Premier Car Partner with The NI Open 2020 Once Again


Premier Car Partner with The NI Open 2020 Once Again

The Country Garage Ballymena are delighted to be associated with the NI Open once again, hosted at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. 

The Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A is to be played on the European Challenge Tour from September 3-6 at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort who are delighted to welcome The Country Garage Ballymena as their Premier Car  Partner for this event.

The Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A has a €200,000 prize fund and will be the first of two back to back events on the island of Ireland, with the Irish Challenge following on September 10-13 at a venue to be confirmed. This follows the overall Challenge Tour strategy for the reshaped 2020 season of playing in events in regional clusters where possible.

The tournament will be supported by The R&A COVID-19 Support Fund, a £7million package to help golf deal with the impact of the global pandemic. The R&A’s Fund is providing an additional £300,000 in support of the Challenge Tour in 2020 on top of its existing annual grant.

The Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A will be subject to stringent safety and medical protocols set out in the Challenge Tour’s comprehensive Health Strategy and will proceed subject to Government and health guidelines at the time of the event. 

“We are delighted to be working with The Country Garage Ballymena once more on this exciting new tournament,” explained Gary Henry, Managing Director Galgorm Castle. “We have worked closely with James Walker and his team over the years and we are looking forward to delivering another great event with the Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A.

“Through key partnerships like this, Galgorm are able to stage two key international tournaments with the Northern Ireland Open next month and the ISPS Handa World Invitational next year  Both events will deliver significant economic benefits and drive the tourism economy for the local area and for Northern Ireland.The Northern Ireland Open will now provide playing opportunities and the chance to compete in what has been a very difficult period for everyone. We know all the players and officials enjoy Galgorm and everything it has to offer and we look forward to the Northern Ireland Open returning there next month”

Samantha Walker, Marketing Manager at The Country Garage Ballymena, commented; “We are delighted that we are once again the NI Open's Premier Car Provider and It is great to be associated and support such a prestigious event.The event is a celebration of world class golf  offering an exciting sporting and social event to be enjoyed by all"

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