WWG News & Events


Attend the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on October 25, 2015 with VIP Hospitality tickets, hotels or private home rentals, private club golf and events like an all star concert at Austin City Limits or Unoiversity of Texas football tickets. We can make it happen! We have hotel rooms downtown within walking distance to all the Austin nightlife, and ticket options from general admission, to reserved seating, to luxury Paddock VIP Hospitality passes. This is an incredible event and a great weekend in Austin! more...


We have partnered with many USA resorts (Bandon Dunes, Streamsong, Pebble Beach, Erin Hills, Kohler, Pinehurst etc) and International Destinations (much of Scotland and Ireland) to offer PGA Professional complimentary places, airfare, spending money and 4% Golf Retirement Plus. Benefits and inclusions vary by destination. Check out our Portugal Pro Am for May 2015! PGA Golf Professionals call PG at 770-291-4106 for more information on a group trip!


Contact us soon for information on a 2015 overseas trip because the courses are already getting very busy. August is already heavily booked, and The (British) Open Championship at St Andrews will make Scotland very busy all summer, so we suggest April, May and June as the best time to travel to Scotland, Ireland or England in 2015.


Attend our Portugal Pro-Am in Maui this May 2015 - 6 nights, 4 rounds of great golf including Oitavos Dunes, parties and more (Pro Goes Free). These events are very popular and always great fun. Non-golfing spouses welcome too. Call for details ... Packages are still available for the 2015 Open Champuionship at St Andrews! more...

About Us

Over 50 Years of Luxury Golf Vacations

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History of Wide World of Golf

Wide World of Golf  (WWG) was founded in 1957 in San Francisco by Michael C. Roseto, who owned a successful travel agency and began planning golf tours to Hawaii for his fellow members of The Olympic Club. WWG is the oldest and most experienced golf tour company in the world, operating in over 25 countries.

WWG was the first American company to bring golfers across in groups to play the great courses of Scotland and Ireland, and the first to bring Americans across to Asia with many Friendship Cups in Japan, South Africa and others. In the 1960's, WWG was the originator of the golf cruise and the first to offer an "Around The World Golf Tour". In the 1980's WWG moved the HQ to Carmel, California near Pebble Beach. With the advent of the 90's, the baby-boomer traveler trends changed and now there are more independent tours than group tours, and most are custom "tailor made tours".

Today, Wide World of Golf is headed by Bill Hogan (President) in Texas and is partnered with Premier Golf LLC under the umbrella of Travel Incorporated of Duluth, GA. WWG has full time offices in Ireland and Scotland and regional sales offices in Austin, TX, Carmel, CA and Duluth, GA.  In addition, WWG has licensed seasonal representatives in Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Canada and other places around the globe to make golf vacations seamless and dependable.

Whereas 80% of our clientele select custom Tailor Made Tours, WWG still produces a number of luxury group tours, Corporate Golf Outings, Golf Incentive Programs, and retail package tours to events such as The Ryder Cup, British Open Championship, US Open and The Masters.

Wide World of Golf is founding member of AAGTO (American Association of Golf Tour Operators), NAGTOA (North American Golf Tour Operators Alliance), Ensemble Travel Group, IATAN travel network, and IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators).  CST 101-4765-040.

WWG warmly welcomes business with Travel Agents too!

Our Team:

Our greatest resource is our people. They are trained to know our destinations and what questions to ask. You will find our staff totally dedicated to your travel experience. They love what they do and it shows. You will not only have confidence in the planning of your trip but you will have fun at the same time!


Jim Ward: President
Jim joined Travel Incorporated as Executive Vice President in 1985. He became president of Premier Golf in 1987 when the company was established primarily to provide golf travel services to PGA of America members. Today, the company still serves PGA members as well as the general golf traveling public. Jim and his wife Sandy have three grown children and live in Cumming, Georgia. Despite several requests from the rest of the Premier Golf team, Jim refuses to retire.

Ann Mabry: Managing Director
Ann joined Premier Golf in 1993 and took responsibility for the 1995 Ryder Cup. She has had primary responsibility for every Ryder Cup since. In addition to her responsibilities as Managing Director, Ann also has her own loyal client following, specializing in the European golf destinations. Born in Scotland and raised in Ireland, many people love to call us just to hear her talk! Ann lives in Suwanee, Georgia with her husband David and son Douglas.

