Mitsubishi Electric becomes a patron of the AIG Women's Open

Mitsubishi Electric becomes a patron of the AIG Women’s Open

Mitsubishi Electric will become a patron of the AIG Women’s Open for the next three years in a new agreement with The R&A. Its support of the championship will begin this year when the AIG Women’s Open is played at Walton Heath from 9-13 August 2023.

Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world’s leading names in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic products and systems used in Energy and Electric Systems, Industrial Automation, Information and Communication Systems, Electronic Devices and Home Appliances. In the UK, its Living Environment Systems division is a market-leader in renewable heating, energy-efficient air conditioning and heat recovery ventilation.

Neil Armit, Chief Commercial Officer of The R&A said,

“We would like to welcome Mitsubishi Electric as a patron of the AIG Women’s Open. We have very clear vision to elevate the AIG Women’s Open and this can only be realised with the support of partners who are committed to creating a world class championship. We are grateful for the support of Mitsubishi Electric and look forward to working with our new partners over the coming years.”

Shunji Kurita, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. said,

“Mitsubishi Electric Europe is delighted to be partnering with The R&A for the AIG Women’s Open, and looking forward to the championship taking place at Walton Heath. Our company has developed a strong association with promoting equality, diversity and inclusion through sports, as well as nurturing athletes in their careers outside of sport. We couldn’t be more pleased to continue this ambition as a patron of the AIG Women’s Open.”

Akira Tachi, UK Branch President of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. said,

“As a company that prides itself on providing high quality electrical and electronic products and services, it is an honour to support the promotion of excellence in women’s sport and golf at this showpiece event. Women’s golf makes a tremendous contribution to sport, and we are excited to be a part of this inspiring journey.”

The AIG Women’s Open is the showpiece for The R&A’s commitment to growing women and girls golf via the Women in Golf Charter. The championship aims to champion the changing face of women’s golf; to inspire, engage and provoke in order to challenge perceptions that will shape the future of the sport.

In recent years the AIG Women’s Open has been played at world class venues including Royal Troon (2020), Carnoustie (2021), Muirfield (2022), Walton Heath (2023), the Old Course (2024) and Royal Porthcawl (2026) and elevating the prize fund by 125% since 2018.

This year, for the first time, live music will feature as part of a new, enhanced fan experience that aims to attract new and diverse audiences to the championship to enjoy women’s golf at the very highest level. BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding will entertain fans on Saturday 12 August following the close of play.

The AIG Women’s Open is proudly supported by headline title partner AIG as well as official patrons including HSBC UK, MastercCard, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Electric, Nikon, NTT Data, Rolex, Suntory and Toyo Tires.

Tickets to the AIG Women’s Open are now on sale via aigwomensopen.com. Adult tickets are available from £20, with Saturday tickets including full day of golf action and entry to Ellie Goulding concert priced at £55.

A number of offers are also available, including a £10 discount when booking a weekend bundle and a saving of £40 when booking the new five-day ticket offering.

Mastercard holders are also eligible to receive £5 off their transaction when booking with a valid Mastercard on checkout

To encourage children and young people to attend the AIG Women’s Open, The R&A will continue the successful ‘Kids go Free’ programme on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, which provides children under-16-years-old free entry to the Championship when accompanied by a paying adult. Half-price youth tickets are also available on those days for 16-24-year-olds. Junior and youth tickets for Saturday’s golf action and Ellie Goulding concert are £20 and £40 respectively.

Hospitality packages are also on general sale, offering an unrivalled way to experience the Championship in which guests can enjoy over ten hours of world-class action and fully inclusive hospitality.

Visit https://www.aigwomensopen.com/  for further information.

For information on the AIG Women’s Open or to purchase tickets, please visit www.aigwomensopen.com

About the AIG Women’s Open

First established in 1976 and now owned by The R&A, the AIG Women’s Open is one of five Major championships in women’s golf.

Each year 144 players compete for the championship trophy with the low amateur, who plays 72 holes, awarded the Smyth Salver.

The AIG Women’s Open will be played at Walton Heath from 9-13 August 2023. Future venues will include St Andrews (2024) and Royal Porthcawl (2025).

The Championship is the showpiece for The R&A’s commitment to growing women and girls’ golf via the Women in Golf Charter. The AIG Women’s Open aims to champion the changing face of women’s golf; to inspire, engage and provoke in order to challenge perceptions that will shape the future of the sport.

The AIG Women’s Open is proudly supported by AIG, HSBC UK, MasterCard, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Electric, Nikon, NTT Data, Rolex, Suntory and Toyo Tires.

About Mitsubishi Electric

With more than 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric enriches society with technology in the spirit of its “Changes for the Better.” The company recorded a revenue of 5,003.6 billion yen (U.S.$ 37.3 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. For more information, please visit www.MitsubishiElectric.com

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; helping customers meet their business challenges through providing innovative technologies and high-quality products and solutions. For more information visit https://emea.mitsubishielectric.com

*U.S. dollar amounts are translated from yen at the rate of ¥134=U.S.$1, the approximate rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2023.

About AIG

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in approximately 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

About The R&A

The R&A group of companies was formed in 2004 to take on The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews’ responsibilities for governing the Rules of Golf, staging The Open, golf’s original championship, and developing the sport. The World Golf Museum in St Andrews is part of The R&A group.

Together The R&A and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions with a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs the sport worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, on behalf of over 41 million golfers in 145 countries and with the consent of 161 organisations from amateur and professional golf.

The R&A has responsibility for running a series of world class amateur events and international matches in women’s and girls’ as well as men’s and boys’ golf. The R&A stages the AIG Women’s Open and works with the DP World Tour to stage the Senior Open presented by Rolex.

The R&A is committed to investing £200 million over ten years in developing golf and supports the growth of the sport internationally, including the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. For more information, visit www.randa.org.