I play THE OPEN golf course - Royal Portrush

  • Published on Jul 17, 2019
  • In this video Rick Shiels PGA golf professional tees it up at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
    Royal Portrush is the host venue for this years (2019) Open Championship and Rick heads out to play the famous course as part of The Open Links Invitational.
    Rick plays the exact same links that Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and the rest of the PGA Tour and European Tour stars will play this week for the 148th Open Championship. Who will win the 4th and final major of the season and take home the claret jug?
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Comments • 763

  • Rick Shiels Golf
    Rick Shiels Golf  Month ago +65

    Which is your *favourite* of golf’s majors?

    • Anthony Bahe
      Anthony Bahe 18 days ago


    • Daniel Hills
      Daniel Hills 22 days ago

      It just has to be The Master's. Its like Golf in the garden of Eden.

    • Caleb Ford
      Caleb Ford 25 days ago +1

      In Order
      1. Masters
      2. The Open
      3. US Open
      4. PGA

    • MrJohnr47
      MrJohnr47 29 days ago

      Tie between the two Open’s. They both are usually a huge challenge to the players.

    • Chris Kirksey
      Chris Kirksey Month ago

      That is a tough one to answer. I would say it is a tie for me between The Masters and the U.S. Open.

  • john giannotti
    john giannotti 2 days ago

    Sounds like ferhity

  • Michael Bremser
    Michael Bremser 5 days ago

    I've come back and watch this a couple times because this round looked like such a great time.

  • football wariors
    football wariors 9 days ago

    never good weather in ireland

  • Richard Justice
    Richard Justice 17 days ago

    Nice vid rick

  • Stewart Grindlay
    Stewart Grindlay 18 days ago +1

    What a fantastic event for all involved. Great for fans, golfers and the country as a whole.
    Sorry about the weather on final day, it emptied out of the skies as usual. 4 seasons in one hour!!!
    P.s my wife and I got the chance to stand on the 6th with no-one else and every player was so friendly and talked away.

  • Tom Cunniffe
    Tom Cunniffe 18 days ago

    The O’ Laughlin surname comes from Co. Clare in the Republic if Ireland- A huge Hurling County

  • Gaz D
    Gaz D 18 days ago

    The gentleman Mr Shiels living the dream.

  • Gaz D
    Gaz D 18 days ago

    Not played it but I’ve parachuted over it in 2002 on an AFF course.

  • Niall Donohoe
    Niall Donohoe 22 days ago

    What did you shoot

  • irish-medi-weed-grower

    generally O before a name is IRISH Oneil ,Oday, Odriscol and so on .

  • Jaccpot Joee
    Jaccpot Joee 22 days ago

    Rick if you don’t mind me asking, what shoes are those? i am not hip

  • Finn Duffy
    Finn Duffy 22 days ago

    Her name is Irish.

  • Lee Drury
    Lee Drury 23 days ago

    Pebble Beach

  • Ty Astridge
    Ty Astridge 24 days ago

    Hi Rick, great video as always. Could you do a video on shot shaping? Such as low stingers, high flight, fades and draws. It would be great to have more in the arsenal out on the course when things don’t always go to plan or the weather is against me. I have gone through your videos but can’t find one, I may be mistaken. Thanks in advance 👍 Edit - You’ve done one for wedges, which has been a great help, if you could go into irons etc explaining what situations are good for certain shots, as if I’m hindered by trees etc, I just tend to play out sideways which breaks my heart 😂

  • scootermckgee
    scootermckgee 25 days ago

    Can't believe u were in my home country omg I love u vids my dad was boss of the 18th tee

    • Greg Taylor
      Greg Taylor 23 days ago

      Thats quite the gig..the boss huh

  • Kieran Roy
    Kieran Roy 25 days ago

    I had a dream last night that I played a round of golf with a tennis ball! You should play a couple par 3s with a tennis ball and see how you get on and film it. Would be awesome

  • Eric Robinson
    Eric Robinson 25 days ago

    I came from what inside

  • Shane Docter
    Shane Docter 25 days ago

    Hey Rick, I’ve been considering adding the Cobra Utility Iron to my bag to replace my Steelhead Xr hybrid. Could you please do a video on the Cobra Utility? You hit one a year+ back but didn’t complete a proper review in your studio. Thanks!

  • Adam
    Adam 25 days ago

    Plenty of other good courses in NI too Rick. Saw Conor at the Open too he's hilarious haha

  • Stephen Power
    Stephen Power 25 days ago

    Do a Review in seed golf balls

  • hifidelityplease ajw
    hifidelityplease ajw 25 days ago

    Hi Rick, love your channel 👍
    Could you some blind 2019 iron testing by covering the back of the club with some tape so you don’t know the brand/model. A pin challenge maybe?

