Callaway Golf Signs Three Talented Collegiate Golfers


On December 30, 2013, Callaway Golf Company announced the signing of Thomas Pieters, James Erkenbeck and Chase Seiffert to its talented pro staff. Callaway’s star-studded pro staff is headlined by Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Morgan Pressel and Sandra Gal. In 2013, Callaway Golf continued to diversify its pro staff with the signing of…
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Teenage Golf Sensation Lydia Ko Signs With IMG Worldwide

Lydia Ko (NZL) reads the green on the fifth hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

LPGA rules mandate that a player must be 18-years-old to join the Tour.  Yet, in October, the Association granted Lydia Ko’s petition to earn an exemption. For Ko — a 16-year-old from Seoul, South Korea — the news just keeps getting better as she recently signed with IMG Worldwide for management and marketing. “I am…
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Golfer Steven Fox Turns Pro And Signs With Meister Sports Management

teven Fox hits his tee shot on the 1st hole during the first round of the 2013 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

An agency best known for its expansive baseball representation practice has signed one of the best up-and-coming professional golfers.  Meister Sports Management, owned and founded by Barry Meister, has represented MLB standouts including Randy Johnson, Tim Wakefield and Sergio Romo.  Meister’s newest client is golfer Steven Fox, who played at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga,…
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Ben Harrison Takes Over As Golf Division Senior VP At Lagardère Unlimited

Ben Harrison is now the Vice President of Lagardere Unlimited's Golf Division. (Photo courtesy of Ben Harrison's LinkedIn account)

Lagardère Unlimited’s recently had its Golf Division Senior Vice President David Yates leave the company and soon thereafter join Octagon’s Athletes and Personalities Division as Managing Director.  While it did not take long for Yates to find a new home in the world of athlete representation, Lagardère also immediately went to work on finding his replacement.  The…
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Golf Executive Switches From Lagardere To Octagon

Peter Carlisle

Early yesterday morning Sports Agent Blog published an article announcing that Lagardère Unlimited Golf’s senior vice president David Yates resigned from the company.  Later that day, Octagon revealed that it had already hired Yates, who will join the company next month as its Managing Director of Golf in Octagon’s Athletes & Personalities Division.  Yates will be…
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Gaylord Sports Architect Resigns From Lagardère Unlimited Golf


In January 2012, Lagardère Unlimited acquired Scottsdale, Arizona-based Gaylord Sports Management Group.  Gaylord Sports was well known for its expansive golf division, which included 2012 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Phil Mickelson and 2011 PGA Championship winner and 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Keegan Bradley.  The company’s senior vice president, David Yates, stayed on board with Lagardère Unlimited.…
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On To The Next One: Rory McIlroy (Part II)

Rory McIlroy

Two months ago, Bloomberg and Businessweek named Rory McIlroy the fourteenth most powerful athlete in the world based on his statistics, the popularity and viewing audience of the sport of golf, McIlroy’s endorsement earnings, and his reach on social media (@McIlroyRory currently has over 1.6 million followers on Twitter).  McIlroy was represented by Conor Ridge of Horizon…
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Tiger Woods’ Agent, Mark Steinberg, Talks About Client’s Comeback

Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, recently spoke about his client's comeback. Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Golf agent Mark Steinberg is known throughout the agent community as being very “laid back,” “behind the scenes,” and “reserved.”  Those are some of the words that I have heard agents used when describing the long-time agent of Tiger Woods, among other popular golfers.  However, even the quiet Steinberg opened up to Sports Agent Blog…
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11 Year LPGA Tour Golfer Emilee Klein Joins Lagardère Unlimited As A Player Manager

Emilee Klein (right)

Former United States Golf Association (USGA) Girls Junior champion and 11-year LPGA Tour golfer Emilee Klein has joined Lagardère Unlimited’s Golf Division as a player manager.  She will work directly with Eddie Smith, who currently represents 9 LPGA golfers, including Wendy Ward, who was on the same golf team as Klein at Arizona State University on NCAA championship teams in 1993-94. Klein…
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2012 Big Ten Conference Player Of The Year Luke Guthrie Signs With 1 Degree Sports

Luke Guthrie

1 Degree Sports Management, a sports management practice based in Nashville, Tennessee has announced the signing of two-time All American golf prospect Luke Guthrie for representation.  Guthrie recently finished his senior season at the University of Illinois, where he won back-to-back Big Ten Individual Championships and was named the 2012 Conference Player of the Year.  He has…
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