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October 10, 2014


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Look great and support a good cause

It's always nice to hear of golf brands that not only want to give us the best equipment, clothing or holidays, but are willing to do so at a discounted rate to support a good cause. And that's the case with Ian Poulter's trendy golf fashion label IJP Design. The brand will be pledging 50% of the profits from two Breast Cancer Awareness men's and ladies' collections directly to Breast Cancer Care in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.

In addition IJP Design is launching a #InspiringWomen social media campaign encouraging all men to nominate the woman in their lives who inspires them, whether that be their daughter, mother, grandmother, wife, sister, friend or someone they've never met but just always looked up to, from any walk of life. What a fun idea!

I'm sure you will agree that this is a fantastic cause and that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is something everyone should be supporting, whether that is through golf or in any other way, so why not make a purchase from the IJP Collection for someone as a Christmas gift that gives to a good cause.

For more information and a link to the website read my full story in the Fashion for the Fairways section of my blog.

MICHELLE WIE SPEAKS OUT...
...ON THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A CHILD PRODIGY AND HER PASSION FOR DARK ART

The American TV network CNN might not be a channel that you are too familiar with as a UK viewer, but thanks to their CNN International channel you can view their regular golf series 'Living Golf'. And this month the show takes a look at the past, current, and future stars of women's golf.
In the video report link below, 'Living Golf' takes a look at how professional female golf players are getting younger and younger, and the pitfalls these players must overcome. The programme speaks to American golfer and former child prodigy Michelle Wie, about the impact of starting at a young age on her career.

Speaking about the challenges she has had to overcome in her career, Wie says: "Yes, there's definitely always going to be ups and downs in my career. I feel like they're very exaggerated."

"I kind of have unrealistic expectations of yourself when you're really young and you always try to set timelines and life doesn't happen like that. There are obstacles in the way and stuff happens. And I learned that very quickly.... you're going to have ups and downs and you have to just roll with it. And in the end, it's just whether or not you're happy or not. And that's the most important thing."

CNN.com also spoke to Wie about her passion for painting, and the dark motifs, such as skulls, which feature prominently in her artwork. The golfer also spoke about her injuries, public scrutiny and the sacrifices she has to make to compete professionally at a young age.

VIDEO LINK:   http://cnn.it/1mYffba

ARTICLE "MICHELLE WIE: THE DARK ART OF A GOLF STAR":   http://cnn.it/1rEOSGm

Michelle Wie speaks out...

Perhaps the best person to speak about the subject lives just down the freeway from Alexa. The biggest former child star in the women's game, 24-year-old Michelle Wie. Back home on the beach with friend and manager Jamie, after picking up her big award in France, Michelle can finally reflect on a career come good.

MICHELLE WIE: Yes, there's definitely always going to be ups and downs in my career. I feel like they're very exaggerated. But I want to be really consistent and I think I've been doing that so far.

As with many girls today, Michelle started early and soon found success. Like Tiger Woods a few years before her, the pressure was on. For a few years, Wie struggled, juggling a teenage and tour life, withdrawals from tournaments, time away from the game. Rumours circulated in the golf world that maybe it was just growing pains.

WIE: You know, I think when I first started off, you know, you kind of like think, oh, everything's going to be great and everything's going to have this projectile the rest of my life, I'm never going to come back down. I kind of have unrealistic expectations of yourself when you're really young and you always try to set timelines and life doesn't happen like that. There are obstacles in the way and stuff happens. And I learned that very quickly. I realised that you're going to have ups and downs and you have to just roll with it. And in the end, it's just whether or not you're happy or not. And that's the most important thing.

Eventually, it all came good with an improved short game to match her prodigious length; Wie began mixing it with the best again. Earlier this year, she won her first major, the US open at Pinehurst, a fairy tale for all up-and-coming girls out there.

WIE: I think the only advice would be just do what makes you happy. It doesn't matter what other people think of you; it doesn't matter what others want you to do. It doesn't matter how many tournaments you win. You've still got to enjoy every single one of them. You've got to enjoy the ground as well, too. Try your hardest and go with the flow of things.

PRO NEWS

Asian Pre-Qualifier added to Lalla Aicha Tour School

For the first time, the Ladies European Tour will stage an Asian pre-qualifier for its 2015 Lalla Aicha Tour School, in response to the increasing global interest in joining the tour and its continued commitment to the development of women's golf.

The four-round pre-qualifier will be played on the Vintage Course at Mission Hills Haikou in China, the course which hosted the inaugural World Ladies Championship in 2012.

 “The Ladies European Tour (LET) is delighted to be expanding the qualifying process to become more accessible and accommodate players from around the world,” said Ivan Khodabakhsh, the LET's Chief Executive Officer. “It is important that the LET is relevant in the markets in which we play and reflects the diversity and strength of international women's golf.”

The LET's Director of Development and Membership, Mike Round, commented: “The addition of a pre-qualifier in China will definitely help to grow women's golf in the region and will allow fresh talent to follow the LET's development pathway in order to fulfil their potential as a professional golfer.”

 The pre-qualifier provides another gateway for Asian women players to Europe and beyond, with the potential for a strong field of competitors given Asia's standing in the game globally. China's national Olympic golf team is already training at Mission Hills Resort and this development will provide further impetus as the players target Olympic glory in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

 Mr Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman, Mission Hills Group, commented: "We are proud of our pioneering tradition at Mission Hills and we have a history of 'firsts', so we are delighted to be hosting this first-ever Asian pre-qualifying tournament for the Ladies European Tour. 

  "Women's golf has always been at the core of our development programmes, including establishing the Annika Invitational at Mission Hills, the first girls-only junior tournament in Asia, and creating a pathway for promising female junior players to graduate to elite levels of the game.


  "We have also created the LET-sanctioned World Ladies Championship, with its unique three-in-one format for professionals, teams and amateurs, which we have staged at Mission Hills Haikou for the past three years. 

  "With this latest initiative, we are honoured to extend our relationship with the LET and we look forward to staging a successful first Asian pre-qualifying event."

 There will be three 72-hole pre-qualifiers in total, including two in Morocco. The first takes place on Royal Golf Dar Es Salam's Blue Course in Rabat on 30 October-2 November 2014. Following the second pre-qualifier on the Vintage Course at Mission Hills Haikou in China on 5-8 November 2014, the third pre-qualifier will be staged on Royal Golf Dar Es Salam's Red Course on 8-11 December 2014.

 As in 2013, the 90-hole Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifier will be hosted at Al Maaden and Samanah Golf courses in Marrakech, Morocco, on 17-21 December 2014, with the final round to be played on the Samanah Golf Course.

AMATEUR NEWS

Hampshire win Women's County Finals

Hampshire became the new English women's county champions as torrential rain washed out the singles at Belton Park Golf Club in Lincolnshire on the last day of County Finals, reducing it to just the morning foursomes.

Hampshire won the morning play 3-0, giving them a perfect score of five points from the week's five matches. Their final day match was against Buckinghamshire and Kerry Smith and Emma Allen delivered the first point 5/3. Chris Quinn and Charlotte Barrow followed up 3/2 and Georgie Mundy and Sarah Bradshaw clinched the clean sweep on the final green. It was the signal for the players and supporters to start celebrating!

It was Hampshire's first appearance at County Finals for seven years and the first time they have won the trophy since 1995. “We are over the moon,” said county captain Mags Clark.

“At the start we were simply thrilled to be here and day after day my team has got more and more solid. They are a terrific team and they have worked hard for Hampshire throughout the week.”

The Hampshire side was a classic mix of youth and experience, including three juniors and two players who have now been in four winning teams.

Senior international Chris Quinn and former English champion Kerry Smith have now helped Hampshire to take the honours in 2014, 1995, 1993 and 1992. And for Chris this event marks her 40th anniversary of playing county golf.

The final placings for the week were:
1 Hampshire 5 points
2 Hertfordshire 3½
3 Yorkshire 3
4 Lincolnshire 2
5 Buckinghamshire 1½
6 Gloucestershire 0

England snatch victory in Women's Home Internationals

England snatched victory by the tiny margin of a half point at the end of a thrilling last day's play in the Women's Home Internationals at Aberdovey, Wales.

England beat Wales, the hosts and defending champion, 6½-2½ on the third and final day's play, while Ireland defeated Scotland by the same score. The results created a three-way tie between England, Ireland and Wales, who had each won two matches during the tournament – and a countback of game points won was required to settle the destination of the trophy.

England triumphed with 16½ points, followed by Ireland on 16 and Wales on 14½. “For while we thought we'd lost by half a point,” said the delighted England captain, Chris Pascall. “But then I went into the championship office and they said ‘Congratulations!'

“It has been the most exciting day's golf and the play has been just fantastic with some quite stunning shots. The standard in the other match between Scotland and Ireland was equally as good.”

The result means England – with five new caps in the team - has done a double in the Home Internationals so far, winning both the girls' and ladies' titles. A victory by the senior team – who are already European champions - in their international matches at the end of the month would complete the set.

This is also England's third win in the Women's Home Internationals in four years and the team includes two members of the successful 2012 side: Gabriella Cowley and Alex Peters.

In the final day's match, England got ahead in the foursomes, thanks to the pairings of Hollie Muse and Gemma Clews, and Sarah-Jane Boyd and Bethan Popel. Then, they dug very deep to take 4½ points from the singles. They were unbeaten in the afternoon but the halved matches, in particular, were gritty affairs and crucial to the overall outcome.

India Clyburn, for example, was tested as her opponent birdied three of the closing holes but held her nerve admirably to hole a 12-footer on the 18th to halve her game. Gemma Clews was three down after seven, but didn't lose another hole and gradually clawed back the deficit to finish all square.

In the other matches, Gabriella Cowley was four up with five to play when her opponent started a charge back with an eagle. But the England player held tight and won the 17th to close out the match. Alice Hewson was never behind in her match and Hollie Muse trailed only once, on the second, as they both played their way to wins. Sarah-Jane Boyd led throughout her match until her opponent won the last hole for a half – but the Welsh player could not deny England their overall victory.

The England team included five players who were making their debut at this level: Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) and Bethan Popel (Long Ashton). The established internationals were: Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro), Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) and Alex Peters (Notts Ladies').

England results v Wales
 
Foursomes
Alexandra Peters & India Clyburn lost to Chloe Williams & Becky Harries 2 down    
Hollie Muse & Gemma Clews beat Lauren Hillier & Rachel Lewis 4/2
Sarah-Jane Boyd & Bethan Popel beat Samantha Birks & Jess Evans 3/2

Singles
Gabriella Cowley beat Williams 3/1
Muse beat Birks 3/1
Clyburn halved with Hillier     
Clews halved with Evans     
Alice Hewson beat Megan Lockett 4/3    
Boyd halved with Harries

PING Grand Final glory for Sheila and Pam

Cheshire golfers Sheila Mcdonald and Pam Wiseley birdied their way to victory in the 2014 Grand Final of the PING Women's Fourball Betterball at Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire.

Pam chipped in once and Sheila holed from off the green as the Houldsworth pair amassed three birdies on their way to 43 points – and a one-point win in the competition.

Their win was especially sweet because they came sixth in this event in 2011 and longed to do better. “We said it would be just brilliant if we could win it,” said Sheila. “We have such a tiny ladies' section, of just 26 women, that it's fantastic.”

Pam, who is ladies' captain for the second time, added: “We're not getting any younger so to do something like this at our age is a dream come true!”

They topped a packed leaderboard with the remaining prizes decided by count-back. Three pairs scored 42 points and the runners-up were Debbie Birtwistle and Emma Kight of Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire; third place was taken by Zoe Hartley and Charlotte Heath of West End, Halifax; and fourth went to Samantha Steward and Jane Gurney-Read of Weston Park, Norfolk.

Fifth place was claimed by Lorna Morris and Mechell Di Matteo of Kilworth Springs, Leicestershire who scored 41 points, while defending champions Denise Page and Sarah Dawson of Willow Valley, Yorkshire, were sixth on the same score.

The PING Fourball Betterball attracted an initial entry this year of about 16,000 women from over 900 clubs, which is a tournament record. The top 60 pairs in the country qualified for the Grand Final while the next 60 pairs went through to the Plate Final.

Over the two days, the handicaps of the players ranged from scratch to 34 and the pairings included identical twins, mothers and daughters, and a mother and daughter-in-law.

One player took on the Grand Final challenge alone after her partner was unwell. Rebecca Watkin of Castle Eden in County Durham didn't want to miss the day and she did herself proud with 35 points on her own account – beating almost half the field!  

The age range was wide, starting with the youngest competitor, 12-year-old Charlotte Heath of West End in Yorkshire. Her partner, Zoe Hartley praised her play – which helped them in to third place – and said: “It's the first time our club has entered and we've had a really, really good day. We've loved it.” 

Most competitors wore their club colours and the most used word at registration was ‘Wow!' when all the finalists were presented with a PING golf bag. The Grand Finalists also received a pair of Ecco shoes and a voucher for PING Collection clothing, as part of their goody bag. “Can I kiss you now?” joked one competitor as she signed in for the Grand Final. “It's Christmas come early!”

In addition there were also prizes for the leading six pairs on each day, with the winners of both finals each receiving goods to the value of £400. The winners of all club rounds each received a PING umbrella and the runners-up won a PING towel.

New champion Sheila commented: “This competition is really nice, there aren't a lot of things for women and it's brilliant that PING and England Golf do this – and the prizes are fantastic.”

Diane Bailey to be next LGU President

England's Diane Bailey is to be the next President of the Ladies Golf Union and will take up her post at the annual meeting in February 2015.

Diane, who was a top amateur player and a winning Curtis Cup captain, was President of the former English Women's Golf Association in 2006 and 2007.

She is a vice president of her golf club, Reigate Heath, while her contributions to the game have also seen her appointed an honorary member of that club, and of both Enville and Walton Heath.

Diane won the British Girls' Championship in 1961 and was runner up in the Ladies' British Amateur Championship that same year.

She represented England in the 1960s and ‘70s, and was capped for Great Britain & Ireland in the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe, in the World Team Championship and twice in the Curtis Cup match against the United States.

These international team matches have always had a special place in Diane's heart, and she followed up her playing career with a successful run as captain of the GB&I team from 1983 to 1988.

Two wins over Europe in the Vagliano Trophy matches of 1983 and 1985, and a very close Curtis Cup match at Muirfield in 1984 which GB&I narrowly lost by one point, demonstrated Diane's increasing special captaincy skills.

She was invited to lead the Curtis Cup team again in 1986 at Prairie Dunes in Kansas USA, and was proud to captain her players to the first ever victory on American soil for any Great Britain & Ireland team, male or female, amateur or professional. The magnitude of this win was recognised when Diane was awarded the Golf Writer's Trophy in 1987.

Diane's final captaincy was in 1988, where her team again won against the USA, this time at Royal St George's in England, and that same year she was awarded an MBE for services to golf.

Diane says “I am honoured and so delighted to have been invited to become President of the Ladies Golf Union.

“Golf has always been such an important part of my life and to be given this great opportunity to represent and support women's golf and the Ladies' Golf Union is an enormous privilege. I will do my utmost to uphold the values and traditions of the game that we all love so much.”

Meghan scores fourth USA win

England's Meghan MacLaren has kept her winning form going by capturing her fourth title on the US women's college circuit.

Meghan won the British women's stroke play championship in her final event on this side of the Atlantic, before she returned to Florida International University.

Now, she's won her first event of the new academic year taking the individual honours in the Mary Fossum Invitational, hosted by Michigan State.

Meghan was in third place at the start of the final round and shot a third round score of 74. It gave her a tournament score of five-over par and a one stroke victory.

She commented afterwards on Twitter: “Another stressful day but happy to have won my first college tournament back in America! Ready for a good year.”  Her previous US successes were in 2013 and 2012.

Meghan, an England international from Wellingborough, stormed through the field to win her British title, sealing her triumph the day before she returned to the USA. She played the final two rounds in nine-under par and won by a stroke at Ashburnham in Wales.

FASHION FOR THE FAIRWAYS

IJP DESIGN WEARS PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of the initiative IJP Design is donating 50% of all profits from sales of the men's and ladies' pink collections, to Breast Cancer Care on www.ijpdesign.com .

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research. The aim of the campaign is to prevent 20% of all breast cancers by 2025. Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and expert information for anyone affected by breast cancer. IJP Design is supporting the awareness campaign by donating 50% of all profits from the Real Men Wear Pink collection and the ladies' Wear Pink collection to Breast Cancer Care.

IJP Design is also on the lookout for inspiring women through a #InspiringWomen social media campaign. Fans are being encouraged to nominate the woman in their lives who inspires them the most and proudly share images and how they have inspired others, across Twitter.

The Real Men Wear Pink and ladies' Wear Pink collections include items such as the Shapeshifter jumper, Kaleidoscope jumper and pink Raglan polo shirt, as well as the Zaharis jumper and ladies' tartan capris, all of which have been designed and manufactured in detail to produce technical and stylish outfits.

The IJP Design Real Men Wear Pink and Wear Pink collections, as well as the latest Autumn Winter 2014 collection, are available at   www.ijpdesign.com .

Look like the All-American girl in the new Tommy Hilfiger Golf Spring 2015 collection

Lovers of the Tommy Hilfiger label will be interested to hear that the designer golf fashion brand has just launched its 2015 spring collection.
Drawing inspiration from the company's seasonal sportswear collections, the Spring 2015 Tommy Hilfiger Golf collection embraces the “Heartland” of Middle America, where the great outdoors mix with small town charm in some of the most picturesque and interesting p laces the country has to offer.

The exploration of America's midland begins at the Gallatin River in Montana. Time-honored classics are reinvented with a modern palette of bold blues and greens, punctuated by pops of black and white. T he key look for ladies includes polos and sleeveless polos , which pair effortlessly with shorts or skorts, to make a bold statement on the green. Stripes are the predominant pattern, juxtaposed against color blocking, ombré gradients and subtle plaids. The aesthetic exudes a relaxed, summertime feel with an adventurous spirit .

The second delivery captures the maritime spirit of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Tommy Hilfiger 's signature red, white and navy color palette is paired with unexpected pops of coral and light blue. Tailored silhouettes – as seen in fitted polos and ¼ zip-up sweaters – are effortless and versatile, giving these all-American classics a timeless appeal. Playing on the brand's preppy heritage, the delivery features classic stripes in a variety of widths and bold color-blocking, while lively patterns include exploded argyles and geometric prints.

The adventure ends in Marfa, Texas, where earthy tones of slate grey and sunset red combine with accents in white and turquoise. Serape-inspired stripes pair with angular color blocking and cubist camouflage for an aesthetic that's filled with texture and bold color. Touches of gold and midnight blue remind of hours spent golfing under the night sky complete the clean, sartorial aesthetic.

The golf collection incorporates performance fabrics throughout – most notably TH Tech , a 100% polyester fabric used as the foundation for the designs. The fabric combines style and comfort with moisture-wicking capabilities, keeping garments dry while providing anti-odor properties essential in a technical garment. TH Comfort Tech is a hybrid cotton fabric that also combines style and comfort with the functional properties required in performance driven garments. TH Cotton supplements the performance fabrics to ensure superior quality and comfort.

The versatile women's collection includes approximately 75 styles with prices ranging from $45 (€50) for polos to $70 (€90) for bottoms.

TRAVEL

Take a Golf & Spa break to Sicily

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is one of Sicily's leading destinations for golf holidays. Throughout autumn and winter, the resort is highlighting its exceptional facilities with a series of offers giving guests the chance to receive complimentary green fees and other benefits when booking a minimum four-night stay.

Located on the undiscovered south coast of Sicily, Verdura is a year-round golf destination featuring two 18-hole championship courses and one 9-hole course that meander around the beautiful citrus and olive groves.

The links-style courses were designed by California-based architect Kyle Philips who has created a number of courses across the UK and US. Philips took careful consideration to follow the natural contours of the rugged landscape and offer uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea.

All golfers, experienced and first-time players, can benefit from the PGA-qualified professionals who are available for tuition and advice, including former European Tour player Niall Cameron. Verdura also has excellent practice facilities including a double-ended driving range, three chipping and putting greens and three practice bunkers.

From 1st October - 1st November:

*         Stay 7 nights and enjoy 4 complimentary 18-hole green fees

*         Stay 4 nights and enjoy 2 complimentary 18-hole green fees
From 2nd November 2014 - 28th February 2015:

*         Stay 7 nights and enjoy 5 complimentary dinners and 18-hole green fees

*         Stay 4 nights and enjoy 2 complimentary dinners and 18-hole green fees

For more information about the golf offers visit: www.roccofortehotels.com

Have your own Ryder Cup experience at Gleneagles

They came, they played, they conquered. The Gleneagles Hotel would like to congratulate the 2014 European Ryder Cup team on their memorable triumph on its championship PGA Centenary course. The world famous 5 Star luxury hotel in Scotland provided a stunning setting for one of golf's greatest competitions, and is pleased to announce its 2015 golf packages that will test any golfer - whether you are a leading pro or an enthusiastic beginner.

CORPORATE AND SOCIETY GOLF DAYS AT GLENEAGLES:

A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the Gleneagles Golf Day packages provide an unbeatable experience including:

·         Morning bacon or sausage roll with tea and coffee on arrival

·         A round of golf on the PGA Centenary, King's or Queen's Courses

·         Two-course meal in The Dormy Clubhouse Bar and Grill for each golfer

·         Course guide and first tee gift

·         Use of the Clubhouse facilities and locker rooms (includes steam room and power shower)

·         Club cleaning

·         Basket of balls for use on the driving range

·         Access to the Pitch and Putt course
Prices from £95 per person. This package is for a minimum of 8 golfers.

THE RYDER CUP GOLF DAY

For many, the chance to play on the same 18 holes as Europe and America's best golfers is a dream, if you'd like to make it a reality the Ryder Cup Golf Day package is for you. Offering all the perks of the normal Golf Day package, it also includes:



·         Use of one golf cart for two golfers

·         The service of one Fore Caddie for four golfers

·         Gleneagles' 2014 Ryder Cup gift, Jewel in the Glen

·         Longest drive and nearest pin markers

Prices from £130 per person. This package is for a minimum of 8 golfers.

RYDER CUP SHOTGUN STAR EXPERIENCE
The ultimate Gleneagles Golf Day! Grasp the opportunity to embrace the magic of The Ryder Cup with the exclusive shotgun start packages on The PGA Centenary Course. Includes all the Golf Day additions, plus:

·         One hour Golf Clinic at The PGA National Golf Academy, Scotland, prior to play

·         Full scoring and tournament administration from our team of PGA Qualified Professionals

·         GPS Visage  System  on golf carts that can feature corporate branding

·         Ryder Cup pin flags

·         Play from Championship tees on signature holes

·         First tee photography including tournament signage

For an additional personal touch, add your company branding onto golf carts, scorecards and signage, and include a special welcome message on in-cart GPS screens.

Packages start from £165 per person based on 72 golfers.

With a team of fully qualified professionals to help you learn or perfect the game, every level of player is welcome at Gleneagles.
For non-golfers, Gleneagles offers a variety of country pursuits and leisure activities to enjoy. The shooting and fishing schools offer clay target shooting and trout fishing, whilst the equestrian school provides coaching in all disciplines. There is all-weather tennis, swimming, croquet, cycling, off-road driving and the opportunity for guests to unwind in the award-winning ESPA Life spa.

For further information visit   www.gleneagles.com or call the Resort Sales team on 0800 169 2984.

New golf in South Africa App

Giltedge Golf & Safari has recently launched the updated and enhanced version of their dedicated South African golf travel iPad App. This interactive tool allows Giltedge Travel clients, and their customers, to experience South Africa's spectacular golf and safari product in a whole new digital light.

The iPad App gives travellers the opportunity to search for the best golf locations; see detailed information on hotels, game lodges and golf resorts; view room layouts; get detailed golf course information, as well as view suggested golf and safari itineraries.

Version 2 now incorporates additional South African golf courses and preferred properties, as well as selected Mauritius golfing properties and golf courses.

This interactive experience is downloadable free of charge from the Apple iTunes store.  Click on the following link ( Giltedge Golf Travel App download ) and within minutes the most comprehensive guide to the ultimate South African golfing safaris is at your fingertips.

Giltedge Golf & Safari is part of the award-winning group of companies - Giltedge Travel and offers its clients the ultimate in luxury travel by providing a complete, yet unique golfing safari experience both in Southern Africa and abroad. Giltedge Golf & Safari are also the official travel partner to the PGA of South Africa, and are specialists in arranging Pro-led tours to South Africa.

For more information or to contact us, visit our website: www.giltedgegolf.com   or email   golf@gilt-edge.com








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