Ireland Golf Tours Operators Association Annual Conference

The IGTOA held their Annual Conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle , County Down from Sunday 17th Oct 2010 to Monday 18th Oct 2010.

Event organiser Stacey Williams did a superb job !!! And has a great singing voice !!!

The event was attended by world media representatives and promoted Ireland as a golf destination. It also highlighted Northern Ireland and what it has to offer.

It was attended by golf tour operators , and local businesses were able to showcase what they could offer the golfers and encourage the tour operators to visit.

Celebrity guests included “Martin ONeill” , “Pat Jennings” , the wonderful “Jack Kyle” , and “Dame Mary Peters , among others. They are all fantastic ambassadors for Northern Ireland and deserve credit for their efforts.

The Slieve Donard Hotel was a wonderful location and made everyone very welcome. The views to the Mountains of Mourne were at their best as well.

The golf at Royal County Down and Ardglass was competitive and fun. In some cases great fun !!

And the awards dinner was well attended and went on into the wee small hours.

As a member of the IGTOA Ireland Luxury Tours were encouraged by the growing interest in the Northern Ireland golf market.

Hopefully we can work closely with the likes of “Haversham and Baker Golfing Expeditions” in Cincinnati to bring golfers to Northern Ireland.

The opportunity to play Royal County Down and Royal Portrush is the lure….but the chance to showcase our , less well known , but excelllent local courses is also very important.

We look forward to many new golfing groups in the very near future.

WELL DONE STACEY !!!