Original, successful and exciting – A highly acclaimed golf tournament where many friendships and business contacts are formed…
2018 will be the 9th year of the inspirational Sportingclass Industry Invitational. The 2018 final will return to the USA and be hosted at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans with golf played across TPC Louisiana and English Turn.
This hugely popular golf event has firmly established itself onto the corporate calendar and continues to grow year on year. 2018 will see some new introductions with additional qualifying events and new partners to the tournament.
The previous eight finals have been held in Jamaica, Arizona, Georgia, China, Sarasota, Naples, Kuala Lumpur and San Francisco.
Most qualifying rounds are industry specific, designed to cultivate business relationships and maximise interaction in a relaxed environment in premium locations such as The Grove, Loch Lomond, Stoke Park, The Buckinghamshire and St George’s Hill.
All qualifying rounds include 18 holes of golf, a networking breakfast or brunch, followed by post golf drinks and dinner or BBQ. All guests receive a premium goody bag, and benefit from prizes on the day as well as the first place prize of a trip to the final in New Orleans.
The winning team of each qualifying round in 2018 is flown out to the final via British Airways with other winning teams and tournament partners and will enjoy first class hospitality for 4 nights at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and play golf on TPC Louisiana and English Turn.
Golf at TPC Louisiana
TPC Louisiana brings championship golf to New Orleans. The breath-taking scenery at TPC Louisiana’s golf course, stretches over 250 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi River delta.
With beautiful cypress and oak trees – and plenty of water hazards and bunkers – this course makes for a highly interesting game.
TPC Louisiana delivers a wonderful blend of challenge and playability. The signature hole on the course is the par-5 18th hole, where water is in play for the entire right side of the hole, creating a challenging finish for golfers of all skill levels.
Golf at English Turn
This Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, Par 72 Championship Golf Course presents a unique challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The property was designed with meandering lakes surrounding the golf course giving a separation from the community and a magnificent Plantation Style Clubhouse making your visit at English Turn an unparalleled experience. The Signature Course at English Turn was originally designed in 1988 for the New Orleans PGA Tour event, which was held at the facility until 2004 and in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina.
The winning team from each qualifying round will be invited to participate in The Sportingclass Industry Invitational Final staying at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. The practice round and Final round will be played on the nearby TPC Louisiana whilst a practice round will be played on the well known English Turn golf course.
This superb prize package includes:
- Return economy flights with British Airways to New Orleans (option to upgrade flight ticket available)
- 4 night twin accommodation at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (option to upgrade to single occupancy available)
- Opening night drinks reception
- 1 practice round on the renown English Turn golf course & 2 tournament rounds on the beautiful TPC Louisiana
- Buggies for all 3 rounds
- Premium goody bag
- Awards ceremony
ESTA Visa is required for entry into the USA.
*The prize does not include spending money or travel insurance.
The runners-up team from all qualifying events will be invited back to The Grove to take part in The Sportingclass Open – “Best of The Rest Qualifier”. This provides all runners up with a second and final chance of winning a place at the tournament final.
Competition Hole Prizes
All qualifying events and the final will feature first class prizes for the following:
- Longest Drive
- Nearest the Pin
- Nearest the Pin in Two
- Beat the Pro
Thank you to our partners for their support of the events competition holes.
All prizes are subject to change by Sportingclass, are non-transferable and not eligible for a cash alternative.
2010: Jamaica, Connected Media
2011: Arizona, MPI Financial Services
2012: Georgia, Glenstone Property
2013: Sanya, Danfoss
2014: Sarasota, Network2Supplies
2015: Naples, Wild Geese
2016: Kuala Lumpur, LVMH
2017: San Francisco, LVMH
Sportingclass Industry Invitational Testimonials
Andy, Thanks for a great day. The quality of the event was evident, and I got a real sense of being with friends. A rare achievement for any corporate gathering. I look forward to meeting soon and thanks again
Sam, Just want to say thanks for the outstanding trip. The organisation, hotel, and standard of golf facilities was all top notch. Most importantly it was great to connect with so many new faces. Thanks again to the Sportingclass team and hope to see you next year!
I just wanted to thank you all again for hosting a memorable trip. We are already talking about which events to enter next year and are spreading the word.
Thank you for the wonderful experience over the last week. From the meticulous planning and delivery from Sportingclass’ side to the fantastic list of attendees, but most of all the golf. To play the final round at Spanish Bay was likely a once in a lifetime experience, what a phenomenal golf course and set up. It’s a true privilege to join the trip and to move 92 people around with such ease is made all the easier by the way you guys run it in such a fabulous way. Many many memories and new friends made. I very much look forward to working with you all again very soon.
Andy , thank you again for looking after the both of us so well on Thursday. It’s fair to say, that I have both attended and operated many golf day and your event is the one that stands out amongst the very best. As we chatted about on the day, a key element is to pick a fabulous golf venue and management team.. I look forward to us delivering something even better in future years.
Andy, A massive thank you for such a great day out at the Grove yesterday. Sportingclass, led by you, delivered a hugely professional day out for everyone at the Property & Construction Golf Challenge. Your team were all very engaged, effortlessly charming and everything happened seamlessly, whatever inevitable frictions occurred in the background. On a personal note it was really great to meet you and thanks for looking after us so well.
Many thanks for all your hard work and organisation for our golf day yesterday. Again, the feedback has been fantastic, and it really has become a great day out and permanent part of the calendar. Everybody were pretty happy last night! Also, thank you for organising the gift at short notice. That is much appreciated…
Just a very brief note in thanks for what was unquestionably the best golf trip I have ever experienced in the UK. I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy some of the finest courses in the UK but that topped the lot – the service at Loch Lomond was nothing short of exemplary & as ever was run like a German train schedule by your superb team.
A huge thank you & congratulations to the Sportingclass team for putting on an incredible few days in Kuala Lumpur which have created life long memories not only among our team but shared with so many of the other participants. The golf courses were the best we have every played, the Ritz Carlton was stunning. The organisation & comradery was as outstanding, I could not recommend participating enough to anyone. Thank you for the opportunity #ANDTHENEW #SEEYOUNEXTYEAR
Great day ! Thanks for organising. We’ve had incredible thanks and positive comments regarding the Home House golf day from our members!
A hundred thank yous to you and the team for an AWESOME day yesterday! I have already received so much glowing feedback this morning, the customers just loved the day and really I can take little credit as you guys work so incredibly hard to make the day flawless. People had kept telling me what a great event it was and how well it is run and I must say it exceeded all my expectations- not an easy thing to do!
I wanted to thank you for making the day absolutely ace. We had an incredible amount of positive feedback both from hosts and from clients. Thank you again for making this come together in such an amazing way.
It was absolutely brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable with great company and exceptional organisation. A huge thank you to Sportingclass and I look forward to enjoying a long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between Sportingclass and Home House.