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Portrush passes first Open hurdle
31 Aug 2014 14:02
Royal Portrush has passed the first hurdle in plans to upgrade its courses and bring back the Open Championship by 2019.
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A special meeting of members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the first redevelopment of the world-renowned links in the 63 years since it hosted the major tournament.
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Only two of the 237 who attended the Magherabuoy Hotel in Portrush on Friday refused to back the plans in a show of hands, with insiders suggesting the opponents - two men from one family and in their 30s - were voting against it for a bet or a joke.
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Philip Tweedie, a past captain and current member of the club's tournament committee, said there was a feeling of excitement about the progress.
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"We always wanted to have a unanimous decision as much as possible so there was unity in the club and we think that is what we have achieved," he said.
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