Bill Murray Golf Ambassador to Ireland for New YouTube Series
Bill Murray, the famous Caddyshack, has participated in countless pro-ams, has written a book on golf, has been inducted into the Caddy Hall of Fame, and he is also co-owner with his brothers, of a restaurant on the theme golf at World Golf Village in St Augustine, Florida.
His love of golf knows no bounds. Next step: a YouTube series, "The Links Life", hosted by author Tom Coyne, who will feature the Hollywood star at some of Ireland's best golf courses.
Murray arrived with his family, including four of his six brothers, three of his sons, three nephews, a brother-in-law, former poet laureate Billy Collins and Coyne, whose books include "A Course Called Ireland", last week. In other words, everyone was there except Dr Beeber.
So, em we don't often feature other modes of transport. But Bill Murray on a 🚌 to Belmullet is the best thing we've seen in ages. He's here making a golf documentary & was at @CarneGolfLinks. ⛳️ 🏌️♂️❤️💚#FillYourHeartWithIreland pic.twitter.com/sFOgoIhSqX
- Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 18
They started at Druids Glen in Wicklow and traveled to Kildare (Carton House), Mayo (Belmullet, Carne), Sligo (Enniscrone) and Donegal (St Patrick's Links in Rosapenna, Portsalon, Narin and Portnoo) and Galway (Galway Bay). (A visit to Kerry and Ballybunion had to be postponed).
Along the way, Murray and his family took the stage and gave an impromptu concert to guests of the Mount Falcon Hotel, covering the classic "Ride, Sally Ride".
Saxophonist Lorraine McDonald said she was amazed to see the Hollywood legend take the stage.
“He's the coolest man in the world and I got to sing along with him. It was incredible ”, she said.
American actor Bill Murray supporting Mayo in this year's all Ireland final, Both also very famous for the movie Ground Hog Day. pic.twitter.com/Tb1R1F4IMZ
- Danny Darcy / Galway (@ dannydarcy72) August 19
Murray also posed with a large Irish flag, adopted County Mayo in the All-Ireland Gaelic football final and signed up for several clubs. Coyne noted in an article that Murray purchased a lifetime membership in Belmullet as well as Carne for his four brothers and for Nick Edmund, golf journalist and triple cancer survivor, and his son, who were invited to the dinner. after-golf, where Murray received a bottle of Irish whiskey.
"In fact, Bill shared his bottle of Jameson with a number of members, forcing them to throw their heads back before pouring a drop down their throats.", said one of the participants. “He's a funny man and extremely generous to the caddies and the bar staff, and it was a nice relaxed evening, and he was relaxed because there was no pressure on him. There were only a few locals and ourselves, the staff. "
Commenting on his golfing journey in the land of his ancestors, Mr. Murray said: “So many Irish people were forced to emigrate to America, we thought we should try to honor them by bringing some people back. "
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