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GOLF & LEISURE 41 who come on our tours are fantastic and we’ve developed some wonderful friendships over the years.” Managing the expectation of clients is key to the success of PaR nz Golfing Holidays and Langdon says it’s vital her clients enjoy their experience. “What happens if you’re halfway through a tour and you’re not enjoying yourself? Your holiday is one of the few things you can buy but cannot trade or sell. We want to do a great job; we want people to have a great time and we want repeat business.” “ There’s a huge amount of satisfaction in showing people the different places we go to. We’ve had some great groups at The Open, Presidents Cup, The Players and the Ryder Cup, where you can tell that people are buzzed. Getting people onto Sawgrass, that sort of thing: it’s fantastic.” PaR nz Golfing Holidays trips do not come cheap. It’s 41⁄2- star accommodation all the way, plus entry to some of the world’s top-rated golf courses. “Our tours are marketed at the 50 to 60-plus age group,” says Langdon. “Our people tend to be on all types of handicaps but they’re mainly business people, self-employed, executives and retired. Obviously, they love their golf.” And while the majority of people who sign up for a PaR nz Golfing Holiday tour play golf, it’s not a prerequisite. “On one of our Canada tours we had two couples from Christchurch. The men played golf but their wives didn’t. The couples had never met before but the women were best friends by day two and they’d go off on walks and do other things while the men played golf. They just loved it. “WE’VE HAD SOME GREAT GROUPS AT THE OPEN, PRESIDENTS CUP, THE PLAYERS, THE RYDER CUP...” One of the many tour parties Denise Langdon and the team have taken to Banff Resort, Canada.
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