LPGA star Danielle Kang has signed an exclusive, worldwide representation agreement with Dallas-based Hambric Sports Management, where she will be managed by HSM president, David Winkle.
“I am excited to announce that I will be represented by Hambric Sports Management. The comfort and ease I feel with this agency will bring out the best in me as an individual on and off the golf course,” said Kang. “I feel loyalty, confidence and trust with my new agent and I am more than pleased to be a part of their agency.”
Kang rose to global prominence after winning back-to-back U.S. Women’s Amateur titles in 2010 and 2011, becoming the first player in 15 years to accomplish the feat. She then qualified for the LPGA Tour in the fall of 2011 at the age of 19, and has continued to ascend the ranks as one of the brightest young stars in the game.
“We are thrilled that Danielle has placed her trust in us,” said Winkle. “She is not only one of the most talented young players on the LPGA Tour, but also one of the most marketable. Danielle is charismatic, intelligent, attractive and very gifted, which constitutes the ‘total package.’ I think the sky is the limit and I am very excited to be working with her.”
Most recently, Kang captivated the golf world with the uncanny feat of making two holes-in one in a span of eight days of LPGA Tour competition; both of which earned her new automobiles.
“Danielle clearly has a knack for making headlines, and I expect we’ll soon see them regularly” said Winkle. “She is just now coming into her own as a professional and worked very hard on her game during the off-season. Now that she is comfortable and happy, I think we’ll see her evolve into a dominant player. It will be fun to watch, as she already has quite a following amongst the fans and media.”
“We haven’t represented an LPGA player since our days with Lorena Ochoa, who was truly exceptional in every sense of the word,” said Rocky Hambric, Founder and CEO of HSM. “Given Danielle’s flair for the dramatic and engaging personality, there are many similarities which we find attractive. I see enormous potential in Danielle and we are excited to work with her.”
Headquartered in Dallas, Hambric Sports Management specializes in the management of professional golfers, and markets its clients on a global basis, seeking and negotiating income-producing opportunities within the golf industry and corporate world. In addition to Kang, their list of clients includes Dustin Johnson, rising star Brooks Koepka, 1997 British Open Champion Justin Leonard, 1986 PGA Champion Bob Tway, Martin Laird, Francesco Molinari, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, and many others.