Meet the Team!
Max & Mary are our dynamic duo who host tours together.
Max: Maxine Corfield
Mary: Mary Neville
Where do you live?
Max: Eltham, VIC Australia
Mary: Melbourne, VIC Australia
Which Golf Club are you a member at?
Max: Latrobe Golf Club
Mary: Latrobe Golf Club
What is the best golf club you’ve ever played at?
Max: I have been lucky to play at a variety of different courses both in Australia and overseas- many are memorable for different reasons – Millbrook Resort in New Zealand, Black Mountain in Thailand and closer to home my home town, Port Fairy and Moonah Links where I had a hole in one!
Mary: Lord Howe Island Golf Course is a favourite, not because of the condition of the course but the amazing views of the ocean and Mt Gower. I am often more interested in the views, vegetation and birds on a golf course than my golf.
Which club is on your bucket list to play?
Max: St Andrews, as it is the Home of Golf
Mary: Cape Wickham Golf Club looks amazing and is certainly one I would like to play some time.
What do you enjoy the most about hosting tours?
Max: I really enjoy ensuring that the group has a memorable time, and they have fun both
playing golf and socially. When I remember the golf trips I’ve taken, it is the great people I met that made the trip fun.
Mary: I enjoy meeting the diverse group of people that golf brings together. Of course, I also enjoy playing all the wonderful courses that Golf & Tours organise for our clients.
What do you love the most about travelling?
Max: I love the adventure of travel – new places, people, scenery, culture, food. Everything
Mary: Travelling near or far gives us a chance to see life from a different perspective and get a little taste of different cultures. That’s not to mention the taste of the local wines and food!
What do you think are the most important attributes of a Tour Host?
Max: Ensuring everyone has a memorable, fun, stress free time. It’s so important to be organised and ensuring that our guests are well informed around what is happening each day. Being someone who is aware of group dynamics and can mediate smoothly where necessary is also helpful.
Mary: As the main priority of a good host is to make sure everyone has a great time, I think quiet, no fuss problem solving is a must. A good sense of fun and humour is also a very important attribute.
What do you do when you’re not hosting tours?
Max: I retired in 2020 from a 40+ year nursing career. Subsequently I have a more relaxed lifestyle, which I have slotted into easily! The activities that keep me busy are: playing golf, learning bridge, looking after my rehomed dog – Frank, minding grandsons and gardening. I am not bored!
Mary: Apart from playing golf once or twice a week, I still enjoy my part time job as a passionate oncology nurse and spending time with my family and friends. Eating out and listening to live music is also a favourite pastime.
Tell us a bit about yourself
Max: My motto in life is “ We do not know what tomorrow will bring “, so everyday is important to me, as there are no second chances. I enjoy meeting and talking to people. A nickname I have had is ”Mrs Have-a-chat”. I also know when to be quiet!
Mary: I am a relatively late comer to golf but have made more friends from all walks of life than at any other time through the game. I have been fortunate to travel quite a lot over the years and in recent years, adding golf to the itinerary has made for many wonderful experiences. I am always ready to chat to people and interested to hear about their lives and experiences.