Portrush bags Irish Open

Northern Trust

The news that Royal Portush is to host this year’s Irish Open should come as no surprise to anyone. It’s a phenomenal course set on a beautiful coastline with plenty of space to accommodate fans and the circus of the European Tour. It’s relatively easy to get to and, despite some concerns about facilities; the town should provide enough beds for everyone. If not, I am sure Dazza will put up a few stragglers on his sofa.

It should be a great week and I am looking forward to it already.
For the power trio of Clarke, McDowell and McIlroy, the announcement will have special significance knowing, as they do, that their achievements ultimately led to this important day for Northern Irish golf. What better reward could there be than to shape your country’s golfing path?

It also clearly illustrates the importance of investing in youth development and nurturing golf talent from a young age. As Northern Ireland is about to find out, the major prize could be the return of the Open Championship and all the riches that entails.

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