Just like that, my time at Adare Manor has ended. And I am beyond grateful to the team for making it an unforgettable internship for me.
There were many aspects to this internship that made it successful. The onsite housing was only a short 3-minute walk to work and a 10-minute walk off-site to the store, pubs, and bus stop. Adare Manor also allows staff to utilize some of the amenities they provide to the members, like yoga on Fridays and Sundays, access to the paddle courts on Tuesdays, and we get 50% off dining at the Manor.
What made the internship unforgettable was being able to do everything on the course. David Bailey, Seamus Conroy, Billy OKeeffe, and Niall Buckley did a great job giving me different tasks daily so the days would not feel repetitive. This week I cut greens, tees, and fairways. Spray hawked and did some divot plugging on our approaches. They are also great teachers. If I were unsure of anything, one of them would always be there to explain it to me.
Alan MacDonnell has been a great mentor over the past four months and a great person to bounce thoughts off. I thank Alan for taking the risk and bringing me to the team after Mike O'Keeffe recommended my name.
Overall my time here at Adare felt brief but was filled with many enjoyable moments... like preparing for the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am, going to the pub with the crew, enjoying the view of the Manor, and working with the most welcoming team.
I hope to return to Adare Manor for the 2027 Ryder Cup and hopefully bring more interns from the States to share the same experience.