So how to follow up an Irish victory at The Open at Royal Portrush.
What about Ireland hosting the Ryder Cup again?
It seems like only 13 years ago since Ireland last staged the biennial event between Europe and the US and Darren Clarke skulled that pint of Guinness in celebration on the balcony.
JP McManus has long had his eyes on the prize for Limerick and this will be a realisation of a dream for the proud Limerick man.
The JP McManus Pro-Am has long been a fixture with all the top golfers and celebrities, and especially Tiger Woods, big fans of the course.
And, of course, where there’s a spanking golf course there’s a splendiferous hotel too.
The Adare House Hotel was only voted the Global Hotel of the Year award in the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards in Vegas in 2018. And it has since gone through a refurb which has made it even better.
Look out for hotel stay and a round of golf deals. Yourgolftravel.com has one night, one round from £425pp (€475) with B&B and round at Adare Manor Golf Club. Visit www.golftravel.com. Visit www.adare.com.
I dare say too that my game will be in good enough nick even in 2026, so whoever is captain, and I’ll pitch Sergio Garcia, then take a look at this swing and you might well ask how can you go in against the Americans without me.