Michael Hoey and Galgorm Castle have agreed a deal that will see the 34-year-old representing the club as tour professional.
Hoey lives less than 30 minutes from the home of the Northern Ireland Open.
He and his wife Bev already enjoy a great working relationship with Galgorm through Hoey’s role as tournament ambassador at last year’s Northern Ireland Open, the first European Challenge Tour event to take place in the province for 10 years.
“I am thrilled to continue the strong working relationship we have with Galgorm Castle,” explained Hoey.
“I was fortunate enough to take on the ambassador role for the Northern Ireland Open and will continue to do so for this year’s event.
“To become Galgorm’s Touring Professional forges an already strong bond between us.”
Galgorm director, Gary Henry said,“We are delighted Michael will represent Galgorm Castle on tour and promote one of Northern Ireland’s top destinations.”