ISM launches Class of 2017
Article posted: 18 April 2017
We all know how hard it is to start off a career in golf and this support is huge for the guys.
International Sports Management has launched ‘The Class of 2017’ - the latest edition of an innovative scheme to link young talent with high-quality partners.
Starlets Ben Eccles, Clement Sordet and Matt Wallace will make up the player talent in the programme and they will be backed by a string of partners who also gain access to a host of other opportunities.
The partners include estate agents Savills, private bank Investec, apparel and footwear giant Under Armour, construction company Dribuild, car rental company Enterprise, wealth management company UBS, prestigious audio equipment brand Bowers and Wilkins, insurance company Select Sports and Multimesh UK.
The exclusive Monte Rei Golf and Country Club in Portugal is the programme's official European destination.
A host of the partners celebrated the launch at N1 Golf in London on April 13.
ISM Chief Executive Officer Chubby Chandler said: “I'm sure the programme is going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved once again.
“It’s great to see young players fulfilling their potential and the backing of these great partners can help them so much on the road to success.
"We all know how hard it is to start off a career in golf and this support is huge for the guys.”
Australian Eccles, 22, already a winner at the NSW Open as an amateur in 2015, will play on the Challenge Tour this year, along with Frenchman Sordet, 24, a champion in each of the last two years on Europe’s second tier.
Making up the trio is Englishman Matt, 27, who won an impressive six times on the Alps Tour last year and finished third in the first Challenge Tour tournament of the season, the Barclays Kenya Open.
All three players are in action at this week’s Turkish Airlines Challenge and are hoping to kick the programme off in style.