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Irish tycoon pays golf WAGs €4k . . . to turn up

Published 15/05/2010

Alison McGinley reacts as Caroline Harrington (L) and Henrik Stenson's girlfriend Emma Lofgren (R) look on during the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club on September 21, 2006 in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Alison McGinley reacts as Caroline Harrington (L) and Henrik Stenson's girlfriend Emma Lofgren (R) look on during the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club on September 21, 2006 in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Wives and girlfriends attending the JP McManus Pro Am Invitational this summer will be getting a €4,000 bonus, courtesy of the Irish billionaire.

It’ll be more of a free shop than free drop for the better halves of all participating in this summer’s tournament in Adare — thanks to a voucher worth €4,000 that golfers’ WAGs will receive upon arrival to spend in the Co Limerick village.

A string of A-listers including Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson, Desperate Housewives star Kyle McLachlan, Peter Gallagher and Aidan Quinn will all be playing.

The players’ partners don’t just receive a no-holds barred €4,000 gift; a percentage of profits go to charity, and money not spent also goes to charity.

Among the ladies expected to soak up the fashions on July 5 and 6 is Caroline Harrington, wife of Padraig; Liezl Els (wife of Ernie) and Montserrat Bravo Ramirez (wife of Miguel Angel Jimenez)

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