Jordan Spieth Invests in Golf Conglomerate Invited

Invited and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth announced today a strategic partnership. Invited receives an investment from Spieth and Spieth joins the company as a brand ambassador and strategic advisor.

Some of Invited’s most popular courses include Firestone, Mission Hills, The Woodlands, and The Metropolitan Club.

Invited and the Jordan Speith Family Foundation are also partners in a variety of community and charitable efforts that benefit youth organizations, veterans, and military families.

Invited will also host fundraising events in Invited clubs in many states. Additional member programming will be created to raise funds for Spieth’s Foundation.

“I was introduced to the game and grew up playing at Invited’s first club – Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. I’ve witnessed first-hand how Invited’ clubs unite people and build relationships that reach well beyond its fairways, greens, and courts,” said Spieth. “I’m excited to work with the team at Invited to help grow the company and leverage their unmatched platform to create an even greater impact in our communities. The partnership makes perfect sense as golf continues to expand in exciting ways, reaching new audiences while growing the impact on those who need a helping hand.”

“Since his incredible rise from Junior golf into the professional game, Jordan Spieth’s achievements as a player are astonishing. And while he has already accomplished more on the course than most will in a career, his focus on philanthropy and altruism will leave an even greater impact than any trophies he lifts,” said Invited CEO David Pillsbury. “Our clubs play an integral role in the lives of communities and our members where they play, celebrate, and build life-long friendships. We take great pride in our clubs and the ways in which they connect social, charitable, family and business elements of a community. We see an incredible opportunity to have Jordan’s investment and expertise join in the momentum our clubs have as pillars and hubs in the communities we call home.”

ClubCorp was formerly known as Invited. It is a lifestyle hospitality brand that was founded in 1957 with the values and traditions of acceptance. In keeping with these founding principles, the company announced a complete rebranding in April 2015.

The new name and the fundamental belief that everyone is “Invited” were adopted. The company’s new name reflected the right hospitality emotion and appeal that is needed to match the hospitality services and lifestyles of its members and guests.

Invited expands its unique brand in hospitality across four business lines:

Country Clubs:

 161 privately owned and operated country and golf clubs offer extraordinary experiences, world-class facilities and a lively social life that caters to everyone. The clubs offer 205 courses, more than 1,000 pickleball and tennis courts, as well as high-quality dining, competitive events, fitness centers and spas. They also have pools with resort-style amenities and venues for premier events. Each year, professional tournaments grace these courses, including the Invited Celeb Classic at Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas; AT&T Byron Nelson in TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney Texas; Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Champion at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio; as well as the Insperity Invitational, at The Woodlands Country Club, Houston, Texas.

City Clubs:

32 club and sport clubs are designed to bring together professionals with diverse backgrounds in order to foster genuine connections, build future leaders, and create unforgettable experiences. The clubs are located in downtown areas and business districts and offer a variety of amenities, including casual workspaces, dining venues and private boardrooms and event spaces, indoor golf lounges, gyms, and indoor tennis courts and pools.

Seven Stadium Clubs:

 Seven stadium club are located in prominent college football stadiums and offer exclusive club settings with exceptional hospitality. Faculty, alumni, fans, and the community all come together to celebrate the university or sports team, have business meetings or entertain, and get together to celebrate. Members and their guests will enjoy excellent dining, a social schedule filled with game day fun, other events, private meetings and dining rooms, as well as casual workspaces.

BigShots Golf:

Six locations across the country offer a tech-driven entertainment experience and culinary experience for all levels of players. You can play live with your friends in other cities. Clubs around the country offer a similar experience, but on a smaller scale.

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