The International Pairs History
Originating in the UK in 1998 as a golf tournament to celebrate the millennium, International Pairs is now firmly established as a major event in the diaries of many golf clubs and public handicap-registered golf clubs worldwide. Thousands of golfers take part each year and the tournament are continuing to expand internationally with new territories becoming involved on a regular basis. The International Pairs World Final Series is an International Golf Tournament, played globally. Since its inception 20 years ago, more than half a million amateur golfers from over 30 countries have enjoyed competing in this exciting, friendly and hugely prestigious event.
International Pairs World Finals is an event created for amateur golfers by golfers and designed to deliver a thrilling final for our participants worldwide. International Pairs continues to attract the media’s attention every year.
About World Golf Tournaments.
In 2018 World Golf Tournaments (WGT) obtained the rights from World Golf Partners Worldwide for the International Pairs. With more than 40 years combined administrative experience in amateur golf, and a huge passion for amateur golf, the directors of WGT are now ready to launch the next phase of the International Pairs.
WGT under their sister company ASM have run the Windhoek Lager International Pairs in South Africa for the last 3 years and this event has now become the largest Pairs Amateur event in South Africa, with more than 45 000 golfers having participated in more than 750 qualifying events. In 2017 they added Namibia to the event and in 2018 another 5 African Countries.
International Pairs explained:
Who is it aimed at?
Golfing Federations and bodies already cater extensively for the top echelon of golfers in their countries. This is extremely important as these are the golfers who will continue to represent their country in amateur and professional golf. Unfortunately, this adds up to a very small portion of golfers within each country.
We are all aware that the bulk of each nation’s golfers are the regular and loyal club and public handicap-registered golfers, members who play their golf off handicap and enjoy the competition and camaraderie amongst their peers. The International Pairs are specifically aimed and designed to give these amateurs, clubs and public handicap-registered golfers, the possible opportunity to play at a higher level against golfers of other countries in exciting tournament conditions.
The International Pairs is a pairs event and a pair can consist of 2 men, 2 ladies or a mixed pair and it is designed in such a manner to enhance the inclusive participation of all registered/affiliated golfers in each territory.
At the World Finals the tournament is played over 2 days as a 36-hole Better ball Stableford event.
A series of qualifying events are held in each territory and depending on participant numbers, pairs qualify to win through to the next round until a winning pair has been found, who will then win through to the World Finals.
Blueprint for success
International Pairs represent a unique opportunity to start your own golf events company in your chosen territory.
We have a built a comprehensive blueprint over the last 20 years to establish International Pairs. This will assist you in your territory with tried and tested sales and marketing solutions, enabling you to hit the ground running within weeks of securing your license.
An International Pairs license provides a unique opportunity to develop an internationally regarded brand, in your own territory.
International Pairs and Transatlantic Team Challenge HQ (based in the South Africa) provides turnkey support to ensure each licensee realizes its potential, whilst developing the brands.
Fundamentally, our Licensee offering represents a significant income generator in its own right. The simplicity of the model enables individual licensees to reap commercial opportunities, in both established and developing golf markets. Similarly receiving significant advantages, whereby using the brand as an internal and external networking tool.
The License are sold on a worldwide basis to successful candidates, who then possess a level of autonomy in event implementation and the selling of sponsorship in a select territory.
Whilst each Licensee will benefit from tailoring the model according to their current golf market, our events provide a series of systems and process and best practices, to ensure the correct delivery and representation of the concept.
Fundamentally, the events provide overarching support to all its licensees. In forming an association with these brands, you will be responsible for organizing a golf tournament series, open to any person within your territory.
The event stable doesn’t stop there. We have a number of proven events ready to launch when current tournaments become oversubscribed.