Worldwide exposure for Royal Portrush and NI golf

Before you head off for the last weekend of the summer holidays, have a look at this super coverage of Northern Ireland golf.

Tourism Ireland has been working with NBC/Golf Channel.com in the US to capitalise on Rory McIlroy’s recent successes and promote golf in Northern Ireland.

The Royal Portrush course in Northern Ireland has been invited to join the rota to host future Open Championships. The famous seaside links on the Causeway coast last staged the Open in 1951 - the only time it has been played outside England and Scotland. The major could return to Portrush as early as 2019.

The Royal Portrush course in Northern Ireland has been invited to join the rota to host future Open Championships. The famous seaside links on the Causeway coast last staged the Open in 1951 - the only time it has been played outside England and Scotland. The major could return to Portrush as early as 2019.

Tourism Ireland enlisted the help of the GolfChannel.com’s resident golf travel insider, Matt Ginella, who appears each week on ‘Morning Drive’.

Matt is a highly respected commentator, a previous senior travel editor of Golf Digest and Golf World and has covered more than 30 majors including many Ryder Cups. He also clearly loves golfing in Northern Ireland.

GolfChannel.com has become one of the most trusted and reliable sources of golf news and information in the US. ‘Morning Drive’, where this piece aired, is a leading daily talk show devoted to golf. It attracts millions of viewers.