Founder of Chisum Sports & Hospitality

Mike Chisum has two decades of experience building relationships through golf. If you follow him around for a day, you might see him exchanging text messages with his college teammates from the University of Texas (’93-’95) or Baylor (’96-’98) or making arrangements at that week’s TOUR site for one of the players he works with. He’ll exchange emails with executives from Titleist, Callaway, Ping or TaylorMade, whom he has stayed in touch with since traveling on TOUR as Director of Player Relations at Titleist. And before the day is over, he might be working with a Tournament Director to secure a spot in the tournament for a young rookie player, setting up a tee time for a VIP executive group or arranging a special hospitality experience for a corporate partner.

Since age 8, golf has been a big part of Mike’s life. Competing in tournaments, traveling on TOUR and Friday afternoon rounds with friends are all part of his routine. Mike met his wife, Julie, while she was playing golf at SMU, and they have built their family and home life around the golf community. You’ll often find young, up-and-coming players staying at their home or coming over for dinner. You might see their kids on the range at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano or Julie and Mike sneaking away for nine holes of couples golf. On the weekends, you’ll certainly see them following closely on the PGA TOUR app or gathering friends to watch a final round.

The golf community is highly cherished by the Chisums and it is the foundation of CSH. The golf business may be Mike’s way to make a living, but building relationships playing golf is woven throughout everything he does.

Who is in Charge?

Looking at recent calls on Mike’s phone, you can bet Ashton Gambrell is probably at the top. Mike and close friend, Ryan Palmer, were planning Ryan’s upcoming charity event and met Ashton at the Four Seasons in Dallas, where she was the Golf Sales Manager. Her attention to detail, strong personality and ability to keep them both in line made quite an impression. She joined Mike at CSH soon after.

Ashton has extensive experience at all premier golf events including the Masters, British Open, US Open, Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and PGA Championship. She also has relationships at ideal venues including Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Whistling Straits, Sea Island Resorts, Valhalla, TPC properties and many more.

There isn’t a detail too small or an idea too large for Ashton and her passion for making a concept become a reality is truly a gift. Her background in luxury hospitality offers a strong foundation for creating memorable and unrivaled golf experiences for our partners and their highly valued customers and team members.



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