Tennent’s swings in with NI Open backing

Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent's NI (left) is pictured marking the company's association as a main sponsor of the NI Open with Ross Oliver, Event Manager.
Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent's NI (left) is pictured marking the company's association as a main sponsor of the NI Open with Ross Oliver, Event Manager.

Just when you think the local golf scene couldn’t get any better, it’s time for the Northern Ireland Open, in association with SPHERE Global and Ulster Bank.

This year, adding extra power to the tournament, will be Tennent’s NI, just announced as a main sponsor of the mega-golfing event at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this week.

The NI Open is the only international golf tournament played annually in Northern Ireland, featuring some of the best known and most respected players on the European circuit battling for sporting honours.

As the profile of golf soars higher than ever before, organisers are predicting that 2015 could exceed last year’s record breaking attendance of 34,000.

Tennent’s NI is delighted to be at the centre of the sporting and social excitement.

Looking forward to teeing off the relationship, Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI says: “Our world class portfolio of marketing-leading brands is a perfect match with the world-class golf on offer at the NI Open and we are delighted to partner with the great team staging this fantastic event.

“We’re all looking forward to an amazing demonstration of world-class golf played in a world-class location.

“Hopefully Galgorm’s stunning course will be bathed in sunshine and the only ‘pouring’ will be three of our own crowd-pleasers: Tennent’s Lager, Magners Original Irish Cider, and newly-launched rising star, Roundstone Irish Ale.

“They’ll be centre-stage for the sociability which surrounds this great tournament and a key element of the NI Open Good Food Festival which will once again be a popular feature of the wider offer at Galgorm Castle Estate.”

Welcoming Tennent’s NI on board, Ross Oliver, Event Manager of the NI Open says, “We’re delighted to have secured the support of leading drinks company, Tennent’s NI, for the 2015 Northern Ireland Open.

“Tens of thousands of spectators will be equally pleased, I am sure, because, as golf fans will testify, watching their favourite sport can be thirsty and congenial work.

“Tennent’s, Magners, and Roundstone will go down very well in the 19th hole.

“Tennent’s NI joins an ‘A List’ of corporate supporters whose support is essential to our success.

“It is thanks to their investment and confidence that we are able to stage an event of international calibre and reputation featuring big names like Michael Hoey, Damien McGrane, Simon Thornton and Peter Lawrie.”

The general public are invited to register online at www.niopen.co.uk to access free admission tickets.

The event runs from Thursday, August 6 un til Sunday, AUgust 9, at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.