BEKIR KARA & EDWARD LAINCHBURY
GOLF MAD TRAVEL & PROMOTIONS is an exclusive Event Organising and Travel Company dealing with Sports Tournament Organisation, Training Camps, Holiday and Golf Trip Bookings, Wedding Packages, Conferences and Incentive Meetings.
GOLF MAD TRAVEL & PROMOTIONS hold sharp and stylish Golf Tournaments in Europe. We have a reputation for organizing the best and most enjoyable 5-Star Golf Events around the world. To date, we have run 21 of some of the biggest Pro-Ams in Golf attracting in excess of 60 teams.
GOLF MAD TRAVEL & PROMOTIONS has also promoted and run several significant Amateur Events including Golf Mad Junior Open, Spring Cup, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tournaments, Pairs Tournaments, Turkish Open Week Tournaments as well as bespoke VIP Golf Trips (UK, Scotland, South Africa).
In the Pro-Am Events up to 60 Teams of 4 players participate – 60 Professionals and 180 amateurs-selected businessmen – 240 golfers in total – staying at the best hotels in Belek. Teams participate from all over the world – to date we have had participants from over 30 countries. Several Professionals from the Ladies European Tour and the Men’s Main Tour also participate.
GOLF MAD TRAVEL & PROMOTIONS provides golf and holiday packages for its VIP clients at the best hotels all over the world and International Standard Golf Courses. We directly work with the hotels and get attractive deals for your golf holiday or summer vacation. The most popular golf destination in Turkey is golf in Belek where you can enjoy fantastic service along with the professional golf facilities.
GOLF MAD TRAVEL & PROMOTIONS is headed by PGA Golf Professional Bekir Kara and PGA Advanced Golf Professional Edward Lainchbury. Edward was former coach of the Turkish National Golf team. As well as gaining his Advanced Professional status, Edward has gained a reputation for his Tournament and Event organisation. He moved to Turkey in 2001 and lived in Istanbul until his current move to Antalya in 2003 where he is still based. Bekir is the first Turkish Golf Professional to qualify through the British Training Academy. He was former Manager of National Golf Club, Turkish Golf Federation Board Member and Regional Coach of Turkish National Team.
GOLF MAD TRAVEL & PROMOTIONS have attracted such dignitaries as Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (MP) – Ahmet Ağaoğlu (President of Turkish Golf Federation) – Yildirim Demirören (President of Demirören Media Group) – Nihat Özdemir (Owner of Limak, President of Turkish Football Federation) – Fikret Öztűrk (Owner of OPET & Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort) – Ílhan Mansiz (Turkish National Team Football Player) as well as many Star Professional Golfers including multiple tour winners – Damien McGrane, Carly Booth, Raymond Russell, Maria Verchenova, Jamie Moul and Martyna Erbel to name but a few.”