The 2013 Masters provided another thrilling week of golf for all, full of great drives, bad drops and clutch putts. In the end, it took an amazing birdie on the 72nd hole and 2 playoff holes before Adam Scott bested Angel Cabrera and became the 1st Australian ever to slip on the coveted Green Jacket as Masters Champion. ISM clients enjoyed every moment of the tournament, from the ceremonial 1st tee with the “Big Three” all the way through the Green Jacket ceremony on Sunday evening. As always, ISM hospitality was hosted at our private venue located conveniently by Gate #9.
International Sports Management, the industry leader in providing customized, premium sports hospitality packages, is excited to announce the opening of our new Southeast Division in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina on December 1st! Our new office, located in the heart of downtown Charlotte at 401 N. Tryon Street, will add to our existing national sales and operations efforts while also allowing us to provide new opportunities for our clients to help grow customer retention and revenues!
We just finished one of the most thrilling, albeit disappointing Ryder Cups in years last weekend. It was beautiful fall weather in Chicago and the Ryder Cup Teams started off with the US strong and gaining momentum on the rowdy home soil, until Sunday morning came and the unthinkable occurred when up 10 to 6, the Europeans stormed back and literally dismantled the American side in the biggest comeback on foreign soil ever in the Ryder Cup. The only solace on the US side was that we helped put the Euros in place to retain the Cup, first with the Marshall Plan and now with failing to play with conviction as our friends across the pond enjoyed a US meltdown for the ages.
The BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana featured many of the top players in golf this year, contending for the FedEx Cup finale in just two weeks.
Standing alone at the end was Rory McIlroy, the 23 year old phenom from Northern Ireland. McIlroy fought off challenges from the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Vijay Singh, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott, a veritable “Who’s Who” of golfing greatness.
Powering his way through soggy conditions, McIlroy broke out of a four way tie and played bogey-free golf until the 18th hole. By that time it was enough to claim the trophy and become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour. To give this some historical perspective, he joins Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to have achieved 6 career tour wins at the age of 23.
Probably the most disconcerting revelation to the rest of the PGA Tour was that Rory McIroy admitted he expected to win all along.
Up next for ISM is the 2012 Ryder Cup Matchs in Medinah, IL!
The 112th US Open is in the books and the drama was intense. The early days were all about Tiger while the weekend found one of the tightest leaderboards in US Open history with 14 within striking distance. In the end, Webb Simpson prevailed as the two leaders coming into Sunday, both former US Open winners, faltered on 18 and missed forcing a playoff.
The 2012 Masters finished up Sunday with a thrilling playoff victory by Bubba Watson over Louis Oostehuizen. Almost all the ISM clients stayed for the Green Jacket ceremony and agreed this was the most exciting finish in years! There were 5 players within 2 shots of the lead on Sunday on the back 9 and this was after Louis scored an albatross on #2 earlier in the day. . Phil Mickelson was one of those who was close but after his triple on #4, he couldn’t recover. Congrats again to Bubba!
The Championship Saturday in New Orleans was incredibly exciting with Kentucky hanging to beat a hard charging Louisville and Kansas actually came back from a double digit deficit to beat favorite Ohio State in a grand finale for the evening. This set up one of the most exciting Championship Games in years with Kentucky battling to claim its eighth National Championship and first with Coach Calipari.
The 2012 AT&T Celebrity Pro-Am at Pebble Beach brought out the true superstars of golf, as Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were paired together on the final day. Though Tiger teed up only four strokes off the lead, he ultimately proved toothless on this Sunday, prolonging two years of misery. The roar was loud as he walked up the 18th fairway; a sound very familiar to Tiger…but sadly it was for his chief rival as he fell to Mickelson by an astounding 11 shots.
ISM’s clients had a wonderful week, beginning on Wednesday with a best-ball scramble at a local championship course. The main event followed, with the PGA pros playing alongside their celebrity teammates.
