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Advisory Board

The Barbasol Championship advisory board serves as the tournament's board of directors.

Mitch Barnhart

University of Kentucky – Athletics Department

Bruce Drake

Bluegrass Hospitality Group (BHG)

William B. Frye

Keene Trace Golf Club

Evan Mossbarger

Keene Trace Golf Club

Bryan Pettigrew

Barbasol Championship Tournament Director & Global Golf Management

Bobbi Turner

Lauren Vernon

Keene Trace Golf Club

Lee Webb

Alton Webb

Jon Weece

Southland Christian Church

Tournament Ambassadors

Barbasol Championship ambassadors will educate and engage with the community to promote the brand and vision, support sales effort of the staff and management while encouraging and promoting Barbasol Championship charitable partners and the game of golf.

Tournament Ambassadors include:

  • Dougie Allen
  • David Bertram
  • Jamie Bloyd
  • Kelley Bozeman
  • Ryan Bridgeman
  • Cameron Clark
  • Brian Craig
  • KC Crosbie
  • Scottie Day
  • Steve Deaton
  • Stewart Ditto
  • Pat Duff
  • Tom Eller
  • Bill Farish
  • Doug Flynn
  • Tom Francis
  • Crinda Franke

  • Bryan Fuller
  • Vince Gabbert
  • Trey Grayson
  • Tom Heilbron
  • Scott Henry
  • Ryan Hillard
  • Aaron Hogue
  • Jimmy Kirchdorfer
  • Kristy Lowery
  • Keith Madison
  • Christa Marrillia
  • Grant Mills
  • Brian McCarty
  • Clay Mossbarger
  • Chester Musselman
  • Brent Paladino
  • John Pohl

  • Bob Russell
  • Brett Setzer
  • Bill Shively
  • Sarah Skinner
  • Fred Siegelman
  • Patty Smith
  • Bradley Stevenson
  • Mark Stoops
  • Chris Sullivan
  • Martin Tucker
  • Daren Turner
  • Troy Turner
  • Alan VanArsdall
  • Larry Ward
  • David West

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    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. As the Tournament Director of the Barbasol Championship, Pettigrew oversees marketing, operations and business development, including sponsorship sales and hospitality sales. In addition, Pettigrew serves as a member of the Advisory Board and Caddie127 charitable arm which supports Kentucky not-for-profit organizations. Prior to working in golf management, Pettigrew served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. 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 – Pro-Am Tournament
    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 – Volunteers
    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.

    Dan Koett

    Director of Media & Public Relations
    Dan is an award-winning media and public relations executive who has spent over twenty years advancing the missions and impact of charitable organizations. Prior to joining the Barbasol Championship team, he held senior leadership roles with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, and the YMCA. Outside of the nonprofit world, Dan has facilitated media and PR for projects such as the upcoming Drew Barrymore film, The Stand-In, which was partially filmed in central Kentucky. Dan earned a dual degree from the University of Pittsburgh where he received bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Business Administration. Additionally, Dan is the founder and principal of Affinity Media & Public Relations.

    Gypsie Hutchinson

    Marketing & Operations
    Gypsie was born in Rancho Mirage, CA, but grew up and has lived most of her link in Lexington, KY. Gypsie is currently a Senior at Morehead State University, majoring in Sports Management and minoring in Communications and also plays for the Morehead State Women’s Golf team. She was the past tournament director for the KY Junior PGA in the summer of 2018. Gypsie was invited to play in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and played in the Junior World at Torrey Pines. Her name Gypsie comes from her great great grandmother who was a Cherokee Indian.

    Samantha Brooks

    Marketing, Advertising, & Design
    Samantha has 20 years of experience in the advertising industry working for both international and boutique agencies in the United States and Australia. Working in almost every department within an ad agency, Sam brings invaluable qualifications to her freelance marketing services company, Sam Can Do It Freelance Services. If something needs to get done, chances are "Sam can do it!"

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