American Golf Announces Partnership With ISPS Handa World Invitational

As part of its continued commitment to more inclusivity, American Golf has announced it will be the official retailer of the 2021 ISPS Handa World Invitational

American Golf Announces Partnership With ISPS Handa World Invitational

As part of its continued commitment to more inclusivity, American Golf has announced it will be the official retailer of the 2021 ISPS Handa World Invitational

American Golf Announces Partnership With ISPS Handa World Invitational

American Golf has announced it will be the official retail partner of this year’s ISPS Handa World Invitational, an innovative event that will bring together golfers from the European Tour, LPGA Tour and LET Tour.

Following its hugely successful inaugural edition in 2019, the tournament returns in 2021 with elevated status as well as a planned purse of over $2million that is to be split equally among competing male and female golfers.

And continuing its commitment to push for more inclusivity within the sport, American Golf has formed a partnership with the unique event which is promoted by Niall Horan’s Modest! Golf management company.

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“Equality and inclusivity are the bedrocks of the World Invitational and fuel an ambition for making golf fairer,” American Golf’s CEO Gary Favell said.

“It’s a fantastic tournament and is exactly the type of event that will encourage a change in culture and attitudes throughout the golfing world.

“We share these values and partnering with the tournament was a natural fit.

“From supporting the Rose Ladies Series through to our partnership with Brendan Lawlor in his efforts to bring disability golf to the masses, we’re keen to drive forward with our mission to make golf more inclusive.”

Calum Hill tees off during the 2019 ISPS Handa World Invitational

Indeed, this event is being heralded as a vision for the future, with an increasing number of calls for the sport to offer more equal opportunities across the board.

And Horan, who has also used his immense platform to champion a fairer golfing landscape, spoke of his excitement at partnering with Europe’s leading golf retailer.

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“We are so delighted to have the well-recognised and respected retailer, American Golf, on-board for this year’s ISPS Handa World Invitational,” Horan said.

“The retailer has long supported inclusivity and equality in the golf industry and is a welcome addition to the event.”

For those tuning in, the tournament gets underway on July 28 and will be staged over the Galgorm Castle and Massereene golf courses in Northern Ireland.

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1