Now we are just days away from the annual frenzy known as “March Madness”, culminating in the always exciting NCAA Final Four Championship. This year’s host city is the “Big Easy”, more commonly known as New Orleans. ISM is looking forward to entertaining you and your guests in New Orleans and throughout the year at many other exciting venues!
The 2012 US Open Golf Championship will be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA! ISM is hosting all hospitality at San Francisco Zoo.
Come join ISM at the US Open in June!
The 39th Ryder Cup with be coming to Medinah Country Club in September 2012! ISM will be hosting all hospitality at the newly redesigened Hilton Indian Lakes Resort during the Ryder Cup Matches!
Come join ISM at the Ryder Cup in Medinah, IL!
The PGA Championship once again returned to the Atlanta Athletic Club, and once again the finishing holes provided great theater and a fantastic ending. For the second year in a row a playoff finish was needed to decide who would capture the Wanamaker Trophy in 2011! Rookie Keegan Bradley played like a savvy veteran down the stretch, posting birdies on three of his last six holes, including the playoff, to catch and surpass a free-falling Jason Dufner and earn his first Major Championship! With the exhilarating finishes that we’ve had over the past few years, this year certainly being included, at the PGA Championship (Padraig Harrington knocking down an 18-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to defeat Sergio Garcia in 2008, Y.E. Yang shocking the world and Tiger Woods in 2009 at Hazeltine, and Dustin Johnson erasing his scorecard and his Wanamaker Trophy hopes while Martin Kaymer defeats Bubba Watson in a playoff at Whistling Straits last year), we can’t wait to see what Kiawah Island has in store for us next August! ISM is proud to have been there with all of our clients along the entire way, and look forward to seeing many more in 2012!
The PGA Championship once again returned to the Atlanta Athletic Club, and once again the finishing holes provided great theater and a fantastic ending. For the second year in a row a playoff finish was needed to decide who would capture the Wanamaker Trophy in 2011! Rookie Keegan Bradley played like a savvy veteran down the stretch, posting birdies on three of his last six holes, including the playoff, to catch and surpass a free-falling Jason Dufner and earn his first Major Championship! With the exhilarating finishes that we’ve had over the past few years, this year certainly being included, at the PGA Championship (Padraig Harrington knocking down an 18-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to defeat Sergio Garcia in 2008, Y.E. Yang shocking the world and Tiger Woods in 2009 at Hazeltine, and Dustin Johnson erasing his scorecard and his Wanamaker Trophy hopes while Martin Kaymer defeats Bubba Watson in a playoff at Whistling Straits last year), we can’t wait to see what Kiawah Island has in store for us next August!
ISM is proud to have been there with all of our clients along the entire way, and look forward to seeing many more in 2012!
The 2011 MLB All-Star Weekend is in the books and ISM clients were there to experience one the most exciting Home Run Derby in years along with a victory for the National League and subsequent home field advantage in the 2011 World Series. In addition to great hospitality and tickets, our clients were treated a guest appearance before the game by HOF Pitcher, Rollie Fingers who set the stage for the night. Were you there? Let us know!
Next up: 2011 PGA Championship.
The 111th US Open is in the books and ISM hosted nearly 70 different companies at the event, that was nothing short of epic. Congressional proved a challenge for many, with heat and humidity stifling the players, though 22 year old Rory McIlroy conquered all with a record setting low score for the U.S. Open, leading wire to wire. ISM clients were able to break from the heat anytime they chose and enjoyed five star catering and amenities that began before the first pairings and continued until well after play concluded, making this the ultimate hosting experience.
Next up for ISM: 2011 MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, AZ.
ISM will be hosting hospitality at Country Club of the South during the 2011 PGA Championship. The 93rd PGA Championship will held at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, GA. To kickoff the 2011 PGA Championship week, ISM will be hosting an Intercompany Golf Outing on Wednesday, August 8, 2011. The outing will be held at Bears Best Atlanta Golf Club in Suwanee, GA.
