The Northern Ireland Open in Partnership with Ulster Bank has confirmed that Walton Media Group, and their leading golf publication Golf Digest Ireland, will be the tournament’s “Official Media Partner” for the third year in a row.
Golf Digest Ireland will provide extensive and widespread coverage for the European Challenge Tour event, which will be held at Galgorm Castle Golf Club from July 28-31 this year.
With its large crowds and challenging course, the four-day tournament has become a strong feature of the European Challenge Tour schedule.
Speaking on the announcement Alain De Soultrait, Director of the European Challenge Tour, said: “We are very pleased to know that once again the Northern Ireland Open in Partnership with Ulster Bank will continue to benefit from the excellent coverage delivered by leading Irish golf publication Golf Digest Ireland.
“The Northern Ireland Open in Partnership with Ulster Bank is one of the most popular tournaments on the European Challenge Tour schedule, with Galgorm Castle Golf Club providing a fantastic setting, excellent local support and a superb venue to make this a really big week for the Challenge Tour players.”
Speaking on behalf of the Northern Ireland Open, Event Director, Gary Henry said: “We are delighted to once again have Golf Digest Ireland on board as an ’Official Media Partner’ to the Northern Ireland Open.
“The event has continued to grow annually and has established itself as one of the standout tournaments on the European Challenge Tour, with record-breaking attendances year on year.
“The establishment of ‘Official Media Partnerships’ with publications such as Golf Digest Ireland allows the Northern Ireland Open to attain extensive and widespread coverage across the island of Ireland and beyond. Such exposure ensures that we meet the needs of our commercial and tourism partners."
Linton Walsh, Editor in Chief of Golf Digest Ireland, added:
“Golf Digest Ireland is proud to be appointed an ‘Official Media Partner’ to the Northern Ireland Open once again. This is the third consecutive year that we have lent our support to this tournament and we are delighted to have been part of its significant growth and success each year.
“The event has grown from strength to strength and is a wonderful example of what can be achieved with vision, commitment and collective support.
“Golf Digest Ireland fully support the development of Irish golf at all levels and we are delighted to demonstrate this through the support and commitment of our leading publication Golf Digest Ireland to the successful promotion of this tournament.
“We share a long-standing relationship with the Hon Christopher Brooke, Gary Henry and the team at Galgorm Castle Golf Club and look forward to supporting another successful staging of the Northern Ireland Open this year.
“We wish the Northern Ireland Open, the European Challenge Tour and Galgorm Castle Golf Club every success with the forthcoming event.”
With a host of up-and-coming Irish golfers set to join the field, which will include many of Europe’s most talented young players, Golf Digest Ireland will cover all the bases in its leading golf publication.