Established in 1998, GOLFSelect has grown to become Australia's leading
corporate golf and golf holiday organiser,
offering unrivalled access to Australia's best golf courses.
GOLFSelect organises corporate golf events
throughout Australia and New Zealand and count amongst our clients many of Australia's
largest and most respected companies. We also specialise in organising charity golf
events for major Australian charities, such as the Heart Foundation, Southern Health,
and the Mental Illness Fellowship.
Our recently launched GOLFSelect Business
Network offers companies and individuals the opportunity to play the top
private Melbourne Sandbelt courses on a regular basis with 9 scheduled events each
year held every 4 to 6 weeks.
GOLFSelect is also a golf holiday specialist.
Our relationships with Australia's best golf courses, plus our extensive international
network of golf travel partners, allows us to organise unique and never-to-be-forgotten
golf holidays both within and outside Australia.
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GOLFSelect is made up of a highly energetic team that is dedicated to being your
service provider of choice for corporate golf and golf travel.
Gary Lisbon (Managing Director and Owner)
Gary is the owner and managing director of GOLFSelect. A chartered accountant by
profession, Gary worked as a financial controller at a large Australian corporation
before being approached to join with Ian Baker-Finch and Steven Bann in the Pure
During his time at Pure Golf, Gary saw the opportunity to offer big business a more
substantial and quality focused product offering relating to corporate golf both
in terms of supply of product and event management of corporate events.
Gary's other passion is golf course photography and he is gaining
a well deserved reputation for producing quality images of many of Australia's top
golf courses. The GOLFSelect wallpaper series
features one of Gary's images each week and is a very popular part of the website.
Also a dedicated website located at www.golfphotos.com.au
provides more information about Gary's photography. The latest initiative has been
the recent release of Great Golf Down
Under 2 (a sequel to the sold out original edition). This high quality,
coffee table book showcases over 430 photos that Gary has taken of 122 of the best
golf courses throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Gary has also been fortunate enough to play many of the
world's top 100 golf courses (and in fact is slowly nearing his goal of
playing all 100) and loves showcasing the great courses of Australia to overseas
visitors. He is also a member of the illustrious US GOLF Magazine World Top 100
ranking panel which determine the courses which make up this highly regarded listing.
Matthew Ridge (Golf Travel Manager)
Matthew has been with GOLFSelect for over 6 years and heads up our Golf Holiday
After completing his Commerce degree in Accounting, Matthew started his own Sports
Memorabilia business before he joined the team of GOLFSelect.
Arranging group itineraries to the many world class golfing destinations, as well
as getting access onto the most private of golf courses is one of Matthew's key
tasks. Matthew loves watching and playing sport and is a very passionate golfer.
His most memorable golfing moments to date include having a hole in one and visiting
Augusta National GC to watch the US Masters!
Megan Rothwell-Jones (Corporate Golf, Executive Golf and Marketing)
Megan brings to GOLFSelect a wealth of experience in the golf marketplace. Her extensive
resume includes an extended time at a leading corporate golf venue as Corporate
Golf Manager, owning and running her own sports consultancy business, working as
a PR Director for a leading PR consultancy and in 2001 was involved in the Accenture
World Matchplay working to help co-ordinate the very successful caddy program.
Megan heads up our Corporate Golf, Executive Golf and Marketing Departments.
Grace Thiry (Corporate Golf)
Grace has recently joined the GOLFSelect team and brings with her a wealth of golf
experience. Grace boasts the best handicap in the GOLFSelect team and plays off
0 (scratch) playing pennant golf for Yarra Yarra GC in Melbourne.
Grace has recently returned from the University of Kansas after completing a Bachelor
of Science in Education with a major in Sports Management. In 2011 Grace was Academic
All American and performed admirably as a member of the University of Kansas Women's
Grace's primary role at GOLFSelect will be to assist with all things corporate golf
and to make sure all our golf days run smoothly as well as attend on the day to
deliver the event to the client.
Sachi Nanayakkara (Golf Holiday Assistant and Office Admin)
Sachi works with Matthew Ridge in our golf holiday division. Her bubbly personality
and engaging laugh have had the team in fits of laughter. Sachi has had an extensive
travel background working in a number of different countries and is assisting Matthew
in developing our Golf Holiday area to help you even more when it comes to organising
your next golf holiday.
Maureen Lisbon (Financial Controller)
Maureen is our Financial Controller and oversees everything from a financial point
Maureen has a wide range of experience in many different areas having worked for
a number of major financial and accounting institutions and her wealth of accounting
experience ensures that the GOLFSelect books are in order at all times.
Emma Beauclerc (Queensland Consultant)
Emma is a former Girl Champion of the Greg Norman Junior Golf Foundation and has
13 years experience within the golfing industry. Emma has worked at many of the
top Gold Coast resort courses and has done the lot, golf cart staff, golf and sport
administrator, corporate golf organiser, and for the past 10 years has coordinated
golfing and sporting adventure tours. Emma knows the golfing industry inside out
even though she may not have picked up the sticks in 3 years (since she had the
kids) but assures us she will still hit it past most of us off the tee! Emma loves
her sport - footy, be it AFL or NRL (the Roosters are her favourite) Horse Racing
(owns a few nags) and loves to play golf, touch footy, netball, attends boxing classes
& boot camp weekly. Overall - lives & breaths sport!
Tim O'Brien (Internet Consultant)
Tim is a principal consultant with Web Strategy
has 20 years' diverse industry experience, with a strong focus on the strategic
use of information technology. Tim is assisting us to achieve our aim of becoming
the most comprehensive and user-friendly golf website in Australia.