Lucky Competition Winners Tee it Up with Rory!
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Lucky Competition Winners Tee it Up with Rory!

GolfNow and Roe Park Resort recently teamed up to offer golf fans the chance to win a round with Rory McIlroy on his home turf in Northern Ireland – and they couldn’t believe the response when over 222,000 people entered the competition.

The lucky UK prize winners Ash Rizi and Richard Watson, accompanied US winners Dean La Plant with his wife Lorie La Plant to play 18 holes with Rory at Royal Portrush. The winners also played at Castlerock Golf Club whilst staying and playing at Roe Park Resort.  To top it off, the money-can’t-buy prize, also included a full set of new TaylorMade clubs.  

Golf Now’s Marketing Director, Andrew Hollywood said:

“We were delighted to work with the Roe Park Resort during our #TeeItUpWithRory campaign. The team at the golf club and hotel, including Michael McCrudden, pulled out all the stops for the competition winners. The campaign targeted US and UK golfers, shining a spotlight on the North Coast, offering golfers the chance to win a round with Rory McIlroy. 

“With over 222,000 entries this unique opportunity captured the imagination of the avid golf fan. Our four lucky winners tee’d it up at three venues on the North Coast including the Roe Park, two of the winners travelled all the way from Arizona and have been singing the praises of Northern Irish golf all week!”

The Roe Park Resort’s resident PGA Professional Michael McCrudden said:

 “It was an amazing experience for Roe Park Resort to be part of such a unique competition, and a pleasure to work alongside Golf Now. It was a great day out on the course and it was definitely a competitive afternoon.

“With the 2019 Open Championship hosted in Portrush, we have seen a surge in the number of people interested in taking up golf, with many developing a new-found passion for the game. To cater to this, we recently completed a major investment programme totalling £1millon, transforming the Roe Park Resort golf course, so we hope to see even more golfers take to the green ahead of the Open next year.”

Tee it Up with Rory!
(L-R) Ash Rizi, Rory McIlroy and Richard Watson

Walking with Rory
(L-R) Rory McIlroy, Richard Watson and Ash Rizi

Photo with Rory
(L-R) Dean La Plant, Rory McIlroy and Lorie La Plant


Putting with Rory!

(L-R) Rory McIlroy and American Winner Dean La Plant