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

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

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
Sam is entering his second year with GGM. Previously, Dennstaedt interned for PGA Championships and Champions Tour events. His main focus in 2021 will be managing GGM’s operations at Korn Ferry Tour, LPGA, and Champions Tour events. Sam graduated from The University of South Carolina with a BA in Sport and Entertainment Management and minored in Criminal Justice. Sam currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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
Eddie joins GGM as Tournament Director for the Emerald Coast Classic at Sandestin, a new stop on the Korn Ferry Tour. After a couple of stints with the PGA Tour Champions Boeing Championship in 2006-2007, Goodman has been instrumental in bringing professional golf back to the Emerald Coast. Goodman worked in the marketing and sports space since graduating University of New Hampshire. Eddie resides on the Coast, with his wife Michele and son Tyler, a senior at University of Florida.

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.

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.

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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