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Issue 13

 

Come October and festivities begin in India. There is a burst of beautiful colours, vibrancy in air, the smell of flowers, buzzing markets, busy temples as every corner of India is immersed in celebrations. PASH India wishes it's partners the very best of this festive season.

This issue of the newsletter brings Melbourne in its full glory as it comes alive with its wonderful beaches, amazing museums, clusters of churches and prolific shopping, electrifying nightlife and cultural lifestyle. We present to you the East and the West Courses of The Royal Melbourne Golf. These courses rank high in the international golfing charts.

Back home, we explore the city of Ahmedabad- a city which is a curious mix of old and new. Feel the serenity envelope you at the Sabarmati Ashram, and savour the culture capital especially during Navaratris and witness the warmth of this very hospitable land. This pulsating city's pride is its two unique golf courses- Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Course. As one of the longest courses in the country, these two venues are must in any golf itinerary.

PASH India invites all the passionate golfers on an exciting golf expedition.

Team PASH India

ON THE SPOTLIGHT

Melbourne the capital of Victoria is the state's business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub it is the second most populated metropolis of Australia. It is also known as the cultural and sports hotspot of Australia. The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.6 sq. km and is truly a lifestyle city.

The city is known for its vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, cafe-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is a young city and as such it never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.

Known the world over, one of the must experience journeys is the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometers beautiful drive between the cities of Torquay and Allansford. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region.

90 minutes away from Melbourne lies the fascinating Phillip Island. Philip Island Nature Parks are a non-profit organisation. Funds raised through ecotourism are invested into vital conservation programs across Phillip Island Nature Parks, including habitat protection, revegetation, wildlife rescue and pest plant & animal control. Philip Island is also known as the wildlife wonderland, where one gets to watch penguins, koalas and kangaroos, fur seals at close quarters. The penguin parade during sunset, as the little penguins return to their burrows, is a treat to watch.

Melbourne has not only preserved the reminiscence of the colonial rule but has even recreated it in places. For example the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a unique culinary experience- gourmet meals being served in a moving tram. Another example is the Puffing Billy Steam Train takes tourists away from the main city of Melbourne to a greener and closer to nature ride. This train drives through the striking Dandenong Ranges-home to more than 200 Australian animal species.

Visiting Yarra Valley where of the finest vineries in the world operate is a pure bliss not only for wine lovers but other tourists too. The early morning Balloon Flight in Yarra Valley is a heady mix of serenity and excitement. The breath-taking scenes of the lush Yarra landscapes and vineyards set in the light of morning sunrise leaves every spectator mesmerised.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is probably one of the most famous cricketing arenas in the world, and is a must visit.

With a wide array of sports museums, modern science museums, art centres, the Shrine of Remembrance, Block Arcade, the Sun Theatre, there seems to be an endless list of to-see and to-do things in Melbourne.

Along with some of the most fascinating tourist places, we bring to you the grand Royal Melbourne Golf Club as the highlight course in this issue.
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (RMGC) is ranked 12th amongst world's best courses and is the no. 1 course of Australia. This course is known for holding various national and international golf events. It is also the only golfing arena
chosen to host the President's Cup outside the USA by PGA- and that too more than one occasion.

The RMGC is one of the largest courses in the world with 36-holes and is divided mainly into East Course and West Course. Founded in 1891 near Caulfield Race Course, making this course the oldest course in Australia. Due to increasing urbanisation the club had to relocate to its current location. Acclaimed Scottish architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie oversaw the design and construction of the West Course. Dr. MacKenzie analysed every existing member’s age and handicap to provide an enjoyable golfing experience.. The sandy terrains, dramatic undulation, bold bunkers, high tees, lush sandy soil, natural green grass and a comprehensive rugged appearance, makes this course one of the best designed golf courses of all times. 

Alex Russell, the winner of Australian Open championship 1924 and member of RMGC partnered with Dr. MacKenzie and designed the Eastern course to make it operational in 1931.
 
The 6th hole at RMGC is one of the greatest examples of Alister Mackenzie's architectural excellence. Starting at a high tee the golfer can either play safe keeping to the left, or opt for a more adventurous driving across the bold bunkers shielding the dogleg corner.

Many historic rounds of game have been played and won here, and the Royal Melbourne Golf Club also looks forwards to the two back-to-back golf championships to be held in November 2013. The Australian Masters and the World Cup of Golf will be played on these prestigious golfing grounds. So, gear up your golf accessories and be prepared for an astonishing game of golf during your visit to Melbourne.

Founded in the 11th century, Ahmedabad is one of the largest cities in Gujarat and its former capital too. It is a vibrant city as an important business district and an emerging nerve centre of information technology, education, small-scale, modern and scientific industries. Ahmedabad can be broadly categorised into two parts: the Old City and the New City.

Ahmedabad is a potpourri of colour, sound, smell and taste. It is a city where one can 'experience raw aesthetic energy and irrepressible spirit'. At one end of the spectrum is the hum drum of industry and commerce and at the opposite quiet serene force of the Sabarmati Ashram.

This city is one of important cultural centres of India and "this zesty city provides one with a generous buffet of stimulation that swears to enliven all the five senses. A day here is like living through an enigmatic and passionate dance between the old and the contemporary, the virtuous and the ruthless, the peaceful and the chaotic, the artistic and the crude, the spiritual and the material."

The Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Harijan Ashram) was home to Mohandas Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle. Originally called the Satyagraha Ashram, reflecting the movement toward passive resistance launched by the Mahatma, the Ashram became home to the ideology that set India free. Sabarmati Ashram named for the river on which it sits, was created with a dual mission. To serve as an institution that would carry on a search for truth and a platform to bring together a group of workers committed to non-violence who would help secure freedom for India. Travellers have again and again stated that Sabarmati Ashram has given them a sense of peace and awe of how Gandhi being such a simple man leaded a country towards its independence.

The Kankaria Lake is one of the finest lakes in India with high standards of upkeep and allowing a wide range of activities like boating, laser shows, hot water ballooning, toy trains, mini-buses etc. For those who cannot get enough of cars, a visit to the Auto World Vintage Car Museum is a must. Relive the glory of past-years and the cars that made it to the golden pages in history.

Also Ahmedabad has an array of famous religious monuments including the Akshardham temple, the Hathjee Singh Jain Temple and the Sidi Sayed Mosque.

The Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Course is one of the most famous and has the reputation of being the longest course in India. The course is designed By Jack Nicklaus and expands to 7425 yards with a style of 

inland links. This course is a part of aLifestyle Community Project by Navratna Group and is accompanies by luxurious villas.

The stark contours, ample water elements, enormous bunkers of different shapes and sizes, and smooth greens form exciting ingredients for a great game of golf. This course is said to be addictive with its intricacies of designing every hole and interesting slopes and contours. This 18-hole, 7425 yard and Par 72 layout is one of the toughest courses in the country. The Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Course is in compliance with the specification laid out by United States Golf Association with an objective of laying out a golf course of international stature. Every golf patron would find this course appeal to their aesthetics and gaming senses.

The severe waves, massive fairways, undulating greens require very careful observation even while putting. A striking clubhouse with state of the art facilities, excellent hotels, spa facilities completes this course with most modern amenities. Another important feature of this course is its impeccable computerised irrigation system which promotes water reusability. The course promotes golf in its golf academy and is continuously working towards marking its place in the national and international golfing arena.

Int'l Featured Destination
Melbourne, Australia
Featured Golf Club
Royal Melbourne Golf Course
Featured Package
Melbourne Golf Tour
Melbourne, Australia
08 Days/ 07 Nights / 05 Rounds
Domestic Featured Destination
Ahmedabad
Featured Golf Course
Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club
Featured Package
Ahmedabad Golf Tour; Ahmedabad, India; 04 Days / 03 Nights / 02 Rounds

PASH India is attending some of the important events in the month of November- World Travel Mart (WTM) and International Golf Travel Market (IGTM).

World Travel Market - the leading global event for the travel industry is a four day business-to-business event. The event is set to be held from November 4 to 7, 2013 at the Excel in London is a unique opportunity to meet, negotiate and trade.

Please do drop in and meet us at GV 130.

International Golf Travel Market is the premier event for the golf travel industry. Over 600 golf tourism suppliers join 350 pre-qualified buyers and 100 international press for four days. Set to be held between 11-14 November 2013, in Catalonia, Spain, this event will emerge as another important landmark in taking up golf tourism and golf holidays to the next level.

Do not forget to meet us to have a chat to know more about golf tourism in India.
Golf Humor

David was playing a round of golf with the club pro one day and after 18 holes they went into the clubhouse. 

David asked the pro: "What do you think of my game?"

The pro replied: "You should shorten your clubs by an inch." 

David asked if the pro thought this would help his game.

To which the pro said, “No! It will help them fit in the trash can!"

Golf Tip
Before You Swing; The Root Of Many Evils – By Greg Norman

Invariably, when I find myself hitting a lot of bad shots, the root cause is ball position. Let's say I've had a day when I've pushed a lot of shots to the right. Usually, that means I've let the ball slip too far back in my stance, with the result that my hips and shoulders have rotated a few degrees closed at address. This causes me to hit into the ball slightly more from the inside than usual, resulting in shots that launch to the right of my target.

After a day like that, the first item on my agenda on the practice tee will be to check my ball position. I'll begin by over-compensating - playing the ball way forward, up off my left toe. This will open my stance and cause me to hit the ball from outside to in, producing a bunch of pulled shots and slices. Gradually, I'll move the ball back in my stance, perhaps a half ball back at a time, until the pulls and slices stop and I get a series of straight shots.

If you're serious about playing good golf consistently, I recommend that you consider this type of post-round diagnosis and practice-tee cure, with ball position as your first priority. Once you find the position you like, take careful note of it and make it the first thing you check at address when you play your next round.

First of all let me thank you for the invitation and the hard work you have put into this trip to show us your Incredible India. All was very well planned and kept in track. Now, I would say, I have a real picture of the destination, its culture and its golfing possibilities.

Ms. Krisztina Batta after her recent Golf fam tour to India

Sri Lankan Airlines



Golf Classic 2013

Location : Kandy, Sri Lanka

Tour Duration : 7 days/ 6 nights / 04 rounds

Travel Date : 24th - 28th October 2013
PACKAGE PRICE Starting at INR 42,500 per Golfer

- Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis single or sharing double/ twin
- Airport transfer to hotel and vice versa
- Shuttle service during the event on specific days from hotel to golf course and vice versa (practice day and the tournament days)
- All Taxes
- Green fees/ Caddy fees/ Ball spotter fees/ refreshments on the course on tournament days
- Sri Lankan Airlines Awards Ceremony and Dinner Function on the 27th October

**Special deal available on Sri Lankan airlines with up to 30% discount on airfares.
- The tournament consists of two Stableford rounds. Competitors are required to play on two consecutive days (18 holes each), the tournament committee's decision pertaining to all tournament matters are guided by R & A Rules and are final.
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