The Open 2019
The 148th Open Championship finally returned to Royal Portrush Golf Club this year and what an event it was. After years of build up and anticipation, the worlds golfing elite all descended onto the small seaside town of Portrush in the hope of taking home the Claret Jug.On Sunday afternoon, it was our very own Shane Lowry who was hoisting the trophy in-front of the thousands of spectators who had waited on. It seemed somewhat of a fairtytale ending for Shane, who just last year admitted he had sat in his car crying after missing the cut at Carnoustie and began contemplating his golfing future. There was no such misery this year around with scenes of pure ecstasy as he embraced his parents and family on the 18th green. A very worthy winner for what was an enthralling tournament.
The Open was a magnificent advertisement for both the course and the North & North West of Ireland, showcasing exactly what the region can offer. The anticipation is already growing for when the tournament will return.
North & West Coast Links have been involved in the international marketing of Royal Portrush and the other great courses in the area for 30 years and we look forward to welcoming more guests in 2020 and in the years that follow.