2012 Irish Open: Executive swingers


In the absence of a backer from the private sector the Northern Ireland Executive has stepped in and taken on the main sponsorship of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush which is to tee off in six weeks time; and with excitement around the showcase event amplifying by the day ticket sales have said to be unprecedented.

The pride of Northern Ireland golfing and Major winners Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke will all be in attendance as well as the likes of reigning USPGA champion Keegan Bradley and crowd pleaser John Daly. With such a strong roster of world class golfers the event is certainly teeing up to be quite the spectacle, something which can only go to further entrench Ireland’s place on the global golfing map and augment our reputation as a leading destination for golf enthusiasts.

In every sense one can expect that as long as nothing disastrous happens that this summer’s Irish Open at Portrush will confirm the club’s credentials and act as a trial to Royal Portrush’s capacity to hold a future British Open.

Anyway I decided to produce a light hearted and more jovial cartoon on the matter that depicts our First Minister and deputy First Minister swinging around on the green; after all we all remember the now infamous occasion when Peter and Martin were given a golfing lesson by Northern Ireland golfing’s finest, Mr. Rory McIlroy, when our deputy First Minister nearly took out one of his advisors. As such I think this cartoon is rather fitting and your comments and captions are welcomed!

Brian is a writer, artist, political cartoonist and legal blogger.

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