads • 127 newly planted mature trees • 77 new tee boxes measuring 10,777 square metres • 6600 square metres of closely-mown teeing area on our new practice facility • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass putting surfaces • 17,003 square metres of A4 bentgrass approach surfaces • 6641 square metres of bunkers • 50 Greenskeepers • 170,000 square metres of perfectly manicured fairway • Water features on 14 holes • 1 River Maigue.” ***All images and information owned by Adare Manor https://www.adaremanor.com/golf/***

Between two golfers of equal physical skills, the player with superior course management skills will almost always be the one to prevail.

How can GolfBirdie help with improve your score?

GolfBirdie is designed to be used before, during and after your round of golf.

  1. Before

The night before your round why not browse through the entire course. Simply head over to the app, search for the course you are playing and have access to a tee to green drone video of each hole. Helping you make a plan for your up coming round.

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2. During

Ever stood on a tee box and not had a clue which way the hole goes, what’s around that big dog leg or over that hill? All you have to do is take out your phone watch HD video of the hole.

Halfway down the fairway and you are wondering if there is any water short of the green? In 3 clicks you can find out just that.

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3. After

Ever returned home from an amazing golf holiday to discover the photos you took just don’t do the course justice?

Well now you have a HD promotional video of each course that you have played in your pocket. So you can show friends and family. Or discuss a birdie you had on a particularly hard hole, while enjoying a post round pint.

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Golf | Has your course survived #ophelia

Golf Courses Damaged by Hurricane

Over 360,000 properties are without power, including golf clubs and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in over Ireland with damaging gusts and heavy rainfall.

It’s feared that a number of courses on the west coast will be badly damaged. Golf courses don’t do too well in hurricanes.

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If your course has been damaged send us your photos. Send pictures to Instagram. Click Here. 

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Hurricane Ophelia could cause up to €1.5bn  worth of damage to Ireland according to a leading disaster analyst.

Ophelia, which is set to be one of the most powerful storms to reach Ireland in over 50 years, will reach winds speeds of up to 150kmph in parts of the country.

The hurricane is expected to cause power outages as well as disruption to businesses and is estimated to cause €1.5bn in damage.It had previously been estimated to cost around €676m in damage, but this figure has been more than doubled due to the storm’s intensity holding up over night.

Lets see how the courses hold up!

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Travelling and playing golf has changed forever. With GolfBirdie users simply download the App search their favorite course and get a birds-eye view of every hole. Using advanced drone technology we revolutionized the way you view and book golf. When you find a course, you would like to play simply click the flag and book your tee time. Looking for direction? Just click the map pin and you will be guided via Google Maps.

Heading away to play golf don’t just play where the tour operator tells you to see for yourself by watching our videos, giving you a view never before available. The newsfeed like scrolling provides you with hours of enjoyment view the world best courses from above.

We have courses from Portugal, Ireland and the USA so you have plenty of courses to choose from when deciding where to play….

Take a sneak peak at some of the amazing courses signed up to the GolfBridie App…

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We aim to bring golfers and courses together to provide a hassle-free quick service that has simplified the whole process for both. The App is completely free to download. So if you are a golfer or golf club, GolfBirdie is perfect for your every need. We are bringing golf to the modern era and making it more enjoyable for beginners and pros.

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Check out some of the new golf course canvas prints available! Choose from over 10,000 images from the best courses in Ireland and around the world.

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Golf Course Canvas Prints

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Choose any hole or specific part of the courses and have it printed on a high-quality canvas.

Win a photo print of your favorite course

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The Ultimate Golf Gift 
High-Quality photos printed on canvas.
Choose from over 10,000 images from some of the best courses in the world.

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How to order your canvas prints?

Step 1- Order your Canvas.

Once you have placed your order a member of our team will be in touch to help you choose the perfect image. We have a library of over 10,000 images from some of the world’s top courses.

You can choose a particular hole on the course or the best image from the whole course, anything you desire.

So if you had a birdie on a particularly hard hole, why not choose that. You can select an image from any position on the hole or course.

Step 2- Sit back and enjoy.

Once you have chosen your image, we will begin printing and will have your order with you within 3 working days.

Courses to choose from- See below

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Courses to choose from- Golf course canvas prints.

