About

About

We love putting on events. We live for it. Nothing makes us happier than seeing excited spectators and satisfied sponsors enjoying themselves at a smoothly-run, hassle-free tournament.

A Bit More About Us

Based in Chicago Illinois, Global Golf Management is a worldwide sports event management company with a storied past and an exciting future. Founded in 1989, GGM has successfully staged more than 1000+ events on five continents. We’ve discovered the perfect formula for honoring the history, dedication, and commitment that the sport of golf is known for while presenting it in a package that’s innovative and exciting.

What separates us from our competition? We care. This defining trait is evident in our effort and execution. We’ll get the job done and we’ll have fun doing it. We’re ambitious, hungry, and driven to success by default.

GGM currently provides consultation, management, and tournament operations service for over 40 professional golf events across the globe. Our award-winning offerings have brought us to the top of our industry and that’s where we plan to stay. We’re raising the bar on golf events. Let us take yours to the next level.

Meet the Team

At GGM we believe that professionalism can still be exciting. Our team is made up of highly dedicated, down-to-earth individuals who are ready to face any challenge with a positive attitude, a fresh approach, and a relentless commitment to our client’s complete satisfaction.

Mike Harmon

Principal
Mike Harmon is a principal at Global Golf Management (GGM), a worldwide sports event management company founded in 1989. A 25-year veteran of the golf industry, Harmon launched his career at the Kroger Senior Classic in Cincinnati, OH. At GGM, he focuses on new project development and the pursuit of business opportunities for the company’s clients and partners. He was responsible for the creation of the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship and currently serves as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Open, the largest PGA TOUR event in the Caribbean. Harmon has also served as tournament director for several professional tour events, including the World Cup of Golf in Malaysia and the Shinhan Korea Golf Championship. He earned a degree from the University of Michigan and currently resides in Birmingham, AL, with his wife Shannon and their two sons, Brady and Jake.

Jeff Raedle

Principal
Heading up the Chicago office for Global Golf Management, Jeff Raedle oversees the management and business affairs of the company. Jeff started his career as an operations intern in 1992 at the Mediterranean Open in Valencia, Spain. In a storied 25+ year career with GGM, he has based remotely across the globe, directing events in China, South Africa, Mexico, and Argentina, among others. Raedle’s expansive experience in Brazil led to GGM’s integral role producing the first ever golf competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jeff is fluent in the Spanish language and, in addition, speaks German and Portuguese. Raedle has a BA in Economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois.

Julian Bourse

Tournament Operations Director
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julián a made rapid ascension with GGM- tournament volunteer, intern, to operations support, to his current role. With years of experience in big time events such as concerts, rodeos, and a senior expedition leader in the Antarctic, ‘Cuco’ Bourse is GGM’s go-to at the Puerto Rico Open, Presidents Cup, and projects in Asia. Mr. Bourse resides in San Juan.

Karen Calvesbert

Tournament Manager
Karen serves the Tournament Manager for the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA TOUR. She oversees a number of GGM projects, and previously worked as Tournament Coordinator on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Karen played collegiate golf at Rollins College, 1997-2001, earning a BA in Environmental Studies. As a San Juan native, Karen was a 5-year member of the Puerto Rico National Golf Team.

Samuel Dennstaedt

Operations Manager

Rick Doell

Tournament Operations Director
Rick, a member of Global Golf’s field operations team since 1994, acts as the Operations Director at the Rex Hospital Open, a Korn Ferry Tour event. He serves in a similar capacity at various other domestic events. Rick, an educator, teacher and football coach for 25 years at the college and high school level, earned his BA at Colgate University and his M.ED at Alfred University, both in New York.

Dan Foley

Tournament Operations Manager
A four-year veteran with GGM, Dan first interned with GGM at the 2017 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. His core responsibilities include managing GGM’s operations at the Puerto Rico Open, Kia Classic, and Barbasol Championship. Dan is a native of Foxboro, MA graduated from the University of Hartford, as a marketing major.

Eddie Goodman

Tournament Director

Jim Hall

Sales Manager

Gypsie Hutchinson

Tournament Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Gypsie joined the Barbasol Championship in 2019 as a tournament intern and takes over the helm as Office Manager and Tournament Administrator. Gypsie is currently pursuing her Masters at Morehead State University, in Sports Management and Communications and also captains the Morehead State Women’s Golf team.

