ISPS HANDA to sponsor European Tour’s Wales Open and UK Championship
ISPS HANDA has been announced as an official partner of the European Tour’s new ‘UK Swing’ and the title sponsor of both the ISPS HANDA Wales Open and ISPS HANDA UK Championship.
ISPS HANDA Wales Open is set to take place at The Celtic Manor Resort from August 20-23, after a six-year hiatus before which ISPS HANDA had previously supported the event for three consecutive years.
The UK Swing will conclude with the inaugural ISPS HANDA UK Championship at The Belfry.
Dr Haruhisa Handa, founder and chairman of ISPS Handa, said: “ISPS Handa is honoured to partner with the European Tour on the ‘UK Swing’, which celebrates the return of professional golf in the UK while championing the Tour’s new ‘Golf for Good’ initiative. This charitable emphasis aligns with our belief that sport has the power to inspire hope and unite communities. In today’s climate, this seems more important than ever.
“We applaud the European Tour CEO Keith Pelley and his team on this inspiring leadership and are delighted to partner with the talented golfers in what we are sure will be a much-welcomed encouragement to golf, to the economy and to communities in the UK.”
Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Dr Handa and his team for the ISPS HANDA Wales Open and ISPS HANDA UK Championship, our final two events in the new UK Swing.
“Dr Handa is a pioneer in promoting innovation and inclusivity in the game of golf and we are thrilled to have his knowledge and commitment during these unprecedented times. As honorary ambassador of the ‘Golfers with Disability Programme’, Dr Handa’s long term support of golf globally is well known and we appreciate the support he has shown to our players, our Tour and to the golfing communities in which we play.”