St Andrews Old Course

Meet The Team

Golfbreaks.com has helped over 2 million golfers ‘save time and money’ since 1998, and so much of that is due to the professionalism and dedication of our 160 employees worldwide. Windsor UK is our headquarters, and we also have offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Charleston, South Carolina USA. As a GOLD standard Investor in People (only 7% of UK companies achieve this level), we are committed to the development and well-being of our staff, which is reflected in the 99% of our customers who rate the Golfbreaks.com service as either Good, Very Good or Excellent, and state that they would book with us again.

Meet our vibrant USA team and find out more about this friendly bunch who are passionate about golf and travel, and the service they deliver to you…

Daniel Grave

Daniel Grave

CEO of Golfbreaks.com USA

Background: Born in Mumbai, brought up in the UK, and now live in Charleston, South Carolina. Whilst at University I heard about a summer job in USA and ended up working for that company for 10 years! This is where I met my wife Nancy (from Maryland) and we have 3 young children (Scarlett, Joe and Ben). I am one of the founding Directors of Golfbreaks.com and moved to Charleston in April 2013 to set up our North American business.

Interests: I love many sports, particularly golf, cricket, rugby and soccer (Ipswich Town is my team…have you heard of them?). Traveling is also a real passion of mine, with a special soft spot for the country of my birth…India! After graduating from University I took a trip to the Himalayas and hiked up to the Everest Base Camp.

Favorite Course: There are so many! It would have to be the Ocean Course at Kiawah and Ballyliffin, at the northern tip of Ireland. I LOVE links golf!

A photograph of Richard Clements, COO of Golfbreaks.cm USA

Richard Clements

COO Golfbreaks.com USA

Background: I was born in Surrey in the South East of England, however due to my mother being from Germany I learnt to speak German at a very early age and am fortunate now to be bilingual. I lived and worked in Germany in my mid 20’s,however 6 months in I met my now wife on a trip back to the UK and she persuaded me to come home! That was 15 years ago and I am now very happily married with 4 young children (Luke, Tom, Jake and Lucie). I joined Golfbreaks.com in 2003 and have worked primarily in sales, sales management and operational roles. I jumped at the chance to help set up our North American business and moved across to the Charleston office in January 2016. We love it here in the Low Country!

Interests: I have jumped out of a plane 5 times and am still here to tell the tale! I love soccer and am somehow still foolish enough at every tournament to believe that England actually have a chance to win, I have blind faith! I have a real passion for golf and even with my 4 children I do my best to make sure that I get out once a weekend- I play off a 12 handicap, with the short game of a 24 handicapper!

Favorite Course: I love the West Coast of Ireland and I would put both Ballybunion (Old Course) and Waterville in my top 3, but Harbour Town Golf Links – Sea Pines Resort would have to be my number 1.

A photograph of Adam Ward, Director of Product USA

Adam Ward

Director of Product USA

Background: I’ve played golf since I can remember, as anamateur I gotto a handicap of plus 1 which I held consistently before turning professional and completing my PGA qualification.  I studied Management at Hull University and graduated with a 2.1 degree back in the summer of 2000. My career has always been involved in golf and I now have over ten years’ experience in golf hospitality and tourism.  I joined Golfbreaks.com in 2011 following five years in senior sales and golf operational positions at The Belfry Resort in the UK, host to 4 Ryder Cups.

My role at Golfbreaks.com has always been in Product Development with a focus on North America. It has been a challenge performing this role from the UK, with 5-8hr time differences, so I am delighted to now be in the Charleston office. The quality and breadth of golf product in USA is incredible! My wife Victoria and our dog Frankie are also with me on this great adventure.

Interests: I’m an all-round sports fan although golf remains my favourite.  My best score in competition is 63 (8 under) not bad when I was 2 over par after three holes!

Favorite Course: Hard to choose but I love links golf and three that come to mind are Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Saunton Sands and I have to include the Old Course at St. Andrews.

A photo of Chris Bowles, Senior Golf Vacation Specialist

Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist

Background: I joined Golfbreaks.com back in 2010 having graduated from the University of the Highlands & Islands in the north of Scotland, where I studied Golf Management. During that time I was fortunate enough to see the vast majority of what Scotland has to offer in terms of its world-famous golf, and was a member of Royal Dornoch and Tain Golf Clubs. My knowledge of UK and Irish golf is extensive and I moved to San Francisco in March 2016 as our west coast representative for Golfbreaks.com in North America. Just about every US and Canadian golfer I meet has a trip to Scotland or Ireland on their bucket list…and for those of you that have been fortunate enough to go, you will understand why.

Interests: My hobbies and interests outside of golf all revolve around sports and the outdoors; in particular hiking / climbing, football, cricket and badminton.  

Favorite Course: It has to be Kingsbarns Golf Links, St Andrews 

A photo of Connor Smith, Golf Vacation Specialist at Golfbreaks.com

Connor Smith

Golf Vacation Specialist

Background: I picked up golfing at the age of 18, and I am still trying to master the truly testing sport.  Over the years my passion and interest for golf continues to grow every day.  Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, I just recently relocated to Charleston, SC at the start of 2016. Previous to my move, I worked as a Personal Banker at a local community bank in Lincoln.  I knew after leaving the banking profession I wanted something new, and I am very lucky to have become a part of Golfbreaks.com USA.  I am very excited to grow the Golfbreaks.com name, and help the US golfers play on some of the top courses in the world.

Interests: I attended Peru State College, an NAIA Division 1 School where I played Men’s Basketball for 3years, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  All of my interests involve sports, friends and my family, if I am with the right people, anything is fun in my book. My move to Charleston was to be with my girlfriend Jessica while she attended the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. She is now my wife and is a fully qualified dentist, plus we have a little dog named Bentley, who is the center of everything we do. 

Favorite Course: Without a doubt the Bayside Golf Course in Ogallala, NE.

Jamison Cunneff

Jamison Cunneff

Golf Vacation Specialist

Background: I relocated to Charleston in late 2017, shortly after visiting on a golf trip, and joined Golfbreaks in Feb 2018. Prior to Golfbreaks I was in Sales/Recruiting for a start-up staffing agency in Houston, TX. I graduated from University of Houston, where I won the Golf Intramural tournament 3 years in a row. I started playing golf when I was 7. I’m currently a 5 handicap and I still can’t hit a fairway. My favourite course is Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Playing golf on the side of a mountain overlooking the ocean is incredible, not to mention the amazing sliders available at the turn. My interests outside of golf include traveling, running, reading, and bikram yoga. As an avid golfer, I feel very fortunate to be in the golf business, and I’m excited to help grow the Golfbreaks brand.

Interests: My interests outside of golf include traveling, running, reading, and bikram yoga. As an avid golfer, I feel very fortunate to be in the golf business, and I’m excited to help grow the Golfbreaks brand.

Favorite Course: My favourite course is Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Playing golf on the side of a mountain overlooking the ocean is incredible, not to mention the amazing sliders available at the turn. 

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