Walker Cup Star, Manley, Joins the Winning ISM Stable
Walker Cup hero Stuart Manley has joined the winning ISM stable. The 2003 Welsh champion believes he is now ready to follow the likes of Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke and make an impact among the professional ranks after a glittering amateur career. Manley, who has won the Kanonica Order of Merit title for the last two years, picked ISM ahead of other management companies because he was convinced they ideally suited his requirements. "They are a massive company representing some of the world's biggest stars with contacts all over the globe," said Manley. "I am convinced that my chances of making it among the professional ranks will be enhanced by joining ISM".
Manley, a physical education graduate from the University of West Florida, is already progressing through the European Tour School stages. "My goals at the start of the season were to make the Walker Cup team and when I did I felt I would be ready for the professional ranks. My experiences at Ganton will put me in good stead for the future". The 24-year-old from Mountain Ash ensured Great Britain and Ireland retained the Walker Cup by beating top American Trip Kuehne in the singles. ISM chief Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler paid tribute to his latest signing. "We are delighted that Stuart has decided to join us because we believe he is a special talent who can go just as far in the game as he wants to," he said.