Your Golf Travel and have been listed in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 guide as two of the UK’s fastest growing private companies.

It also marks the first time in the guide’s esteemed history that two companies have appeared in the same year with the same founders and owners – Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding.

Your Golf Travel, Europe’s largest golf travel retailer, ranked 59th, while made an astonishing rankings debut by seizing second place in the table.

The Fast Track 100 guide – labelled as the ‘definitive barometer of private company growth’ by Richard Branson – measures private company sales growth over a three-year period, with results compiled and published each December.

Your Golf Travel – included in the rankings for the fourth consecutive year – saw a 68% rise in annual sales growth over three years, increasing from £7.4m to an impressive £35m. – which was set up in 2008 – provided holidays for more than 300,000 golfers, and saw combined sales grow from £7.6m to almost £42m over three years.

“Naturally, we are delighted to have created our own small piece of Fast Track 100 history,” said Marshall.

“This is testament to all the hard work, dedication and entrepreneurial flair of all those who have worked with us over the past seven years.  

“We’ll be opening a few bottles of bubbly to celebrate but will be back to work the next day to ensure we both rank again in 2013!”

Marshall and Harding were also named Entrepreneurs of the Year 2012 at the recent Spear’s Wealth Management Awards.