Northern Ireland Open Challenge
29 August 2013 - 01 September 2013
The European Challenge Tour will return to Northern Ireland shores for the first time in ten years when Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Ballymena hosts the Northern Ireland Open Challenge from August 29 – 1 September.
Michael Hoey, a four-time winner on The European Tour, will headline the field at the Ballymena venue, hoping to add to his trophy haul, having also won three times on the Challenge Tour.
Hoey has since played a part in Northern Ireland’s incredible story in world golf alongside current World Number Two Rory McIlroy, 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke and 2010 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell, while the staging of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2012 proved an unprecedented success.
It is the first time Galgorm Castle, one of the country’s premier parkland courses set in the spectacular surrounds of an historical estate, will host a Challenge Tour event.
Gary Henry, General Manager of Galgorm Castle, said: “We are expecting big crowds at Galgorm Castle to see some of Europe’s top young players and some of the more established names as well as some top quality home grown talent.
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Address: Galgorm Castle Golf Club 200 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT42 1HL