GolfNow Swings into Sponsor the NI Open

June 10, 2016

GolfNow is the latest big-name sponsor to join the ranks of established brands lining up to support the NI Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this summer.

NI Open Event Manager Ross Oliver with GolfNow's Andrew Hollywood

NI Open Event Manager Ross Oliver with GolfNow’s Andrew Hollywood

During the four-day tournament, GolfNow will be offering visitors the chance to download their free golf course GPS app. GolfNow’s new-and-improved app gives golfers everything they need for their game in one easy-to-use application.

With the free app golfers can instantly reference accurate GPS layouts and yardages at more than 30,000 courses worldwide, and even keep score for their group at their local course.

International marketing manager Andrew Hollywood said: “It’s great to be involved in the NI Open again, Northern Ireland’s homegrown annual professional golf tournament staged at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

We look forward to welcoming 40,000 visitors over the course of the event week, and we are excited to share our free-to-download app with every golf lover. It features over 3,450 UK and Ireland courses. Thanks to built-in GPS tracking, you’ll never be stuck for a distance again.

We’ll also give visitors the chance to enter our amazing Free Golf for Life competition. One lucky golfer and their fourball will win the prize of a lifetime! Be sure to come visit our stall in the tournament village for all the details.”

Ross Oliver, NI Open Event Manager said, “We are pleased to welcome GolfNow as a main sponsor for the 2016 NI Open. GolfNow have continued to support us as we develop and expand our tournament. Last year’s event saw almost 40,000 visitors in attendance with an estimated worldwide viewing audience of 491 million. We’re expecting even bigger and better numbers this year.”

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in Orlando, USA, GolfNow operates in more than 16 countries and provides over 3.5 million users with access to tee times at more than 9,000 courses worldwide.

BRS Golf was founded in 1995 by local golf fanatics and IT experts Brian and Rory Smith, and was acquired by GolfNow in June 2013. The company has offices in Belfast and employs more than 70 staff in Northern Ireland.

This strategic alliance gave the local company global status, becoming a division of the Golf Channel television network and positioning it as one of the leading providers of golf technology in the world.