After working for over 10 years as a consultant in the golf development industry, TJ decided to turn his passion for the game and for travel into a career in golf travel.
While attending Queen’s University, TJ played varsity golf and was a member of the provincial championship team in 1997, back in the days when he could hit more than 3 fairways in a round. His passion for the game has taken him to 5 different continents and 21 countries to play the game (so far!), and he appreciates all styles of courses but has a soft spot for traditional links and the golden age of golf course architecture.
TJ is still active in the competitive amateur golf scene in Ontario and is a course ranking panelist for both Golf Digest and Score Golf magazine. He currently lives in the beaches area of Toronto, and keeps busy by knocking the ball around Scarboro G&CC in the summer and curling in the winter.
After graduating at Ryerson University for Radio & Television and working in the sports media industry, Matt decided to go back to school for Sport & Event Marketing at George Brown College.
While attending George Brown, Matt did his work placement semester at Golf Away Tours, which he has since stayed on as full time staff. He has now been with Golf Away Tours for 2+ years and is always looking to expand his knowledge on the golf travel industry. While not having the same resume of golf courses played around the world as TJ, he still has a great understanding of all the destinations that we send our clients to and his passion for the game has taken him to many different golf destinations around the world.
Matt currently lives downtown Toronto and spends a lot of his summer days out in Etobicoke at St. Georges Golf & County Club where he has been a member for 17 years.
Ron spent some 30 or so years in the business world, including his last 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (think Voltaren!!) where he worked in promotions, marketing and eventually was Head of Sales for Canada before leaving in April of 2019 for new adventures.
Always interested in golf travel (Ron has always been the lead planner for his annual buddies trip) leaving GSK allowed Ron to speak with his long time curling buddy TJ and volunteer to “intern” with him over the summer of to learn the ins and outs of the larger golf travel business. After the summer he decided to stay on with Golf Away and he now works with TJ and Matt full time out of the Toronto office not only planning and coordinating trips but also working on marketing and promotion opportunities to expand our services to more golfers across Canada
Ron currently lives in the mid-town area of Toronto with his wife Carolyn and spends his free time at The Club at Bond Head in the summer and curling in the winter.
Matt & TJ at The Island Golf Club in Ireland