Founded in 1995 by Sven Tumba, one of the most prominent sports icons throughout time, representing Sweden in ice-hockey, soccer, as well as golf. Tournament Patron Arnold Palmer was a supporter for over a decade. Annika Sörenstam took over as Hon. Chairman of the Advisory Board after the sad passing of Seve Ballesteros.
It’s now the world’s largest amateur golf championship with national championships in over 40 countries. Designed to give all amateur golfers the thrill & prestige of representing their nation in a global championship against players of similar skill level.
Complies with USGA & R&A amateur rules. The Invitational is a separate tournament that gives golfers the opportunity to share in the exciting “WGC experience” of a world-wide tour-like championship event, without first having to qualify.
The Invitational caters to business executives, celebrities, VIP clients, sponsors, national organizers and golf enthusiasts.
Off the course, we offer even greater networking opportunities with our annual business networking seminar, a casual meet-and-greet for our valued clients.
The world final is held at great resorts (such as renowned 5-star resorts) and played at some of the best courses in the host nation.
The Invitational lives up to our motto Sport Promotes Friendship and Business and endorses networking and helps achieve, build or further develop long-lasting global business relationships. Invitational participants are a diverse group representing a multitude of products and service, with a shared interest to expand their network with new friends and business partners.