McLeans hosted their first ever Golf Day in the lofty surroundings of Royal Portrush in early April and 16 hardy souls agreed to go along and empty out their supply of Golf Balls. One of the most prestigious Golf Courses not just in Ireland but indeed the world gave one and all a very warm welcome.
We had luminaries such as Joel Taggart and Brian Johnson from BBC, Trevor Jordan from UTV, Pete Snodden from Cool FM. As a golfer he is some DJ. We also had local Sports Personality Liam Beckett and larger than life Albert Kirk. Throw in David Young from the Press Association and Joe Kearney from the Daily Mirror and Stephen Grimason Head of Communications at the NI Executive ans you can see it was quite a line up. Cahal Dervan Sports Editor of the Sun made the long journey from Dublin to be with McLeans on a very special day.
The weather was kind. Former Head of the PA Deric Henderson who was chief organiser rang and sorted that out much to the delight of Adrian Eastwood.
It seems the 5th at Royal Portrush, the White Cliffs is an especially difficult hole. Not so for yours truly. Logie birdied it in spectacular fashion. I think I can retire now.
Later in the evening we were joined by the Managing Director of McLeans, Paul McLean, and Head of Marketing Megan McKeown.
The overall winner on a magnificent day was our host, the Capt of Royal Portrush Robery Clark. He asked me to keep his points total a secret. In second spot was Stephen Grimason with third place going to Eamonn Logue the local PRO at the Hilton. Prizes included golf at Portmarnock and weekend breaks in the Merchant. Quality all the way and everyone who took part won a McLeans top of the range umbrella and a bottle of Black Bush.
Everyone was treated to a superb day rounded off with a magnificent meal with a few tricks as always with cameraman supreme Albert Kirk. A day to remember and a Golf Day with more than a touch of class.
Now I am unavailable for a few days. I am off to Portrush to look for all those balls.