Kevin Phelan turns pro
Article posted: 09 September 2013
I have thoroughly enjoyed my amateur career and feel ISM offer the best options moving forward
Top Irish amateur golfer Kevin Phelan has turned professional and will make his debut at the KLM Open in Holland this week.
The 22-year-old, who impressed at this year's US Open and won two points out of three for Great Britain and Ireland at last weekend's Walker Cup, is to be represented by International Sports Management.
"It’s a big step, but one I am looking forward to taking," said Phelan, who will focus on the qualification processes for the European and US PGA Tours after playing in Zandvoort this week. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my amateur career and feel ISM offer the best options moving forward considering what they have done for so many young golfers."
ISM’s chief executive, Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, said Phelan would be a very welcome addition to the stable. "We have been impressed by everything about Kevin and I am sure he will go as far as he wants to in golf," he added.
Phelan was raised in Waterford before moving to St. Augustine, Florida, and studied at the nearby University of North Florida. He has a rich sporting heritage, which includes his father, John, playing professional squash. His brother, Brian, is also a university golfer in America.