“We provide VIP golf experiences hosted by players and celebrities.”
A member at Gleneagles Country Club, Plano, Texas, since 2003
BY LOUIS MARROQUIN / PHOTO BY JUSTIN CLEMONS — Summer 2018
Who he is: As founder and president of Chisum Sports and Hospitality, he works with his team to create customized corporate golf events featuring top golfers and instructors for clients such as Google, United Rentals, and Wells Fargo.
Double duty: In his other role, as co-founder and partner of Players Group Management, he manages the careers of professional golfers, including David Toms and Ryan Palmer.
Perfect fit: “When we’re planning an event, I always use an insight about the audience, the timing, or the location to help determine who the talent is. At a PGA Championship event we did for MetLife, we used Padraig Harrington because he was a former PGA Championship winner, though he isn’t a player we manage. The talent has to be relevant and the right fit.”
Fruitful beginning: Through connections made playing college golf at the University of Texas and Baylor University, he started his career in earnest at Titleist, rising up the ranks to director of player relations during his decadelong stint there. “The relationships I’ve developed during my 20 years in the golf world give us access to things we can offer for our events that are unique to us.”