Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg visits Adare Manor ahead of 2020 JP McManus Pro Am

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Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg visits Adare Manor ahead of 2020 JP McManus Pro Am

Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg visited Adare Manor Golf Resort and played the course ahead of his return for the 2020 JP McManus Pro Am

HOLLYWOOD superstar and keen golfer Mark Wahlberg has visited Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort to get some practice on the course ahead of the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am.

In a video post on Twitter, world renowned actor Wahlberg said he was hugely impressed by the golf course at Adare Manor, addressing Pro Am host JP McManus, saying "We are here at Adare Manor, wow, JP, double D, you guys got to be kidding me, wow, beautiful."

A true A-list Hollywood actor and keen golfer, Wahlberg has starred in some of the biggest movies ever to grace the big screen, including Oscar-winning hits The Departed and The Fighter.

He is also known as an excellent golfer, playing daily on his custom-built course in his home in California, and appearing at a number of PGA Tour Pro-Am events, including Pebble Beach.

Wahlberg will be making his debut at the JP McManus Pro-Am in 2020, a tournament for leading professional golfers and top name celebrities.

The two-day event will take place from July 6 to 7 at Adare Manor.

US Masters winner Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Ryder Cup captain Pádraig Harrington and world number one Justin Rose are just some of the golfers already signed up to attend.

Tournament host JP McManus said he was thrilled that celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg and Hugh Grant are among those who have agreed to play in the event.

“A key part of the Pro-Am is the celebrity amateur golfers who give up their time to support us and I’ve no doubt the spectators will be in for a treat when Mark and Hugh take to the fairways next year," he said.

"I thank them for their commitment and we’re looking forward to welcoming them, and many more players and spectators to Limerick next year.”

Charitable organisations in the mid-west will benefit from the Pro-Am.