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Jordan Spieth Invests in Invited and Becomes a Strategic Partner and Brand Ambassador

Golf superstar will lend his expertise to the world’s largest owner and operator of membership clubs



Golf superstar will lend his expertise to the world’s largest owner and operator of membership clubs

DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Invited and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth announced a strategic partnership in which Invited receives an investment from Spieth, and Spieth signs on as a strategic advisor and brand ambassador of the company.

Invited and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation will also partner on a series of charitable and community efforts benefitting youth organizations, American veterans and military families. Additionally, Invited will host a series of fundraising events at Invited clubs across numerous states and create further member programming in order 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.”


Invited, formerly ClubCorp, is a lifestyle hospitality brand founded in 1957 on the traditions and values of acceptance. With these founding principles in mind, the company announced a full rebrand in April of this year with the name and fundamental belief that everyone is “Invited”. The new name conveyed the appropriate hospitality emotion and appeal to match the lifestyle and hospitality service that the company and its members and guests have become accustomed to.

Invited extends its unique brand of hospitality across four lines of business:

Golf & Country Clubs – 161 owned and operated golf and country clubs provide extraordinary experiences, world-class amenities and a vibrant social life with something for everyone. Offerings at the clubs include 205 golf courses and more than 1,000 tennis and pickleball courts nationwide, along with elevated dining, social and competitive events, fitness centers, spas, pools with resort-style amenities, and premier event venues. Professional tournaments grace the courses each year, including the Invited Celebrity Classic at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas; AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas; Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio; and the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club in Houston, Texas.

City Clubs – 32 city and sports clubs bring together professionals from diverse backgrounds with the purpose of fostering true connections, building future leaders and creating outstanding experiences. Located in downtown centers and business districts, the clubs offer an array of amenities that include casual workspaces, dining venues, private boardrooms and event rooms, indoor golf lounges, fitness centers, and indoor racquet courts and pools.

Stadium Clubs – Seven stadium clubs, located inside prominent college football stadiums, offer a private club setting with premium hospitality. Alumni, faculty, fans and the community come together to celebrate the university and sports team, get together for business or meetings, and entertain. Members and guests can enjoy exceptional dining, a social calendar filled with game day fun and other events, private meeting and dining rooms, and casual workspaces.

BigShots Golf – Six locations around the country deliver a tech-driven entertainment and culinary experience welcoming every level of player, with state-of-the-art virtual games and courses, sports bars, outdoor patios, mini golf, private event spaces and climate-controlled tee boxes. Live play capabilities allow play with friends in other cities. Golf lounges at clubs around the country recreate the experience on a smaller scale.


About The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation

The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is committed to our mission of using our platform to lend time, help grow awareness and grant financial support for four philanthropic pillars that mean a great deal to the Spieth family:  individuals with special needs, junior golf, military families and veterans and pediatric cancer.  Through annual community partnerships, we look for opportunities that directly impact our mission families and make strides toward change.

About Invited  (formerly ClubCorp)

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city, and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions, and memorable moments for its more than 400,000 members. The company’s mission is supported by 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, stadium clubs in 29 states, and seven BigShots Golf locations. Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers, and pioneering programming.

Marquee Invited properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (Houston, Texas); and The Metropolitan Club (Chicago, Illinois).



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The Dink Pickleball, the source for pickleball stories, news, tips, gear reviews, and more, is now accepting votes from across the sport’s community for annual Dink Awards.

For the first time, the industry’s 3 major leagues (APP, PPA, MLP) plus its governing body (USAP) will partner to recognize the sport’s most accomplished players, figures, events, and media influencers.

AUSTIN, Texas /PRNewswire/ — The Dink has teamed up with pickleball’s premier organizations to create the “People’s Choice Awards of pickleball,” where fans vote to honor and celebrate the professionals, organizations, and creators who are paving the way for pickleball’s continued explosion onto the mainstream.

Introducing: The Dink Awards, in partnership with The PPA Tour, Major League Pickleball, The APP Tour, USA Pickleball, The PicklePlay App and Selkirk.

The Dink Awards, in partnership with The PPA Tour, Major League Pickleball, The APP Tour, USA Pickleball, The PicklePlay App and Selkirk, is now accepting votes to honor those propelling the sport into the mainstream.

This year, The Dink is happy to announce new categories featuring prize grants up to $2,000.

