International Sports Promotion Society
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|Abbreviation||ISPS, ISPS HANDA|
|Purpose||To increase welfare through sports|
International Sports Promotion Society (国際スポーツ振興協会 Kokusai Spōtsu Shinkō Kyoukai) (ISPS, also known as ISPS Handa) is a Japanese non-profit organization known for sponsorship of the PGA Seniors Championship and LPGA Women's Australian Open tournaments and promotion of dedicated to promoting the involvement of the visually disabled in golfing. ISPS Handa supports blind golf worldwide. ISPS Handa is a member of the Tokyo Sports Association, a public interest incorporated foundation. The founder Haruhisa Handa is known for promoting Blind Golf and introducing blind golf to Japan. ISPS is committed to promote disabled golf to be adopted as an official event of the Paralympics.
- ISPS Handa was founded in 2006, establishing “Handa Cup” in US, as well as the “Handa Australian Cup” in Australia to fund and support LPGA senior golf tournaments. It also began organizing amateur events such as the Handa Cup All-Japan Golf Tutors Pro-Am Open Championship.
- Since 2007, ISPS Handa has also supported bowling tournaments in Japan, and has co-sanctioned Handa Cup Japan Pro Bowling Championship and Handa Cup All Japan Women's Pro Bowling Championship. It also began to establish and support tournaments for international major tours.
- Since 2010, ISPS Handa has been hosting championships in Japan such as: JPGA Senior Tour and JGTO Challenge Tournament, including the ISPS Handa Cup Senior Masters.
- In January 2012, ISPS Handa established the ISPS Handa PGA Academy Program, in which system UK professional golfers provide instruction to blind golfers, in collaboration with the PGA European Tour.
- In 2013, ISPS Handa organized World Sports Values Summit for Peace in Tokyo.
- In July 2014, ISPS Handa started supporting Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C. in the Republic of South Africa.
- In June 2015, ISPS Handa founded ISPS Handa Global Cup, its first hosting tournament in association with Japan Golf Tour Organization.
There have been a number of tournaments organized entitled “ISPS”, the abbreviation of International Sports Promotion Society and “HANDA” which is the last name of Haruhisa Handa, the Chairman, as well as the combined title “ISPS HANDA”. ISPS Handa became the title sponsor for the 2013 Golf World Cup, resulting in the official title of the tournament as “ISPS Handa World Cup Golf”.
The 6th PGA Handa Cup Philanthropy Senior Tournament (organized by The Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan), had total prize money 5 times higher than the previous year’s (2006 The 5th PGA Philanthropy Rebornest Senior Open), becoming the first “Total Prize Money 100,000,000 yen Tournament” in the history of the PGA Senior Tour. Since its 11th event in 2012, this Tournament has been organized by ISPS, and the 2014 event was entitled as the “ISPS Handa Cup Philanthropy Senior Tournament”.
The ISPS Handa Global Cup (Japan Golf Tour Organization) launched in June, 2015, was broadcast overseas as a golf program with a commentator in English for the first time in the golf history of Japan. Besides the TV broadcast, the program was also distributed online through Ustream. The winner received as a prize a Japanese green Haori, instead of the green jacket.
Current ISPS Handa Events
Ladies European Tour
|ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open||2012–present||New Zealand|
|ALPG Tour, LET, LPGA Tour||ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open||2010–present||Australia|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||BMW ISPS Handa New Zealand Open||2016–present||New Zealand|
|N/A||The Masters Media Dinner||2013–present||United States|
|N/A||The ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic||2013–present||England|
|European Seniors Tour||ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship||2012–present||England|
|Japan Golf Tour||ISPS Handa Global Cup||2015–present||Japan|
|Ladies European Tour||ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters||2012–present||England|
|Legends Tour||ISPS Handa Cup||2006–present||United States|
|N/A||Duke of York Young Champions Trophy||2011–present||United Kingdom|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa World Blind Golf Championship||2014–present||Worldwide|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa Australian Blind Golf Open||2014–present||Australia|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa Austrian Blind Golf Open||2014–present||Austria|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa British Blind Golf Open||2014–present||Great Britain|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa Ressmeyer Cup||2014–present||Italy|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa Canadian Blind Golf Open||2014–present||Canada|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa US Blind Golf Open||2014–present||United States|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa South African Open||2014–present||South Africa|
