Meet The Golf Touring Company Team

STUART CATTERSON

Managing Director

Stuart has quickly cemented the Golf Touring Company as the market leader for bespoke golf touring out of Australia.

Utilising his extensive network of contacts, Stuart has put in place a number of golf tours to suit every budget with emphasis on Value for Money and Enjoyment.

Having been in the Golf & Travel Business for 30 Years, Stuart is well placed to make sure that no stone would be left unturned in making sure your experience is as good as it ever could be!

Stuart lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with his partner Tania and their children, Skyler and Eden Rose

PAULA BILTON

Senior Travel Advisor

Paula Bilton has enjoyed 20+ years working in the travel industry, the first 12 years in the corporate sector and the remainder in the holiday leisure market. Paula loves creating unique, exciting and memorable itineraries for Golfers and her vast knowledge of worldwide destinations and travel experience is invaluable.

Paula’s personal travel has taken her all over the globe, most recently Italy, Greece and Vietnam but also extensively through Europe, Canada, USA, Asia, South Pacific, South Africa, Peru, Argentina, New Zealand and of course…Australia!

EMMA WILLIAMS

Senior Travel Advisor

Emma has worked in the travel industry for 30 years and has been lucky enough to travel extensively, with Europe, the USA & Tahiti being her favourite destinations – so far!  She enjoys putting together an itinerary to best suit her clients so that they will have a memorable holiday.

Having been brought up with a family of golfers, she has a keen interest in golf.  She loves to play the game, though not as often as she would like, and would love to lower her handicap one day.

Emma lives on the Northern Beaches and has two adult aged children, Hayley & Jackson.

LEANNE COLVIN

Business Development Manager

Leanne has over 25+ years in the travel and event industry. Having lived in London and the US for a number of years, has now come back to Australia to be close to family.  A keen golfer for the past 8 years she has had the opportunity to play at courses around the US and New Zealand. She is currently a member of Manly Golf Course.

With added the experience as a private corporate flight attendant, Leanne has facilitated and organized trips round the world for the elite sector, while attending to duties on board the aircraft. She prides herself on ensuring all the finer details are taken care of, to guarantee everyone’s experience is of the highest standard.

ANNE ROLLO

ALPG Golf Professional

ALPG Golf Professional, Anne Rollo is one of Australia’s most accomplished Golf Professionals with an impressive resume. Anne has 18 years of coaching experience and 10 years on the professional curcuit and winner of 22 professional golf tournaments worldwide.

She is a European Tour Tournament winner, (1990 European Players Championship) one of only a handful of Australian Women Golf Professionals to achieve a win overseas, winning tournaments in Belgium, Switzerland, England and Australia, she held the record for the lowest ever round on the European tour for her 63 (9 under par) in the Italian open in 1993 and had the most top ten finishes in a single season. Anne also held the lowest ever 9 hole score record during a round at Forqueux France shooting 29 during the third round.

RICHARD MERCER

Australian PGA Professional

Named by Australian Golf Digest (January 2017) as one of the “50 Great Coaches” in Australia, Richard Mercer is the Director of Golf Instruction at The Vintage Golf Club in the Hunter Valley, Australia is one of Australia’s finest teaching professionals. Richard thrives on teaching and coaching golfers of all levels, from beginner golfers through to Tour Professionals (including 2016 UBS Hong Kong Open Champion, Sam Brazel).

A member of the PGA of Australia since 1978, Richard played on the Australian, European and Asian Tours (including qualifying and playing in the 1984 British Open at St. Andrews).  Since leaving the Tour, Richard has been Head Golf Professional at several golf clubs throughout NSW and has designed and built golf courses in the Hunter Valley (Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club) and Harrington Waters.  

COLIN HUNT

Australian PGA Professional

Colin Hunt has been a member of the Australian PGA since 1983 and competes regularly on the PGA Legends Tour in Australia and New Zealand.

For the last 10 years Colin was Director of Golf at The Royal Sydney Golf Club and during this tenure was involved with the Club in hosting several Australian Opens.

At arguably one of Australia’s finest Clubs Colin was instrumental in providing Members and guests with exceptional customer service and managed a successful and renowned retail shop for the Club.

Previously Colin was Director of Golf at Clearwater Resort in Christchurch NZ and prior to that was Manager Golf Operations at Sydney’s newest private club, Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club, a position he held for 9 years.

Colin is a Golf Professional with enormous passion for the game and its traditions and now looks forward to accompanying and escorting golf tours worldwide..

ADAM GROOM

Affiliated PGA Professional

Adam has been a professional for nine years competing on the Asian, European, Australian and Nationwide tours. As an amateur Adam was ranked number two in the world and had an illustrious amateur career which included representing Australia on many occasions including the Eisenhower Trophy. He finished fifth in the 2003 New Zealand open as an amateur, two shots ahead of Tiger Woods.Adam turned professional at the end 2003 and was rookie of the year on the Asian tour in his first full season in 2004. Following on from this auspicious start he has competed in the British Open, as well as many Australian Opens and Australian Masters events. He has also played a number of European Tour events. Adam has been a big part of the Asian Tour for the past nine years and is still a competitive force today.

DUSTIN KNIGHT

Australian PGA Professional

Dustin is an experienced certified PGA professional involved with many facets of the golf industry during his career, actively playing professional tournaments throughout Australasia and the South Pacific to a senior teaching role with one of Australia’s premier golf academies; along with caddying on the Australasian PGA Tour and meeting the world’s best players. Dustin is a member of Cypress Lakes Golf Club in the fabulous Hunter Valley of NSW.

During the past 5 years Dustin has hosted many successful golf tours worldwide, Which have included The US Masters Tournament and US Open Championships, along with major international golf facilities such as Bandon Dunes and Pebble Beach in the USA. Domestically Dustin has regularly hosted tours to most of Australia’s greatest courses. As a self confessed golf tragic, Dustin has been fortunate to visit many of the most exclusive courses in the world and enjoys nothing more than sharing his unique experiences, knowledge and passion for the game with others.

TROY MACDONALD

Australian PGA Professional

Troy has been a teaching golf professional since 2008 and has helped golfers of all standards from scratch golfers to 45 markers. Troy has lowered the handicaps of many golfers and specialises in improving the short games of his clients.

Troy also played the Australasian Tour Full Time from 2008-2010. An experienced traveller to Ireland, Troy will show you the remarkable courses and places of interest on the tour.