Welcome to the Bushmills Malt Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament Tribute Website

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This website pays tribute to an amateur golf tournament which takes place annually on the glorious Causeway coast in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

The tournament is the Bushmills Malt Causeway Coast amateur golf tournament (formerly known as the Black Bush golf tournament).

The website is a story of a group of golf mad Scotsmen who travel over from Scotland every year to compete in this special event.

The golfers are all from Bannockburn and and the surrounding area of Central Scotland.

The story started about eight years ago when Alex and Willie came over to play in their first Black Bush tournament.

Basically all their golfing mates from home followed on after hearing about the great time the boys had. Alex and Willie raved about the great golf courses,the wonderful local people,who go out their way to make everybody welcome,and the camaraderie and craic amongst our fellow competitors in the tournament.

There was however one Bannockburn guy,Kevin Copeland (a real ugly bastard by the way!) who came over in the early ninties with a group of guys,so technically he was the first from the Bannockburn area to partcipate.

The competition takes place on four majestic golf courses on the glorious Causeway Coast in county Antrim Northern Ireland.

The courses are Portstewart Golf Club,the Valley Golf Club at Portrush,Castlerock Golf Club,and last but not least Ballycastle Golf Club.

Cracking golf courses set in magnificent surroundings with some breathtaking scenery. The courses we play are all traditional links courses,which test your game and patience to the full,especially when the wind blows.

County Antrim is a truly fantastic place for a golf holiday,the local people are the most warm and friendly people you would wish to come across.

The Bushmills Malt Causeway Coast amateur golf tournament attracts competitors from every corner of the globe. The tournament is immensely popular,players from 22 different countries participated in 2005.

We started this website four years ago and have added some webpages for fellow competitors who have e-mailed us their photos and their experiences in the tournament.
We have provided links to their pages on the left hand side of each webpage.

Please feel free to e-mail any photos or fond memories from your Black Bush experiences and we will add page(s) to our website for you or your group.

Background music is Caledonia by Frankie Miller,as a tribute to our mate Willie McPherson who now lives in exile in Athlone in Ireland!

For all enquiries for the 2006 tournament contact the tournament director Jackie Graham on 028 7035 1668,or from outwith the UK on 0044 208 7035 1668.

For the first time,one of our group won one of the major prizes,Willie won the best round of the week at The Valley golf club at Portrush with an amazing score of 46 stableford points,well done too Oor Wullie!

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Lads toasting Willie's win at Portrush at the
closing ceremony 10th June 2005 Royal Court Hotel Portrush

Welcome to the Bushmills Malt Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament Tribute Website
How to play in tournament
Contact Us
View Guest Book
Sign Guest Book
Site Map
Rick Nuckols
Ivor and Ken Donaldson
William Brinkley
Jim Hughes
Paul Sneddon
Tom Swinburne
Brian Hewitt
Roger Williams
Stefan Kehl
Arnold Malhmood
Photo Gallery
2005 Photos
2004 Photos
2003 Photos
2002 Photos
Useful Links
Accommodation Ideas
Vehicle Hire
Places to Visit
People to avoid
Tournament Results
Monday 6th June 2005
Tuesday 7th June 2005
Wednesday 8th June 2005
Thursday 9th June 2005
Friday 10th June 2005
Overall Results 2005

location of the Bushmills Malt Causeway Coast amateur golf tournament

The Black Bush tribute website has won a Golden Web award for 2003-2004,a testimony befitted due to the visitor numbers and site design and content.


Website as featured on:

Ulster TV

The Coleraine Times newspaper

Hacker Golf Magazine Australia

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  Courses We Play
  Portstewart Golf Club
  Castlerock Golf Club
  Ballycastle Golf Club
  The Valley Portrush