Go Golfing Travel (www.gogolfing.net.au) has been named2015 Oceania's Best Golf Tour Operator and 2015 Australia's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator at the second annual World Golf Awards held at the Conrad Hotel in Algarve, Portugal.
Go Golfing tops the shortlist of Oceania’s golf tour operators for International Awards by winning two years in a row the coveted golf awards.
The annual 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, travel and tourism industries, and for the first time invited club golfers to vote for their preferred golf tour operator. And Go Golfing was given the vote of confidence.
From humble beginnings in a makeshift office under his parent's 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 endeavour was recognised as a finalist in the 2008 Gold Coast Business News Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Established in 1996, Go Golfing has an impressive portfolio of major golf tournaments throughout Asia Pacific including the Ladbrokes World Masters on the Gold Coast which is 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. These events for golfers aged 35+ bring together more than 2,500 golfers from around the world each year for a week-long celebration of golf and entertainment events.
Combining world class golf, iconic attractions, amazing sights and unique experiences has seen massive expansion of Go Golfing's hosted golf tour schedule. Canada, Hawaii, South Africa, Spain & Portugal, Scotland & Ireland, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand are among Go Golfing’s most popular international destinations. Big numbers are joining Go Golfing's golf cruises while France & Italy, India and Mauritius are among the new destinations Go Golfing is touring in 2016.
Go Golfing’s founder Peter McCarthy dedicated the award to his dedicated team of event and travel professionals. “This year marks our twentieth year in business and we continue to innovate and improve so that we continue to deliver superior service and great value golf and tourism experiences to our clients. Being awarded the Best Golf Tour Operator in Oceania is a celebration of the commitment my team makes to ensure every event, tour and holiday we host is the very best.”
“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.”