Come join ISM at the 93rd PGA Championship!
The week began for our clients on Wednesday, as our annual Inter-Company Golf Tourney was played on both courses at Rancho Canada Golf Club. During the golf scramble, our wine partner Carneros Della Notte was pouring for our guests, and multiple beverage carts helped keep people well hydrated. The awards banquet, complete with dinner and drinks, had 8 different prizes claimed, including the low foursome score of 58!
Not only was Super Bowl XLV a phenomenal game to watch, ISM’s hospitality event hosted at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas was a hit for all in attendance. It began in a well appointed ballroom with a diverse gourmet menu and a premium open bar for all the guests to enjoy.
ISM will be partnering with Seabrook Island Resort during the 2012 PGA Championship. The 94th PGA Championship will be played on the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC. Seabrook Island Resort is located on South Carolina's beautiful Atlantic Coastline and is an exclusive destination for avid golfers.
Come join ISM at the 94th PGA Championship!
ISM is proud to announce the hospitality site for the 2011 Super Bowl in Arlington, TX! All ISM Hospitality will be taking place at the 5 star Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas! The Four Seasons is a short shuttle ride to the new, state-of-the-art Dallas Cowboys Stadium as well as minutes from downtown Dallas.
Join us for the biggest night in football!
The 92nd PGA Championship had a little bit of everything: morning fog on Thursday and Friday, stifling humidity on Saturday, a golf course with over 1,200 sand bunkers (or 1,199 if Dustin Johnson had his choice) and a golf tournament that required 3 additional play-off holes to decide who would claim the final Major Championship of 2010! While Martin Kaymer played steady golf throughout all 4 days at Whistling Straits G.C. to earn his 1st career Major victory, ISM clients enjoyed exclusive hospitality hosted at a private venue situated north of the course overlooking Lake Michigan and Hika Bay Bluff!
The 31st U.S. Senior Open is in the books and Bernhard Langer of Germany edged out hometown favorite Freddy Couples as Sahalee C.C. hosted the annual senior major Championship which finished on August 1st. ISM guests enjoyed hospitality in a private residence across the street from the course and were treated to incredible catering and wine tasting from our Napa Valley wine partner, Carneros Della Notte. With over 15 Northwest area companies letting us handle their client hosting needs, ISM continues to be the leader in corporate sports hospitality organization. Thanks to all who helped make the event a success!
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Our ISM hospitality was hosted from the same private estate we use for the AT&T every year atop the 14th Tee Box, and there were perfect views for all to see. A 'neighborhood gate" provided very easy access to all patrons, located about 60 yards from the edge of the home just off the 13th Green. The catering featured tremendous made to order omelets and a bloody Mary and mimosa bar, both a rotating lunch and afternoon menu, and fresh ingredients throughout. All were major hits amongst clients.
The 2010 Masters Golf Tournament is in the books and we've learned a few things: 1) After almost half a year off and with tumult surrounding him, Tiger Woods is still dangerous on a golf course. 2) Phil Mickelson's third Green Jacket is a bit smaller than his previous two. 3) ISM's clients love being hosted from our convenient locale just outside the 9th Gate with easy parking on-site, quick course access, and fabulous hospitality from the time the gates open until after the last putt drops. Thanks to all who made this year great and we hope to see you at Augusta next year for the Masters!
The BCS Championship Game in sunny Pasadena, CA kicked off the 2010 event season for International Sports Management, as Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and the Alabama Crimson Tide rolled to their first BCS National Championship after holding off a furious rally by the Texas Longhorns and freshman QB Garrett Gilbert.
The 110th US Open is fast approaching and for the fifth time in history, Pebble Beach will play host to the best golfers in the world as they compete for the holy grail of American Sports; the US Open Trophy. Having Two of the former Pebble winners competing with 60 year old Tom Watson ('82) and the last winner at Pebble, Tiger Woods ('00), this promises to be one of the most competitive Majors ever played