Jack Hume joins ISM
 Jack Hume at St Andrews with Paul Dunne (right) in the background

Jack Hume at St Andrews with Paul Dunne (right) in the background

Jack Hume has joined Gavin Moynihan and Kevin Phelan in Chubby Chandler's International Sports Management stable.

The Naas ace, 22, has turned professional and will make his debut at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Hume ended his amateur days ranked No 7 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings after an outstanding year that saw him win the South African Stroke Play and the European Nations Cup and finish runner-up in the Irish Amateur Open.

He also contributed one-and-a-half points in Great Britain and Ireland’s Walker Cup victory against the United States at Royal Lytham and St Annes in September last year and helped Ireland to their best-ever finish at the World Amateur Championship in Mexico last month, where they took bronze.

After this week’s tournament in Scotland, Hume hopes to play on the Challenge Tour before heading to Spain for the European Tour Qualifying School Stage Two. He was exempt into Stage Two as one of the top five available players inside the top 15 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Hume said: “It’s been a great year but I want to move to the next level and I can’t wait to turn professional. I’m really looking forward to the weeks and months ahead and testing myself.

“Joining ISM is a big part of it. They’ve helped a lot of players from the very start of their careers and that’s obviously a path I’m hoping to follow.”

ISM has guided the careers of former world number one Lee Westwood, Masters champion Danny Willett, former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, former Open champion and recent Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, as well as Ryder Cup cap Matt Fitzpatrick.

ISM boss Chandler said: “We’ve monitored Jack for a long, long time and he’s a player with a huge amount of potential.

“He’s got all of the ingredients and we’re excited about doing what we can to help him be the best he can be and really flourish.”