India’s No. 1 golfer, Shubhankar Sharma, is next signing for sports marketing firm, Baseline Ventures
Sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures has signed a multi-year agreement with India’s latest golfing sensation Shubhankar Sharma to look after all his endorsements and commercial interest for the Indian region. Shubhankar globally is managed by Wasserman Media Group.
Shubhankar’s stunning rise up the golf rankings saw him move from 462nd place to 71st in three months following two European Tour Wins and a tied ninth place finish at the World Golf Championships in Mexico a couple of months back. The 21-year-old is now the highest ranked Indian golfer in the world.
Shubhankar became only the fourth Indian golfer to play at the prestigious, The Masters, after Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri. He also has been the only Indian to lead the European tour OOM, ever.
Shubhankar on his association with Baseline said “I am happy to be associated with India’s topmost sports marketing firm, Baseline Ventures, for my India affairs. They have been great in agreeing to manage me in India. Baseline has done some fantastic work with their other key talents and I am sure that we will have a great partnership going forward.”
“We are extremely excited to have Shubhankar on board who is surely the most exciting Golfer in the world and its a proud moment for Baseline to be part of Subhankar's journey & manage his endorsements & commercial interests in India,” said Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director, Baseline Ventures
Baseline has come out as one of the top sports marketing agencies, having spotted badminton players PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, cricketer Smriti Mandhana & Prithvi Shaw and film actor Zaira Wasim in their early days & 18-year-old F1 prodigy, Arjun Maini. The company also manages cricketers Ravindra Jadeja and billiards & snooker World Champion, Pankaj Advani.
Baseline also stages live events and branded entertainment experiences, strategizes sponsorships and specializes in media rights distribution and brand licensing. Baseline has been working closely with sports organizations like the IPL, FIFA, ATP and recently won the rights to host Professional Volleyball League for 10 years from Volleyball Federation of India.