The Junior Open at the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, presented by Modest! Golf will be sponsored by GOLFNOW in a further initiative to inspire families and young people to get into golf.
GOLFNOW is the global leader in online tee time technology and has supported tournament golf at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort for the last five years.
The GOLFNOW Junior Open will run alongside the main ISPS Handa World Invitational and will take place at the Interactive Zone where children aged 4-7 and 8-11 can take part in the girls and boys’ competition.
“The GOLFNOW Junior Open has evolved into a popular family event over the years and is great fun for all the family. The competition is open all youngsters, regardless of experience and is free to enter,” said GOLFNOW’s Conor Murphy.
“The GOLFNOW Junior Open is a great way to try the game before watching the men and women competing in the ISPS Handa World Invitational.
“Last year the standard of golf from the young players taking part was outstanding. I have no doubt we will see some great golf from these budding stars of the future.”
Families have a chance to win a brand-new set of junior clubs for their children. ISPS Handa World Invitational host venue Galgorm Castle will also provide a junior membership to each lucky winner.
Ross Oliver, ISPS Handa World Invitational Operations Director, said: “We are delighted to have GOLFNOW’s continued support for this year’s ISPS Handa World Invitational. The GOLFNOW Junior Open is a fantastic addition to the event and augments the message that the event is a golf tournament for all the family.”
To take part in the GOLFNOW Junior Open, simply pop along to the Interactive Zone during the ISPS Handa World Invitational where families can enjoy a free lesson from PGA Professionals, pick up the competition card from the GOLFNOW team and hit the pitch and putt course.
The competition will run on Wednesday to Sunday during tournament week (14-18 August) with the winners announced on the final day.
The ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women gets underway from Wednesday 14 August with the Celebrity Pro-am before the first round begins the following day at Galgorm Castle and Massereene Golf Club.
For tickets to the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, please visit: https://tickets.worldinvitational.golf/home
ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men | Women
Presented by Modest! Golf Management
August 14-18, 2019
Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, Ballymena
Massereene Golf Club, Antrim
192 Male (approx)
(Please note: Field will also include several elite amateur invites)
Two 72-hole strokeplay events for men and women
First two rounds played over Galgorm and Massereene, all competitors to play both venues
Final two rounds (Saturday & Sunday) played at Galgorm
Cut after round 2 (Friday) Top 60 men and women (120 total, two tee start)
Cut after round 3 (Saturday) Top 35 men and women (70 total, first tee only start)
Three balls, all men and all women
Groups on timesheets at both venues over four days to alternate between men and women
Monday, August 12: Practice Day
Tuesday, August 13: Practice Day
Wednesday, August 14: Pro-Am / Practice
Thursday, August 15: Round 1 (Galgorm/Massereene)
Friday, August 16: Round 2 (Galgorm/Massereene) 36-hole cut
Saturday, August 17: Round 3 (Galgorm only) 54-hole cut
Sunday, August 18: Final round (Galgorm only)
$500,000 (split equally between men and women)
Winners announced as:
2019 ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men’s Champion
2019 ISPS HANDA World Invitational Women’s Champion
Galgorm (approximate yardages), Men 7,100 yards (par 70), Women 6,402 yards (par 73)
Massereene (approximate yardages), Men 6,600 yards (par 70), Women 6,330 yards (par 72)