Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sandy Lyle first client on golf manager Gordon Sherry's books

Gordon Sherry stayed up late as a 14-year-old to watch Sandy Lyle win The Masters in 1988 – then followed in his spikemarks by playing at Augusta National himself eight years later.
Now Sherry is still “living my Sandy Lyle dream” after becoming the two-time major winner’s new manager – the first client on the books of Goliath Sports Assets.
“Where do you think the name came from?” said a smiling Sherry in reference to it, having been inspired by his 6ft 8in frame.
 “All I need now is a David,” he added, having certainly landed a golfing Goliath to get his new venture up and running.
“The opportunity fell into my hands,” admitted the 40-year-old of Lyle, who was looking for new representation after leaving American-based ­Hambric Sports. 
“The great thing is that he’ll be able to help me as much as I can help him.
“It’s fantastic to be working with Sandy as he’s such a great guy. He was also my idol as a kid and I remember staying up to watch him win The Masters when I was 14, so I’m still living the dream by working with him now.”
Sherry was speaking during the Abu Dhabi Invitational at Yas Links, where Lyle, who starts his 2015 Champions Tour soon with back-to-back events in ­Florida, made an instant impression with his new manager.
The Ayrshireman said: “He’s not got a bad bone in his body and what has been interesting watching him out here is that he can’t do enough for the people he’s been playing with.



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