Mikhail Jenkins

Sales Manager
Mikhail comes to the Barbasol Championship team with an extensive background in non-profit development and growth strategy implementation. He is a lifelong golf enthusiast and considers it a dream come true to work with a PGA TOUR event. Outside of golf, Mikhail has been a longtime volunteer in the student ministries program at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY.

Matt Kies

Sales Manager
Matt joined GGM in 2019 as the Sales Manager for the LECOM Suncoast Classic - a Korn Ferry Tour tournament. Matt oversees sponsorship and Pro-Am sales for the event, along with additional business development opportunities. Previously involved with junior golf at the IMG Academy, Matt’s passion for helping families and young golfers is evident via Junior Golf Kies, a podcast about navigating the world of junior golf. Matt received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and resides in Sarasota, FL.

Justin Kristich

Tournament Director
Justin joined the Global Golf Management team in 2018 in association with the launch of the LECOM Suncoast Classic, a Korn Ferry Tour event. He currently serves as the tournament director for that event, which takes place in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Prior to joining GGM, Justin worked for several organizations in Major League and Minor League Baseball. A native Floridian, he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Sports Management.

Brian Krusoe

Tournament Director
Mr. Krusoe started with GGM in 2006 and grew up in Ohio. Brian is currently the Tournament Director for the Korn Ferry Tour’s Rex Hospital Open and resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Selina Maddox

Tournament Services
Selina joins GGM with experience working with volunteers from both LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR events. She currently oversees the volunteers at the Rex Hospital Open and Barbasol Championship. Selina is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her four children Sara, Bentley, Greer and Molly.

Patty Nogle

Tournament Services
Patty has been with Global Golf Management for the past 20 years, and assists on many events including the Puerto Rico Open. Patty’s interest for golf was introduced to her by her father Waldo Matthews, a high school coach.

Bryan Pettigrew

Tournament Director/National Sales
Bryan leads the Barbasol Championship at Champion Trace in Lexington, Kentucky, serving as Tournament Director. Bryan also heads our all national sales efforts, working with the business development team to expand GGM’s presence in golf and other sports and business ventures. Formerly, Pettigrew served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship of the Breeders’ Cup. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Communications, and resides in Lexington.

Emma Piper

Tournament Services
Emma joins GGM with as Tournament & Client Services Manager. As a veteran to PGA TOUR events, Emma comes to GGM with a wealth of experience including player & caddie services, sponsorship and Pro-Am fulfillment, volunteer programs, and community engagement. She currently oversees LECOM Suncoast Classic and supports Rex Hospital Open, Tokyo2021, and other projects. Emma resides in Venice, Florida with her husband Brian. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and any outdoor sports.

Jason Richert

Tournament Operations Director
Jason is based in Detroit, having recently moved to the Motor City, as GGM’s lead operations director for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. A long time veteran of the New Orleans restaurant industry, Mr. Richert joined GGM as an opportunity to mesh his passion for golf, event production, and new project development. Jason is a graduate of LSU.

Matt Truax

Business Development
Matt Truax has been working with the GGM team since 2006 and serves as the Project Manager for the White Sands Series – Bahamas, and Puerto Rico Open. Previously, Truax directed GGM’s LPGA events in The Bahamas and Dallas. Matt is instrumental in all new business initiatives for Global Golf. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Loyola, and was a 4-year standout on the basketball team.

Pablo Zarattini

Tournament Operations Director
Pablo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has a degree in Psychology with Sports specialization. A seven year veteran at the Puerto Rico Open, Pablo bases out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Zarattini serves as Project Manager for GGM’s events overseas including the World Cup of Golf, The Presidents Cup, and various projects in Asia. He joined GGM in 2012, previously overseeing PGA TOUR Latinoamérica operations for 2 years.

Pedro Zorrilla

Commercial Director/Sponsorships
Pedro is a San Juan, PR native and serves as the head of GGM’s commercial efforts in Puerto Rico, as well as other new ventures and development, including the 2020 Super Bowl. Mr. Zorrilla is a go-getter, and has been instrumental in GGM’s charity efforts on the island of Puerto Rico, raising more than 1.0m for education and sports initiatives.

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