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Golf writers swing by for tourist drive

Sixteen golf writers from around the world have been in Northern Ireland this week to enjoy the fairways on which our trio of Major champions perfected their game.

The trip is part of a tourism drive to showcase the province's finest courses on the back of US Open wins by Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell and The Open title won by Darren Clarke.

It's hoped thousands of potential golf holidaymakers around the world will see one of the resulting articles and programmes. Media titles represented included Golf European Monthly, Golf Digest China as well the US Golf Channel.

The visit was organised as part of Tourism Ireland's £1.8 million 'Home of Champions' golf promotional campaign.

Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland's chief executive, said: "Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have provided us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our golf to the world's media."

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