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

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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.

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

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

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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***

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

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Old Head Golf Links | Watch HD Drone Video & Full Course Guide

Old Head Golf Links is a special place even according to Tiger! Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike.

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Old Head Golf Links Course Guide

Hole 1

Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.

Old Head Golf Links Hole 2 

Designed and constructed by a unique team, Ron Kirby – former designer at Jack Nicklaus’s Golf Design Services, Paddy Merrigan – Australian course architect and agronomist, Liam Higgins – one of Ireland’s best known golf professionals currently on the Seniors Tour, the late Eddie Hackett – former Irish golf professional and golf course designer, the late Dr. Joe Carr – Ireland’s most successful international amateur golfer and finally, Haulie O’Shea – building contractor.

Old Head Golf Links Hole 3

Old Head Golf Links, par 72, comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s – stretching to over 7,200 yards from the tips, with a minimum of six tees per hole.

Old Head Golf Links is designed as a walking course where Members and Guests are encouraged to walk the links with a Caddie. Old Head’s Caddie Programme is among one of the most extensive and professional worldwide.

The course is set up, depending on conditions, on a daily basis. Facilities include a warm up range with complimentary golf balls and a short game practice area. Old Head Golf Links  has a team of fully trained outside services staff to cater for your every need.

Old Head Golf Links Hole 4 


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Old Head Golf Links

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Tiger Woods Old Head Golf Links

It sounds like a round to remember, on a magnificent links course that is Old Head Golf Links. Tiger teed it up with the late, great Payne Stewart, Mark O’Meara, David Duval and Stuart Appleby to play the latest gem in Ireland’s golfing crown.

It had been a little foggy when Woods, the late, great Payne Stewart, Mark O’Meara, David Duval and Stuart Appleby set out to play this, the latest gem in Ireland’s golfing crown.

Well worth the wait” Tiger observed as the mist lifted and he got the breath taking view from the l5th tee.”

Old Head Kinsale has been voted No.12 in the Golf Digest Top 100 2017. Watch now!


“This has to be one of the most spectacular sights I have seen in golf” Tiger added. 

Mark O’Meara went on to state “This has to be one of the most spectacular locations I have ever seen for a golf course and the holes along by the sea are especially lovely, when the wind blows, this course will take on an entirely new character.”

The beauty of the place will make it a must for tourists from the U.S. but anyone who has a love of golf and scenic beauty should make a point of playing here, its as simple as that.”


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WATCH: Tiger Woods hits golf balls for small group at his invitational

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Anyone else starting to think we haven’t seen the last of GOAT!?

Part of me wants to see him return, but also it would be a disaster for him to come back and make a show of himself.

What do you think?

Tiger Woods holes incredible shot

Slam Dunk!! Hopefully Tiger Woods can pull of a few of these today!

Tiger Woods holes incredible shot from the fairway in typical tiger woods style!

BBC Sport

“Tiger Woods shot an inconsistent four-over-par final round of 76 to finish 15th on his return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge.

The 14-time major champion hit five birdies, including three in a row to close the front nine, but also made three bogeys and three double bogeys.

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama won the 18-player event in the Bahamas by two strokes, finishing on 18 under.

Woods, 40, was playing his first PGA Tour event after 466 days injured.

The world number 898, who had two back operations during his absence, finished on four under overall.”

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Top 10 Tiger Woods Facts you won’t believe about the world’s greatest

These facts are just crazy!! Here are the Top 10 Tiger Woods Facts that you just won’t believe.

  1. Tiger has won a tournament (Bridgestone Invitational, August 2013) more recently than Phil Mickelson (British Open, July 2013).


2) He hasn’t played a competitive round of golf in the last 467 days. In a 467-day stretch from June 6, 1999, to Sept. 15, 2000, Tiger won four majors and 16 tournaments overall.

Tiger Woods

3) If Tiger doesn’t win this year its 9 full seasons since he last won a major.


4) Since 1997, Tiger has won 14 majors. No player who’s debuted since then has won more than 14 PGA tournaments of any kind.


5) Tiger has won eight tournaments since 2012, despite the fact he won no tournaments in his 18 starts in 2014 and 2015 and didn’t play at all in 2016. Yet, only two players on the PGA have more than eight wins since 2012: Rory McIlroy (11) and Jason Day (9).


6) Five-tournament win streak. Nobody else in the last 60 years has ever done it once.


7) The World Golf Championships began in 1999. Tiger has 18 wins at the events since then. Geoff Ogilvy and Dustin Johnson are tied for second, with three wins each.


8) If Tiger finishes this week’s tournament, which has no cut, he will move up about 150 places. If he finishes in 10th, he’d leap about 350 other golfers. If he wins, he’d get to No. 123.


9) Tiger has played the Masters 18 times. He’s finished in the top 10 in 13 of those tournaments.


10) Tiger is getting 40/1 odds to win the 18-man Hero World Challenge, the lowest of any player in the field. He has four more majors than the rest of the field, combined.

Top 10 Tiger Woods Facts

That’s it folks “Top 10 Tiger Woods Facts”

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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.”

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Tiger’s back after 466 days

“I’m ready to go,” Woods told USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio on the range at Albany Golf Club on Sunday.

“I have way more shots now, because I’ve played way more golf,” said Woods of his decision to push back his return from the Safeway Open in October to now. “I only had a handful of shots back then. And you just saw a session where I hit everything. And I had control of everything. I can hit all the shots now, on call.”