Jack Hume has ended his impressive amateur career to turn professional at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and sign for International Sports Management.
The 22-year-old Irishman finishes his amateur days at number seven in the World Amateur Golf Rankings after an outstanding year that saw him win the South African Stroke Play and the European Nations Cup and finish runner-up in the Irish Amateur.
Hume contributed one-and-a-half points in Great Britain and Ireland’s Walker Cup victory against the United States at Royal Lytham and St Annes in September last year.
He also helped Ireland to their best-ever finish at the World Amateur Championship as they picked up a medal for the first time in their history with bronze in Cancun last month.
After this week’s tournament in Scotland, Hume hopes to play on the Challenge Tour before European Tour Qualifying School Stage Two.
He said: “It’s been a great year but I want to move to the next level and I can’t wait to turn professional. I’m really looking forward to the weeks and months ahead and testing myself.
“Joining ISM is a big part of it. They’ve helped a lot of players from the very start of their careers and that’s obviously a path I’m hoping to follow.”
ISM is a leading sports management company based in the United Kingdom that has guided the careers of former world number one Lee Westwood, Masters champion Danny Willett, former Open champion Louis
Oosthuizen, former Open champion and recent Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, as well as Ryder Cup star Matt Fitzpatrick.
Chief Executive Officer Chubby Chandler said: “We’ve monitored Jack for a long, long time and he’s a player with a huge amount of potential. He’s got all of the ingredients and we’re excited about doing what we can to help him be the best he can be and really flourish.”
International Sports Management www.ism.golf
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