Rory McIlroy Caricature: this cartoon of Rory McIlroy shows him getting off the Greencastle Ferry and deciding whether to head to Ballyliffin Golf Club for the Irish Open 2018 or head on down to Shrove to the Greencastle Golf Club where my dad is hosting the Vice Captain’s Prize night! This Rory McIlroy caricature is one of the prizes and was specially commissioned for the night. If you’d like to order a golf caricature click here.
If you’re in Inishowen for the Irish Open and fancy a day on a course you should visit Greencastle Golf Club, on the banks of Lough Foyle. The club was founded in 1892 as a nine hole course and during its centenary year opened a further nine holes. The course is 5293 metres in length and the ladies course measures 4675 metres. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Ballyliffin and the same from Derry and can be accessed easily from Northern Ireland via Greencastle Ferry.
The Irish Open comes to Donegal in July for the first time, and Ballyliffin is a hive of activity. Some of the biggest names in golf will be appearing at the Rory Foundation-hosted event. It is expected up to 100,000 golf fans will come to Inishowen for the Irish Open. Inishowen is already on the map as a location for The Last Jedi and Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley both loved the place. Many people will hopefully see for the first time that this remote and forgotten part of the country has much to offer.
The purse for the Irish Open 2018 is €5,869,535. The 2018 Irish Open Leaderboard can be found here once the competition starts. The Irish Open 2018 tee times can be found here.
The Irish Open takes place in Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal from 5th-8th July 2018.