Go Golfing Travel Tops 2016 World Golf Awards
The annual World Golf Awards announced this year’s award winners at a dinner and ceremony held November 12, 2016, at the Conrad Algarve in Portugal.
The 2016 World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism. The world-wide voting process includes industry experts and senior executives from within the golf and tourism industries, and club golfers.
“Our goal is to bring golfers together for the best time of their lives. That’s what drives us and these awards show our clients are giving us the vote of confidence”, said Peter McCarthy, Go Golfing’s Founder and Managing Director. “To have Go Golfing Travel recognized by the World Golf Awards three years in a row is a fitting testament to our commitment to customer service and the outstanding team that puts it into practice. These awards make Go Golfing Australasia’s most awarded golf travel company.”
From humble beginnings in a makeshift office in his parents’ house, Founder Peter McCarthy has tracked a course for Go Golfing to become Asia Pacific’s biggest organiser of events, tours and holidays for more than 13,000 club golfers each year. Starting the business at 22, Peter’s entrepreneurial flair was recognised as a finalist in the 2008 Gold Coast Business News Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Go Golfing is renowned for Australia’s biggest annual amateur golf tournaments as they attract up to 800 golfers for a week-long celebration of golf and entertainment throughout the Asia Pacific. These include the Ladbrokes World Masters on the Gold Coast – the biggest international tournament for club golfers. Other major events include the Wrest Point International Masters in Hobart, Centara World Masters in Thailand and Accor World Masters in Vietnam.
Go Golfing also offers hosted golf tours and cruises that combine world-class golf, iconic attractions, amazing sights and unique experiences. Canada, South Africa, Hawaii, Spain & Portugal, Scotland & Ireland, China, Vietnam, Thailand are among Go Golfing’s most popular international destinations.
“With the addition of a fully-licensed travel agency to the business six years ago we are now a one-stop shop for the travelling golfer with the ability to book flights, travel insurance and anything else clients want to add to their holiday. We are the only golf travel company that has negotiated free carriage of golf clubs with Virgin Australia. We value our clients and respect the trust they place in us to arrange a quality, hassle-free golf holiday experience,”
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