|The wall fronting the 7th green at Galgorm Castle|
A new wall has been added to the front of the par 7th green - see photo above - which has given it a far sterner and classier appearance.
Entry to the NIOpen is free of charge and there will be a bigger buzz than usual - not
just because of the increased Irish participation but also because of the 'shootout' Sunday format, with the top 24 (out of 156) players going toe-to-toe over five rounds of six holes. The event has many other elements to it (see below), but for now, here are some of this year's photographs of the golf course.
|The 15th at Galgorm Castle|
|Left side of the 18th hole|
|Grasses on full display on the par five 3rd hole at Galgorm Castle|
The Extras - for all the family.
Tournament week at the Northern Ireland Open has become so much more than just a golf event; there’s high fashion to consider, family fairy trails, interactive zones, the NI Open village but perhaps most important of all there is a brand new Junior NI Open to be entered.
|Galgorm Castle have introduced a 'Himalayas' putting course|
as well as a pitch & putt course (in the background).