Welcome to the Golf Studio site
Golf Studio is the golf arm of sports marketing company The Purple Tangerine – founded in 2000 by managing director Nigel Jones. Please see biographies below of our key staff as well as some of the causes we support.
Golf Studio is run by Nigel Jones, a sports agent with over 25 years experience managing talent from world’s of golf, motor racing, athletics and football.
Nigel has worked with leading brands including: Johnnie Walker; Schweppes; P&G; adidas; Mars; Motorola; Kellogg's; Bausch & Lomb; EA Sports; PepsiCo/Walkers; Disney.
Some of the sports celebrities Nigel has worked with over the years include: Ernie Els; Freddie Couples; Ian Woosnam; Sam Torrence; Gary Lineker; Stephen Gerard; David Seaman; Teddy Sherringham; Prince Naseem; Ellen MacArthur; Roger Black; Richard Westbrook; Susie Wolf; and Alice Powell.
He has held senior positions with the world's largest advertising and public relations businesses including Saatchi & Saatchi and WPP and specializes in: Representation; Commercial Sponsorship; Sports Marketing; Brand Marketing; Public Relations; and Digital & Social Marketing.
Nigel holds a Level 2 Licensed FA Coach badge and has managed U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s football teams, winning the Ashford & District Youth Football League U11s Title in 2012/2013 Season with FC Pilgrims.
Nigel is a graduate of the London School Of Economics.
Gary has been a PGA Professional since 1994 and has worked with European Tour, Challenge Tour and Europro Tour players. He was awarded PGA South Region Coach of the Year 2011/12 and in 2015 is on the Today’s Golfer Magazine Teaching Panel. Gary is also a Golf World Magazine Top 100 Teacher as well as a certified Golf Psychology Coach and a Kent Golf Development Officer.
Omar has worked in sports marketing and the sponsorship sectors for over 25 years gaining extensive experience in the world of sports, media and entertainment.
His experience has provided his clients with a tried and tested recipe using PR, hospitality and targeted sponsorship to deliver business objectives.
He is currently Global Head of Sponsorship at Lycamobile overseeing the West Ham United sponsorship.
Paul Poole heads up the Golf Studio in Thailand. He is an independent marketing consultant with over 20 year's experience of international brand marketing.
Client side between 1988 & 2000 Paul held senior (through the line) marketing positions at Wrangler, Levi Strauss and Co, Polo Ralph Lauren and Diesel.
Agency side between 2000 & 2002 Paul held (Board) Director positions at PR21 (Edelman) and Cohn & Wolfe (WPP). With a creative development brief for clients including; Orange, Coca Cola, Cadbury Trebor Bassett and Guinness UDV.
Paul consults for a number of the world's leading brands, agencies and cultural organisations through his company Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd