Back in (2005) Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding met at university and shared a love for golf. They wanted to head to the fairways to play the best courses and were always the guys to organise their group society matches. This sparked the idea of Your Golf Travel.
Fast forward to today and we are now proudly the world's largest golf travel business, offering golf breaks and golf holidays to over 3,000 destinations in 22 countries throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Rest of the World.
❝A one-stop-shop probably understates our programme, but it’s true that we aim to facilitate golf travel experiences from the basic, cheaper price point packages, through to real bucket list itineraries ticking off the world’s top-ranked courses.❞
Ross Marshall Co-Founder & Group CEO
12 Handicap | St George's Hill Golf Club
I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well, and are enjoying the recent arrival of British summer sunshine. 2022 is shaping up nicely for us here in YGT as we emerge from the pandemic and settle back into some semblance of normality. The good thing for us all is that golf continues to thrive around the world.
We were happy to report fantastic customer feedback on our return to the 2022 Masters in April, with Chief Holiday Officer Lee Westwood, former champion Danny Willett and Sky Sports Rich Beam entertaining our customers. I was delighted to share the experience of watching the great Tiger Woods back from the sidelines play at Augusta, which was very nostalgic.
Furthermore, we are looking forward to hosting a huge volume of our customers at the 150th Open championship at the Old Course at St Andrews in a few weeks. Our events team has created a fantastic schedule of events for those attending this amazing milestone event. I look forward to attending with my YGT Co-Founder Andrew Harding, where we attended the Open in 2005 for the first time just after the launch of the company.
2022 has not been without its challenges so far. With changes to COVID documentation requirements, staffing issues at airports, and the increase of flight disruptions, especially coming into the summer months, we have had to increase our support with flight delays and cancellations. Our team has been working round the clock to ensure our customers get the support they need when travelling. We look forward to airports regaining some normality in the near future, and we thank you for your patience with us, as we support any last minute changes to your flight bookings.
To ever evolve our value of being the golf experts, we have already facilitated many familiarisation trips to Ireland’s West Coast, Morocco and Spain to name a few. We also expanded our team working in Portugal to get to know the Algarve in much more detail. I myself just returned from Portugal, but have also travelled to Ireland, the USA, the UAE, Spain, Bahrain, Qatar and Vietnam in recent months, where I couldn't help but take my clubs.
I am pleased to announce that our team is growing with a plethora of new appointments, and we are well on our way to achieve many of our targets to improve the company in the first six months of the year. With the added pressure of many internal changes and developments this year, I could not be more proud of the team for their ongoing efforts to facilitate our customers' amazing, memorable experiences.
As one of our core values is responsiveness, we ramped up our hiring process to meet the influx of enquiries from our new golfers, previous travellers and seasoned pros and we are delighted to say we are actively recruiting for many new positions to help support growth in the demand for golf holidays. If you feel you align with our company values and would be keen to work for us, please find our open positions here and submit your interest today.
Thank you for all your helpful feedback, which we find constructive, as we continue to look to improve our service levels, products and go the extra yard for our growing community of golf travellers. If you would like to get in touch with me, then please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you out on the fairways soon.
Best golfing wishes,
Founder and CEO
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