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  Dear Golfers
   
  Is Golf just a game? No, for golfers, Golf is not just a game or even the matter of life or death; it’s much more than that! We witnessed this passion at the recently concluded 5th Taj Mahal Trophy in Delhi NCR. Over 100 golfers from around the world participated in this championship, though Winner was only one; all of them came out smiling. Read more about the event in this edition.
   
 

It’s April, onset of summers and the best time to plan your holidays, here we feature for you two irresistible golf destinations where you can combine the best of both the worlds – Golf & travel. International destination focus is Prague, Czech Republic, a magical city with unique traditions and great golfing escapes. Showcased is the Karlstejn Golf Resort in Prague, which is a 27-hole course and is exclusively designed by Canadian architects Les Furber and Jim Eremko. A swing on this course is a treat for any golfer.

In India we have chosen to introduce to you, the city where Golf runs in blood, Coorg. The gorgeous green city boasts of many golf courses and its exquisite coffee plantation. The city, where a kids first introduction to sports is through Golf, is a relax place to sip one of the best coffee and play your favorite game. When in Coorg, don’t miss playing on one of the finest courses of India – The Coorg Golf Links, featured in this issue.

Choose a golfing holiday destination and leave the rest to us to turn it into an amazing experience. It’s time to show off your golfing skills while you also explore the world.

Live, Laugh, Golf!
Team PASH India


   
   
   
   
  Featured Destination – Prague, Czech Republic
   
  The ‘Golden City’ of Prague is magical. Set on the River Vltava, the city is now one of the Europe’s most visited capitals. It boasts of some of the most alluring sights and a vibrant culture. Every place has its own character and treasures for the traveller to discover. Lost in time, the city features the famous citadel of Prague Castle dominating its skyline and looking down on medieval paved streets. The enchanting ornate Baroque facades found near the Old Town Square and the restored elegance in the tranquil streets, squares and arcaded buildings of the Lesser Town are sure to leave you dreaming in the medieval world.

The Vlatva River, which curves gently through Prague's center, is adorned with a series of beautiful bridges, the most famous being the 14th century Charles Bridge where you are sure to bump into street artists and entertainers.

The city is also famed for its nightlife, ranging from lively bars and pubs serving exotic local Czech beer and wine from Moravia to endless dance floors and clubs. You will also find irresistible terraced cafes and restaurants making for the true holiday mood.

The buzzing atmosphere of Prague is aided by some incredible golf courses making it the ideal location for a short break. So why not combine championship golf with all the incredible sights and sounds of the Czech Republic's incredible capital?

There is great golf in and around Prague. The area of Czech capital has more than 10 attractive 18-hole golf courses within a 20-60 minute drive from the heart of the city. You may be even surprised to learn that there is a long tradition of top quality golf in the Czech Republic as early as in 1904. Furthermore, across the Czech Republic golf clubs have hosted many international and European PGA tournaments.

The Konopiste and Karsteijn are two of the finest golf courses in the main lively city. For a more relaxing golf escape, head west from Prague to the Karlovy Vary region, famous for its spa towns. Stunning traditional hotels like Grandhotel Pupp are the perfect key to this amazing region, which also boasts first class golf courses such as Royal Marianske Lazne. Other famous courses of the region are the 18-hole course at Čeladná with beautiful views of the Beskydy Mountains and 9-hole course Kravaře set in a beautiful English park next to a Baroque castle.

With enough options to please your golfing nerves and pamper the traveller in you, this country of great contrasts is without doubt the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime golf experience. Contact us to discover Prague – a gateway to fabulous Golf!

   
  Featured Golf Club Golf Resort Karlstejn
   
 
  The Karlstejn Golf Resort course is a 27-hole course, designed by Canadian golf architects Les Furber and Jim Eremko employing an "easy bogey, difficult birdie" strategy. Opened in 1993, the Karlstejn Golf Resort course is located amidst picturesque countryside just 45 minutes from Prague.
     
Set in rugged terrain atop hills across the valley from the medieval, Gothic style, Karlstejn Castle, every hole affords a unique and spectacular view of this majestic castle of former Czech kings. Utilizing the naturally wooded, hilly landscape, limestone outcrops, rich flora and fauna, natural gorges, two lakes and many sand traps, the course at Karlstejn Golf Resort creates a satisfying challenge for even the most demanding of players and provides an excellent opportunity for active relaxation and quality golf.

The natural beauty of the courses surrounds coupled with Karlstejn Castle forming a romantic backdrop for each hole makes Karlstejn Golf Resort one of the most pleasant and photogenic golf environments in the Czech Republic.

In 1997 the course had the honor of hosting European PGA Tour event and in 2008 the 18-hole course was enlarged on the South slope of the hill Voskov by new 9 holes. Designed by the Furber/Eremko team again, it interconnects together perfectly with narrow fairways, three ponds and numerous sand bunkers, it is a quite difficult and technical course where the planning of the shots and the strategy of the game will be very important to achieve success.
 
   
  Featured Package CZECH GOLF FESTIVAL 2013 – "The Golf Magic of Prague"
   
 
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Tour Duration:July 7-12 2013, 5 nights, 4 rounds
 
   
   
  Featured Destination – Coorg, Karnataka
   
 

Coorg is an exotic land epitomizing culture, simplicity and sophistication in an innately easy manner. It is a land of lush greenery that never seems to end. Mainly a land of agriculture, Coorg or Kodagu is a small hill station in the state of Karnataka. The British Coorg "the Scotland of India" .This may seem overstated, but as you drive through miles and miles of green coffee estates, laden with the red berries or trek in the Western Ghats; it is easy to see why they loved this area.

Renowned as a land of warriors –the brave Kodavas are an immensely hospitable lot. Coorg district is very beautiful with scattered villages, hamlets and a few townships. Enjoy pleasant walks and treks in the hills; go rafting in Barapole River that comes down from the slopes in a great fury. See the colorful migratory birds arriving, play with tame elephants and see your senses come alive to the fragrance of coffee and pepper as you sip your locally brewed cup and wander in a spice garden. There is never a dull moment when you are in this beauty called Coorg.

A perfect getaway from urban chaos, Coorg golfing too will mesmerize you for the uniqueness of its landscape, weather and history. The city has plenty of fantastic golf course both 18 and 9-holes for you to sample. Coorg takes pride in its many talented golfers, reason being, facilities like the golf course are always available to the kids here, to nurture their talents and enable them to do well professionally.

The popular courses are Bittangala Club golf course, Coorg Golf links, Medikeri Golf course, Mercara downs golf club, Ambatty Greens Golf resort and many more to feature. The course like Bettangala has been designed exceptionally well and it challenges your golfing skills to the hilt also offering a picturesque backdrop for your play.

A small district like Coorg, having several courses, indicates its popularity with the locals. They indeed love spending their free time playing a good game of golf. Quite a few tournaments are held on these courses, and are popular with established and rising golfers. With many irresistible reasons and its mix of culture, landscape, food and golf, Coorg is sure to urge the golfer in you to visit it at least once for a lifetime experience.

   
  Featured Golf Club – Coorg Golf Links
   
 
  Coorg Golf Links was started in 1992 and developed into a full-fledged 18 hole course amidst the beautiful valleys of the western ghats and the coffee plantation area of Coorg. The course is located adjacent to Ambatty Greens and is one of the most scenic Golf courses in the country. Spreading over 6950 yards, it’s a par 72 course. The front nine and the back nine are totally different in character.
     

The front 9 holes are set along the ghats and have its fair share of water bodies and are fun to play. The 3rd hole is an exception, a tough par 4, and requires you to tee off straight up onto a steep hill. The back nine is set amongst relatively flatter terrain & has longer holes in comparison. They are also narrower and more challenging, to hit fairways on every tee shot.

The Preferred Lie rules apply here and the fairways are reasonable. Greens are small and tight even on the Par 3 holes, making the experience challenging. The signature hole of the course is most definitely the 4th hole. The view from the no tee box is absolutely breath-taking as you try and reach for the green that looks deceptively far as the ball travels downhill.

Coorg, being a hill town, has pleasant weather throughout especially in the middle of summer and even when it rains. Plan your next golf trip to Coorg with us and feel the thrill of golfing in the hills.

 
   
  Featured Package Golf Magic of South India
   
  Location: Bangalore-Eagleton Resort-Mysore-Kabini-Croog, India
Tour Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights/ 06 rounds
   
 
 
 
     
  International Featured Destination  
      – Prague, Czech Republic  
     
  Featured Golf Club  
      – Golf Resort Karlstejn  
     
  Featured Package  
     –CZECH GOLF FESTIVAL 2013 – "The Golf Magic of Prague" – 06 Days/ 05 Nights/ 04 Rounds  
     
  Domestic Featured Destination  
      – Coorg, Karnataka  
     
  Featured Golf Course  
     – Coorg Golf Links  
     
  Featured Package  
      – Golf Magic of South India – 12 Days/ 11 Nights/ 06 Rounds  
     
  News & Events  
     
  Golf Potpourri  
     
  Testimonials  
     
  Trip of the Month  
     
 
     
  5th TAJ MAHAL GOLF TROPHY 2013 – A Triumph!  
     
  25th March– 1st April 2013  
   
 

The 5th Taj Mahal Trophy 2013, an international Amateur Golf Championship, concluded successfully on 31st March 2013. The tournament was organized by PASH India division of Le Passage to India, and was supported by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism.

The 6-day event started on 25th March 2013 and saw participation of amateur golfers from France, South Africa, Far East and India. Overseas participants also enjoy visiting the iconic beauty- TAJ MAHAL in Agra.

The final round of the championship took place at the JAYPEE GREENS GOLF COURSE in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR on 29th March 2013. The day saw a handsome participation of 104 top notch golfers including around 30 foreigners.

The event proved to be a great platform to interact, share, play, eat and drink together in the spirit of the game ‘GOLF’.

The championship was won by the Simarjeet Singh, the BEST GROSS scorer; Anand Saxena bagged the Best NETT title followed by I.P.Singh who was the Runner-up NETT. Amongst the ladies the Winner was Mrs. H.G. Choi. Closest to the pin was Dr. Sanjiv Bakshi and B. R. Punj had the straightest drive during the game.
To pep-up the golfing quotient amongst the golfers, special lucrative lucky draw of luxury hotel stays was also announced.

With Taj Mahal trophy a success, PASH India will soon organize another interesting golfing event. To be a part, keep a tab on our website for updates and irresistible offers.

Go Golfing Around the World with PASH INDIA!
 
     
     
 
     
  Golf Humor  
     
  Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man's heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally???  
     
  Ever wondered why?  
     
  It's because she smells like a new golf bag!!!  
     
  Golf Tip  
     
  The Short Thumb Tip – By Greg Norman  
     
  Proper grip pressure is one of golf's most elusive fundamentals - and it's as difficult to describe as it is to achieve. One method that has helped me set the proper pressure in my left hand is the 'short-thumb' technique.

Take your usual grip on the club, with your left thumb extended straight down the shaft. Now, slide the thumb upward, about a centimeter. Notice the effect this has on the tightness of the hold in the last two fingers of your hand. This is exactly where you want a firm, secure grip.

This is one key that I check all the time. If you occasionally experience looseness in your swing - or the inaccuracy it causes - I recommend that you too experiment with the short thumb.

 
     
     
     
 
     
  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 the golfs. Compared to our previous experiences, this trip was just a dream 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
 
     
 
     
   
 


Exclusive offer - Penha Longa Golf Resort

 
 
 
  Package Starting at Euro 249 per person on Double Occupancy for 3 Nights  
     
 
  Walk in the footsteps of royalty along the gorgeous Estoril coastal region of Portugal. Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort traces its origins back to the 14th century, includes a landmark monastery that was built on its ground and has been a frequent retreat of Portuguese royal and foreign dignitaries. A graceful palazzo-style estate set amongst the spectacular rolling hills, lush gardens, and clear lakes of the southern Sintra Mountains.
   
  The Free Winter Golf offer is a fantastic opportunity for the Golfers to stay either 3, 4, 5 or 7 nights for extremely appealing prices that include:
   

3, 4, 5 or 7 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis

   
Unlimited golf rounds in both golf courses: Atlantic 18holes course and Monastery 9holes course.
   
20Euro Spa Voucher per person per stay Redeemable in Massages
   
Free access to the Hotel Health Club and Fitness room
   
   
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
 
     
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