Home' Australian Golf Digest : February 2018 Contents WELCOME to the ISPS HANDA World
Super 6 Perth; a supercharged tournament
that brings a fast-paced twist on the
traditions of the game.
While this is an exciting tournament
for spectators, it is an incredibly
important week for ISPS HANDA PGA
Tour of Australasia players as we create a
pathway to international success for our
established and rising stars of the game.
In 2017 we saw local favourite Brett
Rumford take full advantage of his victory
to resecure his European Tour status and
go on to win the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour
of Australasia Order of Merit. Good luck in
your title defence this week, Brett.
I would like to extend my thanks to
Tourism WA and ISPS HANDA as well as
our other tournament partners for making
this opportunity possible. Your support of
the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and
professional golf is truly appreciated.
Finally, I would like to welcome all of
our players and our international guests
from the European Tour and Asian Tour,
including Englishmen Lee Westwood,
Tyrrell Hatton and Danny Willett. While
I am sure all the players will enjoy
competing at Lake Karrinyup Country
Club, I hope you also enjoy the beautiful
tourism attractions that Perth has to offer
away from the course.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ISPS
HANDA PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA
ON BEHALF of the European Tour, I am
delighted to welcome you to the wonderful
surroundings of Western Australia for the
second edition of the ISPS HANDA World
Super 6 Perth.
We are thrilled to be part of this exciting
initiative once again, alongside our
friends from the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour
of Australasia and Asian Tour, as we work
together through our strategic alliance to
bring innovative formats of golf to our fans
around the world, while providing valuable
playing opportunities for our members.
The combination of three days of
traditional strokeplay, followed by matchplay
on Sunday certainly provided a number
of highlights during last year ’s inaugural
tournament, and it was fantastic to see Brett
Rumford win his sixth European Tour title
in front of his home crowd at Lake Karrinyup
Our thanks to our partners ISPS HANDA
and Tourism Western Australia for their
vision and commitment to help push this
exciting tournament, which is a testament
to their determination to grow the game and
reach new audiences.
Finally, our most sincere thanks as always
to the members, volunteers and media taking
part this week, without whom this would not
Enjoy the golf.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
THE ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has
garnered enormous interest globally due to
its innovative format that debuted in 2017. It
combines 54 holes of traditional strokeplay
across the first three days, followed by
an exciting six-hole knockout matchplay
format for the final round. Apart from an
enhanced fan experience, this formula
injects a fresh challenge for the players.
This special event is tri-sanctioned
by the Asian Tour, the ISPS HANDA PGA
Tour of Australasia and the European Tour.
Our collaboration resulted in the highly
successful staging of the inaugural event last
year and we look forward to continuing to
grow this exciting tournament each year.
We would like to thank Dr Haruhisa
Handa, founder and chairman of ISPS
HANDA, for his sponsorship and support.
This tournament truly embodies his vision
of making the game of golf inclusive and
accessible for all. In addition, we would
like to express our sincere gratitude to the
West Australian Government and Tourism
Western Australia for their gracious
sponsorship and hospitality. Perth is a
beautiful vibrant city, which makes it the
perfect place to host.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth
is one of the key highlights on our growing
2018 schedule, which will be the busiest in
the proud 24-year history of the Asian Tour
dating back to our days as the Asian PGA.
On behalf of the Asian Tour, sit back and
enjoy the awesome golf!
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
DR HARUHISA HANDA
ISPS FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
RT HON SIR JOHN KEY
ISPS HANDA supports the power of sport to
break down barriers, create change and bring
communities together. At this week'sISPS
HANDA World Super 6 Perth, we wish the very
best of luck to the contenders from Australia
and across the globe.
ISPS HANDA looks forward to another gripping
competition at beautiful Lake Karinyup Country
Club and remain poised to see how this
dynamic format continues to redefine
the game of golf.
"We wish the golfers the very best of luck this week
- your performances will inspire millions, both here
in Perth and around the world."
Dr Haruhisa Handa
RT Hon Sir John Key
ISPS PATRON AND FORMER
PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND
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