|IBGA||ISPS Handa Italian Blind Open||2014–present||Italy|
Past ISPS Handa Events
|PGA Tour||ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf||2013||Australia|
Ladies European Tour
|Solheim Cup||2013||United States|
|Japan High School Golf Association
South Korea School Golf Association
|Handa Cup Japan-South Korea Junior Championship||2010–2014||Japan|
|JPGA||ISPS Handa Cup Philanthropy Senior Tournament||2007–2014||Japan|
|European Tour||ISPS Handa Wales Open||2012–2014||Wales|
PGA Tour of Australasia
|ISPS Handa Perth International||2012–2014||Japan|
|The Nelson Mandela Championship||2012-2013||South Africa|
|Asian Tour||Faldo Series Asia||2013–2014||Asia|
|Asian Tour||Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic (Faldo Series Asia)||2012||Cambodia|
|PGA Tour||Tavistock Cup||2013||United States|
|Ladies European Tour||Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open||2013||Scotland|
|Legends Tour||ISPS Handa Legend's Tour Open Championship||2007–2012||Australia|
|Golf Australia||Handa Australian Senior Open||2007–2012||Australia|
|European Seniors Tour||Handa Irish Senior Open||2010||Ireland|
|Asian Tour||ISPS Handa Singapore Classic||2007||Singapore|
|JFOS, ISPS||Handa Cup Japan golf leader Professional-amateur open||2006–2014||Japan|
|ISPS||ISPS Handa Heroes||2012–2014||United States|
|Faldo Series||Faldo Series USA Grand Final||2013–2014||United States|
|ISPS||ISPS Handa Cup Senior Masters||2010–2011||Japan|
|ALPG Tour||ISPS Handa Australia Cup||2006–2011||Australia|
|ISPS||ISPS Charity Challenge Tournament||2013||Japan|
|ISPS||ISPS Glowing Senior Open||2012||Japan|
|ISPS||Handa Cup Senior Championship||2007, 2009||Japan|
|ISPS||Handa Cup Tournament||2010||Japan|
|ISPS||Handa Cup Tournament Under 30〜||2010||Japan|
|Golf Australia||Handa Junior Masters||2009, 2011||Australia|
|中国高尔夫球协会||Handa Cup Philanthropy in China CGA Challenge Tour||2010||China|
|JFOS||Handa Cup International||2009||China|
ISPS co-sanctioned the World Sports Values Summit for Peace in Tokyo, which was held on 18–19 July 2013. Top athletes and researchers came together from 16 countries around the world to discuss the topic “Sports can contribute to harmonize the development of humanity and to establish and encourage a peaceful society”.
At the World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development, held on 23–24 May 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City, a partnership between ISPS and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was announced.
In Japan ISPS supports bowling, hosting national tournaments throughout the year. In Japan roughly 20% of the population bowls, compared with the 13.8% who play golf. However, the number of bowling alleys has decreased from 3,000 to 1,000. Through the support of the ISPS, a number of bowling events have been held and the professionalism of the sport has been advanced.
|Japan Professional Bowling Association||ISPS||Handa Cup Japan Pro Bowling Championship||2007–present|
|Japan Professional Bowling Association||ISPS||Handa Cup All Japan Women's Pro Bowling Championship||2007–present|
|Japan Professional Bowling Association||ISPS||Handa Cup Senior Ladies Pro Bowling Tournaments in Japan||2008–present|
|Japan Professional Bowling Association||ISPS||Handa Cup Philanthropy Pro Bowling Tournaments in Japan||2009–present|
|Japan Professional Bowling Association||ISPS||Handa Cup Philanthropy Ladies Professional Bowling Tournaments in Japan||2009–present|
|Japan Professional Bowling Association||ISPS||Handa Cup Pro Bowling Masters in Japan||2010–present|
|Japan Ladies Bowling Club||ISPS||Handa Cup Platinum Ladies Bowling Tournaments in Japan||2009–present|
- Founder and Chairman
- Haruhisa Handa
- Honorary Chairman
- Affiliation pro
- Bowling players
- Risa Suzuki
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- "ISPS HANDA becomes title sponsor of World Cup of Golf". PGA European Tour. September 11, 2013.
- "ISPSハンダがワールドカップのタイトルスポンサーに" [ISPS Handa becomes title sponsor of World Cup of Golf]. ParGolf (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Pargolf & Company. September 11, 2013.
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- "酒井美紀選手のプロフィール" [Profile of Miki Sakai] (in Japanese). Japan Golf Association. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
- "中山智選手のプロフィール" [Profile of Satoshi Nakayama] (in Japanese). Japan Golf Association. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
- "鈴木理沙のプロフィール" [Profile of Risa Suzuki] (in Japanese). Bowling pro shop Kinta. Retrieved 2015-11-27.