ISPS to Title Sponsor World Cup of Golf
September 11, 2013
International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) have secured title sponsorship rights for the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf to be played at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from 21st – 24th November 2013.
The ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf will showcase Victoria to approximately 800 million homes in more than 200 countries and territories as the best players in the world from more than 30 countries will come to Royal Melbourne to represent their countries.
“ISPS is delighted to become title sponsor of this exciting major global event,” said ISPS’ Founder and Chairman Dr. Haruhisa Handa. “At ISPS we believe in the ‘Power of Sport’, its unique ability to create hope; to breakdown educational and cultural barriers; and to inspire people in a way that very little else does. For this reason, ISPS has a long history of supporting golf globally with a specific commitment to raising the profile of blind and disabled golf. Our ultimate mission is for golf to become a Paralympic sport. There is a great synergy with the World Cup of Golf embracing the same format and eligibility when golf returns to the Olympic programme in Rio 2016.”
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher congratulated organisers of the World Cup of Golf for securing ISPS Handa as its major sponsor for this year’s event.
“The 2013 World Cup of Golf is estimated to create between $25 million to $30 million in economic benefit to Victoria and will attract up to 9,000 interstate and international visitors,” Ms. Asher said.
On behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia recognised the association of ISPS HANDA, a company that has a strong history of supporting golf in Australia and globally.
“I would like to thank Dr Handa and ISPS HANDA for their generous support of golf not only in Australia but around the World,” said Mr Thorburn. “A fitting partnership, the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf will unite golf globally and we are looking forward to welcoming the international golf community to Melbourne.”
The ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf will be promoted by IMG and Senior Vice President, Global Managing Director – IMG Golf, Guy Kinnings remarked: “We are delighted to welcome ISPS HANDA as the naming rights partner. On behalf of IMG, I would like to extend our thanks for their invaluable support and for everything they do to promote golf around the globe.”