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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
Steven Fox is now represented by Meister Sports Management. Photo 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, won the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship and has recently turned pro.

In addition to Fox, Meister Sports Management has also been busy signing up other pro golfers.  It recently signed PGA Tour golfer Ken Duke, 2012 Greenbrier Classic champion Ted Potter Jr. and 8-time winner (3 wins on the PGA Tour) Jerry Kelly.

Meister describes his golf division as “boutique” and claims that he will only take on an elite group of players, which include the aforementioned Kelly, Potter Jr., Duke and now Fox.

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Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.