ISM announces new women's division

09 February 2022

International Sports Management has unveiled a new women’s division on the eve of the new Ladies European Tour season.

Joining the ISM stable are South African star Lee-Anne Pace, Finland’s Sanna Nuttinen and Spain’s Harang Lee.

ISM, with over 30 years’ experience of player management, is delighted to take a big step into the women’s game.

Lee-Anne, Sanna and Harang will all tee it up at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open at Vipingo Ridge on Thursday as ISM enters an exciting new phase in its history.

Chief Executive Officer Chubby Chandler said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our new ladies division with three great players.

“We’re proud to be representing Lee-Anne, Sanna and Harang. They’re at different stages of their careers but we believe we can help each of them and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Lee-Anne, 40, from Paarl, won the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit in 2010 and includes a victory on the LPGA Tour in a total of 22 professional wins. 

She said: “I’m super excited to join the ISM team. They have a great reputation in the golfing world, and I can’t wait to start the season with this amazing team behind me.”

Sanna, 30, joins fellow Finn Sami Välimäki on ISM’s books. Like Lee-Anne, the 30-year-old will play on both the LPGA Tour and LET Tour this year. She represented Finland at the Olympics last year and has three professional wins. 

“I’m excited to join Team ISM,” Sanna said. I’m going to have a new and exciting phase in my career joining the LPGA Tour.

“Signing with a management company at this point in my career will help me take my game to the next level. ISM’s experience in managing world-class players made it obvious to take this path.”

Harang, 26, turned professional in 2017 and finished 62nd on the Race to Costa Del Sol Order of Merit last year.

She said: “I look forward to being part of ISM. I’m really excited for what’s to come and can’t wait to get the season started.”

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