Bill Hogan: Director - International Golf Sales
Bill joined the company with our successful merger with Wide World of Golf January, 2010. Wide World of Golf has been a fixture in the golf travel industry for 50 years with a “who’s- who” client list from the world of sports, entertainment and politics. Bill has been in golf travel for over 25 years and is the recognized expert, having played golf in 54 different countries. Bill and his wife Michelle live in Austin, Texas with their children Haley, Nick and Grant.

Suzie Cusentino: Office Manager
After several years in accounting and finance positions, Suzie joined us in 2010 as our Accounting and Administration Specialist and now serves as our office mamager. With so much emphasis on sales and service it’s important we have someone whose role it is to keep us grounded and to insure bills are paid and collected. Suzie also oversees our sales reporting and our Globetrack reservations system. Suzie’s two boys, Adam and Alex, are in college and she lives in Alpharetta, GA.

Euan Findlay: Manager of European Operations
Euan has been with us since 1999. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Euan studied at University in Edinburgh before continuing his studies on a golf scholarship in Kansas. Euan, who is also a Course Rater for Golf Digest, has also worked in the travel industry for Sheraton in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Seabourn Cruise Line both onboard the ships and in London. Euan now lives near St Andrews with his wife Hilary and three sons, Callum, Hamish & Corey.

Alison Deane - Ireland Manager
Since 1998 Alison has led our full time office near Ennis and Shannon Airport. Previously, Alison worked in high-end hotels and USA country clubs for about 10 years, learning the high standards of American golf travelers. Alison is well-known in the Irish golf and travel community and lives in Quin with her husband Barry and two daughters.

Kristen Barr: Event Specialist
Following her time with incentive companies Incentive Solutions and U.S Motivation as an Account Manager, Kristen joined us in 2006 just in time to play a major role in the 2006 Ryder Cup. Kristen’s major responsibility is with our Ryder Cup project and coordinating corporate accommodations for PGA events. She also serves as a Golf Travel Specialist, specializing in Bandon Dunes. Kristen and her husband Brendan (a Philadelphia native) live in Atlanta and wrestle over whether their two sons, Ryan and Keegan will be Braves or Phillies fans.

Michelle Williford: Golf Travel Specialist
After working in the Travel Incorporated accounting Department and serving as Manager of the Leisure Department, Michelle joined Premier Golf in 1994. Michelle has served in several capacities within Premier Golf, most recently being responsible as our primary liaison for the PGA Village. In addition to being an experienced Golf Travel Specialist with a long list of her own clients, Michelle also oversees our website activity. Michelle and her husband Bob live in Lawrenceville, Georgia and have become “empty nesters” now that daughter Lauren is off to college.

Paul Schmidt: Golf Travel Specialist
Paul is an International Golf Travel Specialist and Social Media Manager/Blogger. A seasoned traveler and golfer, he specializes in golf travel to Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Paul writes and edits our Premier Golf Blog, which provides our clients and others insider information and tips on golf travel around the world. A native of Orlando, Florida and graduate of the University of Central Florida, Paul currently lives in Panama City, Florida.

Brian Davis: Golf Travel Specialist
Brian started with Premier Golf in 1989 (We were called PGA Travel back then.) shortly after the company was founded. He was a Golf travel Specialist and was very involved in our first Ryder Cup experience at Kiawah Island in 1991. Brian was kidnapped by our parent company, Travel Incorporated, and has served as a corporate travel consultant for the last several years. We got Brian back last year and he now serves as a Golf Travel specialist and as one of our air agents. Brian and his wife, Amy, have one son, Cody.

Michelle Smith: Air Specialist - Fort Myers, FL
Michelle joined us in 2001 from golf tour operator Player’s Choice to oversee our air travel department. In her responsibility, Michelle assists our golf travel clients in securing the most convenient and least expensive air travel arrangements. Michelle’s agent skills and pleasant can-do attitude result in some of our most positive feedback. In addition to assisting our golf travel clients, Michelle also handles the air arrangements for the PGA Professional Golf Management Program, assisting PGA apprentices with their air travel to the PGA Checkpoint in Port St. Lucie. Michelle lives in Fort Myers, FL.

Chris Gurney: Sales Consultant
Following successful business ventures in which he developed extensive sales and marketing experience, Chris joined us in 2008 as Director of Business Development and now serves as a Sales Consultant. He has been primarily responsible for many of our PGA professional group programs and the growth of our PGA business. Be prepared if you want to talk golf with Chris. He remembers every hole of every golf course he has ever played. Chris lives in Clearwater Beach, Florida.


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