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Earl Butch Buchholz

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Sony Ericsson Open

Tournament Owner: IMG Tournament Chairman: Earl "Butch" Buchholz
Tournament Director.


Go Roger! - News: 2003

Tournament Chairman and Founder Butch Buchholz, Iva Majoli , and Roger Federer with Frances and Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed the Children charity at the NASDAQ-100 Open on March 17, 2003 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. (Photos by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


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A Winning Proposition: Earl "Butch" Buchholz, Tournament Chairman, echoes the strong customer focus at TennisPlaza.com: "Every year, we bring the players who are at the top of their game to the Sony Ericsson Open, providing fans thrill after thrill.
That's our value proposition.


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A Winning Proposition: Earl "Butch" Buchholz, Tournament Chairman, echoes the strong customer focus at TennisPlaza.com: "Every year, we bring the players who are at the top of their game to the Sony Ericsson Open, providing fans thrill after thrill.
That's our value proposition.


2007 NASDAQ-100 Open: Tour. Info: Management

Earl "Butch" Buchholz, Tournament ChairmanEarl "Butch" Buchholz, Jr.: Founder & ChairmanEarl "Butch" Buchholz, Jr.: Founder & ChairmanAs Chairman of the NASDAQ-100 Open, Buchholz has dedicated much of his life's work to this tournament - which became a reality in 1985 after he first conceptualized the idea while still a touring pro over 30 years ago.Today, with over $6.5 million in prize money and all the top players competing, the NASDAQ-100 Open is surpassed in size and stature only by the four Grand Slams.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 Open (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 member of three U.S.Davis Cup teams from 1958-60, he won 22 professional tournament events and was one of Lamar Hunt's famous "Handsome Eight" of World Championship Tennis (WCT).He retired at the age of 29 after injury ended his 10-year professional career, but the same spirit that drove him as an intense competitor inspired him to develop and grow in the business of tennis.His credentials include tournament promoter, network television commentator, owner/operator of tennis clubs, and U.S.Junior Davis Cup Tennis Team captain in 1970.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 (1964-1968), directed WCT events (1969-78), directed a Virginia Slims event in 1972, was Commissioner of World Team Tennis (1977-78) and served as Executive Director of the ATP and as a member of the men's pro council - the governing body of men's pro tennis (1981-83).While running the ATP, Buchholz was responsible for establishing the framework for the first pension fund for men's professional tennis players, still in existence today.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., formerly an ATP event - now a 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 if 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.


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