While the course was relatively quiet for Mondays practice day, compared to the influx of spectators expected from Thursday on , councillors from across the Causeway Coast & Glens took the opportunity to get a tour of The Open course and facilities.
This was the first time many of the councillors had got a chance to look at the course since preparations began.
Speaking to The Balllymoney Bubble, Alliance Councillor Chris McCaw said,
“It was amazing to be at the Open practice day today and to see all the hard work that has gone into organising the event.
It is an honour for our area to host the largest ever sporting event on the island of Ireland and I’m looking forward to seeing the long-term benefits it will bring to our area, and indeed the whole of Northern Ireland.”