Tournaments & Events

ISPS Handa GWAA 45th Annual Awards Dinner
Wednesday 5th, 2017
Augusta National, Georgia, USA

For the last five years ISPS Handa has been a proud sponsor of the Golf Writers Association of America Awards Dinner on the eve of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. This year we were pleased to award the coveted player of the year prizes to Dustin Johnson and Ariya Jutanugarn, with the senior player of the year going to Bernhard Langer.

ISPS Handa New Zealand Open 2017
9th-12th March, 2017
The Hills & Millbrook Resort

New Zealand’s Michael Hendry became the first Kiwi to win the ISPS New Zealand Open since 2003 after a three-way playoff at Millbrook Resort. Hendry carded a final-round of two-under par 69, highlighted by his 17 greens in regulation.

Fellow Kiwi Ben Campbell and 2011 champion Brad Kennedy of Australia were unable to match Hendry in the playoff. The North Harbour professional’s tee shot on the par-3 18th came to rest 5 meters from the hole and ensured the dream was his.

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth 2017
16th – 19th February, 2017
Lake Karrinyup Country Club

The inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth saw Brett Rumford claim his sixth European Tour title. The Perth native defeated Khongwatmai of Thailand, 2&1 in the final, to earn his first victory since 2013 and ensure his playing privileges until the end of the 2018 season.

Rumford became the first winner of a new format introduced by the European Tour in Western Australia, which involves 54-holes stroke-play before a 24-man six-hole match-play competition on Sunday.

ISPS Handa Australian Women’s Open 2017
16-19th February, 2017
Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Ha Na Jang cruised to a three-shot victory to win the 2017 ISPS Australian Women’s Open. The 24-year-old from Seoul finished in dramatic style, recording three birdies and an eagle in her final six holes. The win marked Jang’s fourth career LPGA Tour title – all in the last 13 months.

Gusty conditions throughout the day made for a rollercoaster final round, which saw no fewer than five players hold or share the lead.

ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf 2016
24th-27th November, 2016
Kingston Heath GC

Team Denmark dominated throughout the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf to win the event by four strokes. Represented by Soren Kjeldsen and ISPS Ambassador Thorbjorn Olesen, the Danes held their nerve to finish on 20-under-par, fighting off competition from China, France and the United States.

The victory marks Denmark’s first World Cup triumph after Thomas Bjorn and Olesen finished third at nearby Royal Melbourne in 2013.

ISPS Handa World Blind Golf Championship
9th - 10th November
Shinrinkouen Golf Club, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

The 2016 tournament bought together 56 visually impaired golfers from 16 different countries. Golf is an optimal sport for the psychological rehabilitation of those with visual impairments. ISPS is proud of its involvement in this event and works closely with the IBGA and JBGA to promote golf for the blind and disabled on the world stage. There are both gross and nett competitions by vision category and the results can be seen in the links below:

ISPS Pressure Putt Showdown, The Grove, London
12th October 2016

The stars of the future once again stole the show as the ISPS Handa Pressure Putt Showdown returned with a new format on the eve of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports.

Young golf fanatic Astun Anderson was called upon as a ‘Game Changer’ by Joost Luiten and his partner, snooker player Stephen Hendry, and he held his nerve to hole a crucial putt in a tense shoot-out final against Søren Kjeldsen and Gianfranco Zola. Luiten’s team went on to win and pick up a prize of £10,000 which will be split between the title sponsor’ chosen charity and the Golf Foundation, the official charity of the British Masters.

ISPS Handa Global Cup, June 25th – 28th
Vintage Golf Club, Japan
The 2016 ISPS Handa Global Cup saw a number of the world’s best golfers battle it out at Tokinodai Country Club. Irish three-time major winner, Padraig Harrington and South African Charl Schwartzel headlined the international field from the 23 – 26 June. Joining them was the young PGA tour star Emiliano Grillo and Ryder Cup star Victor Dubuisson.

Sunday saw a dramatic finish with 29 year old Korean, Jun Won-Park, sealed the biggest victory of his career coming through a thrilling playoff with Argentinian Emiliano Grillo. Both players had finished regulation play on 17 under par.

ISPS Ladies European Masters, 2016 September 8th - 11th
Golf Club Hubbelrath, Germany
The ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters was played at the prestigious Golf Club Hubbelrath on 8-11 September 2016.

After being one behind overnight, the 28-year-old South Korean, In-Kyung Kim closed with a bogey-free nine-under 63 - the best round of the week - to finish at 17-under par and win her second ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters title in three years.

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ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open, February 2016
Clearwater GC, Christchurch, NZ

A week after her sixth LPGA Tour victory and ninth worldwide, Lydia Ko stormed to an ISPS Handa double, winning the New Zealand Women’s Open on the Ladies European Tour in her homeland by four strokes from talented amateur, Hannah Green. Finishing the week at 14 under par, her course record breaking second round of 61 (-11) was her lowest in professional competition and confirmed her place at the top of the Rolex World Rankings.

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ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open,
Royal Adelaide Golf Club from February 16-19 2017
In 2016, Haru Nomura fired a final round 65 to defeat the World No. 1 Lydia Ko by three strokes. The victory came at Nomura's 72nd event and was the first of her career.

She was the first Japanese winner of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open since Chako Higuchi captured the inaugural title in Melbourne in 1974.

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Mike Tindall MBE

The ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic 2016, May 20th - The Belfry, UK
Former England rugby captain and World Cup winner Mike Tindall MBE returned to host the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on Friday 20th May 2016 in aid of Rugby For Heroes at the Grove, Hertfordshire.

He was joined by a host of celebrities battling it out from the world of sport, music, and showbiz including names as Ronan Keating, Brain McFadden, Vernon Kay, Rory Bremner, Kenny Dalglish and AP McCoy.