Hurley joins DJ at Hambric; Dunne heading for 4SPORTS

Jack Hume (IRL), Cormac Sharvin (IRL), Gavin Moynihan (IRL), Paul Dunne (IRL), Gary Hurley (IRL) with the Walker Cup after winning the afternoon singles for the Walker Cup, Royal Lytham St Annes, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. 13/09/2015 Picture Golffile | Fran Caffrey

Ireland's Walker Cup stars are rapidly being snapped up by agents with Gavin Moynihan going to ISM and Gary Hurley and Paul Dunne also lined up with major management groups.

While Moynihan will make his debut in this week's Italian Open thanks to an ISM generated invitation, Hurley has signed up with US owned Hambric Sports Group, who look after a host of PGA Tour stars such as Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka as well as Europeans Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen and Gonzalo Fernandez Castaño.

We understand that Dunne will soon be announced as a 4SPORTS client — a multi-sports company which has offices in Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Florida, Germany and Canada.

They manage ice hockey, skiing and tennis clients and recently acquired the Florida based golf talent agency, Professional Advisory Group Inc.

They have also been expanding their golf interests in Europe.

According to the company's website, the Professional Advisory Group Inc. acquisition in the North American market "will complement 4SPORTS’s strong golf client division and golf event management team in Europe."

"The Professional Advisory Group was founded and operated by Thomas Parker and has grown into one of the most respected boutique golf agencies in the United States.
"Parker’s clients include notable PGA TOUR players Webb Simpson, Jimmy Walker, Russell Henley, Charles Howell, Tim Clark, Bo Van Pelt, Brendon Todd, Morgan Hoffmann and Max Homa."

Hurley may well make his European Tour debut in the Alfred Dunhill Links, where Dunne would also be keen to return following his exploits in The Open.

With events running out on the European Tour before the Final Series, both are likely to be chasing starts in the British Masters at Woburn and the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.

Hurley has already committed to joining Hume, who is remaining amateur as he heads through Q-School, in the Volopa Irish Challenge at Mount Wolseley in Co Carlow next month.

As for Sharvin, the Ardglass man was being looked at as a superstar in the making long before he won three points out of three at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

The Arfglass talent will remain at the University of Stirling for the next academic year.