Meet The Team

Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR has helped over 2 million golfers ‘save time and money’ with their golf vacations since 1998.  The success of the business is rooted in the dedication, professionalism and service offered by the 170 global Golfbreaks staff.  Windsor UK is the home of the company headquarters, with the growing American business located in Charleston, South Carolina

Here’s your chance to find out more about our friendly US team, who are passionate about golf and travel, and the service they deliver to you…

 


Daniel Grave - CEO Golfbreaks USA

  • Originally from: Suffolk in the South East of England. Although I was born in India!
  • What brought me to Charleston: As a founding owner of the company, I moved to Charleston to develop our business in North America
  • Role at Golfbreaks: CEO Golfbreaks USA - setting and executing the expansion strategy through our team in Charleston
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): Travel, beach activities, all sports – rugby, cricket, soccer and surfing!
  • Favorite course(s) played: Ballyliffin, Ireland (I love links golf)
  • Courses on my bucket list: Augusta National would be pretty special!
  • Golf handicap: 12
  • Dream fourball: Nelson Mandela, Rory McIlroy, Bobby Robson & Me

Richard Clements - COO Golfbreaks USA

  • Originally from: England
  • What brought me to Charleston: Golfbreaks brought me here to setup the original US office
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Chief Operating Officer, streamlining our processes & developing a first-class sales and customer service team
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): family (I have 4 young children), live music, soccer & tennis
  • Favorite course(s) played: Ballybunion (Ireland), Pinehurst No.2
  • Courses on my bucket list:  Quail Hollow and I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to Augusta!
  • Golf handicap: 12
  • Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Richard Branson & Me

 


Adam Ward - Director of Product USA

  • Originally from: England
  • What brought me to Charleston: The opportunity to work for Golfbreaks in the US expansion
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Director of Product, developing great golf packages and experiences in North America for our customers
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): All sports, socializing, gym & running (occasionally!)
  • Favorite course(s) played: Ocean Course at Kiawah, Old Course at St Andrews
  • Courses on my bucket list: Whistling Straits, Tobacco Road
  • Golf handicap: Zero (PGA Professional)
  • Dream fourball: Tiger, Rory, Nicklaus (in his prime) & Me

Ryan Del Vecchio - Product Executive

  • Originally from: Niskayuna, NY
  • What brought me to Charleston: Despite being from New York, I can’t tolerate the cold!
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Product Executive, I work directly with our venues, ensuring we have the best rates and packages for our clients
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): I love the local beaches, exploring Charleston and hanging out with my dog Clementine
  • Favorite course(s) played: Copperhead at Innisbrook and TPC Sawgrass
  • Courses on my bucket list: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
  • Golf handicap: 24
  • Dream fourball: Jimmy Buffett, Bob Barker and Sebastian Maniscalco & Me

Andrew Wood - Product Executive

  • Originally from: South Portland, Maine
  • What brought me to Charleston: The weather and southern hospitality 
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Product Executive, I communicate daily with our west coast venues, collating all their rates and special offers
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): My dog Hudson, college football, country music  
  • Favorite course played: Bears Best in Las Vegas
  • Courses on my bucket list: Pebble Beach
  • Golf handicap: +36.4 (but a demon on the green)
  • Dream fourball: Payne Stewart, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas & Me

Elora Benfer - Client Services Manager

  • Originally from: Milton, New York
  • What brought me to Charleston: NY is way too cold for me!
  • Role at Golfbreaks.com: Client Services Manager, ensure our customers have a great Golfbreaks experience every time they book with us
  • Interests away from the office: traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with my friends and family
  • Favorite course played: I love the ocean view at The Links Course at Wild Dunes
  • Courses on my bucket list: Old Head Golf Course in Ireland
  • Golf handicap: I’m working on it!
  • Dream fourball: Ellen DeGeneres, Serena Williams, Adam Levine & Me

 


Paige Gordon - Client Services Coordinator

  • Originally from: Baltimore, Maryland
  • What brought me to Charleston: Recently graduated from College of Charleston and wasn’t ready to leave
  • Role at Golfbreaks.com: Client Services Coordinator, helping customers enjoy the perfect golf vacation
  • Interests away from the office: Travelling, family & friends, and exploring all the great restaurants, bars, and beaches here in Charleston
  • Favorite course played: just started playing… stay tuned
  • Golf handicap: same as above!
  • Courses on my bucket list: any of the courses in Ireland
  • Dream Fourball: Lamar Jackson, Ray Lewis, Justin Tucker & Me

