GAYLORD, ISM and AJB SPORTS FORM WORLDWIDE PARTNERSHIP
Management leaders combine marketing force
SCOTTSDALE, Az. (June 11, 2003) – Gaylord Sports Management, International Sports Management and AJB Sports Management, three of the leading management groups on their respective continents, today announced a joint venture agreement to represent their collective client list on each company’s home tour.
Steve Loy, president and CEO of Gaylord Sports Management, Chubby Chandler, Managing Director of ISM and Tony Bouffler, Managing Director of AJB Sports, made the announcement at Olympia Fields on the eve of the U.S. Open.
“Having extremely well-qualified and respected managers in various countries is essential in what has become a worldwide market for a worldwide game,” said Loy. “We’re absolutely delighted with this partnership and are certain that our common experience and goals will ensure success for our clients.”
Gaylord Sports Management is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and handles more than 30 clients, including Phil Mickelson, Rich Beem and Paul Casey. International Sports Management, based in Cheshire, England, oversees the affairs of Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and Paul McGinley among others. Sydney-based AJB Sports Australia counts Craig Parry, Stephen Leaney and Peter O’Malley among its list of impressive clients.
“Representing stars from the American and Australian tours in Europe presents great benefits not only to the players but to the tours and golf fans everywhere,” said Chandler. "We are delighted to add our experience to two of the most respected companies in the ever-expanding world of golf"
“This partnership will provide a level of service equal to any in the world of professional sports management,” said Bouffler. “Australia and New Zealand have a great history of unearthing international golf stars and this will give young golfers aspiring to play the U.S. or European tours a terrific worldwide structure to assist them in fulfilling their goals.”
Gaylord Sports Management and ISM each have their own website offering details on their clients and their respective marketing partners: Gaylord Sports Management:
AJB Sports Management
+61 2 9284 1888
International Sports Management
+77 477 68118
Media Relations Director
Gaylord Sports Management
+1 619 422 4176