We exist to create unforgettable Experiences. It’s our raison d’etre, our reason for being. It’s not our job–it’s our passion. We believe that world-class Guest service should be the rule and not the exception. We believe that enlightened hospitality can make the world a better place. Our Concierge Team is made up of hospitalitarians who thrive on creating unforgettable Experiences for our Guests. That’s the GG&T Way.
Allan Minto • Director of International Operations
Allan was born and raised in Scotland and still resides in Edinburgh, so his knowledge of “the birthplace of golf” is quite extensive. A former PGA professional, he has more than 39 years of experience in the golf tourism industry and has helped host some of the biggest golf events in the world. Naturally, he loves sharing his homeland with GG&T Guests for their Experineces in Scotland, whether it be their first or hundredth visit. But he also has a passion for exploration and is continually seeking the next GG&T Bucket List Destination. In fact, it’s hard to find a country or region that Allan has not visited. Although he’s already accumulated enough memories to fill a lifetime, Allan is showing no signs of slowing his travels any time soon!
Kim Martino • Administrative Concierge
Born and raised in San Jose, California, Kim has racked up countless adventures traveling throughout Europe and parts of Asia—but that doesn’t stop her from chasing more great Destinations to cross off her Bucket List! Having recently caught the golf bug, Kim enjoys working to improve her game. She looks forward to the time after the round in the 19th Hole recapping stories from the course just as much as she loves the time spent on the course with her family and friends. Some of Kim’s favorite times are when she’s able to share a glass of wine with GG&T Guests as they relive their most memorable moments from their Experiences from around the world.
Lee Derrick • Golf & Travel Concierge
An Englishman by birth, Lee is the textbook definition of a “citizen of the world.” There are very few places in the world that Lee has not visited, and you can bet that if there’s a Destination he hasn’t been to yet, he will absolutely be heading there soon! Lee’s three biggest passions in life are travel, golf and yoga. Luckily, he’s able to combine all three when working with GG&T Guests. It’s not uncommon for Lee to host yoga sessions in the mornings when he’s accompanying Guests as Concierge during their Experiences. His sessions are proven to help lower stress levels—as well as scores and handicaps!
Pete Coe • PGA Ambassador
Having held the position of PGA Head Golf Professional at La Jolla Country Club for over 31 years before retiring in late 2013, Pete has led a storied golf career that only Hollywood could dream up. Working side-by-side with his wife, Lynda, for all 31 years at La Jolla as they ran the golf operations and shop, Pete has been witness to everything imaginable in the golf industry and has befriended everyone who has crossed his path, including many of the game’s biggest names. The consummate Professional who has built a career on Guest service and member satisfaction, Pete is an expert on knowing what details are needed to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. We’re honored to have Pete, Lynda and the entire Coe family as part of our GG&T Team as they share in their wisdom from providing the ultimate member experience at La Jolla CC and beyond.
Bud Garmany • Founder & President
A dedicated student of life (and golf!), Bud firmly believes that life is too short and too precious not to have extraordinary Experiences. He constantly strives to find ways of making a good Experience into a truly fantastic one. GG&T was born out of a happy combination of Bud’s multiple passions, and those passions continue to resonate throughout the GG&T Team in everything we do. Having lived across the U.S. before settling in the California Bay Area, Bud’s true home is the world—one he thoroughly enjoys exploring with GG&T Guests. Sharing in a wee dram of whisky after a round with Bud will inevitably yield some great stories, countless laughs, and an impressive display of sports and world knowledge.
Lauren Moy • VP of Operations
A proud born-and-raised Chicagoan, Lauren has spent more than half of her life in the golf industry. What started as a mere curiosity as a young teenager has turned into a lifelong passion and career. Thankfully for us at GG&T, Lauren’s passion for golf is matched only by her equally strong love of travel. She considers herself extremely lucky to travel the world with GG&T Guests in search of great golf and Bucket List Experiences. For Lauren, the old adage “It’s not where you are but who you’re with” rings true every day, and she relishes the time spent with GG&T Guests more than anything.
Matt Mores • PGA Golf & Travel Consultant
Matt has been passionate about sports for as long as he can remember, starting with pick-up games with other neighborhood kids in Massachusetts. He went on to play soccer in college and then started his career as a PGA Professional, which has taken him across the country from New England, Florida, Georgia and finally California. Matt’s love for the game of golf runs deep. He is happiest when he’s able to help others achieve their golf dreams, whether that means lowering their handicap or visiting Bucket List Destinations around the world. A few tips from Matt during an Experience almost always help Guests hit it straighter and farther, a feat that many of the GG&T Teammates have witnessed!
Steve Menchinella • PGA Ambassador
The PGA Director of Golf Emeritus at Sunnyside Country Club, Steve “Mench” Menchinella continues to lead a Hall of Fame career, literally! A 2015 Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Mench has been at Sunnyside for over 41 years and is known by many as the “Godfather of Golf” in Northern California. His countless accolades include being named the Northern California PGA Professional of the Year and receiving both the Northern California Lifetime Achievement Award and the Northern California PGA Langley Award for his lifetime contributions to the game of golf. A true philanthropist, Mench has raised thousands of dollars for local charities over the years and has a knack for knowing what interests and excites golfers and non-golfers alike. Traveling with the man is an Experience in itself because Mench has so many great stories about the places he has visited and people he has known.