One Direction star Niall Horan gives his subsidy to NI Open golf …

January 26, 2018 - one direction

One Direction star and golf left-wing Niall Horan has validated his joining to this year’s NI Open.

Horan and Modest! Golf have announced they are behind on house for this year’s contest during Galgorm Castle.

The NI Open has developed into a tellurian eventuality given a pregnancy as a European Tour Group eventuality in 2013.

Modest! Golf and Horan are behind for a third uninterrupted year and record crowds are approaching once some-more when a European Challenge Tour’s many renouned eventuality takes place during a Ballymena venue from Aug 16-19.

Horan and associate Modest! Golf Director Mark McDonnell are during a Emirates Golf Club in Dubai ancillary their Modest! Golf players, Scotland’s Connor Syme and England’s Jack Singh Brar.

They are in a Dubai Desert Classic margin alongside a likes of McIlroy, who after an opening 65 is anticipating to urge on his tied third finish in his deteriorate opener in Abu Dhabi final week.

“We are gay to announce Modest! Golf’s lapse to a Northern Ireland Open for a third year. The eventuality has grown each year and we demeanour brazen to joining adult with Galgorm Castle and a Challenge Tour once again,” pronounced Horan.

Over 43,000 spectators came by a gates during Galgorm Castle in 2017 to declare a play reveal before Robin Sciot-Siegrist from France was crowned champion in a Shootout Sunday format.

There were large crowds during final year’s tournament
(Image: Presseye)

This year organisers have returned to a normal 72-hole strokeplay format, that ties in with a long-term prophesy for destiny stagings of a NI Open.

“Last year Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, challenged all a vital stakeholders in golf to do their bit to deliver golf to new audiences,” explained McDonnell.

“We played a partial in that by attracting a biggest ever throng to a Challenge Tour eventuality with a introduction of Shootout Sunday.

“Interest in a NI Open has never been aloft and we are vehement to lapse to a normal 4 days strokeplay and demeanour brazen to welcoming new audiences to knowledge a best Challenge Tour eventuality in a world.”

The NI Open continues to be a family accessible eventuality and 2018 will be no opposite with copiousness of activities and attractions to take place divided from a fairways.

The GolfNow Junior NI Open valid a large strike final year and will showcase a youth talent for a second time when played over a six-hole march during a Galgorm Castle’s Fun Golf Area.

The 2018 NI Open binds another pivotal summer date on a general schedule. It is also a hugely critical eventuality for a growth of Ireland’s professionals starting out in their career and looking to make their symbol in a game.

“For years a NI Open has supposing Irish players much-needed personification opportunities,” explains Gary Henry, Managing Director Galgorm Castle.

“Irish professionals have a possibility to contest on home dirt opposite some of a best players in a universe in one of a best events on a schedule. Just as important, this eventuality alone opens so many doors to other events opposite Europe and over by approach of reciprocal invites, that helps players put together a personification report for a season.”

The NI Open continues to be giveaway to enter for all a family. To get your tickets for a 2018 event, simply register online during

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