The partnership, which began in 2016, will support the expansion of the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, which is enjoying a boom in tournaments after the Webex Players Series has been added to the summer golf schedule.
With four new events – TPS Victoria, TPS Sydney, TPS Hunter Valley and TPS Murray River – and the Queensland PGA Championship returning to the popular tour calendar, ISPS Handa will be instrumental in creating more invaluable play opportunities for our budding and aspiring to to create existing man and female stars.
In addition to supporting the expansion of professional golf in the area, a key feature of the partnership renewal will be the ongoing delivery of the ISPS Handa All Abilities Coaching Program, which provides PGA Professionals with additional training and resources to help golfers with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities to support .
“Dr. Handa has supported Australian golf for over three decades and he and ISPS have made a huge difference to the health of golf in this country.” – Gavin Kirkman.
“We have had a positive and important relationship with the PGA Tour of Australasia for a number of years and are delighted to support their efforts to improve the playing opportunities for their members and the general promotion of golf in this region,” said ISPS HANDA Founder and Chairman Dr . Haruhisa Handa said.
“ISPS Handa believes in the power of sport and is very proud to support the excellent work of the PGA Tour of Australasia in enhancing the coaching and play opportunities for people with disabilities that not only provide the essential health benefits, but also that People’s quality of life improves many. “
ISPS Handa will also support the PGA Women’s Scholarship Fund, which is focused on improving the path for women to become PGA Professional.
In addition, ISPS Handa will help promote women’s participation and engagement in golf by supporting coaching programs for women and girls as well as improved play and educational opportunities.
“We are excited to continue our partnership that will greatly benefit golf communities across Australasia,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of PGA of Australia.
“Dr. Handa has supported Australian golf for over three decades and he and ISPS have made a huge difference to the health of golf in this country.
“At the tour level, ISPS HANDA has supported men, women and senior tour events and players and has supported more than 50 events, from the biggest events in this country like the Presidents Cup, the World Cup of Golf and the women’s Australian Open down to events at club level.
“Equally important, at the community level, they have done a tremendous amount to make golf more accessible and inclusive for all Australians.
“We are strong with Dr. Handa’s vision that sport has the unique ability to inspire hope, break down educational and cultural barriers, and inspire people in ways that can unite communities. “
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