Homegrown event now in its 13th year
The Northern Ireland Open presented by Modest! Golf is an established, homegrown event that is now in it's 13th year. The NI Open set attendance records when played on the European Challenge Tour for a decade. Until 2021, the NI Open was played at Galgorm every year and has always been one of the most popular stop-offs for players and officials on the international schedule and remains a core tourism event for Ireland.
The 2022 NI Open promises to be another exiting event with a new format and played over three venues; Cairndhu, Castlerock and Galgorm. There will also be a pro-am event in a format simillar tot the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the DP World Tour and played in Scotland every year. The 2022 NI Open takes place over three days from July 4-6.
In 2021 the NI Open moved to Cairndhu Golf Club as the ISPS HANDA World Invitational was being played at Galgorm. Kinsale's John Murphy was a fine winner. with England's Thalia Martin finishing as leading female professionals and local favourite Dermot McElroy was runner-up to Murphy. In 2020, little-known American Tyler Koivisto came to the fore by producing sensational golf for the week to win his first professional title by becoming the Northern Ireland Open champion.