GolfNow Junior NI Open

WHAT is it?

  • A FUN & FREE junior competition during the 2017 NI Open
  • No need to book – just head to the Interactive Zone, pick up your competition card & hit the pitch & putt course!
  • No need to bring your own clubs (we have loads) but you can bring your own if you want!
  • Kids can enter as many times as they wish!
  • Mum and Dad can play too! (but can’t enter the competition)

WHEN is it?

  • Thursday 10th August
  • Friday 11th August
  • Saturday 12th August
  • Sunday 13th August
  • Winners will be announced at 14:00 on Sunday 13th August

WHERE is it?

  • Northern Ireland Open
  • Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Co Antrim
  • Interactive Zone | Pitch & Putt Course
  • Entry to the NI Open is FREE, simply register for your free tickets online HERE

WHO can take part?

  • All kids aged 6 – 13
  • Category 6-9 Boys
  • Category 6-9 Girls
  • Category 10-13 Boys
  • Category 10-13 Girls

WHY?

  • Because golf is FUN!!!
  • Get a FREE lesson from a PGA Professional before you play in the CGI Swingzone
  • Take part as many times as you like – beat your own score!
  • Learn a new skill!
  • You might be the next Rory McIlroy!

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GolfNow, the leader in online tee time technology, have renewed their sponsorship of the NI Open for the third year in a row. This year, the team at GolfNow will launch a brand new interactive family event at the competition.

Families stand to win a brand new set of junior TaylorMade clubs for their children. Alongside this great prize, NI Open hosts Galgorm Castle will provide a junior membership to each lucky winner, while the NI Open’s presenting sponsor, Modest! Golf Management, will also be supporting the Junior NI Open with Modest! Golf prizes.

Andrew Hollywood, Marketing Director at GolfNow, said: “We are committed to growing the game of golf and have developed a fantastic junior tournament in line with the main event. The NI Open has a fun interactive zone at the tournament every year and this time around we have a fun competition that is open to junior golfers which is free to enter.

“It was important to create something that the whole family can take part in and make starting out on a golf course a less intimidating place.”

Ross Oliver, NI Open Event Manger, commented: “We are delighted to have GolfNow’s continued support for the NI Open. The introduction of the Junior NI Open by GolfNow is a fantastic addition to the event and augments the message that the NI Open is truly a golf tournament for all the family.”

A recent independent study by Sports Marketing Surveys INC. for the Golf Foundation confirmed the crucial role that families play in growing the game of golf. “The results of the survey prove that golf can have a hugely positive impact on a child’s upbringing,” commented Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation.

“Golf is perhaps the only sport where multiple generations of the same family can play together over decades and even compete. The fact that 71 per cent of children surveyed expressed a real interest in playing with their parents proves that if clubs can provide an environment in which all ages feel welcome and comfortable, the sport will grow. A key catchment for attracting youngsters to the game is between 6-12 years of age, during which 67 per cent of the UK’s participating junior golfers first take up the game.

To take part in the Junior NI Open, simply pop along to the Interactive Zone, enjoy a free lesson from PGA Professionals, pick up your competition card from the GolfNow team and hit the pitch & putt course. The competition will run on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the winners announced at 2pm on the final day.

Entry to the NI Open is FREE, simply register for your free tickets online at www.niopen.golf or download the NI Open app.