For the upcoming U.S. Open Championship in Pebble Beach, ISM is going big! So big that we will have two guest speakers at our private hospitality venues! We’re excited to welcome Steve Sands of the Golf Channel, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel broadcast professional (and former Tour professional) Frank Nobilo!
Steve Sands joined the network in 2001, bringing nearly a decade of sports broadcasting experience with him to the Golf Channel. Sands anchors Golf Central and Golf Central Pre Game and reports on-site from PGA Tour events and golf’s major championships as part of the network’s Live From telecasts. Steve is a lead interviewer and a hole announcer on PGA TOUR telecasts for Golf Channel and the lead interviewer for Golf Channel on NBC since 2010. He also works as an occasional play-by-play host for PGA TOUR telecasts, and participates in the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. In 2014, Sands contributed to NBC’s speed skating coverage at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
A native of Washington, D.C., Sands began his career as a cable television station sports anchor and reporter while in college at Colorado State University. Prior to joining the Golf Channel Sands was a sports anchor/reporter in Utica, N.Y., Richmond, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida.
Frank Nobilo has worked for CBS Sports as an analyst for the Network’s golf coverage since 2015. He works select tournaments, including the Masters and PGA Championship. Nobilo has also worked for The Golf Channel on its coverage of the Champions Tour and PGA TOUR since 2004.
Nobilo has won 14 titles worldwide, including two Sarazen World Opens and the PGA TOUR’s 1997 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic during his career from 1979 to 2002. A three-time member of the International Presidents Cup team, he also served as assistant captain for the 2009 and 2011 International Presidents Cup team. Nobilo is a veteran of several professional golf tours and represented New Zealand 12 times in the World Cup, and 11 times in the Dunhill Cup. Nobilo began his professional golfing career on the Australasian Tour in 1979 after winning the New Zealand Amateur in 1978.
When he is not working, Nobilo enjoys Formula 1 motor racing, home improvements and photography. He and his wife Selena have a daughter, Bianca.