"This is the best golf tour you could ever do. Of course the golf courses are brilliant and the accommodation is spot on. But what you can’t beat is the fact that the travelling golfer wants to make it the best experience ever. The transfers are perfect, the accommodation is just right for the courses and above all they are flexible in response to the group’s needs. We really had a group of keen golfers. So when four of us said “no golfing today” we decided to transition through Edinburgh and see a few sights. But, when we arrived near Royal Troon at Prestwick we all looked around and thought “bright sunshine, light breeze, time to go”. Rory thought the same. We played a magnificent round and Rory knew to ring the hotel and make sure the kitchen was open. Gold. If you ever do one golf trip, then this is it" Blair, 2022 Open Rota Tour
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Who are the people behind The Travelling Golfer?
|"Thank you for crafting such an interesting golf trip. Your organization and problem solving is superb." Helen & Paul F, North New Zealand 2022|
A pennant golfer for many years, a former Club Captain, and international golf course rater - Heather brings a wealth of golfing experience to The Travelling Golfer.
Heather is also a very competitive golfer, with an A-Grade handicap and has been a club member for 30 years.
She had led numerous tours over the past 10 years and is also adept at running golfing events, successfully running our Charity Tournament "The Beanie" for over 15 years.
Heather helps with the design of our trips, constantly researching to make sure we get the extra special details right.
She has played over 60 of the Top 100 courses in the world and travels extensively every year, either hosting trips or researching for future trips.
Otherwise known as Heather Spielberg, Heather is renowned for her movie trailers and short movies capturing the memories of our fabulous golfing extravaganzas. Check out The Travelling Golfer YouTube channel. for her latest series, "Fantastic Golf Holes and Where to Find Them"
"Heather seemed to be always there when you needed individual attention. She was so supportive and generous with her time. I do not know how she managed to be everywhere at once and still play golf with us as well. I would certainly go on another golfing trip organised by The Travelling Golfer." Helene R, Women's UK Tour 2022
After spending 12 years employed as a CPA specialising in Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Rory joined The Travelling Golfer in April 2016.
His accounting, administration and technology skills made an immediate impact.
An experienced traveller and a passionate golfer, Rory plays off a plus 1 handicap. He is also a pennant player, Club Champion and International Rater for Golf Digest USA.
He is involved at all levels of the business- from researching and designing trips, to leading groups to the special golfing destinations. Rory specialises in leading groups to The Masters, The Open Rota Championship Courses in the UK and New Zealand's spectacular courses.
"After filling out the form online, I was contacted by Rory Wood and instantly impressed about his organization and plan for this trip. My only responsibility was to arrive in Liverpool at the beginning of the trip. After that, Rory took care of the rest. The accommodations were first class, the itinerary well organized, and the golf . . . well, that speaks for itself. I did not know anyone participating in this trip prior to arrival in Liverpool. As it turns out, I was the only non-Australian in the group. Rory and the rest of the participants could not have made me feel more welcome, or as they would like to say, “one of the mates.” I now have made lifelong friends and I look forward to meeting up with them again." Peter USA 2022, Open Rota
TIM WOOD PGA Professional (Advanced Status) and Touring Pro
Tim had been a touring professional for most of his adult life, and has held tour cards in Canada, Asia and Australia.
He won the 2008 NSW PGA and played in the 2009 British Open at Turnberry.
Tim is now a full time teaching professional working at Growling Frog GC, and Plenty Valley Driving Range, and is head coach at Rosanna GC. Tim was awarded the PGA Coach of the Year Victoria in both 2020 and 2021. Look out for coaching tours to King Island and other nearby destinations.
A keen golfer and experienced traveller with a practical approach, Ian is the ideal trip organiser and leader. He combines his organisational skills and analytical approach with a laid back, friendly personality. Ian leads tours with his wife Lyn who looks after the non-golfers in the group. Many of their tours offer a self-drive option which gives the group the flexibilty to cater for golfers and non-golfers alike. Ian has led groups to Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Vietnam. His upcoming tours include Italy, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand.
Ian is also a leader at club level, having distinguished himself as club captain at The Heritage G & CC in Melbourne.
With over 30 years in the industry, Donna is a travel consultant with the knowledge and experience to handle all enquiries with ease.
Donna handles all our escorted tours travel bookings, and is equally adept at preparing an itinerary for that special personal holiday.
Apart from golf trips, Donna can assist with general travel itineraries, cruises, train trips, tickets to world and sporting events.
Sue Semmens is a very experienced world traveller with a passion for golf, swimming and other active pursuits.
As a low single figure golfer who has had many years of pennant and competition golf winning several Club Championships. Sue knows the game inside out. She enjoys taking people to special golfing and holiday destinations all over the world.
Sue has led tours for The Travelling Golfer to South Africa and Italy and is looking forward to hosting many more, including tours to France, Thailand and Canada. She leads both womens and couples tours.
Leigh is a golf enthusiast being a member of the Metropolitan and National Golf Clubs and having played many of the top golf courses around the world. With a GA of 5 he is a handy golfer and former pennant player, who looks to find challenging golf courses to play.
He was a member of the South Africa 2019 tour and one of the team leaders on the Hamilton Island Teams Challenge.
Stephen is the face of The Travelling Golfer in New Zealand, and works with us to lead and promote outbound trips around the world, run fantastic amateur tournaments, and is the man on the ground in Queenstown managing Peak Golf Queenstown ( www.peakgolfqueenstown.co.nz )
He has years of experience taking groups of golfing mates.
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