Old Head Kinsale

The K Club

The Island Golf Club

Waterville Golf Links

Killarney Golf Resort

Castleknock Golf Club

The Heritage Resort

Carne Golf Links

Charlesland Golf Links

And many more. Please contact for full list.

Please contact us for more information. Photo requests are also welcome.

Product details-

Canvas Size 60cm x 30 cm (24″ x 12″) *** Larger canvas can be ordered upon request.

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Watch: This week’s new format explained | Two cut’s? Then match play? European tour new format

European tour new format. This week’s new format explained | Two cut’s? Then match play?

156 Players

3 days of straight play

Standard cut after 36 holes. down to 65 players.

A further cut after 54 holes, down to 24.

Final day of 6 hole match play!!!!!! WOW just WOW, that is going to be unreal to watch.

Watch video for full details.

European tour new format

Is this European Tour new format going to change the game? We think it has a good chance. It will concentrate crowds to six holes on the final day, which will surely create a better atmosphere. It will also be different for the pro’s to go head to head…..it would remind you of the Fred Daly haha. It will be great practice for the Ryder Cup and they should probably host more matchplay events in the lead up to it.

Also check out this weeks season pass featuring Golf and Birdie’s…..#GolfBirdie

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Golf Birdie is the first tee to green flyover guide of the world’s top golf courses. “It’s the modern stroke saver” . Users simply download the free app, search their favourite club and have a birds eye view with professional video commentary and local knowledge. Which is both invaluable and entertaining.

Wanted! Android App Testers! Free round of golf & amazing prizes. Golf App

Golf App testing! Over the next month we will be testing the Android version of the GolfBirdie App, and we want you to test it so we can give you the best experience possible.

Want to be the first to test our Android version App? 📲 Play head to head against other teams while using the app to help you win 🏌🏻☘ Tournament will be held at a top Irish golf course. ⛳ Send us a DM if you are interested or email info@golfbirdie.ie. 

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Use GolfBirdie to improve you game in minutes.

GolfBirdie is the first tee to green flyover guide of the world’s top golf courses. “It’s the modern stroke saver”. Users simply download the free app, search their favourite course and have a birds eye view with professional video commentary and local knowledge, which is both invaluable and entertaining.

What does the app do?

  • We connect golfers and golf courses all over the world and offer the user a unique hole by hole flyover guide.
  • Using this technology we can give even life long members a view of the course never before available. We will reach golf tourists across the world when they are planning their trips abroad.
  • A direct link to your website will be on the app allowing users to book green fees with the individual club.
  • Currently there is little information for golfers when deciding what courses to play, other than still images, which don’t highlight the beauty of the course and its main attributes.Golf App

Finally a golf app that can help you improve your game in minutes, by guiding you around the courses using the latest technology. Being able to see around corners is invaluable. Golf App.

The GolfBirdie App is already available to Apple users via the App Store & will be released on the Google Play Store this February.

 

Booking Golf Has Changed Forever | HD Drone Videos

Viewing and Booking Golf has changed forever with the help of the latest technology. Ever booked a golf trip and spent hours on different website’s trying to find the best courses to play?

We aim to eliminate this! With the GolfBirdie App golfer’s simply

Users simply…

  1. Download the free app.
  2. Search their favourite golf club.
  3. Watch a Drone video of every hole & Promo Video.
  4. Book green fees.
  5. Find courses nearby with our distance indicator.

Browse all the best courses while booking golf.

 

Booking Golf

Want to book a particular golf course?

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After Booking Golf 

So you have decided where to book and are looking to get a extra edge before you play? You can watch a drone video of every hole.

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How GolfBirdie helps both Amateurs and Pros?

Everyone know that there is nothing worse than arriving at a golf course and not knowing your way around…so what do you do? Go to the pro shop and spend between €5-10 on a stroke saver which has a still image guide of the course… NO!

Simply download the FREE GolfBirdie App search your favourite course and have a birds eye view of every hole.

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For top level Golfer and pros, the usual practice is to visit a course a few days before a competition and play a practice round. Speaking from my experience playing at a high level we used to play two even three balls on each hole because we didn’t know where the best position was until we played the hole. With Golf Birdie, you can use the HD Drone videos in a practice round to eliminate this and allow you to concentrate on your yardages and other info.

For the everyday amateur, everything that can help your score is a benefit, so GolfBirdie is going to save you valuable shot every round.

