Sharvin joins IMG
Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass) driving at the fourth in the third round of the 2015 Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass) driving at the fourth in the third round of the 2015 Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Ardglass' Cormac Sharvin has joined Pádraig Harrington and many of the game's superstars at IMG.

The global management giant announced today that "Northern Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin has turned professional and signed with the company for worldwide management and marketing representation."
The talented 23-year-old joins the professional ranks after a distinguished amateur career, which saw him rise as high as No. 14 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, as well as win the Irish Amateur Close Championship, the prestigious 2015 English Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship and the BUCS Student Tour Grand Final. To cap off his amateur career, he represented Great Britain and Ireland in the 2015 Walker Cup, posting a perfect winning record through his three matches. 
Cormac Sharvin birdies the 18th to beat Paul Dunne in the 2013 Irish Amateur Close final at Connemara Golf Links.  Picture by Pat Cashman

Cormac Sharvin birdies the 18th to beat Paul Dunne in the 2013 Irish Amateur Close final at Connemara Golf Links.  Picture by Pat Cashman

No stranger to the professional circuit, Sharvin has already been featured in two events on the European Challenge Tour, but will make his professional debut at this week’s 2016 Oates Vic Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia, having received a special tournament invitation.
Commenting on the decision to join IMG, Sharvin said, “I’m delighted to join team IMG and can’t wait to start my professional career this week in Australia. IMG has experience of working with the best golfers and athletes around the world and I believe they are in the best position to help me achieve my goals for this year and throughout my professional career.”
Guy Kinnings, Global Head of Golf, IMG, added, “Cormac is one of the brightest young talents to come through the amateur ranks in recent years and has shown tremendous ability to achieve both on the course and in his studies at Stirling University. He has an appealing personality, is extremely passionate about the game and we look forward to helping his transition into professional golf and fulfilling his potential.”
With the 2015 Brabazon Trophy

With the 2015 Brabazon Trophy

Walker Cup. Cormac Sharvin watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during a practice round ahead of the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Walker Cup. Cormac Sharvin watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during a practice round ahead of the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Winning. Cormac Sharvin reacts after making his putt on the 14th hole to win the match during the morning foursomes matches of the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Winning. Cormac Sharvin reacts after making his putt on the 14th hole to win the match during the morning foursomes matches of the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)