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Mr. Earl Butch Buchholz Jr.

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Board Member

Phone: (401) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Rhode Island , United States
International Tennis Hall of Fame
194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport , Rhode Island 02840
United States

Company Description: The International Tennis Hall of Fame was established in 1954 and is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Board of Directors | International Tennis Hall of Fame, 12 July 2014 [cached]
Earl H. Buchholz, Jr.
Earl H. Buchholz, Jr.
News Details - Tarich Law firm, 2 Mar 2014 [cached]
International Tennis Hall of Fame member Butch Buchholz, professional race car driver Milka Duno, and former Miami Dolphins Player Judge Ed Newman headline the list of panelists who will share their life experiences with the students through the prism of the Champions of Character core values.
Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, Buchholz reached No. 5 in the world as an amateur in 1960 and was U.S. Pro Champion in 1961. Following his playing career, he became Executive Director of the ATP and the Commissioner of World Team Tennis. He later founded the International Tennis Players Championships in South Florida in 1985. That event, today known as the Sony Open, has established itself as one of the world's premier tournaments. - HOME PAGE, 24 Mar 2003 [cached]
Because of the change, CBS will televise five hours of the tournament the final weekend, compared with four this year, and the starting time of the finals will be later than this year's 11 a.m. ET start, Nasdaq chairman Butch Buchholz said Sunday. The Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., which this year began March 5, will move to mid-March. The calendar changes may last through 2007, Buchholz said.
With the World Golf ..., 12 Feb 2015 [cached]
With the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship just over three months away, Earl "Butch" Buchholz will continue as tournament chairman as the event returns to Trump Doral Golf Club and Resort on March 4-8th.
Buchholz, who founded and built the Sony Open Tennis tournament into one of the top sporting events in South Florida, will work to raise the charitable impact, profile and entertainment and social atmosphere of the event.
"I am thrilled to be associated with a world-class event like the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and look forward to re-connecting with South Florida business and golf communities," said Buchholz, who has extensive experience working with the South Florida community.
An inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Buchholz was the Commissioner of World Team Tennis and the CEO of the ATP Tour. Buchholz also created the Challenge Series of tennis tournaments that were held in six different countries in Latin America. Tournament Information [cached]
by Butch Buchholz in 1985, is owned by IMG.
Butch Buchholz in 1985, is owned by IMG.
Adam Barrett Named Tournament Director: Founder and Chairman Butch Buchholz promoted Executive Vice President Adam Barrett to Tournament Director.
The dream of an international tennis tournament in Miami began three decades ago, when top tennis players such as Jack Kramer, Frank Sedgman, Pancho Gonzalez, Pancho Segura and Butch Buchholz toured the country in a station wagon, playing tennis in darkened arenas and fairgrounds.
Buchholz - an original member of the "Handsome Eight" (the first recognized pros of Lamar Hunt's World Championship Tennis Circuit introduced in 1968) - competed until he was forced to retire from tennis in 1970 with chronic tennis elbow.
In 1980, when Buchholz was executive director of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) - the player's union - he met a vice president of the Thomas J. Lipton Company who liked his idea of creating a two-week players tournament. A sponsorship agreement would eventually be reached for $1.5 million a year for five years and Lipton would own the title.
The "Winter Wimbledon," as it was first dubbed, would be the first major tournament of the year (the Australian Open was then held in December). It was decided that the first tournament would be held at Laver's International Tennis Resort in Delray Beach, 50 miles north of Miami. The following year, the tournament relocated to Boca Raton followed by a move to its permanent home in Miami in 1987. Buchholz approached the ATP and Women's Tennis Association and offered prize money, a percentage of the ticket sales and worldwide television rights. In return he wanted the rights to run the tournament for 15 years. The associations agreed.
Buchholz brought in Alan Mills, tournament referee at Wimbledon, as head referee, and Ted Tinling, a well-known tennis fashion designer since the 1920s, as director of protocol.
Butch Buchholz announces at The French Open in May 1983 that plans are underway for a major two-week event for men and women players - the first ever event to feature both men and women in its inaugural year.
In 1998, Butch Buchholz announced that Ericsson Mobile Phones acquired the title sponsorship of the tournament beginning in 2000.
In June 1999, Butch Buchholz announces his family will sell the tournament to IMG to ensure its place in history. Included in the announcement is a statement from Buchholz and IMG that there would be no discernable difference in the way the tournament is run.
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