How Ferguson Golf Works
You'll find details on how I work below, but here's the "bottom line" at the top. Like any good professional, I can help you save time and money. I've done the traveling. I've played the courses. I've read the books. I've written the bible on Scottish golf travel. I've spent thousands of hours on the internet. Engaging me as a consultant is like engaging the services of an accountant or attorney. My knowledge will save your time and money. I do that by (a) asking the right questions of you and by (b) providing information responsive to your answers.
|My service is ideal for:||
|the first-time traveler who instinctively distrusts package deals and wants to learn from and participate in trip planningto have the best possible trip for a fair price|
|the second or third-time traveler to Scotland or Ireland who has bought a package tour once and is ready to get off the beaten path|
|a large group that would like to have a referral to a tour company based in Scotland or Ireland|
Details on My Fee Structure - I work on an hourly basis at $60/hr. What does that mean to you? First, it means I have absolutely no incentive to put you in luxury accommodations and expensive golf courses unless that's what you want. I do not benefit as you spend more money. Most important, when you plan your own trip with my help it means you know your costs every step of the way. Nothing is hidden in a "package price." No non-golfer rip-offs! Ferguson Golf truly takes the flim-flam out of the golf travel business.
Twilight Special: $99. If you are considering a tour package, I'll run a cost analysis for you and suggest changes. If you are going to Scotland, this service includes a copy of my book, Golf in Scotland: A Travel-Planning Guide with Profiles of 68 Great Courses. You must provide precise information regarding courses and accommodations so that I can give you an "apples to apples" analysis.
Here's My Guarantee - I guarantee this: When you plan a golf trip with assistance from Ferguson Golf, you will save the cost of my consulting fee in good advice and cost-saving strategies. More important, you'll have a better, more enjoyable trip than anything offered by a tour operator. That's because the trip truly will be yours. After your trip, if you think I haven't made good on this guarantee, you can have your money backno "ifs," "ands," or "buts." No fine print; just complete satisfaction.
To see how I can help you save money, see my "Analysis of a Tour Offering" on the next page.
The Personal Touch of Ferguson Golf
I work with all my clients one-on-one. I am the "staff." When you call my office, I answer the phone or return your call. I'm available on weekends and evenings.
It may be old fashioned, but planning a personalized golf experience with me is just thatpersonalized. It's the way you work with an investment counselor or an attorney: (1) you provide information, then (2) I provide information, then (3) you and I talk about the information and arrive at informed decisions.
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Yours for great golf (and travel) in Scotland,
"Allan leaves nothing to chance, without breaking your budget! He's the Rick Steves of golf travel."Doug Cruce, Williamston MI
Contact me by phone or Email to request contact information for recent clients. After my clients finish a trip, I send a "Post-Trip Evaluation" to elicit comment on general and specific experiences. Here are a few comments from recent clients regarding the service they received from Ferguson Golf.
Recently Returning Trippers
"After planniing two trips with you I can't imagine going to Scotland on a golf trip any other way. Your attention to detail is off the charts!" Dr Jerold Fleishman, Lexington MA
"A solid '10.' The trip exceeded our expectations thanks to your expert guidance."Sandy Gelrod, Annapolis MD
"We got a full Scottish golf experience without paying top dollar."Dr. Shital Patel, Corona CA
"Easy and professional to work with."Scott Trethaway, Clemmons NC
"Your knowledge of Scotland is remarkable. Without your help we would have had just an outside chance of playing Turnberry and the Old Course, but we got to play both. Your restaurant and lodging suggestions were dead on."Bill Lodise, Plainsboro NJ
"We couldn't have been more pleased . . . . The itinerary Allan set up was a ten."Rick Kobe, Greenville NC
"Your recommendations were all spot on! From lodging to a great Italian restaurant . . . . This was my fourth trip and the best one! Wish I had used your service for the others."Dick Taylor, Bokeelia FL
From the Archives
"Thanks for debunking the myths about needing a tour company to do a first-rate trip to Scotland . . . . By my calculation we saved over $4,600."Winfield Smathers, Pittsburgh PA
"We experienced Scotland's east coast for a fraction of what the tour operators charge . . . . Now, can you help me putt the Cruden Bay greens?"Jim Roeder, Appleton WI
"We could not have been more pleased with the service provided. Our entire trip went flawlessly . . . I would encourage anyone going to Scotland to use Ferguson Golf."Mike Haven, Maple Grove, MN
"If and when we go to Scotland again our first call will be to Allan!"Shirley Hepler, Easton MD
"Everything you did was perfect . . . . I would not take another trip to Scotland without letting you plan it for me."John Gross, Davidson NC
"Bottomline: Your value is not only understanding how to fit a course schedule together . . . but knowing that attention to detail is what really smooths out a trip."Joe Katona, Mishawaka IN
"Everywhere we went people knew Allan Ferguson. It was great!!"Jay Martin, Dublin OH
"This is the third trip you have planned for me and you've hit a home run each time."Louis Bledsoe, Charlotte NC
"Your services were worth every penny and then some. The tee times were all in order, the hotels were just what we were looking for, the arrangements were all impeccable. First-rate work."James Rydzel, Cleveland OH
"Just call me and I'll give you 101 reasons to use Allan's service! One VERY satisfied customer."Mike Henderson, Chesapeake OH
"Absolutely fantastic job. Everything you said came true and more. Anyone who wants to golf in Scotland would be a fool not to use your services."Paul Djurisic, Chicago IL
"We had more funand laughed at the PerryGolf buses . . . . We all felt that having a hand in the planning decisions was more fun and gave us flexibility. Thanks, Allan. You were part of the magic.Tom Buckley, Vernon Hills IL
"We saw the tour buses everywhere and we enjoyed our trip all the more knowing that with the money we saved we could spend two extra days, eat well, hire caddies, and still come out ahead."Chris Abernethy, Allison Park PA
"I have had numerous golf trips to Scotland. Ferguson Golf provided me and my partners with the best trip to date. The information provided was thorough and right on target . . . . I highly recommend Ferguson Golf." Donald E. Leisey, San Rafael CA
"The $1,400 per man we saved with Ferguson Golf paid for our airfare plus most of the caddies!"Lee Van Dyke, Brentwood TN
"This was the best golf trip I have ever been on, due largely to Ferguson Golf."Ned Bacon, Lansing MI
"Allan took the anxiety and uncertainty out of our first-time trip to Scotland. No surprises. Everything was in place." Dr. Keith Maxwell, Asheville NC
"I don't even want to think what things would have been like without your guidance. Thank you for making our trip absolutely perfect."John Garver, Charlotte NC
"Allan Ferguson is a perfectionist in a field of travel-planning that experienced travelers will appreciate."George Rourke, Lincolnwood IL
Join the family of satisfied Ferguson Golf clients. If you like my approach to travel, call me today at 800-835-6692