Founded in 1989 by former European Tour professional Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler and based in United Kingdom, ISM manages top Indian professionals Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia, who between them have 15 titles on European, Asian and Japan Tours.
ISM manages World number one Lee Westwood, three-time Major winner Ernie Els, and Louis Ooosthuizen, the reigning Open champion, among the other golfers.
Also under the ISM banner is Rory McIlroy, considered by many as a future world number one. Ryder Cup legend, Darren Clarke and David Howell are also part of the ISM team.
“We at ISM have been thinking about India operations for a long time. While cricket has always been very big in India, we have noticed the growth of golf and the way Indian players have made a big impact in world golf. We have been managing Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia, all proven champions, but now it is time to more Indian players make a mark outside India,” said Chandler.
“Apart from managing players, we also wish to set up with local Indian partners golf academies, help in course design, and promoting new events in this region,” he added. “We are also in talks with cricketers and cricket officials.”
The India operations will be led by Neeraj Sareen, a former junior amateur golfer, and a regular organiser and promoter of golf events in India.