06 Aug 19
Golfbreaks and The PGA are delighted to announce both the continuation and expansion of their relationship, with the travel company becoming a Principal Partner of The PGA until at least 2022.
As part of the commitment, Golfbreaks will become the exclusive travel partner for The PGA and its regions, delivering a dedicated travel service for PGA Professionals.
This service will support PGA Professionals across a broad range of bookings, from hosted trips and tuition breaks, through tournament experiences and pro-ams. The PGA Professional will earn commission on group travel bookings, providing them with another revenue stream. Golfbreaks will also continue to provide expert golf travel advice, case studies, content and special packages to PGA Professionals, through the monthly PGA Professional magazine.
As part of the continuation, Golfbreaks will continue its headline sponsorship of the annually held, PGA Fourball Championship with this announcement following the company’s successful sponsorship of the first South & East region co-sanctioned event, the London Open held earlier in 2019.
Richard Barker, Chief Business Development Officer, Golfbreaks, said: “We’re delighted to announce the development of our relationship with The PGA. The PGA are integral to the development of our Pro Travel Business, and we look forward to working even more closely with The PGA and its membership over the coming years.”
Ben Foster, Head of Pro Travel, Golfbreaks added: “There are a large number of benefits on offer to PGA Professionals taking groups of Members away, whether it be a captain’s weekend, a coaching trip to Europe or a bucket list trip to The Masters. Not only is it financially rewarding, it is a great way to strengthen relationships with your Members and increase your value as a PGA Professional by offering travel as a service.”
Robert Maxfield, chief executive of The PGA, commented: “As a long-standing partner of The PGA, our relationship with Golfbreaks.com ensures more PGA Members can enjoy the benefits of taking groups away on organised golf breaks and tuition trips to leading golf resorts and destinations.
“Many of our Members already work closely with Golfbreaks.com so we are delighted to be partnered with a trusted market leader, further strengthening our offering to our PGA Members.”
PGA Executive Director – Commercial - Liam Greasley, added: “We are delighted our partnership with Golfbreaks has been extended and that they will continue to be the sponsor of the PGA Fourball Championship.
“We look forward to working with Richard Barker and his Golfbreaks team over the next three years as more PGA Members reap the rewards when organising golf travel.”