Tournaments & Events


ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf
23rd - 27th November
Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia

The 2016 ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf returns to a 72-hole, stroke play, two-man team event format. The first and third days of competition will be the foursomes (alternate shot) format and the second and final days are fourball (best ball) play.

This will mark the fifth time in the tournament’s history that it will be played in Australia and the first at any course other than Royal Melbourne.


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.

For more information on the championship please go to -


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.

For more information on the championship please go to -


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.

For more information on the championship please go to -

Tournament Masters
ISPS Handa GWAA 44th Annual Awards Dinner, Wednesday 6th, 2016
Augusta National, Georgia, USA

For the last four years ISPS Handa has been a proud sponsor of the GWAA Dinner at Augusta. In 2016 we were pleased to award the coveted player of the year prizes to Jordan Speith and Lydia Ko.

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.