Booking Golf

Travelling and playing golf has changed forever. With GolfBirdie users simply download the App search their favourite course and get a birds eye view of every hole. Using advanced drone technology we revolutionised the way you view and book golf. When you find a course, you would like to play simply click the flag and book your tee time. Looking for direction? Just click the map pin and you will be guided via Google Maps.

Heading away to play golf don’t just play where the tour operator tells you to see for yourself by watching our videos, giving you a view never before available. The newsfeed like scrolling provides you with hours of enjoyment view the world best courses from above.

We have courses from Portugal, Ireland and the USA so you have plenty of courses to choose from when deciding where to play….

Take a sneak peak at some of the amazing courses signed up tp the GolfBridie App…

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We aim to bring golfers and golf courses together to provide a hassle free quick service that has simplified the whole process for both. The App is completely free to download. So if you are a golfer or golf club, GolfBirdie is perfect for your every need. We are bringing golf to the modern era and making it more enjoyable for beginners and pros.

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Tiger Woods seen hitting TaylorMade M1 3 wood

“If Woods is indeed planning to put TaylorMade clubs in his bag, he wouldn’t be the first of the Nike guys. Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka both have put the M2 driver in their golf bags.” GolfWeek.com

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Looks like it’s been confirmed today!

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Million Dollar Backyard | Replica’s of the 12th at Augusta and 17th at TPCSawgrass

The Dream!! This amazing set up is owned by the one and only Dave Pelz.

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Pelz, who coaches top players like Phil Mickelson, has dedicated the past 35 years to studying the game, revealing better ways for golfers to practice and play, and coaching some of the best players in the world on their short game and putting.

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David Plez

Fancy having a few chips around this green while getting a short game lesson from the man himself…….His day rate is $20,000 if you visit him in Austin. Or $30,000 if he comes to you. So get saving!

However there is a cheaper alternative……The Dave Pelz academy at Killeen Castle.

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When a player decides to attack a tour bag…

Oooppssss player and Caddy phones destroyed

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He claim’s it wasn’t him…..so would I haha maybe it was after this massive FAIL

Or this absolute YIIIIP

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Watch: 100+ Mph Golf Cart

Equipped with wheelie bars, racing slicks, and a fully custom fabricated frame; this Hayabusa motorcycle engine powered golf cart can reach speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour quicker than you can read this sentence.

Watch: HoloLens augmented reality device will change how we watch sport.

Imagine watching your favourite sport and look down to see a live twitter feed or look up to see full player line up and stats. Watch below how the NFL done this for the Super Bowl.

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VR (Virtual reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) are taking off at a rate never seen before. It was somewhat a taboo back in the day. What the would it be like when the whole world is stuck inside emerged in another world….

and who could forget the South Park VR episode

 

But Agumented Reality is where is gets exciting…..especially for golfers.

What is Augmented Reality

With AR, users are able to interact with virtual contents in the real world, and are able to distinguish between the two. Full Article

So for example imagine being able to wear a pair of sunglasses that will give you all of your distances, slopes, and a HD video preview of every hole.

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Check out the AR Glasses used at the Super Bowl. Which allowed people watching the game to look down at the ground for a live twitter feed or look up to see full player line ups and stats, without interfering with them enjoying the action on the pitch. Watch below….exciting times ahead.

It’s an exciting time in the world of sport for both fans and players and we look forward to see what’s to come. However already there is some amazing technology available to help improve your golf game such as….GolfBirdie.

GolfBirdie is the first tee to green flyover guide of the world’s top golf courses. “It’s the modern stroke saver”. Users simply download the free app, search their favourite course and have a birds eye view with professional video commentary and local knowledge, which is both invaluable and entertaining. GolfBirdie 2.0 will feature green slopes, yardages and much more!

Just click this image to download the app!

What does the app do?

We connect golfers and golf courses all over the world and offer the user a unique hole by hole flyover guide.
Using this technology we can give even life long members a view of the course never before available. We will reach golf tourists across the world when they are planning their trips abroad.
A direct link to your website will be on the app allowing users to book green fees with the individual club.
Currently there is little information for golfers when deciding what courses to play, other than still images, which don’t highlight the beauty of the course and its main attributes.

Just click this image to download the app!

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