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The Travelling Golfer is a Full Service Travel Agency and a proud member of IAGTO: Member Number 3690


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Who are the people behind The Travelling Golfer?


PETER WOOD - Director & Tour Leader

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Peter hainan islandPeter at The Dunes Shenzhou Peninsula China


Peter has over 35 years of experience in organising golf events and group trips all over the world. He is an international golf course rater for Golf Magazine USA and along with wife Heather, has played over 90 of the top 100 courses in the world. Peter is always increasing his knowledge of golf and golf travel: visiting new destinations each year, researching golf courses, attending conferences and networking with experts in the golfing industry throughout the world.

He liases with everyone: from the world's best golf course architects through to the golfing enthusiast at the local club. He is a passionate golf course reviewer and is responsible for all the course reports on the The Travelling Golfer website. There probably isn't a golf course in the world he doesn't know something about!

In a former life Peter was an owner and Director of Yarra Group, a public accountant and financial advising group of companies. A keen golfer, Peter won the inaugural Heritage Golf Club Championship and has played off a single figure handicap since taking the game up in his mid 30's. Peter was the inaugural Chairman and Financial Director of Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links in Tasmania which is rated the best public access course in Australia.

   "Thank you for crafting such an interesting golf trip. Your organization and problem solving is superb." Helen & Paul F, North New Zealand 2022

HEATHER WOOD - Director & Tour Leader

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Heather at Kauri CliffsHeather at Kauri Cliffs

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 70 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



RORY WOOD - Manager & Tour Leader

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Rory MastersRory at The Masters

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 Ireland's Best Courses. He also leads international visitors to the best Australia and New Zealand 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 WoodLisa and Rob Urquhart


Robert and Lisa led our 2024 Vietnam Tour with great success and are looking forward to leading another tour in 2025. Rob is a very keen golfer from Warrnambool GC in Victoria who has a lot of experience looking after groups, whilst Lisa is a non-golfer who takes great pride in taking care of the non-golfing partners. They make a great team for our tours.

"What a fabulous tour. Such incredible accommodation, immaculate golf resorts and two of the friendliest tour leaders you'll find. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the bright lights of Hoi An, it truly was a travelling golfer/foodie/xenofiles dream. To Rob & Lisa and our fellow travellers, thanks for a wonderful two weeks." Steve & Lyn, Vietnam 2024.




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Ian GreenwoodIan Greenwood at Turnberry

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. Many of his 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, Italy, Scotland and Vietnam. 

Ian is also a leader at club level, having distinguished himself as club captain at The Heritage G & CC in Melbourne. He is also a member of The National Golf Club in Victoria.



DONNA KESKIN - administration

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Donna & The CharimanDonna

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, travel insurance, cruises, train trips, tickets to world and sporting events.


SUE SEMMENS - Tour Leader

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SueSue Semmens teeing off

Sue Semmens is a very experienced world traveller with a passion for golf, swimming and other active pursuits.

She is 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, New Zealand & The Ladies Open Rota tour around the U.K. She leads both womens and couples tours.

LEIGH BULL - Tour Leader

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Andrew MaizelsLeigh Bull at Hamilton Island

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. In 2024 he will lead a tour to Bandon Dunes Resort.





 Stephen JensenStephen Jensen

Stephen is the face of The Travelling Golfer in New Zealand, and works with us to put together golf tours to New Zealand, particularly in the Queenstown area.




Andrew at NationalMark at The Masters


Mark led our Best of England Tour in 2023 and was a very popular leader. He is a low handicap golfer who has years of experience taking groups of golfing mates on golfing trips. Combine this with his friendly caring nature and background in teaching, and you have a great tour leader.



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