MEET THE FOUNDERS
Is the founder and President of Royal Links Golf Tours. Jeff has been planning trips to the British Isles since 1996 and has personally travelled there to play golf more than 20-times. He has played 175 rounds of golf over there on more than 85 links courses and his claim to fame is that he has played all 14 courses that have ever hosted the Open Championship
He was smitten with links golf the moment he set foot on the links at Prestwick when he took his father to Scotland for his 60th birthday. Together they played 10 unforgettable rounds on 10 absolutely stunning links and built a mutual passion for the links. Golf travel to the British Isles has become his obsession and he knowingly believes that the experiences off the course with his friends have often been the best parts of his travels. Ask him about the Military Tattoo, the Edradour distillery, the Isle of Skye, Durness, the Three Chimneys, an Olympic soccer game, Slain’s Castle, eating Haggis and meeting Old Tom Morris.
Jeff loves to travel to Scotland with Tina and he is a member of the Moray Golf Club there. Jeff has 3 adult children and he lives in Atlanta where he pines daily for his next trip to the links.
Is a co-founder and Partner at Royal Links Golf Tours and he serves as our lead Trip Advisor. His favorite style of golf to play is links golf and he is a serious student of golf in the British Isles. Hayden passionately and pragmatically builds golf trips with amazing experiences both on, and off the course. He understands that the best golf trips aren’t all golf. Rather, the best golf trips are the ones that allow the traveler to experience the local culture, flavor and hospitality. Hayden’s aim is to make every trip a worry-free, world-class experience.
Hayden is one of those fortunate kids who grew up with a golf club in his hands. He played golf regularly with his dad at a course owned by his uncle outside of Birmingham, AL. Over the years, Hayden has whittled his USGA index down to a very handy 4. He takes great pride in beating his father-in-law and has no reservation in taking large sums of money out of his wallet.
Hayden is a former quarterback at the University of Cincinnati and currently spends each Fall as a quarterback for the CFL’s Hamilton Tigercats. Hayden is married to the former Amanda Bartholomew and they reside in Atlanta with their dog Bella, and cat Rosie.