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The 148th Open Royal Portrush
Wilma Erskine
Royal Portrush's journey

Wilma Erskine

When she arrived at Royal Portrush as club secretary in 1984, Wilma Erskine took over a club that was “in the doldrums.”

Green fees were down, the course was in poor condition and when they bought a second-hand tractor they had to do so on hire purchase.

But fast forward 35 years and the Antrim course boasts a £5m turnover and is set to host The 148th Open. It’s been quite the ride, as Wilma explains.

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