Last week, multiple sources stated that golf agent Brian Newton resigned from agency Lagardère Unlimited. Newton, an industry veteran, had worked for Gaylord Sports Management prior to Lagardère’s acquisition of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company. Newton went to Georgia Tech, where he played golf and earned four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors.
Prior to his exit from Lagardère, Newton’s clients included Nick Watney, Jeff Overton, Arron Oberholser, and Bryce Molder. As was recently reported on Sports Agent Blog, Jeff Overton has decided to change agencies, going from Lagardère Unlimited to The Legacy Agency.
A spokesperson from Lagardère Unlimited has confirmed that Brian Newton has resigned and is taking a sabbatical from the golf industry. “He’s been a part of our family for many years, so he has our full support. We wish him all the best and look forward to hearing what the future holds for him.”