  • Abel Gaspar
    Abel Gaspar 25 days ago

    Hi Rick , could you do a video demonstration how tee’ing up the golf ball at different heights effects your shot with driver.

  • TallahassZ Remington
    TallahassZ Remington 26 days ago

    I bet that the chick from the Golf Channel can make a mean sandwich...

  • Leo England
    Leo England 26 days ago

    You need to post more Rick!!!! You're keeping me waiting to long, not fair.

  • Ben Grogan
    Ben Grogan 27 days ago

    "Its under 400 yards but probably not driveable".....yeah no shit Rick! 😜

  • Mr Steez
    Mr Steez 27 days ago

    You should do a test on chapstick on a driver face! Heard it’s supposed to reduce the amount of spin the balls has.

  • Dave
    Dave 27 days ago

    You need to get your hands on a HammerX driver. Do a test on that one!!! Love your channel and videos!

  • Jack Paisley
    Jack Paisley 27 days ago

    Rick do you think you could do a review about the Giga Golf blades?

  • Jack Atkinson
    Jack Atkinson 27 days ago

    Do you ever do give always??? It would be awesome for like a new driver or shoes or gloves???

  • shaun carlin
    shaun carlin 28 days ago

    I was lucky enough to be stationed in N Ireland and got too play portrush on a number of occasions. Probably the best course I’ve ever played

  • football wariors
    football wariors 28 days ago

    everyone forgot Shane Lowry

  • Dormied
    Dormied 28 days ago +2

    Insanely jealous. What's your absolute favorite links course that no one has heard about?

  • Bryce Moar
    Bryce Moar 28 days ago

    The pro and Feherety have to be from the same spot

  • Dessie H
    Dessie H 29 days ago +2

    Go on Shane Lowry. Fcukn legend

  • Jaime Mantel
    Jaime Mantel 29 days ago +1

    Is there ever a full day of sun in that part of the world?

    • Jaime Mantel
      Jaime Mantel 23 days ago

      @Brian Walsh So that would be a no. No sunny days there, ever.

    • Brian Walsh
      Brian Walsh 26 days ago

      If you're fragile just stay away.

  • Leighton Williams
    Leighton Williams 29 days ago +3

    Great video , getting to play with so many legends in one round. Rory, Tiger, Poulter!!

  • daveyojets
    daveyojets 29 days ago +2

    Played there about 3 years ago. Amazing scenery!! Beautiful golf course. Calamity Corner was the 14th at the time

    • Brian Walsh
      Brian Walsh 26 days ago +1

      Used to caddie here as a kid - when caddies were simply bag carriers (50/60p a round - in the early 70s). Wonderful golf course.

  • Tommi NGE
    Tommi NGE 29 days ago +1

    Turns out Gary O'Neil had a memorable weekend!

  • tumi jonsson
    tumi jonsson 29 days ago

    Great videos as always Rick. Calm, enjoyable and well edited as always.

  • Ramsey Gordon Golf
    Ramsey Gordon Golf 29 days ago +1

    Just dropped my intro!!

  • Stefan Gronlund
    Stefan Gronlund Month ago

    Lovely video, thanks.

  • RuebenSandwich
    RuebenSandwich Month ago

    Rick what did you shoot anyways?

  • Ye Boi Sushi
    Ye Boi Sushi Month ago

    Don’t know if there’s any in England but it’s really cool, went a couple months ago

  • Aaron Bennett
    Aaron Bennett Month ago

    Review the Callaway manga ball

  • Jim Smith
    Jim Smith Month ago

    Hey Rick. High handicapper in Canada here. Getting lower. Thanks for all the tips. Great advice. Great presenter.

  • Jane Gogan
    Jane Gogan Month ago

    What a treat to watch!! Thank you!

  • Camo Bash
    Camo Bash Month ago

    Do a Vice vs pro v1 video

  • Schmitty855
    Schmitty855 Month ago +1

    Video Idea. High handicap golfer with new/fitted clubs VS scratch golfer with old beat up clubs

  • Herbert Wingfield
    Herbert Wingfield Month ago

    4:23 Pulls out Gold driver...

  • Jacob Fonseca
    Jacob Fonseca Month ago +2

    Do you have an extra driver you don’t use that I can have just broke mine and I need it for highschool play

  • Kody Seesequasis
    Kody Seesequasis Month ago

    Those Jordan golf shoes are wild!

