ISPS continue to back Australian Senior Open
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Peter Senior, 2010 champion
The future of Australia’s premier senior golf championship remains strong with the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) further committing their relationship to the prestigious event for a further two years.
2012 will be the sixth consecutive year that ISPS have been the title sponsor for the event with this year’s tournament to be played at Royal Perth Golf Club from 30 November to 2 December.
Following the enormous success of an innovative new format in 2011, the tournament will once again be played Pro-Am style where sponsors will have the opportunity to partner the field of legend professionals in a stableford best ball competition for the first 36 holes.
The change in format was an initiative of long-term sponsor Dr Haruhisa Handa, Chairman of the International Sports Promotion Society, who saw the great opportunity in allowing avid golfers to play alongside seasoned professionals in tournament championship conditions.
In committing to the tournament once again, Dr Handa commented that it is a privilege to be involved in another Australian national title and to bring the best senior players to Perth for the ISPS Handa Australian Senior Open. ISPS hopes that this is a great opportunity for the golfers in Perth to play alongside some heroes of the game while they compete for a national open title.
ISPS hopes that the public will be inspired by watching these wonderful professionals and they aim to contribute to the local community and raise money for charities throughout the event.
In further exciting changes to the event, this year the AU$100,000 ISPS Handa Australian Senior Open will embark on a joint sanctioning arrangement between the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour and the fledgling Asia Pacific Champions Tour (APCT) for the first time.
2010 Champion and Australian icon Peter Senior, major winners Ian Baker-Finch and Wayne Grady as well as Peter Fowler and Mike Harwood have all confirmed their participation in this year’s event which is shaping up to showcase an outstanding field of senior professionals from the Australian and Asian regions.
The inclusion of the Asia Pacific Champions Tour will see 25 senior professionals from the newly established tour included in the field with the long-term objective to further grow the event throughout Asia.