The Sportingclass Industry Invitational - Our Signature Golf Networking Event
2021 is the 12th year of The Sportingclass Industry Invitational.
The Tournament is our signature golf networking event with qualifying rounds around the UK and a first-class International Finals venue. All the dates at present are subject to change due to lockdown restrictions – however we are optimistic the events will run on the following dates
In the last 11 years we have taken our Finals to:
Arizona, Georgia, Jamaica, Kuala Lumpur x 2, Naples, New Orleans, San Francisco, Sanya, Sarasota.
The Sportingclass Industry Invitational Final 2021 – Destination to be announced soon!
The Sportingclass Industry Invitational is a widely respected golf networking tournament
Qualifying rounds are often trade specific to maximise interaction between leading industry players.
All qualifying rounds are of exceptional quality and are perfect standalone events for meeting and entertaining clients in a relaxed environment carefully designed to allow for business networking.
Each event includes breakfast or brunch, 18 holes of golf followed by post golf drinks and dinner or BBQ with prize-giving.
All golfers receive a premium goody bag, and will enjoy prizes on the day as well as the opportunity to win the first place prize of a trip to the tournament final
** Date change** 28th July: Drinks & Hospitality Golf Classic, The Grove
5th August: Sportingclass Open, St George’s Hill
26th August: HT Drinks Golf Day, Centurion Club
27th August: Astute Communications Golf Day, The Grove
9th September: CDW Golf Day, Woburn
15th September: M & GAUCHO Golf Day, Royal Mid-Surrey
21st September: Property & Construction Golf Day, The Grove
7th October: SAP Golf Day, The Grove
13th October: IT & Comms Golf Challenge, Bearwood Lakes
18th-19th October: Sportingclass Scottish Open, Loch Lomond (Invite only)
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the 2020 final has been delayed. Finalists will be contacted as soon as we have confirmed dates.
Casa de Campo is more than a resort that offers golf, it’s a world premier golf resort in a breathtaking destination.
Casa de Campo is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean, boasting three championship golf courses including the “Teeth of the Dog” ranked Number 1 course in the Caribbean along with Dye Fore and The Links.
Teeth of the Dog – ranked as the #1 golf course in the Caribbean and #27 in the World
Pete Dye’s signature golf course, Teeth of the Dog has a reputation that’s well deserved with 18 jaw-droppingly-beautiful holes—including seven right along the ocean. Meticulously hand carved from the rugged rock and coral of the Dominican coastline, the hard-fought and challenging creation of Teeth of the Dog is an apt description for what playing a round can be like. The course is brimming with stunning natural landscapes, historical undertones, and the chance to play your best game yet. Ranked first in the Caribbean, this golf course in paradise should be on every golfer’s bucket list.
Dye Fore golf course – Pete Dye’s masterpiece
Characterized by spectacular views of the Dominican mountains, the Chavón River, the Marina, and Altos de Chavón. This challenging cliff-side course with 7 scenic cliff-side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavón River below; breath taking 360 degrees views is a stunning one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Another Pete Dye creation, The Links was completely overhauled in 2012 to make it every bit as challenging as the other courses at Casa de Campo. Reminiscent of traditional links courses typically found in the British Isles, these 18 holes wind through the interior of Casa de Campo and offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the Resort grounds. The Links golf course provides plenty of opportunity to admire the sea — as no less than five holes feature water hazards. Rolling hills and ocean views offer a unique and fun golf experience.
Finalists will be flown out courtesy of tournament partners British Airways and will enjoy 3 rounds of golf and 4 nights accomodation in this luxury resort.
Casa de Campo offers an endless list of luxury facilities including 7 outstanding restaurants including the stunning new Minitas Beach Club, a Marina, Equestrian Center featuring Polo, Shooting Course, great shopping and 3 private pristine white sand beaches
Guest room amenities include: Personal golf cart, High-speed wireless Internet, Private terrace or balcony, Minibar, Espresso/coffee maker, 42″ LCD flat-screen, In-room safe, Bathrobes and slippers, Air-conditioning, Private and separate bathroom, Unlimited use of the Fitness Center & Luxury bathroom amenities.
First Prize at each Qualifying Event – A team trip to the tournament final in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.
The winning team from each qualifying round will be invited to participate in The Sportingclass Industry Invitational Final in the Domincan Republic. Finalists will stay at Casa de Campo Resort & Villa’s for 4 nights and play 3 rounds of golf on the world -class resident courses; Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore & The Links
This superb prize package includes:
- Return economy flights with British Airways (option to upgrade flight ticket available)
- 4 night twin accommodation at Casa de Campo (option to upgrade to single occupancy available)
- Opening night drinks reception
- 1 practice round 2 tournament rounds
- Buggies for all 3 rounds
- Premium goody bag
- Awards ceremony
*The prize does not include spending money or travel insurance.
Second place prize at each qualifying event is a golf team in The Sportingclass Open
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 second placed teams with another final chance of winning a place to the tournament final in Dominican Republic.
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
2018: New Orleans, Rosewood Scaffolding
2019: Kuala Lumpur
2020: Dominican Republic
Sportingclass Industry Invitational Testimonials
Hi Paul and Andy
A big thank you for the golf, as usual, really well organised and credit to you both and your crew….You have a great outfit.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you to your team and the Grove team for a fantastic event on Thursday at our first ever Proximo Masters Event. Despite the weather the event went with out a hitch and I have had such positive feedback from all that attended. The organisation and attention to detail that you delivered was first class and we were thrilled to be a part of. Please pass on my thanks to all and catch-up soon.
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.