4SPORTS & Entertainment Inc. Acquires the Professional Advisory Group
Story published at 13:55, Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Page last updated at 12:36 am, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
4SPORTS has announced the acquisition of the golf talent agency, Professional Advisory Group Inc., further strengthening the company’s position within the international sports management industry. This acquisition in the North American market will complement 4SPORTS’s strong golf client division and golf event management team in Europe.
The Professional Advisory Group was founded and operated by Thomas Parker and has grown into one of the most respected boutique golf agencies in the United States. Parker’s clients include notable PGA TOUR players Webb Simpson, Jimmy Walker, Russell Henley, Charles Howell, Tim Clark, Bo Van Pelt, Brendon Todd, Morgan Hoffmann and Max Homa. Webb Simpson and Jimmy Walker both represented the USA in last year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Parker will continue to represent his players as he helps the 4SPORTS team to strategically expand and manage their golf client base in North America. Parker’s experience and knowledge within the North American market will be invaluable as he will be a crucial part of the golf team that works together as an advisory group to manage players under the 4SPORTS umbrella. Parker will join an experienced team of Marcus Day in the London office and Randy Earle in the Florida office.
Dominik Senn, President and CEO of 4SPORTS, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Thomas Parker and his clients to the 4SPORTS family. We have admired Thomas’s work building his company over the years and are excited to embrace players of such massive quality on the golf course and in the commercial world. This announcement further reinforces our commitment to the golf industry and highlights our intent to continue to grow this side of 4SPORTS business. We look forward to maintaining our momentum, not only for the rest of this season, but also in the future.”
Thomas Parker, founder and CEO of the Professional Advisory Group, said: “4SPORTS has made many significant moves in the past year. They opened their office in Florida, announced the management and promotion of two European Tour events and brought Porsche into golf sponsorship for the first time. This has made a huge statement within the industry, and it became very obvious to me that they are committed to building their brand in the American market. I look forward to helping the team grow their global golf business.”
4SPORTS is one of the world’s leading athlete management and sports sponsorship agencies. Based in Zug (Switzerland), 4SPORTS also has offices in Los Angeles (USA), Toronto (Canada), Jupiter (Florida, USA), London (United Kingdom), Stuttgart (Germany) and Angelholm (Sweden).
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