THE excitement was palpable at Shannon Airport over the weekend as thirty private jets carrying some of the world’s top golfers landed at Shannon to participate in the JP McManus Pro-Am tournament in Adare Manor.
Among the crème de la crème of the golfing world to touch down at Shannon were Tiger Woods, Rory McIIroy, John Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau with many more travelling from the US to take part in the event.
The private aircraft pilots availed of Shannon Airport corporate jet services provided by the airport’s fixed base operators .
Shannon Group chief executive Mary Considine said that the Pro-Am which has raised vital funds over the years for several charities in the Mid West, is also generating an economic benefit, not only for the local community in Adare, but also the wider regional economy.
“We were delighted to welcome players and golf enthusiasts to the airport and we know that the hospitality and accommodation sectors in particular are experiencing a significant positive bounce from the event.
“Organising a tournament of this magnitude takes huge commitment and hard work. JP and the McManus family, the tournament organisers, the team at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort as well as the many volunteers have done a tremendous job,” Ms Considine added.