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Wednesday 15th May 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 15.5.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE .ie AGENDA I t might be PGA week but there was big news clos- er to home with the announce- ment this week of the new ISPS HANDA World invitational Men | Women, presented by Mod- est! Golf Management. The new World Invitational replaces the former NI Open, which has been the best attend- ed event on the European Chal- lenge Tour for the last six years. With the introduction of ladies to a tournament and equal prize money for men and women, plus star names like Leona and Lisa Maguire and Stephanie Mead- ow planning to play, demand for tickets promises to be greater than ever. Perhaps Niall Horan, owner of Modest! Golf, said it best of all at this week's official launch in London where the charismat- ic Dr Handa also made a rare appearance at such events. "We just needed someone like Dr Handa and ISPS HANDA to come in and give this a good kick to become a really innovative tournament. I actually think this is a bigger day in European golf than we think," enthused Horan. Modest! Golf have been in- volved with tournament golf at Galgorm for a number of years and with the introduction of a global player like ISPS Handa, the event from August 14-18 is Paul Gallagher travelled to London with the Galgorm team for the new World Invitational announcement where those attending got a rare insight into Dr Haruhisa Handa DR HANDA DRAWS A CROWD AT WORLD INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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