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Issue 12

 

American professional golfer, William Ben Hogan, who is considered one of the greatest golfers in the history, once said, “The most important shot in golf is the next one”. Every month PASH India introduces the avid golfer in you to some new places around the world, bringing out the best golfing experiences to enjoy. We look forward to assist on any new destination you pick for your holiday and how you can mix it with your favorite game of golf. With every issue we try to bring out the real essence of the game to the most passionate golfer in you with tips and tricks, latest news and events, interesting destinations, world class courses and much more.

In this issue we take you to Kandy, the sacred land of Sri Lanka and it’s most famous and most awarded course, Victoria Golf Club (VGC). Known as one of the most challenging yet endowed with most beautiful surrounding physical attributes, the VGC is the premier golfing arena of Sri Lanka. While sharing about India, we tete-a-tete about the dynamic city of Chandigarh which is known for its multiple annotations in various songs and latest high-speed cars. Known as The City Beautiful of India, Chandigarh owns pride in Chandigarh Golf Club which is one of the finest courses in the country.

For your golf holiday queries, you can anytime write to us. We assure you to get back with exciting proposals to make your next golf experience a memorable one. In case you have any query or feedback, mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , we would love to hear from you.

Till then, Live Love Golf!

Team PASH India

ON THE SPOTLIGHT
If you are planning a trip which syndicates golf and travel in an island country of South Asia; rich in scenic beauty and culture then your perfect destination is Kandy best to travel during December to April.

Reckoned amongst the world heritage sites of UNESCO in 1988, Kandy is the second largest and real city in the Buddhist heritage country Sri Lanka afterwards Colombo. Renown as either Maha Nuwara which means great city or just Nuwara synonym to city to the natives, Kandy is the Central Province Capital of the country and also the administrative and most sacred city.

The origin of Kandy city is back to the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. Located in the heart of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an extent of tropical plantations, the city had been established by the monarch of the Kingdom of Gampola- the Vikramabahu III. It was the capital of Sri Lanka which is also known as Sinhala until the Portuguese had conquered the region. Afterwards the city has witnessed many quick and extreme modifications during the colonial period, the UVA Rebellion and World War II era then post independent.

Golf has a long history in the island however Sri Lanka as a golf destination may not be renowned globally. With three excellent golf courses: Victoria Golf & Country Resort, The Royal Colombo Golf Club and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club the country offers an ideal golf holiday escape. Near Kandy the Victoria Golf & Country Resort which is veiled in the central hilltops is absolutely a magnificently beautiful course with the water and mountains backdrops. Compared to the international standards green fees are economical here.

Kandy is blessed with some amazing tourist attractions including Temple of Tooth, The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, The Old Royal Palace, Gadaladeniya Temple, The Lankathilake Temple, The Tea Museum, Commonwealth War Cemetery and many more. In the month of July-August, Kandy Esala Perehera, an annual 10 days ritual of the Sacred Tooth Temple takes place which invites many tourists. Apart from sight-seeing Kandy is an exhilarating shopping destination owing to its traditional Kandyan arts and crafts and precious stone studded souvenirs. The town Centre near to the pleasing lake of Kandy, there are some amusing old shops, antique and gemstone specialists shops, a bustling market and a nice cluster of good hotels, guesthouses and restaurants.

Overall Kandy is sophisticated contemporary city which shields the essence of its eternal temples and history. Kandy offers an impressive enriching experience to you as with large lake, greenery and lush culture it becomes a refreshing holiday destination for golfers and non-golfers.
Once ex-professional golfer Kitrina Douglas gave her feedback on Victoria Golf Club: “This will be one of the Top 10 Golf Courses in the world. It offers a challenge to even the most accomplished player." 30 minute drive from the city and 12
miles from the center of Kandy Victoria Golf Course was voted as ‘Best Golf Course 2005' by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine and one of the top 100 'Most Beautiful Courses in The World' selected by Golf Digest Magazine.

The Par 73, 7000-yard golf course established in 1997and since then it became renowned for its enormous backdrop of the undulating hills of the Knuckles and the crystal clean waters of the Victoria Reservoir. The 18 hole course of Victoria Golf & Country Resort give a skill check to the professional golfers. According to Golf Architect Donald Steel "Some golf courses have a splendid undulating terrain over which the holes are routed. Some golf courses have a scenic backdrop of hills and lakes, which excite the senses. However, the Victoria Golf Course near Kandy is blessed with both attributes."

Victoria's signature hole is the par 4, 6th. The main wonder is the mixture of nature magnificence and tee box hanging on a peak 100 ft. above the fairway. The main feature of this course is the continual changing in height, whether you are examining the fairways from 100 feet below or trying to discover greens with the complicated putting surfaces. Another distinctive feature is each hole has its own unique challenge as it travel over the tree lined fairways. Designed by the British Golf Architects - Donald Steel & Co the 517 acre spread course has taken proper benefit of the asymmetrical beauty of hillside, coconut trees and splendid plantations and the lake to invent one of the most gorgeous golf courses of the subcontinent of Asia. 

Absolutely it is a big yes for both the golf players and learners to visit and explore the beauty of Kandy as well as testing their golfing skills in a quiet ambiance along with excellent accommodation, feasting, and leisure amenities in Victoria Golf & Country Resort.

PASH India brings you Chandigarh, the City Beautiful as one of the eminent golf destinations in the country and places that are must-visit! The name Chandigarh interprets as the “Fort of Chandi”, which is inspired from an ancient temple of Hindu goddess Kaali, also known as Chandi, close to the city. It is the first planned city in India after independence; its urbanized and modern architecture has won international fame and importance.

