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Peter Alliss backs bid to woo golfers


The legendary Peter Alliss

The legendary Peter Alliss

David Cannon

The legendary Peter Alliss

Iconic golf commentator Peter Alliss is helping to bring Northern Ireland’s world-class golf scene to the attention of millions of radio listeners across the rest of the UK.

The well-known TV presenter, widely regarded as the voice of golf, has taken part in a series of radio interviews for the BBC and numerous commercial radio stations to spread the word about the province’s golf courses and trio of Major winning players to 12m listeners.

In the pieces, he speaks of his experience of playing Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Malone.

Alliss also referred to Northern Ireland's growing reputation and record for delivering first-class golfers.

“Northern Ireland not only has some of the best golf courses in the world, they now also have the best players.

“The success of Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell has led many commentators to label Northern Ireland as the golfing capital of the world.

“The fact that they can now boast three major winning golfers in the space of 13 months gives them an unprecedented opportunity to show the rest of the world just what makes Northern Ireland’s golfing offering so special,” he said.

The interviews were done as part of Tourism Ireland’s Home of Champions campaign.

Belfast Telegraph