Class of 2019

International Sports Management’s Class of 2019 is a pioneering sponsorship scheme to help prestigious businesses support our top emerging talent.

Now in its fourth year, the programme sees partners invest in quartet Chris Lloyd, Tom Murray, Toby Tree and Mitch Waite, as well as accessing unrivalled networking and hospitality opportunities.

For all Class of 2019 enquiries, please contact Tom Chandler at

Class of 2018


  • Chris Lloyd

    A three-time winner on the EuroPro Tour in 2017, Chris’s 2018 was blighted by injury problems and he is determined to make a big impression this year. Played in the Junior Ryder Cup twice as a youngster.

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  • Tom Murray

    The Manchester golfer secured his first professional title with victory at the Volopa Irish Challenge on the Challenge Tour in 2015 and has continued to establish himself on the European golfing scene. He had five top-10 finishes in 2018, including second place at the Kazakhstan Open.

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  • Toby Tree

    Made a big impact on the Sunshine Tour and the Challenge Tour in 2018, including three top-10 finishes. Toby qualified for the 2017 Open Championship, making the cut at Royal Birkdale.

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  • Mitch Waite

    The youngster turned professional in December last year after an outstanding amateur career. In 2018, he finished runner-up in the Lytham Trophy, reached the semi-finals of the British Amateur, was runner-up in the European Amateur and represented England at the Men’s Team Championships, Eisenhower Trophy and Home Internationals and GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy.

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"The opportunities for partners to network and do business on the back of the concept is clearly going from strength to strength.

"As I said to a ‘Class of 17’ sponsor, who enquired if we were planning to renew, ISM have put us in front of all parties we have asked to be introduced to and any sponsor can't really ask for more than that.

"The key in my eyes is that it is then down to the sponsor to make sure they follow things up if they want to make a success of the "Class of" concept.

"The C019 itinerary without doubt elevates a sponsor’s opportunity to make their "Class of" relationship a success."

Mark Mace, UBS

“I’m very much looking forward to the season ahead, especially being part of the Class of 19, sharing experiences, ups and downs of the season with all of the partners.

“Hopefully I’ll keep it exciting for everyone and pick up a few wins along the way. To all the partners, thank you for your continued support and I hope you enjoy the journey of 2019.”

Chris Lloyd, Class of 19


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