Saginaw, TX (PressExposure) November 19, 2008 -- International Players Tour (IPT) announced today that The Glenlivet will be a Presenting Sponsor of the IPT Tour Championship. Joining previously announced Basic Golf as a Presenting Sponsor, the famous Distiller will feature a Tasting Party prior to the annual Vision Banquet at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas on November 22nd, 2008.
The Glenlivet has consistently won awards for its finesse, complexity, and superb balance. Among the accolades are highly prestigious trophies at both The International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) and The International Spirits Challenge, including two Gold Medals for their 18 and 25 Year Old malts. Bill Conwell, IPTâs SVP-Business Development, offered, "The connection with The Glenlivet is most appropriate for our Tour Championship, as their record over the years is all about being the best at what they do " they are true Champions." He then added, "We look at this initial opportunity to work with them as the foundation for building a world class partnership."
This yearâs IPT Tour Championship will feature close to 100 players competing for the ultimate prize in Net Competition " a $20,000 winnerâs share! In speaking about The Glenlivetâs sponsorship of the IPT event, Chris Patino -Field Marketing Manager for the SW Division of Pernod Ricard USA - offered, "The Glenlivet is a proud supporter of the International Players Tour. Since 1824, the traditional skills and craftsmanship used to produce the Glenlivet have been fiercely preserved by successive generations of whisky makers. Today the legendary Glenlivet is the No. 1 single malt whisky in the United States."
About International Players Tour (IPT):
International Players Tour, operated by prior management of Champions Golf Tour (CGT), was launched in January 2008 for the purpose of bringing PGA style competition to avid golfers everywhere. Operations began in April 2002 under the banner of the Champions Golf Tour, which was founded by Ron Beaman in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. Ron developed a business model that would provide avid recreational golfers a chance to play in an environment similar to major tour events "inside the ropes" for significant prize money " utilizing a proprietary handicap system.
After conducting its first event in June, 2002, CGT followed with 17 tournaments in 2002 and awarded nearly $60,000 in prize money. Significant and sustained growth has occurred in subsequent years in player participation, number of events, and prize money. With over 1200 players in their system, IPT management conducted over 150 events in 2007 within ten state and twelve metropolitan city areas with payouts exceeding $570,000. In 2008, the IPT will conduct 200+ events in fifteen different metro areas, culminating in the Tour Championship at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas, with the winner taking home $20,000 in GUARANTEED first place prize money!
"The Model that Works" is now being adopted effectively and implemented successfully in multiple cities, with projected expansion into 5-10 new markets each year " including international locations - through a unique licensing rights program. See [http://www.ipgtour.com] for additional information.
About Pernod Ricard USA
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine supplier in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, the co-leader of the global spirits and wine industry. The company is primarily focused on the high-margin segment of the industry, and has a leading premium brand in virtually all key spirits and wine categories. Our prestigious spirit brands include ABSOLUTÂ® VODKA, BeefeaterÂ® Gin, Chivas RegalÂ® Scotch, Hiram WalkerÂ® Liqueurs, JamesonÂ® Irish Whiskey, KahlÃºaÂ® Coffee Liqueur, MalibuÂ® Flavored Rum, MartellÂ® Cognac, Seagram'sÂ® Extra Dry Gin, The GlenlivetÂ® Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Wild TurkeyÂ® Bourbon. Our superior wine brands include Jacob's CreekÂ® from Australia, Brancott EstateÂ® from New Zealand, Campo ViejoÂ® from Spain and Mumm NapaÂ® from the United States. Our exquisite Champagne brands include G.H. Mummâ¢ and Perrier JouÃ«tÂ®.
The company is based in Purchase, New York, and has more than 900 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit http://www.acceptresponsibility.org
Contact: Bill Conwell International Players Tour (IPT) 304 Roundrock Loop Saginaw, TX 76131 704-366-2047 firstname.lastname@example.org [http://www.ipgtour.com]