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Mr. Earl Butch Buchholz Jr.

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Local Address:  Rhode Island , United States
International Tennis Hall of Fame
194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport , Rhode Island 02840
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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

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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.
Tennis - Sony Ericsson Open - Management & Staff, 12 Jan 2011 [cached]
Earl "Butch" Buchholz, Jr.
Whether in a boardroom or on a tennis court, Butch Buchholz (pronounced Buckholtz) has always been active in a sport he knows well. Chairman of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Fla., Buchholz has dedicated much of his life's work to that tournament - a unique tennis championship for both men and women.
First conceptualized by Buchholz while a touring pro over 30 years ago, the first Sony Ericsson Open was played in 1985 and since then the tournament has grown into the fifth largest tennis tournament in the world. Today, with $9.0 million in prize money and all the top players competing, the Sony Ericsson Open is surpassed in size and stature only by the four Grand Slams. As a 12-day event, the tournament drew 293,228 fans in 2009 - the second highest attendance - and features a permanent stadium, hailed as being among the best in the world.
Active in tennis since his youth, Buchholz played his first tournament at age six and won his initial title a year later. He became the first player to win junior titles at the Australian Open (1959) and French pen (1958), Wimbledon (1958) and the U.S. Junior Championships (1958). Ranked fifth in the world in 1960, Buchholz entered the professional ranks with Jack Kramer's worldwide circuit.
A founding member of the first men's players association in 1963, Buchholz has served tennis in many capacities. He directed tournaments in his hometown of St. Louis from 1964- 1968, directed WCT events from 1969-78, directed a Virginia Slims event in 1972, was Commissioner of World Team Tennis from 1977-78, served as Executive Director of the ATP and was a member of the men's pro council - the governing body of men's pro tennis - from 1981- 83.
Butch expanded his realm in the tennis world in 1997 by acquiring the Pilot Pen International Championships at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Conn., a combined ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event held annually in August.
Butch added another element to the mix in 1998 when he agreed to take over the management of the prestigious 50-year-old Orange Bowl International Tennis Tournament. He secured title and presenting sponsors and rescued a junior tennis tradition from extinction. In 2000, Buchholz created an ATP International Series event played in Buenos Aires in February.
In 1992, Buchholz and the late Arthur Ashe, then tennis director at Miami's Doral Hotel, were reminiscing about how tennis programs in their hometown parks had shaped their lives. They were inspired to form the "Good Life Mentoring Program" in partnership with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, providing valuable life skills for elementary and middle school students. Moore Park Tennis Center in Miami became one of the venues where hundreds of youngsters would benefit from this program.
When Buchholz saw that Moore Park's 50-year-old Tennis Center needed extensive renovation and reconstruction, he was determined to play a role in its redevelopment. He had previously been successful in forging a public-private partnership to develop the Tennis Center at Crandon Park and knew that it could work for Moore Park. Following discussions with Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Buchholz moved forward, and on March 24, 2001, the Ashe-Buchholz Tennis Center at Moore Park was dedicated.
Buchholz remains Chairman of First Serve Inc., a concept that began in conjunction with the USTA in 2001 as a way to give back to tennis by using the sport as a positive influence on our nation's youth. First Serve is a youth empowerment organization that utilizes tennis to help kids develop the skills, values, and experience they need to be responsible, productive and successful in life. The program utilizes public tennis facilities as a venue for teaching a broad range of age appropriate life skills.
Buchholz, a product of public parks in St. Louis (his father was a public park tennis instructor), has stepped up his personal involvement with the First Serve effort.
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. - 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.
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