Golf Vacation Ireland | JP McManus Pro Am 2020
The year of 2020 is finally here and the JP McManus Pro Am will be making it’s grand return; a decade in waiting. Held again in the famous Adare Manor, all eyes will be on the newly renovated building and golf course. The luxurious Manor was awarded the Best Hotel in the World 2018, it’s safe to say the renovations were worth it! Every golfer’s dream is to play the best golf courses in the world, then look no further than a golf trip to Ireland during this highly anticipated event.
The very first Pro-AM was held in Limerick Golf Club in 1990, 30 years ago. The primary aim was to raise much needed funds for charities and organisation in the region, that first year raised 1.2 million. A total of 42 teams competed and the tournament attracted many of Europe’s famous professional golfers of the time. It was the first time many locals had seen so many renowned golf pros on a golf tour in Ireland.
The Adare Golf Pro-Am was created by JP McManus. The famous, billionaire Limerick man has contributed millions of his fortune towards local charities through the years and is very much a loved figure in Limerick and throughout Ireland. The 2 day Pro-Am has to date raised over €100 million for good causes and through McManus has introduced luxury golf to Ireland.
Following the success of the first one; in 1995, the second JP McManus Pro-AM was held again in Limerick Golf Club. This time as well as attracting professional European golfers, also in attendance were US pros. Notable 3 legendary members of the US PGA Seniors Tour – Jim Colbert, Bob Murphy and Tom Wargo. This year the funds raised for charities reached almost €4m.
In 2000, again hosted in the Limerick Golf Club the Pro-AM was witnessed by over 15,000 and a young golfing star secured the win; Tiger Woods. Attracting many other sports personalities, this year the funds raised reached €19.8m.
In 2005 the Pro-AM returned again; bigger and better than ever in Adare Manor Golf Course. Adare is a small idyllic village found in County Limerick and a well known base to enjoy a luxury golf tour of Ireland. Over 8,600 people played in the tournament raising over €31m distributed to 56 charities. The famous faces grew in numbers at this event, from sports personalities to musicians but it was Ireland’s own Padraig Harrington who won the cup.
One of the highlights of 2010 for Limerick and Ireland was the last Pro-AM that took place. The profile of the tournament was raised to another level. World famous sports personalities, musicians and Hollywood superstars all descended to Adare to experience a luxury golf trip in Ireland. Some of the famous faces were Tiger Woods, Michael Douglas, Padraig Harrington, Garry Lineker, Harry Redknapp, Darren Clarke, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant and many more!
This successful year exceeded all expectations with over 40,000 visitors and raising in excess of €43.7m for charities. Darren Clarke, northern Irish golfer, won the trophy.
Now the year is finally here! The 2020 is once again being held in Adare Golf Course and is receiving world-wide media attention. This is the tournaments 6th staging and will take place on the 6th and 7th of July. It is attracting attract some famous world renowned names from the golf and celebrity world, amongst these Mark Wahlberg and Hugh Grant have already confirmed their attendance. The anticipation for this event will be like no other that Adare has seen and a strategically planned golf vacation in Ireland would be ideal for this time of the year. However, booking early is strongly recommended.
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