Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., has made it official that he’s turning professional.
Svensson has signed with the SportBox Entertainment Group for worldwide management and marketing representation and will represent Svensson will also represent Acushnet/Titleist, J.Lindeberg, and Freedom 55 Financial.
In addition, the funding allocated to Svensson as an amateur will continue and he will become a part of Golf Canada’s Young Pro Squad.
“After winning my last two starts, my gut was telling me it was the right time to make the move and turn professional,” said Svensson.
“I feel my game is ready to be pushed to the next level and I am excited to challenge and better myself against the best players in professional golf,” he added.
In addition to nine collegiate wins with Barry University, Svensson. is a two-time NCAA First Team All-American, and winner of the Jack Nicklaus Award as Division II Player of the Year.
Svensson will focus his efforts on PGA Tour Canada and Web .com Tour events in 2015.
“Adam is dynamic on the course,” said Danny Fritz, CEO of the SportBox Entertainment Group.
“Off-course, Adam has the swagger that makes him a standout personality,” he added.
“We’ve already begun to develop a strong base of partnerships around his brand and are focused on some very exciting opportunities to continue to build his persona as he ascends the professional ranks,” said Fritz.
David Dube, chairman of SportBox, agreed.
“Adam is the full package and embodies the characteristics we value in an athlete. His talent, attitude and determined demeanor give him unlimited potential,” said Dube.
Svensson said signing with SportBox allows him to concentrate on the task ahead.
“Their track record of success, international presence, team approach, and agency culture is something I wanted to have as part of this next step in my journey.”
SportBox has already aligned Svensson with three corporate partners, including a three-year partnership with Freedom 55 Financial.
Svensson will act as a brand ambassador in support of the company’s commitment to sustaining young athletes involved in golf from the grassroots to professional levels.
In addition, he will display the Freedom 55 Financial brand on his apparel and bag.
“As a Canadian organization that focuses on supporting individuals in achieving their goals and dreams, it’s a privilege for us to help up-and-coming Canadian golfers pursue their own aspirations” said Mike Cunneen, senior vice-president, of Freedom 55 Financial.
“I’m excited to watch Adam’s career take off as he embarks on the next stage of his journey,” he added.
In the 2013/14 season, Svensson led Barry University to its second consecutive national championship.