Canadian golfers brave the elements at Portstewart

27 Oct 2008

Northern Ireland was this year’s destination for the Canadian ClubLink Golf Pro Am. With the assistance of Tourism Ireland, North & West Coast Links and Hastings Hotels, the group of top Canadian golf professionals and avid amateurs played Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Royal County Down and Ardglass.

Jayne Shackleford, Tourism Ireland Canada, said: “This was a great opportunity to showcase golf in Northern Ireland to some of the top professionals from across Canada who will, on their return home, encourage their own club members to consider a golfing vacation here on the island of the Ireland.”

Ian Dawson, Merit Golf Vacations Canada, said: “We have had a wonderful golfing experience here in Northern Ireland – not only experiencing the spectacular courses but also every type of weather you could imagine – all making for wonderful memories and encouraging everyone to come back again!” 

Pictured braving the elements at Portstewart Golf Club are Jason Faubeit, Rattlesnake Golf Club, Milton Ontario and Craig Cupido, Diamond Back Golf Club, Toronto.


Further information:
Clair Balmer/Elaine Moore, Tourism Ireland, tel: 028 7035 9260/ 0776 652 7719
Stephen McGrath, Weber Shandwick, tel: 028 9034 7300/ 077 7088 6920



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