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  Pash India Passionate about Golf  
  The second issue of Pash India’s exclusive newsletter - 'Swing India' will give you insights & updates on Golf from India and across the globe. As the fall season makes its way through the autumn period, the undulating landscape brings a majestic view of the lush green grounds.
  This season we alight the exquisite destination Kunming, also known as 'City of Eternal Spring'. Its alluring highland scenery, bewitching karst landform, varied and exotic habitats and customs and places of historical interest can be found at major scenic spots.
  Moving away from the immediate vicinity of this beautiful city, get a glimpse of the Indian hill stations and coastal towns of South India. "The garden city" - Bangalore is the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the city abounds many picturesque parks and gardens and other scenic spots. The scenic beauty of these destinations pleases ones soul and absorbs them in its colors.
  Our packages are one of a kind and we promise that the experience we provide will be etched in your memory and would be unforgettable!!!
  Featured Destination, Kunming, China
  Just about a couple of hours in flight from Kolkata in Eastern India or slightly longer from New Delhi and you are in Kunming, the city of eternal spring and the capital of Yunnan Province, China. Yunnan can lay claim to being the inspiration for the mythical paradise of Shangri-La in James Hilton's classic book 'The Lost Horizon'. There is even a town of that name near Dali, a city a little further inland in the province from Kunming.

What was not so mythical about the province being at the foot of the mighty Himalayas was that the famous 'Flying Tigers' of WWII, the American squadron of fighter planes flown by mercenary pilots actually flew regularly across the place from Darjeeling in north-eastern India bringing much needed supply fuel to the Allies in China over the Himalayan mountain ranges that gave the route its name: 'the hump' (of a camel). Wreckages with dog-tag IDs of pilots are still being discovered deep in the natural beauty of the thick forests, often well protected by the inaccessible snow and cold weather.

But what is quite un-mythical about present-day Kunming is that there are at least eight top class golf courses in and around Kunming, thanks to the mild climate. The city is great value, friendly, safe and clean. Together with Lijiang and Dali, Kunming provides some of the best golf in Asia and in a prefect year round climate as well.

Golf in Kunming is seriously a 365-day a year affair! Here are some statistics in support of the totally un-mythical: Yunnan Province was host to about 160,000 golfers between 2002 and 2003. Per-capita spending on golf and total golf tourism revenue exceeded USD 260 and USD 44 million respectively (Source: HKTDC). Golf is the new hot sport, or more precisely, the new top revenue earner for the province. It is undoubtedly helping to drive tourism in the province.

Recently US-based Golf Digest magazine released its annual list of what it considered to be the China's top ten golf courses. Kunming ended up beating out the big and generally better-developed coastal cities with both the Spring City Resort's courses: the Robert T Jones II-designed Lake Course and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Mountain Course scooping the top two honors. And that was not all. The relatively new Lakeview Golf Club, which was the site for the Yunnan stops of the Omega China Tour as well as the Faldo Series Asia, added another feather to the cap by taking sixth place on the list.

If you have the time, you'd definitely want to golf in Shangri-La - a mythical one or not!
  Featured Golf Club
  Spring City Golf and Lake Resort
Spring City Golf and Lake Resort   Spring City Golf and Lake Resort, a premier integrated golf resort in Kunming, comprises luxury villas and two championship golf courses - the Mountain Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Lake Course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Both courses have received over 70 world class awards since they were completed in 1998.
In 2009, Spring City added another nine awards to its list of accolades – "No.1 Golf Course in China – Lake Course", "No.2 Golf Course in China – Mountain Course" and "Top 10 Golf Clubs in China" by China Golf Digest. Meanwhile, US Golf Digest awarded the Lake Course as "100 Best Golf Courses outside the United States" and "No.2 Golf Course in China & Hong Kong". In addition, the Lake Course was also awarded as "World Top 50 Golf Courses" by US Golf Magazine and the Mountain Course as "Best Course in China" by Asian Golf Monthly. Spring City has also been awarded as "Top 10 Most Outstanding Golf Resorts" by HK Golf Vacations and "Best Caddie Service Golf Club" by China Golf Magazine.

With its cool, temperate spring-like climate all year round, stunning views of Yang Zonghai Lake and a mountainous backdrop, Spring City Golf and Lake Resort was host to several major golf tournaments during the year, and also a popular venue for corporate meetings. These included the Board of Governors' Cup and the Spring City Cup.
  Featured Package
Kunming Short Golf Getaway Kunming Short Golf Getaway
Location: Kunming, China
Tour Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights/ 2 Rounds
  Featured Destination – Bangalore, India
  Bangalore is a fascinating golf destination that is gaining popularity not only domestically but internationally as well. For an ideal Golf tour to Bangalore make your way to a plethora of Golf Hubs. A game of sophistication, Golf is the most relaxing and enchanting pastime for every single visitor longs for. People from all over India and abroad are coming to spend a vacation in Bangalore for just to gain the ultimate charm of Golfing. The golf facilities that are offered at the golf resorts in Bangalore have majorly attracted tourists to this Garden city of India and it is fast emerging as a highly liked destination amongst the golfers because of these world class facilities.
  Featured Golf Course
  Eagleton Golf Resort
Eagleton - The Golf Village   Renowned as the pioneers in introducing the concept of leisure with business facilities of high standards. "Eagleton - The Golf Village" is known for presenting a unique capsule for the present day corporate that demands business with pleasure. We take immense pride in introducing our International Standard Golf Course
(Rated as one among the top 5 Golf courses in India), our expansive club house / hotel which is centrally air-conditioned measuring about 3, 00,000 Sq. Feet (is the biggest of its kind in South East Asia) and of course our Residential Enclave offering you with a choice of ready to build sites of varying dimensions or offering readymade villas. All of these amenities / facilities spread across 500 acres complex with lush green environment and much more...

We would like to welcome you to the Eagleton experience.....!

Golf is the future of Indian luxury and leisure. And Eagleton is designed to cater to the growing number of Golf enthusiasts - Indian and foreign - who are seeking fresh challenges and new destinations. Eagleton also offers a Kaleidoscope of exclusive activities and accommodation in tune with the recreational needs of discerning non-golfers, Plus a designer layout of elegant homes for crème-de-la- crème. Depending on your perspective, Eagleton is a championship Golf course, Country Club, Conference place, weekend getaway, Holiday Resort, Family Home, Guest house.
  Featured Package
  Golf Magic of South India
Location: Bangalore-Eagleton Resort-Mysore-Kabini-Coorg, India
Tour Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights/ 06 rounds
  Golf Magic of South India
  International Featured Destination  
      – Kunming, China  
  Featured Golf Club  
      – Spring City Golf and Lake Resort  
  Featured Package  
      – Kunming Short Golf Getaway  
      – 3 Days/ 2 Nights/ 2 Rounds at
       Kunming Spring City Golf Resort
  Domestic Featured Destination  
      – Bangalore, Karnataka  
  Featured Golf Course  
      – Eagleton Golf Resort  
  Featured Package  
      – Golf Magic of South India  
    Location: Bangalore-Eagleton
India – Tour Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights/ 06 rounds
  News & Events  
  Golf Potpourri  
  Trip of the Month  
  The Avengers VS the Bandits,
TGL 2012 finals to be held in
Thailand this December
  Touché Golf Thailand Challenge  
  The excitement isn´t over yet as the Touché Golf League 2012 that started in mid-September, just finished its semi-finals on the 6th of Nov 2012 in Bangalore at the Clover Greens. The two finalists who will be facing of each other in the Gladiator Round(Finals) in December in Thailand are –The Avengers (Kolkata) & The Bandits (Hyderabad).

160 Gangs (teams) from 6 cities in India competed against each other in their respective Citadel(s) within the city at one golf course in a 36 Holes Stroke Play Round (50% Cut applied after 18 Holes). The winner gang from each citadel qualified to play in the Cavalry Round.

Each winning team flew in from their cities to the Silicon Valley of India also known as the IT hub of India – Bangalore to face off at the Cavalry Round that took place at the Clover Greens Bangalore. The Cavalry Round was played in two rounds over two days – 5th & 6th Nov. First Round was a 18 Hole Stroke-Play Round. The Green Gang, Kolkata Citadel 1 led the game on day 1 with score – 462, followed by CLASSIC AMBUSH, Delhi Citadel – 477; PIN HIGH, Bangalore Citadel – 481; PIN HIGH ACES, Bangalore Citadel 1 -488; The Bandits, Hyderabad Citadel – 493; AHMEDABAD TIGERS, Ahmedabad Citadel 493; The Avengers, Kolkata Citadel 2 – 498, MUMBAI MARAUDERS – SWORDE HORDE, Mumbai Citadel – 499

All the Gangs were then seeded based on their performance from 1 to 8 and placed in TWO (2) designated PLAYOFF BRACKET, to compete in a 18 HOLE MATCH PLAY ROUND on Day 2. The Bandits and the avengers moved their way up the ladder in the Hoe match play round from bottom to top and made it into the finals. The two winning teams (representing the BRACKETS) will compete in the National Finals at the GLADIATOR ROUND on the 13th & 14th December in Bangkok, Thailand at the Lotus Valley Golf Resort.
  One golfer asked his friend, "Why are you so late in arriving for your tee time?"  
  His friend replied, "Its Sunday. I had to toss a coin between going to church or playing golf."  
  "Yes," continued the friend, "but that still doesn't tell me why you are so late."  
  "Well," said the fellow, "It took over 25 tosses to get it right!"  
  When hitting out of the sand make sure to follow these principles to better success on the course:  
Ball position - forward of center, between your feet.
Open your shoulders and feet to your target - if your right handed you should be aiming left of your target with your body - clubface at your target.
Open your clubface before gripping the golf club, this will make it easier to set your hands slightly in forward while addressing the ball.
Focus on a small pebble 1 inch behind the golf ball; this is the area you want to make impact with.
Leave the face of your club open during your follow thru by keeping your right elbow underneath your left elbow while rotating your body and arms at your target.
60% of your weight is on the front foot.
The sand will make impact with the ball so imagine sliding the club underneath the ball. Be aggressive and do not decelerate into the ball. Bring the club back a different distance depending on the length of the bunker shot and follow thru.

Sand Shots: Amateurs tend to move their sternum or center of golf swing up and back, attempting to scoop the ball. Keep more weight on the front foot and make sure to keep center in middle as you swing or moving through the ball.
  Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip. Weather was fantastic, the chosen courses were fabulous. Some courses were quite challenging and tight and put a real good test to my golfing skills. It was a good break and even the culture add-ons in the tour were quite insightful.  
  Location: Kenya, Africa
Tour Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights / 04 rounds
Travel Date: 2nd Dec to 8th Dec 2012
Package Starting at USD 999
6 nights stay at Jacaranda or Sankara Hotel with breakfast in Nairobi.
4 rounds of golf green fees in the Kenya Golf Tournament at the following courses:
Royal Nairobi Golf Club
Limuru Country Club
Sigona Golf Club
Muthaiga Golf Club
All transfers
Welcome cocktails
Kenya Golf Tournament, Prize Giving Gala Dinner
Meet & Greet on arrival, all local taxes
**Masai Mara Extension trips also available

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