    TECHNATION , Month ago

    Told you under dog would win 😉

  • Ye Boi Sushi
    Ye Boi Sushi Month ago

    You should go to top golf

  • palesage
    palesage Month ago

    Hey Rick, love your videos. I am considering an indoor golf simulator, and optishot 2 seems pretty good. Would love to get your opinion and tests with your super reliable machine.
    Want to improve my shot during winter time!

  • TheHatefulM8
    TheHatefulM8 Month ago

    Did he say he was invited by the IRA?

  • Stephen McGillivray

    Really enjoyable video Rick.

  • The Seabass
    The Seabass Month ago +1

    Can you test one of Wilson’s Harmonized wedges. Very reasonably priced. Are they a steal?

  • Exerzz Gaming
    Exerzz Gaming Month ago

    You and gm golf are why I am good at golf you all taught me a lot of tips

  • scubasteve0187
    scubasteve0187 Month ago

    Hey Rick, I’ve noticed that most of your misses are left. Why not set up to play a shot down the right side of the fairway? If it’s not a miss you are still in good shape, but if the miss happens your left with a more suitable shot.

  • Tony Dovey-Evans
    Tony Dovey-Evans Month ago +1

    My favourite open was way back in 1980 at Muirfield,i was in college and landed a job in the hospitality tents.i served the great Tom Watson and got his autograph but only by asking Jimmy Tarbuck as i did'nt have the bottle to ask him!!.Still have it today

  • Tony Dovey-Evans
    Tony Dovey-Evans Month ago +2

    brilliant film Rick,laughed all way through it!!!

  • Eamonn McConnell
    Eamonn McConnell Month ago

    Hey Rick, many thanks for the video. Great meeting you in Kelley's Dunvegan for a pint & chat. All the best. Keep up the super work! Cheers Eamonn

    • Eamonn McConnell
      Eamonn McConnell Month ago

      Come on out to Toronto Golf if you get the chance. Give a shout. It is a Colt course like Portrush. Best of luck. EMc

    • Rick Shiels Golf
      Rick Shiels Golf  Month ago

      Great meeting you too. I'll come to Canada one day 👍

  • Dustin Krone
    Dustin Krone Month ago +1

    We played Rosapenna, Portsalon and Ballyliffin a few years ago. Some of the most beautiful courses I've ever played.

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson Month ago

    GREAT video once again Rick.
    For me, it's a toss up between the US open and the Open. I'm from the states, so the US open is near and dear to the heart, but, I love the history and the challenges that each and every Open Championship brings.

  • Gideon
    Gideon Month ago

    Rick, would love to see a video on testing clone golf clubs. You know the knockoffs of name brand clubs compared directly to a club with the same design intention from a reputable brand

  • Paul O Dare
    Paul O Dare Month ago

    Played here and portstewart . Several years ago, had the honour to meet Darren Clark at Portrush he was practicing his bunker play. Fantastic 4 days in Ireland.

    • Stewart Grindlay
      Stewart Grindlay 18 days ago +1

      Portstewart edges it in my view. The back 9 just gets longer and narrower as you go on. The first 9 is postcard perfect on every tee/green.

    • Paul O Dare
      Paul O Dare 18 days ago +1

      @Stewart Grindlay . The Portrush we played was different from now, the holes have been changed , we also played Malone near Belfast very good Parkland course. Have to put Portrush as my favourite but wouldn't put anyone off any of the three.

    • Stewart Grindlay
      Stewart Grindlay 18 days ago +1

      What did you think was better?

  • jcool1945
    jcool1945 Month ago

    Rick should hook up EAL and Alex

    THEJACKLE1383 Month ago

    Really enjoyed the video, beautiful course and was fun to watch everyone having such a good time!

  • Ethan Welch 30
    Ethan Welch 30 Month ago

    Please test out the Mac powersphere driver by Burrow's golf. It isn't made anymore but you can find them used I they look quite interesting.

  • LeisureClique
    LeisureClique Month ago

    Awesome link, Nice shots, Great post.

  • Ste Smallman
    Ste Smallman Month ago

    Class video 👌

  • Erik Anders Lang
    Erik Anders Lang Month ago +9

    Rick, always great to play with you, great shot on 13 and look forward to the next one.. E

  • Dave C
    Dave C Month ago

    Cool shoes Rick. What were they?

  • Greg Welch
    Greg Welch Month ago

    How was it meeting the golf goddess herself!? May have skipped to that part