East Strand Beach, Portrush

How are you planning to welcome Northern Ireland's biggest sporting event?  


We are calling on Northern Ireland to provide a ‘Giant Welcome’ as we prepare to welcome over 215,000 eager spectators to our shores during The 148th Open in July!

From schools, sports clubs and families to local restaurants and bars - everyone is encouraged to show their pride and excitement in welcoming The 148th Open to Northern Ireland for the first time in nearly 70 years.

To get behind the Giant Welcome, post a photograph or video on social media of your welcome or how you are supporting The 148th Open, using #GiantWelcome #TheOpen.

The eyes of the world will be on Northern Ireland as The 148th Open, Royal Portrush will also be beamed live to over 600 million households across the world.

Be inventive - the most creative posts for the #GiantWelcome will be up for some fantastic money can’t buy prizes on offer, including a professional golf lesson and overnight stay along the Causeway Coastal Route.

We will showcase the warmest welcomes for The 148th Open, so get posting to be in with a chance to win!

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