THE president of the Golfing Union of Ireland, Castlebar Golf Club's Jim McGovern, is taking Augusta by storm.
Jim is attending the US Masters as part of Tourism Ireland's annual Meet the Irish event at the famed Georgia course, highlighting this country's world-class golf to influential golf journalists from right around the United States.
A key message is the fact that Royal Portrush will host The Open this summer. Marking an historic return to Northern Ireland after 68 years, Tourism Ireland is taking every opportunity to leverage this prestigious event.
Alison Metcalfe of Tourism Ireland said: “Tourism Ireland has an extensive marketing programme under way this year to highlight our world-class golf and to encourage more Americans to consider a golfing vacation in Ireland.
“In particular, we are highlighting The 148th Open, which will take place at Royal Portrush this summer.
“Our message is that Ireland offers American golfers the complete package – with some of the very best links golf in the world, stunning scenery and the warmest of welcomes.”