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Nesbitt to join Horan and top stars for Pro-Am day at Galgorm

 

Swinging in: James Nesbitt
Swinging in: James Nesbitt

By Angela James

James Nesbitt will join Niall Horan at this year's ISPS Handa World Invitational Pro-Am at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort where a host of star names will be on show on a free day out for the fans.

Pro-Am day at Galgorm is always a great opportunity for autograph hunters to get up close to some of their favourite sporting celebrities and stars of the screen. Many of Northern Ireland's household names will take to the Championship course in a team format alongside their touring professionals.

Star of the screen Nesbitt is no stranger to the golf course but this is the first time TV work schedules and commitments have allowed the Broughshane native to return home and play in his first Pro-Am at Galgorm.

Ross Oliver, director of golf at the club, said: "Pro-Am day at Galgorm is always great fun, the players are so relaxed and enjoy the interaction with the crowds and other players.

"We are thrilled the likes of James Nesbitt and rugby legend Tommy Bowe are able to join us this year for the curtain-raiser to the new ISPS Handa World Invitational. They will be joined by many of our long-time supporters and ambassadors such as Pat Jennings, Oisin McConville, Michael McKillop and others."

Former One Direction star Horan is the Tournament Presenting Sponsor and the Modest! Golf founder will also be joining the celebrities for the Pro-Am. Horan is lined up to play alongside Leona Maguire, one of a growing stable of players managed by Modest!

In a special gesture for tournament week, Horan and the team at Modest! have made Pro-Am day free to enter.

Mark McDonnell, director of Modest! Golf, said: "The whole ethos of this tournament through ISPS Handa is to demonstrate equality, opportunity and give something back. It was an easy decision to make the fun Pro-Am free for everyone to come and enjoy a special day at Galgorm."

Pro-Am tickets are available online at https://tickets.worldinvitational.golf

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