WWG News & Events
2015 FORMULA ONE USGP - AUSTIN, TX
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...
PGA MEMBER GROUPS "PRO GOES FREE"
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!
2014 UK & IRELAND COURSES BOOKING FAST
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.
PORTUGAL PGA PRO AM & MORE
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...
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 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
Ann Mabry: Managing Director
Bill Hogan: Director - International Golf Sales
Suzie Cusentino: Office Manager
Euan Findlay: Manager of European Operations
Alison Deane - Ireland Manager
Kristen Barr: Event Specialist
Michelle Williford: Golf Travel Specialist
Paul Schmidt: Golf Travel Specialist
Brian Davis: Golf Travel Specialist
Michelle Smith: Air Specialist - Fort Myers, FL
Chris Gurney: Sales Consultant
Let our long term business relationships become your golf contacts!