Categories include:

  • Women’s Player of the Year
  • Men’s Player of the Year
  • Ava Lee Women’s Most Improved Player – $1000 Grant
  • Selkirk Labs Men’s Most Improved Player – $1000 Grant
  • Selkirk Sport Content Creator of the Year – $2000 Grant
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Senior Women’s Player of the Year
  • Senior Men’s Player of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Trailblazer of the Year
  • Best Pickleball Podcast
  • PPA Tour Scrappiest Pro
  • Best On-Court Antics
  • Best Dressed
  • Selkirk TV Best On-Air Personality
  • Fan Favorite
  • Next Gen Player of the Year
  • Event of the Year

Community members may visit to cast their votes.

“It was important to us that we bring together all of pickleball’s major organizations to recognize those making an impact, both on and off the court. There are so many amazing people and organizations fueling pickleball’s unprecedented growth. It’s time we recognize them. The Dink Awards aim to do so in a big way.” – Thomas Shields, founder, The Dink

“The APP is proud to support The Dink Awards. The team at The Dink do an awesome job of promoting the sport we love, and giving fans the chance to recognize the people who are helping fuel the incredible growth of pickleball is the right thing to do. We wish every nominee the best of luck!” – Tom Webb, APP Tour (Association of Pickleball Professionals) CMO.

“We are so very proud of the players who have made pickleball what it is today – a bona fide professional sport, a community and lifestyle, and a buzzword for active, addictive, healthy fun,” said Connor Pardoe, Commissioner and CEO of the Carvana PPA (Professional Pickleball Association) Tour. “The People’s Choice Awards of Pickleball is just another symbol of how far our sport has come over the last few years, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize some of our pros’ accomplishments in the space.”

The Dink Pickleball would like to thank Invisible Narratives ( for their help with this year’s Dink Awards hype video, available here.


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Renaissance ClubSport Launches ‘Live Life Better’ Campaign



The upscale Orange County fitness resort rings in the new year with a commitment to fitness, wellness, mental health and a free $350 new member package offered for a limited time with signup.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Renaissance ClubSport, Aliso Viejo’s premier fitness resort, has officially rolled out their new ‘Live Life Better’ campaign for 2023. The all-inclusive club offers opportunities to level up both your mental and physical health for a life well experienced. ‘Live Life Better’ kicks off with an exciting free ($350 value) new member package that is only available for a limited time. The incentive includes 2 personal training sessions, a sports lesson, free smoothie and more. The extensive property at ClubSport has a robust array of services that offer something for the entire family, including 3 hours of child care daily for family memberships.

Renaissance ClubSport Website

Feel better, be better, and live life better

“Living better is about empowering our guests, elevating their fitness potential and giving a renewed sense of purpose for the new year.” says Heather Stanek, Vice President/General Manager at ClubSport. “This is not about the usual new year new me commitment, but rather being comfortable with who you are and making small, smart choices to level up throughout the year. We are confident that our top tier classes and facilities will bring not only positive change, but a lot of fun during your “glow up” process.”

Throughout 2022 ClubSport underwent a massive renovation, which includes a 5,000 sq/ft performance training space (The Edge), new Pickleball courts and an upgraded Formula3 studio for boutique fitness classes, within their 100,000 square feet of fitness offerings. ClubSport recently added Jiu Jitsu classes for kids on top of the multiple other daily classes available for members including yoga, HIIT, and so much more.


Reach new physical goals with ClubSport led fitness classes, personal trainers, swim in the lap pool and even warm up with a nice game of basketball or racquetball. Improve mental health with a visit to the R Spa, mind/body classes, indoor sauna, steam room and hot tubs. Plus enjoy social activities including wine tasting, sound baths, live music or one of their new monthly Life Hack Series workshops designed to eliminate life’s frustrations in simple and uncomplicated ways to live life better. Many guests enjoy reconnecting with friends over lunch at their on-site restaurant.

ClubSport is the place where you can experience life better with loved ones, your kids, and yourself. Access to The Edge, Pickleball, and all classes are available daily and are included for all members and overnight guests of their 174-room boutique hotel. ClubSport is located at 50 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 and more on the gym can be found at

About Renaissance ClubSport:

ClubSport isn’t just another fitness club – we are a fitness resort. One of the largest health clubs in Orange County, our studio-style classes include HIIT, yoga, group training, and more! Our state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated staff, and outstanding amenities provide a unique environment where members can enjoy fitness, relaxation, and recreation.

First opened 2008, ClubSport is an all-in-one gym experience that is easily accessible from the 73 toll road and is a quick drive from exits off the 5 and 405 freeways. ClubSport is available to those with a membership and to hotel guests during their stay. The club is open Monday-Friday from 5am to 10pm and Saturday-Sunday from 6am to 10pm. To take a peek at ClubSport and for membership information please visit

SOURCE Renaissance ClubSport


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