About Us

Our award-winning team strives for perfection

Global Golf Management (GGM) is a worldwide sports event management company with a storied past and an exciting future. Founded in 1989, GGM has successfully staged more than 1,000+ events on five continents. GGM has developed the perfect formula for honoring the history, dedication, and commitment that the sport of golf is known for while presenting it in a package that’s innovative and exciting.

Global Golf Management currently provides consultation, management, and tournament operations service for over 40 professional golf events across the globe. GGM’s award-winning offerings have brought us to the top of the golf industry and that’s where we plan to stay. We’re raising the bar on golf events.

Global Golf Management Team

At GGM we believe that professionalism can still be exciting. Our team is made up of highly dedicated, down-to-earth individuals who are ready to face any challenge with a positive attitude, a fresh approach, and a relentless commitment to our client’s complete satisfaction.

Bryan Pettigrew

Tournament Director
Bryan joins GGM as the new Tournament Director at the Barbasol Championship at Champion Trace in Lexington, Kentucky. Bryan will oversee the team working on business development, including sponsorship sales and hospitality sales, in addition to overseeing operations and coordination with Champions Trace. Formerly, Pettigrew served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship of the Breeders’ Cup. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Communications, and resides in Lexington.

Mike Harmon

Executive Director
Mike Harmon is an Executive Director at Global Golf Management (GGM), a worldwide sports event management company founded in 1989. A 25-year veteran of the golf industry, Harmon launched his career at the Kroger Senior Classic in Cincinnati, OH. At GGM, Mike focuses on new project development and the pursuit of business opportunities for the company’s clients and partners. He was responsible for the creation of the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship and currently serves as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Open, the largest PGA TOUR event in the Caribbean. Harmon has also served as tournament director for several professional tour events, including the World Cup of Golf in Malaysia and the Shinhan Korea Golf Championship. He earned a degree from the University of Michigan and currently resides in Birmingham, AL.

Valerie Ramirez

Office Manager/Tournament Administrator
Valerie Ramirez was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in a tight knit military family. She graduated high school early with high honors and attended Texas Christian University. Valerie is fluent in English and Spanish. Valerie has worked previously with GGM at the Lecom Suncoast Classic in Sarasota, FL. Prior to joining GGM, Valerie worked in the medical industry as an assistant to the Director of Operations and training instructor at a diagnostic imaging clinic.

Zach DeCicco

Tournament Operations Director
Zach is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and was a Sociology major (2012) at Washington  & Jefferson College. Zach oversees operations at GGM’s new Web.com project in Sarasota, FL.  Zach also leads overseas projects in The Bahamas and Asia.  Prior to Global Golf he worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida where he was Facilities Coordinator of day-to-day operations at Mckechnie Field.  He currently resides in Redington Beach, Florida.

Mike Kelley

Tournament Operations Director
Michael oversees GGM’s operations and logistical efforts at a number of projects. Kelley made the jump from club pro to event operations in 2013.  Mr. Kelley has played an integral operations role both domestically and abroad, with key stints at the Hero World Challenge, Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Barbasol Championship.  He is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham with a degree in Business Management.

Mikhail Jenkins

Sales Manager
Mikhail comes to the Barbasol Championship team with an extensive background in non-profit development and growth strategy implementation. He is a lifelong golf enthusiast and considers it a dream come true to work with a PGA TOUR event. Outside of golf, Mikhail has been a longtime volunteer in the student ministries program at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY.

Barbara Rubin

Sales & Hospitality
Barbara joins GGM in sales for the Barbasol Championship at Champion Trace in Lexington, Kentucky. Barbara was born and raised in Lexington and is excited about the opportunities the Barbasol tournament brings to the state. Formerly, Barbara worked in computer software sales for business to business e-commerce. Barbara graduated from Indiana University but claims she is still a Cats fan!

Patty Nogle

Tournament Services
Patty has been with Global Golf Management for the past 15 years, and assists on many events including the Puerto Rico Open. Patty’s interest for golf was introduced to her by her father Waldo Matthews, a high school coach.

Selina Maddox

Tournament Services
Selina has worked for 14 years in golf and has been with GGM for nearly six of those years. She brings great experience working with volunteers from both LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR events. She currently oversees the volunteers at the Rex Hospital Open and Barbasol Championship. Selina is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and currently resides in Birmingham, AL.

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