British & Irish Lions Rugby Star Stephen Ferris joins Chaka Travel Golf

13 February 2020
British & Irish Lions Rugby Star Stephen Ferris joins Chaka Travel Golf

We are delighted to have former Ulster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby player Stephen Ferris come on board as an ambassador.

Stephen's physical size, power and searing pace made him one of the most destructive ball carriers in the rugby world. Cruelly an ankle injury at 28 years of age forced him to retire in 2014 after and since he has been working as a freelance broadcast journalist. He has enjoyed World Cups and Lions tours behind the microphone and is regarded as one of the best rugby pundit/commentators around. Stephen is also a very keen golfer and is a member at Royal Portrush, one of the world‘s great links courses and host of The 2019 Open.

Chaka Travel’s Managing Director Mark Marais said that having met Stephen a few times he enjoyed his straightforward, honest nature and for someone who has achieved so much his lack of ego. We look forward to Stephen assisting us with all aspects of our business including our golf holidays, school and clubs sports tours as well as our supporters trips for the Lions tour to South Africa in 2021, including itineraries specifically designed for golfers!

Stephen said “I’m looking forward to my new role with one of the UK’s leading golf travel companies and using my love of golf to add a new dimension to my future career...”.

To kickstart the relationship Stephen and his wife Laura are really looking forward to staying at the world class Casa De Campo Resort in Dominican Republic, and playing ‘The Teeth of the Dog’, the leading course in the Caribbean.

Expect to see the story of his experience in the press in the forthcoming months.

Until then, click here to explore the Dominican Republic for yourself.



Notes to editor:

Stephen Ferris

  • Rugby career
    106 Ulster caps
    35 Irish caps
    British and Irish Lions tour in 2009
    Two World Cups, 2007 and 2011
    Grand Slam winner in 2009 with Ireland
    Celtic league winner with Ulster in 2006
  • Broadcasting career
    BBC Rugby analyst, 2014-2018
    BT Sport analyst and commentator, 2014- present
    Sky Sports analyst and commentator, 2014-2018. Lead guest for 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour in New Zealand
    Virgin Media analyst, 2018
    RTE lead guest 2018 - present, covering 2019 World Cup
    Premier Sports analyst, commentator and interviewer, 2018 - present
    Eir Sports analyst and commentator, 2018 - present
    Channel 4 analyst, 2018 - present.

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About Chaka Travel -

Chaka Travel are global leaders in luxury golf travel. We have been offering worldwide golf holiday experiences for over 25 years and are the worlds leading Mauritius golf tour operator.

Our sales specialists frequently stay at the resorts and play the courses which we offer, allowing them to tailor make your golf holiday to your needs and offer you insider knowledge and up to date travel advice.

In 2019 our team visited Dubai, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Mauritius and South Africa. 

Chaka Travel also operate multiple Escorted Golf Tours throughout the year. These tours are led by PGA Pro Jacques Gous who leads small groups made up of friends, couples & solo golfers to some of his favourite golfing destinations including his native South Africa & Brazil. Jacques in on hand throughout and provides golf tuition & clinics. This is a truly unique golf holiday experience.

Chaka Travel is also involved in School & College Sports Tours.

About Casa De Campo -

The golf courses include some of the finest ones we’ve ever played. The Teeth of the Dog course at Casa De Campo is a superb course and deserves its ranking as the number one course in the Caribbean and 85th in the world. The food and service have been of the highest order throughout, the beaches wonderful and the hotels we stayed in and visited were all superb and in particular Casa de Campo.

Casa de Campo is probably one of the safest places you could have a holiday at, it is regarded as ‘the Hamptons of the Caribbean’ as they have an exceptionally high level of security due to the large number of sporting stars, politicians and celebrities who own properties or holiday here including Bill Clinton & the Kardashians.

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Stevie Maginn - Marketing Officer
Chaka Travel
Chaka Travel, Alexander House,17 Ormeau Avenue,Belfast,Northern Ireland BT2 8HD,
Tel: 02890232112