Josh Post - Client Services Coorindator

  • Originally from: Holden, Massachusetts
  • What brought me to Charleston: My girlfriend!
  • Role at Golfbreaks.com: Client Services Coordinator, helping customers on all elements of their golf trip
  • Interests away from the office: Dogs, sports in general, traveling, history (a little bit), and craft beer & breweries
  • Favorite course played: I’ve been to Pebble Beach once, but sadly didn’t get to play
  • Courses on my bucket list: TPC Scottsdale & Bay Hill
  • Golf handicap: Somewhere between a 10 to 15!
  • Dream fourball: Rory McIlroy, Seve Ballesteros, Rickie Fowler & Me

 


Patrick Tarantino - Golf Vacation Specialist

  • Originally from: Summit, NJ
  • What brought me to Charleston: My brother
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Golf Vacation Specialist, I advise clients on golf courses and accommodation options for our US and overseas trips
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): Spending time with my wife & daughter, fishing, surfing, and ping pong
  • Favorite course played: Ocean Course on Kiawah Island
  • Courses on my bucket list: Pebble Beach Golf Links & Royal County Down
  • Golf handicap: 6
  • Dream fourball: My Dad, my brother, Emmanuel Sanders & Me

Capers Carroll - Golf Vacation Specialist

  • What brought me to Charleston: Born and raised, I have family all throughout the low country
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Golf Vacation Specialist, selling quality golf packages to golf enthusiasts
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): Surfing, fishing, traveling… anything on the water
  • Favorite course played: Bulls Bay
  • Courses on my bucket list: Pebble Beach
  • Golf handicap: 24
  • Dream fourball: Tiger, Bill Murray, Rickie Fowler & Me

 


Ned Culnane - Golf Vacation Specialist

  • Originally From: Wilton, Connecticut
  • What brought me to Charleston: I went to the University of South Carolina and always wanted to live in the state
  • Role at Golfbreaks:  Golf Vacation Specialist, help send consumers on their dream golf vacation to some of the best courses in the United States
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): Spending time with family and friends, basketball & football
  • Favorite course played: Tiburon – Black Course
  • Courses on my bucket list: Pebble Beach, St. Andrews Old Course
  • Golf handicap: 17
  • Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Arnold Palmer & Me

Aaron Lopiccolo - Golf Vacation Specialist

  • Originally from: Sauquoit, New York
  • What brought me to Charleston: To work for Golfbreaks
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Golf Vacation Specialist, sending people on wonderful golf vacations all over the country
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): I enjoy hanging out with friends, working out, going to the beach & reading
  • Favorite course(s) played: TPC Sawgrass & Copperhead Course at Innisbrook
  • Courses on my bucket list:  Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Golf handicap: 10-12
  • Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, John Daly, Michael Jordan & Me

Jamison Cunneff - Golf Vacation Specilaist

  • Originally From: Sugar Land, TX
  • What brought me to Charleston:  I came to visit on a golf trip, and decided to move here a few weeks later
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Golf Vacation Specialist, I advise clients on golf courses and accommodation options across the US, Mexico, and Caribbean
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): The beaches, running, yoga, traveling, and sampling fruit-infused hotel lobby water!
  • Favorite course played:  Quivira Golf Club, Cabo San Lucas – it’s incredible 
  • Courses on my bucket list: Pebble Beach
  • Golf handicap:  5ish!
  • Dream fourball:  Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Holly Saunders & Me

Tommy Crabtree - Golf Vacation Specialist

  • Originally from: Greenville, South Carolina
  • What brought me to Charleston: Worked at Kiawah Island Club for a summer and didn’t want to leave
  • Role at Golfbreaks: Golf Vacation Specialist, sending golfers on their ideal golf getaway to the desert triangle and southeast region
  • Interests away from the office (and the golf course): Football (Go Chargers!), cooking, wine, and hanging out with my girlfriend & dog
  • Favorite course played: Copperhead at Innisbrook
  • Courses on my bucket list:  Old Course St Andrews, Old Head (Ireland)
  • Golf handicap: 10
  • Dream fourball: Tiger, Arnold Palmer, Rory Mcllroy & Me

 


Start your search for a dream golf vacation today. One of our Golf Vacation Specialists will do all the legwork for you and make sure we get you the very best price, with no hidden costs, booking fees or admin fees. Whether that be a bucket list trip to St Andrews in Scotland, a winter sun vacation to the Dom Rep or Mexico, or a golf getaway closer to home within the USA...we are here to save you time and money!