Monday, 18 July 2011

Darren's Round!

BBC Northern Ireland has a jolly good piece about our latest Ulster golf champion, Darren Clarke. As soon as he won the Open, he phoned the Bayview Hotel at Portballintrae, County Antrim, and announced that the drinks were on him:-

The 42-year-old has been known to savour a pint or two in the surroundings of the Bayview Hotel in Portballintrae on the County Antrim coast.

Its owner Trevor Kane confirmed that Clarke rang to pay for a round of drinks for those fans who watched his triumph on television, shortly after collecting the Open trophy. "We had a big contingent of Darren's fans in the hotel on Sunday," he said. 

"His sister Andrea and his brother-in-law also came round later with Darren's two boys and their cousins. "Darren put a call through to Andrea to set up a round of drinks for everyone at the bar, it was quite a celebration. 

"Some people got squirted with champagne." "Darren would come into the bar and have a pint or two - he would give me a bit of banter," he added. "He has brought the boys home and they are settled now. 

"He had to dig deep at the weekend and to win the Open is brilliant." 

Sunday was not the first time this year Clarke has celebrated a title win by buying a round. In May, the Ryder Cup star bought an entire plane full of passengers a drink to mark his Iberdrola Open success in Majorca.


Thomas said...

We have spent many pleasant evenings in The Bayview Hotel-Great Irish music sessions.As they say 'the craic was mighty' but just wait for Darren Clarkes next visit.Well done to real gentleman.

Timothy Belmont said...

Messrs Clarke, McDowell and McIlroy are worthy ambassadors for British golf, and Northern Ireland itself, throughout the world.

Mad Mandy Moans said...

Darren is a true gent. He also has some stamina even if he took a stagger and did a mad Mandy and sat down after a night on the rip and razzle. There are taxi drivers in therapy after mopping me and the girlfiends up. I think I could drink him under the table ... or fall in the 9th in Rathmore or Bushfoot trying. Of course I will need another gent to mop me up. TeeHee