GGM Hires Bryan Pettigrew as Tournament Director of Barbasol Championship

Global Golf Management Hires Bryan Pettigrew as Tournament Director of Barbasol Championship

February 13, 2019 – Global Golf Management, a worldwide leader in sports event management, is pleased to announce the hiring of Bryan Pettigrew to serve as Tournament Director of the Barbasol Championship. He also will assist Global Golf Management in golf and sports ventures as national sales director.

“Bryan brings vast experience in sponsorship sales, marketing and community relations that will be a boon to our expanding business and to the Barbasol Championship,” said Mike Harmon, principal of Global Golf Management. “He will provide leadership and vision for the 2019 Barbasol Championship and beyond, and we expect Bryan to also help greatly to expand GGM’s presence in a range of new ventures.”

Previous to joining GGM, Bryan served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship of the Breeders’ Cup. Prior to that, he held a position with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association developing national partnership strategies.  An entrepreneur, Pettigrew founded and was president of Affinity, a full-service marketing and communications firm specializing in professional sports, esports, entertainment, and corporate events.

Pettigrew is a 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Communications. He will join Global Golf Management immediately. The fifth edition of the Barbasol Championship, a tournament created by GGM in partnership with the PGA TOUR, will be held July 18-21 at Keene Trace Golf Club in Lexington, Ky.

About Global Golf Management

Global Golf Management is a worldwide sports event management company. With headquarters in Chicago, GGM has successfully staged nearly 1,000 events on five continents since its inception in 1989, including major championships on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS and LPGA, as well as the Olympic Golf competition. While GGM specializes in professional golf tournament production, our seasoned team also manages and conducts corporate outings and other golf-related event ventures. For more information, visit or

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Mike Harmon 205.281.6704