AGT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Growing Golf Is Our Business

From showcasing America's best juniors, to managing major fundraising events, to staging charity and professional golf events, our competent team represents over a century of experience in everything from managing turnkey events to radio and television advertising and content production to sponsorship sales, business development, and public relations. This experience allows AGT Management Partners to understand your needs and take a personal interest in your success. A key component in any successful business is its brand and image, and our team works with clients and partners to create exciting golf events, entertainment and educational experiences designed to connect your brands to consumers and meet your business objectives.

 

Myra Blackwelder

Founder and Managing Partner

Myra is the co-owner of VanHoose Consulting INC, founder and chief architect of the America's Golf Team fundraising platform. She has spent five decades in elite-level golf as a player, instructor, coach and mother of an elite-level player. She is a retired member of the LPGA Tour, and was named the LPGA/Golf Digest Rolex Rookie of the Year in 1980 and competed on the LPGA Tour for 13 seasons. After retiring from the tour, she transitioned to golf instructor and coach, and currently teaches at High Performance Golf Academy, an affiliate of the Golf Channel Academy, in Nicholasville, Kentucky. She has experience coaching boys and girls high school golf, coaching NAIA women’s college golf, and served as Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Kentucky from 2007-2010. Myra and her daughter Mallory became the first mother-daughter LPGA Tour Members in 2009. Her family was recognized as “Golf Family of the Year” in 2014 by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association which “honors a family for its contributions to the game, and for representing the virtues and ideals of golf and family.”

Biggs Tabler

National Sales Manager
Communications and Media Partner

Biggs started his broadcast advertising career at WAKY radio, a top 40 station, in 1968. He entered television in 1969 at WLKY-TV and became a local, regional, national, and then the general sales manager at WHAS-TV [CBS] in 1972. He went on the become Vice President and Manager for marketing in the trust and investment division of what is now known as PNC Bank. A national executive search firm contacted him to rescue a cable television franchise in Louisville that was owned by the Los Angeles Times; the Times Mirror Cable. His management team turned the cable system around and made it the model system of their 64 cable systems in the L. A. Times portfolio. Afterwards Biggs became a small cable system owner in Maysville, Kentucky and started producing golf and tennis shows, along with horse racing shows for the Kentucky Derby and Breeder’s Cup that were syndicated to the regional sports television networks in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other major cities. He is currently engaged in several special projects in the golf industry including the International Network of Golf Conferences and booking guests for golf radio shows in multiple markets that highlight golf activities for men, women and juniors.

Brooks Downing

Event Management Partner

Brooks is Founder and President of bd Global Sports and has spent two decades in the sports industry, including a tenure as Executive Vice President of Lagardere Unlimited and President of Game Seven Sports Marketing. Brooks is the current Chairman of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the Kentucky State Games and produces the Great Abaco Classic and Great Exuma Classic in the Bahamas on the Web.com Tour. His resume is highlighted by such achievements as launching the Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, an annual college basketball event benefiting the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. He has since created and/or managed more than 30 NCAA basketball events, an NCAA football bowl game, an annual USTA Pro Circuit tennis tournament, numerous charitable foundation fundraisers, and created a collegiate television network for the University of Louisville. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in Telecommunications. He was a member of the University of Kentucky Athletics Department where he managed all publicity efforts as Sports Information Director for the nations' winningest college basketball program, while also overseeing the day-to-day management of the home basketball games at the historic, 24,000-seat Rupp Arena.

Steve Marcinak

Sales and Marketing Partner

Steve was National Sales Manager for parent company Oaklawn Racetrack, who is the leading provider of historical horse racing, a pari-mutuel, slot-like game created for the horse racing industry. He directed national sales and business development including new accounts, facilities and new game roll-outs. Steve was the project manager of the historical horse racing program at the Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky. Previously, he was with Daily Racing Form, LLC, New York, NY as Regional Sales and Partnership Manager. Steve presented, sold and signed thirteen new multi-year partnership agreements with major racetracks including Keeneland Racecourse and Churchill Downs. Steve is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. Marketing and was a varsity baseball player. He is a Certified High School Soccer Referee (CKSOA) from 2008-present.

Mallory Blackwelder Trudeau

Marketing and Management Partner

Mallory is currently the Digital Marketing Manager for Golf4Her, an online retailer based in Dover, New Jersey. Additionally, Mallory is a Junior Player Manager for Fairwhay Management, a personal golf agency focused on the PGA Tour and based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mallory completed her college golf career and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Marketing degree in 2009. In her senior year, she was named the 2009 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year for Women’s Golf. After graduating she began her professional golf career and became a member of the LPGA, the Ladies European Tour, and the Symetra Tour in 2010. She then competed on the Symetra Tour full-time from 2011-2014. In 2014, she won the Symetra Classic and had 9 other top-20 finishes which helped her finish 10th on the money list and earn full-status on the LPGA Tour for the 2015 season. While playing on all three major women’s golf tours, Mallory gained valuable hands-on experience interacting with tournament sponsors, tournament organizers, her personal corporate sponsors, the media, volunteers, and the public. She also has experience in television, appearing three times as a cast member of Golf Channel’s Big Break series: Season 16 – Big Break Ireland, Season 20 – Big Break NFL Puerto Rico, and the reunion tournament, the Big Break Invitational in 2014.

Award Winning Coaches & Industry Leaders

AMERICA'S GOLF TEAM ADVISORY BOARD

Myra Blackwelder

AGT Management Association

President & Founder

859.317.1042

myra@americasgolfteam.com

Mallory Blackwelder Trudeau

Marketing, Social Media &

Event Management Associate

859.948.9251

mallory.blackwelder@gmail.com

Biggs Tabler

Media & National Sales Associate

502.807.0114

biggs@biggstabler.com