Chandigarh known as the City Beautiful was a product of a dream project of former Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. The very famed French Architect Le Corbusier undertook this zealous project and rendered it with unmatched architectural excellence, making it one of the most well-planned and modern cities of India. Chandigarh is considered to be one of the most prosperous union territories of India, which has wonderfully amalgamated contemporary lifestyle while preserving its natural beauty and essence. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana, making it one of the prime locations of political, financial and administrative importance.

Chandigarh is famous for its theme based parks and gardens, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Leisure Valley which speaks for striking a great balance between urban development and maintaining ecological balance in the process of beautifying a city. The Capitol Complex is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city with three new generation structures – the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly, and the High Court. The Open hand monument which is also the mascot of Chandigarh city is situated at the Capitol complex. The Sukhna Lake is one of the most important destinations, which is also enclosed by numerous forests. Apart from this, there are many other spots which are frequented by tourists from all over the world, like the Sector 17 Plaza, International Dolls Museum, Government Museum and Art Gallery, the Hidden Valley and Museum of Evolution of Life.

Golfing in Chandigarh has become an emerging trend as more and more people have started taking interest in the sport. The big names of Indian Golf circuit are frequent players here and city’s most influential and eminent personalities are seen swinging their golf clubs every weekend in city’s well-designed and maintained courses.

Constructed in 1962, the Chandigarh Golf club is the one of the oldest and the most prestigious golf courses in the India. It is located in the beautiful background of Sukhna Lake and near to Chandigarh Governor’s residence. Initially it

was a 9 hole course, but in the year 1989 the course was extended to make an 18 hole par 72 course spread over a sprawling 7202 yards of green. The immaculate and tight fairways packed with rich and diverse kinds of shrubs and trees, which pose a challenging game for golfers on this course. The 7th hole is the longest Par 5 in the country measuring over 613 yards. With a number of doglegs scattered around, this course is yet an unforgiving one, as players never get to take a shortcut as tall trees guard the corners. The water bodies present at this course can dramatically alter scores in a game.

The course is designed on the recommendations made by USGA, with challenging roughs and firm greens; this is the home ground for many golfers as Jeev Milkha Singh, Gurbaaz Mann, Harmeet Kahlon, Harinder Gupta and many other players of national and international fame. Golfers can enjoy late tee offs here with the advantage of floodlit holes, also many golfers can take advantage of tips and training provided by professionals here. 

The Chandigarh Golf Club is also the expansive green boulevard of the city and adds to its green grandeur. With world class facilities as an exclusive club house, a stylish bar, challenging course and a growing golf fraternity, this course is a premier golfing destination in the country.

Int'l Featured Destination
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Featured Golf Club
Victoria Golf Course Kandy
Featured Package
Sri Lankan Airlines Golf Classic Package; 
Kandy, Sri-Lanka;
5 Days/ 4 Nights/ 3 Rounds
Domestic Featured Destination
Chandigarh
Featured Golf Course
Chandigarh Golf Club
Featured Package
Golf in Chandigarh;
Chandigarh, India;
04 Days / 03 Nights / 02 Rounds
PASH India hosts Golf FAM tour 2013

With the recent FAM tour organized by PASH India saw participation from various European countries. This 7 day, 6 nights tour was aimed to familiarize our associates with the busiest golfing expanses in the country, the Golden Triangle. The tour took off from the capital, Delhi where the group teed off on some of the finest courses like Delhi Golf Club, Golden Greens Golf Club, Jaypee Greens Golf Resort. The visit to the magnanimous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort left the tourists awestruck. The visit from Agra Golf Club was then furthered to the pink city, Jaipur. After a wonderful experience of golfing at Rambagh Golf Club, the troupe moved to the end segment of the tour at Classic Golf Resort in Gurgaon. An unforgettable experience for the delegates and the organizers, this trip helped everyone to gain a better insight about the golfing trends and golf vacation choices in India.

PASH India is now on Facebook

PASH India took a step forward to reach out to golf enthusiasts around the world, by joining Facebook. Now you can get latest updates, tips and tricks, current news and events or even post your queries or share your concern with us, here at

Golf Humor

A recent study found that the average golfer

Walks about 900 miles a year.

Another study found that golfers drink, on Average

22 gallons of alcohol a year.

This means that, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon!

Golf Tip

Before You Swing; Posture Is Natural - By Greg Norman

There's no need to agonize over getting the 'ideal' position at address. Here's a simple way to find it.

Without a club in your hand, flex your knees, bend slightly from the waist, and then let your arms drop down naturally. Clap your hands together, and you'll be in the proper address posture.

It's as simple as that.

If you grip your club - any club - from this position, you should find that its sole lies flat on the ground. If it doesn't, don't change your posture, change the club.

Dear Pash India Team! We are back to Brussels and I would like to thank you for the excellent FAM trip you organized for us. Everything went perfectly well, trips, transfers, hotels thanks the Lalit Group and the superb Novotel and finally tham and due to the major developments in the country we just didn't recognize anything. Go ahead and continue to organize such beautiful trips in the future! I wish the team, a lot of success.

Nadine Schutte

KENYA GOLF TROPHY 2013
Location : Nairobi, Kenya

Tour Duration : 7 days/ 6 nights / 04 rounds

Travel Date : 13th - 19th October 2013
PACKAGE PRICE Starting at USD 945 per Golfer

- 6 nights stay at Jacaranda or Sankara Hotel with breakfast in Nairobi
- 4 Rounds of Golf Green Fees at the following golf courses:

Royal Nairobi Golf Club
Limuru Country Club
Sigona Golf Club
Muthaiga Golf Club

- Meet and greet
- Welcome Cocktails
- Kenya Golf Trophy, Prize Giving Gala at Muthaiga Golf Club - 18 October 2013
- All local transfers
- All taxes & Service charge

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