JP McManus ProAm 2020

Paul McGinley, Rory McIlroy, JP McManus, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry after the round of golf 20/4/2018The golf course at Adare Manor officially reopened last week, marking the final stage in the redevelopment of the Adare Manor estate after it was purchased by the McManus family.  The course closed in late 2015, and soon after world renowned designer Tom Fazio was commissioned to oversee the redevelopment of the course.  Over two years later the property has been transformed, and has been christened “parkland perfection” by one tour professional.  In typical McManus fashion, he staged an exhibition match to officially launch the course and the 2020 Pro Am.  And even more typical the match was comprised of golfers who have won seven majors, three Continue reading

Dublin date for Irish Golf Expo

2015-golf-expo-128After hosting two great events in Belfast, the 2017 Irish Golf Expo will be bigger and better.  And because its moving to Dublin, it’s now very accessible for golfers from Cork.  The Irish Golf Expo is a unique event providing golf enthusiasts with the opportunity to attend Ireland’s only large-scale golf exhibition.  Visitors will be engaged in a unique interactive golf experience supported by the biggest names in the golf industry. Aimed at promoting golf participation in Ireland and providing golf enthusiasts with a chance to get up close and personal with the latest equipment, gadgets and golf accessories, the 2017 Irish Golf Expo is an unmissable event in the Irish golfing Continue reading

Shane Lowry looking forward to return to Cork

Shane Lowry looking forward to return to Cork

By Niall O’Shea


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 Shane Lowry winning the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup in 2009

Former Irish Open Champion Shane Lowry is looking forward to returning to Cork next month as Fota Island plays host to the Irish Open.  Lowry won on his last two occasions playing competitive golf in Cork.  In 2007 he won the Irish Close at Cork Golf Club, beating local hope Niall Turner.  In 2009 he won the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup, the first year it had been expanded to a 54 hole competition.  The Lee Valley was Lowry’s final won as an amateur in an amateur competition. Continue reading