About CSH

You’ll see some regular faces, but the CSH family is quite large.  We bring in new teammates all of the time and tap into various members of the golf community for our experiences, events & appearances.

Mike Chisum

(Our Founder)


Mike Chisum has more than two decades of experience building relationships in 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 this 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 for a young rookie player, setting up a tee time for a VIP executive group or arranging a special guest appearance 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 & building relationships through golf is the foundation of CSH.

Ashton Gambrell

(Director, Events & Hospitality)


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.

Julie Chisum


Collaborator, partner & consistent contributor to our team

A 4-year letterman on the SMU women’s golf team, with a CPG & retail marketing background both on the corporate and agency side, Julie has a passion for people and loves hosting our groups. You’ll find her fingerprints on many of the things we do. Whether she joins a meeting, shares an idea, brings her creative energy to our discussions or cooks us a meal, she is a big part of our team.

Melissa Mabanta


Special Event Coordinator

Mel played golf at UNLV and is a regular special guest in Pro-Ams across the country.  As an event coordinator, Mel brings a warm smile, competitive spirit, experience and lots of fun no matter where she is.  She calls Las Vegas home and spends most of her time playing in events at Shadow Creek and TPC Summerlin.

Kathleen Ekey


Special Event Coordinator

Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she played on the women’s golf team. She continued her career after college and played professionally before starting her family. A great addition to any Pro-Am team, Kathleen’s swing, and golf game will impress any group. As an event coordinator, Kathleen offers a unique combination of golf knowledge, a welcoming and endearing personality, and a can-do attitude. She is a valued member of the team.

Cindy Solomon


VP of Partnerships

Cindy is a Sports Marketing & event veteran with over 20 years’ experience in sports and entertainment sponsorships with properties including The PGA Tour, PGA Majors, MLB, NHL, MLS, NFL, NASCAR, ATP and WTA.  Over two decades she has created and executed all kinds of upscale and large-scale private events including golf tournaments, private concerts, tennis mixers and racing/driving events.



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