"We are honored and humbled to be named Golf Tour Operator of the Year by Golf Tourism Scotland and appreciate the support we receive by all of our friends and partners in the industry throughout Scotland." Sam Baker Founder/CEO
Cincinatti, Ohio (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
In a vote of Scottish lodging, ground transportation providers, golf course and club operators Haversham & Baker was chosen as International Golf Tour Operator of the Year for 2013. The annual awards competition, held under the auspices of Golf Tourism Scotland is widely viewed as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry.
Categories included in the competition are; Golf Course of the Year, Golf Secretariat of the Year, Caddiemaster of the Year, four categories of Hotel of the Year and Transport Operator of the Year. This year’s event featured fifteen different firms within the International Golf Tour Operator category; seven from a variety of European nations and eight from the United States.
The recognition of Haversham & Baker by industry leaders at the 2013 ceremonies comes on the heels of the firm being the first American firm named ‘Golf Tour Operator of the Year’ in 2008. Sam Baker, founder and CEO of Haversham & Baker responded to the news with surprise and appreciation.
“We are honored and humbled to be named Golf Tour Operator of the Year by Golf Tourism Scotland and appreciate the support we receive by all of our friends and partners in the industry throughout Scotland.”
Recognized as the birthplace and home of the game, golf is more than a past time in Scotland, it’s a vital component the economy. Over 660,000 rounds were played in 2012, generating over 229 million Euros and supporting over 4,400 jobs. 17% of the overall Scottish Golf industry is supported by visitors from the United States. Haversham & Baker is the leading provider of golf travel and provisionary services to U.S. based private country clubs and their members. Baker is quick to point out that more important than the quantity of travelers his firm is responsible for representing, it’s the quality.
“Hoteliers, innkeepers, ground transportation providers, course and club members and caddiemasters throughout Scotland know what it means when a Mercedes Coach sporting the Haversham & Baker logo appears. They know a group of Americans who respect what the game means to the Scots has arrived. Over the years Haversham & Baker groups have developed an aura of their own. Those providing services, our ‘Foreign Legion’ as we call them, show their appreciation with a standard of service befitting the clientele. This year they’ve shown their appreciation towards us with this award.”
In addition to being named 2013 International Tour Operator of the Year, H&B was also recently recognized as ‘Best Company of its Kind’ by Forbes.com.
For more information about Haversham & Baker visit: GolfandGoodLife.com
Contact: Sam Baker 1-800-883-3633 (extension 106)