Chairman, Debbie Bussey – Owner/President, Absolutely Golf & Travel
Debbie has over 30 years of making the dreams of avid golfers come true around the globe combining the finest fairways with exceptional off course experiences. Since founding Absolutely Golf and Travel (AGT) in 2001 and as President of Owenoak Golf Travel before that, Debbie has custom designed itineraries for 1000s of clients to dozens of the world’s greatest golf destinations. AGT’s exceptional repeat and referral rate is testament to the dedication of achieving the goal of delivering the promise and exceeding all expectations.
In 2003, Debbie founded the North American Golf Tour Operators Alliance (NAGTOA) to better serve golf tour operators in their business practices in the popular British Isles, but also to establish relationships in other international golf destinations – such as New Zealand and South Africa.
Vice Chairman: Graham Spears – Owner/President, Sterling Golf Tours
For nearly 20 years, Sterling Golf Tours owner Graham Spears has been arranging international golf tours for clients, who like him, enjoy exploring the world through golf. Graham, with a particular passion for the links courses of the British Isles, formed Sterling Golf Tours in 1999. Since then Graham has enjoyed assisting hundreds of clients with their trip of a lifetime (whether it’s their first or tenth). Graham takes particular pride in the number of Sterling Golf Tours’ repeat and referred clients. Graham is the Co-Chairman of the North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance (NAGTOA) and Sterling Golf Tours is a member of The International Golf Tour Operators Association (IAGTO).
Board Member: Jason Scarth – Owner/President, Britannia Golf
Jason Scarth heads up Britannia Golf. He was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland until 1982 when he moved to Virginia with his family. Being from Scotland he has a great familiarity with all the great courses overseas and can arrange for you to play on some of the most famous links courses in the world and or steer you toward some of the great hidden gems that many people never get to play. Jason has played in the Arctic Open 5 times and can give you a more visual sense of what it is like to play golf during the midnight sun.
Jason currently serves on the board of The North American Golf Tour Operators Alliance (NAGTOA) and is a Past President of The West Richmond Businessmen’s Association. When not working Jason likes to spend time with his 2 children (Dylan and Keri), playing golf, travelling, running and going to the beach.
Board Member: Ann Mabry – Managing Director, Premier Golf
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.
Board Member: Bill Hogan – International Travel Consultant, Premier Golf
Bill joined Premier Golf with there 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.
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