Advisory Board

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

Mitch Barnhart

University of Kentucky – Athletics Department

Bruce Drake

Blugrass 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.

2021 Tournament Ambassadors include:

Jeff Adkerson

Dougie Allen

Calvin Barker

David Bertram

Danny Bishop

Jamie Bloyd

Kelley Bozeman

Ryan Bridgeman

Cameron Clark

Monte Costes

Brian Craig

KC Crosbie

Lee Cruse

Bart Daily

Dr. Scottie Day

Steve Deaton

Stewart Ditto

Clay Duerson

Pat Duff

Bill Farish

Doug Flynn

Tom Francis

Crinda Franke

Bryan Fuller

Vince Gabbert

Trey Grayson

Hayley Harmon

Tom Heilbron

Scott Henry

Ryan Hilliard

Aaron Hogue

Jimmy Kirchdorfer

Kristy Lowery

Keith Madison

Christa Marrillia

Brian McCarty

Mike McCreary

Clay Mossbarger

Chester Musselman

Brent Paladino

John Pohl

Bob Russell

Brett Setzer

Bill Shively

Fred Siegelman

Sarah Skinner

Patty Smith

Bradley Stevenson

Mark Stoops

Eli Strait

Martin Tucker

Daren Turner

Troy Turner

Alan VanArsdall

Larry Ward

David West

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.

Darren Nelson

Assistant Tournament Director

Gypsie Hutchinson

Volunteer Coordinator
Gypsie is currently pursuing her Masters at Morehead State University, in Sports Management and Communications and also plays for the Morehead State Women’s Golf team.

Dan Koett

Director or 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.

Karen Calvesbert

Karen serves as the Tournament Manager for the Barbasol Championship and Puerto Rico Open on the PGA TOUR. She oversees a number of GGM projects, and previously worked as Tournament Coordinator on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Karen played collegiate golf at Rollins College, 1997-2001, earning a BA in Environmental Studies. As a San Juan native, Karen was a 5-year member of the Puerto Rico National Golf Team.

Julian Bourse

Tournament Operations Director
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julián a made rapid ascension with GGM- tournament volunteer, intern, to operations support, to his current role. With years of experience in big time events such as concerts, rodeos, and a senior expedition leader in the Antarctic, ‘Cuco’ Bourse is GGM’s go-to at the Puerto Rico Open, Presidents Cup, and projects in Asia.

Jason Richert

Tournament Operations Director
Jason is a long time veteran of the New Orleans restaurant industry and oversees the Onsite Operations at the Barbasol Championship. Mr. Richert joined GGM as an opportunity to mesh his passion for golf, event production, and new project development. Jason is a graduate of LSU.

Samantha Brooks

Marketing, Advertising & Design
Samantha has over twenty years of experience in the advertising industry working for both international and boutique agencies in the United States, Australia, and is currently based out of Rome, Italy. 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!"

Ashleigh VanHoose

Player Concierge
Ashleigh VanHoose has worked with the Barbasol Championship since 2019 and oversees the PGA TOUR Player Concierge program. Ashleigh has organized and managed multiple events with 500 guests or more and has a formal background in hospitality, tourism, and travel. She works with the PGA TOUR ahead of the Barbasol Championships and has a knowledge of what Players and their families are looking for when they come to Kentucky. Ashleigh’s Global Hospitality Management certification from Cornell University enables her to handle everything from hotel requests to restaurant reservations and providing directions and recommendations to the PGA TOUR Players. Her husband manages both Keene Trace golf courses, so she knows her way around the clubs and all that is entailed in making our guest welcome at the Barbasol Championship. She also assists with the Executive Women’s Day activities and is always smiling. Ashleigh is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a Masters from the University of Cumberlands.

Miette Lockamy

Office Manager a&nd Tournament Administrator
Miette Lockamy joined the Barbasol Championship in 2021 and has worked for the Keene Trace Golf Club for four years. Miette is currently studying mechanical engineering at the University of Louisville, and has served as the Panhellenic Affairs Vice President of her Gamma Phi Beta collegiate chapter

Nastia Smirnova

Marketing & Media Intern
Nastia is a senior at Rice University studying Sport Management and plays for the women’s tennis team at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She worked at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship as a Media Intern. At the Barbasol Championship, Nastia is working as a Marketing and Media Intern.

Victoria Smirnova

Marketing & Media Intern
Viki is majoring in Sport Management at Rice University, and also plays tennis for the Rice Women’s tennis team. She was a Media Intern at the U.S. Women’s Open Championship in Houston. While at the Barbasol Championship, Viki is working on ticket administration, event production, media and events coordination.

Fan Safety - Know Before You Go

The health and safety of all associated with the PGA TOUR and our global community continues to be our number one priority. The PGA TOUR has developed health and safety measures in conjunction with CDC guidelines to promote a safe environment and quality experience on the golf course. As CDC guidelines have evolved, so too have PGA TOUR guidelines for on-site spectatorship and attendance. It takes the steadfast participation of everyone on-site to ensure a safe environment for our guests, players, caddies, volunteers and staff. Please visit your local tournament’s website for more information on important health and safety measures.

2021 Volunteer Gallery