Golf: Travel company Golf Escapes has become the official travel supplier to the Professional Golfers' Associations (PGAs) of Europe, and will provide guidance, information and travel services for PGAs and their member professionals operating golf travel holidays and coaching groups.
Also in golf: UK-based travel insurance provider Staysure has been named as the first title sponsor of the European Senior Tour. The professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over will be named the Staysure Tour for ten years.
Rugby: New Zealand rugby union player Israel Dagg has signed an endorsement deal with Powerade. The 29-year-old Crusaders fullback joins fellow countrymen Steven Adams, who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson on the sports drink’s list of brand ambassadors.
Basketball: New Zealand basketball team the Manawatu Jets have unveiled Go Media as their naming rights sponsor for the 2018 National Basketball League (NBL) campaign.
Cricket: Former England international cricketer Matt Prior has appointed Benchmark Talent, the talent management arm of Benchmark Sport International, to exclusively represent his personal commercial and media partnerships.
Motorcycling: Tyre manufacturer Dunlop will be the title sponsor of Ireland’s Masters Superbike Championship for three years. The agreement will be activated in 2018, and will also see Dunlop become the sole supplier of tyres to the Masters Superbike and Supersport classes.
Martial arts: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Marvin Vettori has partnered with rideshare company Carsmartt. The 24-year-old Italian competes in the middleweight division, and is scheduled to face Russia’s Omari Akhmedov on 30th December at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, USA.
Fencing: Qatar-based Aspire Academy has launched a collaboration with the Italian Fencing Federation and the Qatar Fencing Federation in order to provide young Qatari and Italian fencers with high quality training and top competition opportunities.