Meet the 19th HOLE GOLF TOURS Team
Chris Brick has been in the corporate world as a consultant/project manager for over 20 years and has worked around the world for many large corporates such as KPMG, Glaxo and Qantas. Chris decided it was time get off the corporate treadmill and hence purchased the business from Charlie. Chris now has the best job in the world organising and running golf tours. His attention to detail and organisation skills will mean that your golf tours are superbly organised. Chris has surrounded himself with a team of experts in the travel and golf industries to ensure your needs are exceeded. Chris is a keen golfer and is a member of Mount Maunganui Golf Club in Tauranga.
Carl Brooking has been a member of the New Zealand PGA since 2000. Carl played for six years on the Australasian PGA Tour and contested many tournaments where he got the chance to play with some great names like Adam Scott, Trevor Immleman, Michael Campbell, Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, Jason Day and even teed it up 5 feet in front of Tiger Woods during the New Zealand Open! He has always had a passion for golf and travel and has recently returned from three years coaching/teaching golf in China. With more than 25 years in the golfing industry, he has now entered the golf touring business with YOU in mind! Carl’s passion and desire for giving golfers the best experience possible is now a reality as Carl has joined the team at 19th Hole Golf Tours. With a wonderful personality, sheer passion for golf and desire to make your golfing holiday the best you will experience we are delighted to have Carl on board as a business development manager/tour host.
Charlie Reid has been playing golf for 55 years and been organising and hosting golf tours for 20 years so if anyone knows what it takes to run the ultimate golf tour, it’s Charlie. Charlie is a bit of a golf nut and he absolutely loves the game. He plays over 200 rounds a year. According to New Zealand Golf Charlie is in the top 5 of rounds played in New Zealand. Charlie is a member of the Waimairi Beach Golf Club in Christchurch.
Read this article below about Charlie: https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/new-zealand-golf-magazine/20170601/281535110945062
Charlie has recently sold his golf touring business to Chris, but Charlie is still heavily involved in 19th Hole Golf Tours as a golf/business mentor and along with his wife Elaine will be hosting tours.
Vincent George Travel: Owned and operated by travel professionals Vincent George and his wife, Rosann Connolly-George, Vincent George Travel has been a fixture on the travel scene for more than a quarter of a century. Vincent’s passion for travel has resulted in an extensive career in the industry that has included lecturing at the Sir George Seymour College of Airline, Travel & Tourism and Otago University. As a member of the NZ Institute of Tourism and Travel, he often hosts travel talks and information sessions for various community organisations. His expertise is in planning successful, hassle-free and memorable trips.Vince is a keen golfer and a member at Island Park Golf Club. Rosann too has an extensive travel background with many years in the conference and events, accommodation and customer service aspects of the industry.
About Travel Managers Group
Travel Managers Group (TMG) is an IATA licensed and bonded agency formed in 2002 by a group of travel professionals wanting to create a platform for other likeminded travel professionals. We are now one of New Zealand’s leading broker-based travel companies, and our group includes over 180 brokers operating throughout New Zealand, from Kerikeri in the North to Invercargill in the South.
All TMG Brokers are experienced consultants and/or managers that have been selectively chosen to become independent contractors. This combination of structure and personal expertise allows the clients of all Travel Manager Brokers’ to receive the best of both worlds – the attention that comes from dealing with an owner operator, and the resources and support that we can provide our Brokers to ensure the very best experience for you, their clients.
Air Transport Association (IATA)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic.