OHIO - Four golf industry veterans announced the creation of Golf Space Collective, a new agency focused on golf-specific Marketing, Branding, & Social Media services. Preston McClellan, Veronica Ryan, Micah Griffo, and Bryan Ford bring over 45 years of experience in the golf and digital marketing spaces to the new company.
McClellan, Ryan, Griffo, and Ford are combining their existing business and have current and past clients that include the PGA TOUR, World Golf Hall of Fame, Texas Golf Association, Five Iron Golf, Sport Five, Sanderson Farms Championship, 3s of Greenville, and Pro Sport Management.
Learn more about Golf Space Collective at www.golfspacecollective.com.
About The Founders
After spending a dozen years working for the biggest brands and athletes in sports, Preston McClellan co-founded Golf Space Collective in August 2022 to help athletes and brands in golf take advantage of the changing digital and social media landscape. Prior to founding GSC, Preston spent seven years working at the PGA TOUR, where he helped build out the league’s social media, athlete, and influencer marketing strategy. Prior to the TOUR, Preston spent time with the Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Ohio University in various digital and social media marketing roles. Preston is what some would call an OG on social media, now having more than 15 years of experience in the space (and even holding the @preston username on Instagram). Outside of work, you can generally find Preston in the gym or on the golf course as he still actively competes in high-level amateur powerlifting and golf competitions.
Micah has spent much of his career as a Marketing & Sales Executive with a proven track record in building and developing brand identities, marketing strategies, communication plans, and developing growth strategies.
Over his career, he has assembled award-winning marketing departments. Produced multi-million dollar sales pipelines. Consulted with Fortune 500 companies on how to build and sustain employee and customer experience models.
Prior to GSC, Micah was co-founder of Griffo Collective, a golf-focused marketing agency that worked with some of the biggest names in the sport.
Over his career, he has done a little bit of everything - from reality television production to launching major tech for Fortune 500 companies. More recently, he has helped run creative and logistics efforts to shape brands all across the golf industry. Backgrounds in both media production and tech project management have afforded Bryan the experience to give clients the 360-degree perspective that is crucial for success - a degenerate devotion to golf provides the key ingredient.
Veronica has worked with various teams, executives, ambassadors, and stakeholders to help brands break through and share culture-worthy stories. She’s a creative marketing and communications leader who kick-started her career with the #1 ball in golf (aka Titleist), where she innovated and enhanced brand communications. Before joining the GSC team, she served as Chief Marketing Officer at Five Iron Golf, building the single-location indoor golf spot into a disruptor brand with fifteen (and counting) global locations.