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Irish golf to the fore in US

Thursday, 15 February 2018

LINKS golf in the north west corner of Ireland is 'on the up' according to John McLaughlin, chief executive of North and West Coast Links, the body tasked with attracting visiting golfers from around the world to these shores.
Representatives from the organisation were in the United States to attend The PGA Show in Orlando, Florida, generally considered one of the biggest shows of its kind in the world. It attracts more than 40,000 visitors and over 1,000 media from 25 countries, making it a real shop window for aspiring golf clubs and businesses.
To tee the week off in style, the company has organised an Irish Golf Day prior to the show on behalf of the Irish Golf Trade and in association with main sponsor Tourism Ireland, with over 100 golf tour operators, golf media, group leaders and Irish golf trade representatives signed up to take part at The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point, Orlando.
In addition to meeting with a range of delegates to attract more visitors to Ireland, North & West Coast Links also used the show to launch its new brochure and website www.northandwestcoastlinks.com.
As a key part of the Tourism Ireland stand, this is the 29th year in succession that North & West Coast Links has attended the show, promoting a range of bespoke golf tour packages to member courses including Royal Portrush, host venue for The Open in 2019, Ballyliffin, Carne, Enniscrone, Donegal, Narin & Portnoo, Rosapenna, Castlerock, Portstewart, Ardglass, Galway Bay, Westport and Portsalon.
In addition to the golf courses, the company also develops tour packages with a range of partner hotels including The Ardilaun, Mount Falcon Estate, Harvey's Point, Ballyliffin Townhouse, The Bushmills Inn, the Hastings Hotels group and many more.
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