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Golf’s Own Country

In the background of Tiger Wood’s deal with Hero Motors, there’s again a surge of international interest in Indian golf. But compared to, say, Thailand, which would have leveraged the public relations opportunity that such an association brings to lure even larger droves of golf tourists, India’s relative lack of accessible layouts scuppers any such spin-off.

Bold plans to revive the fortunes of Perth’s historic North Inch Golf Course

Hard on the heels of a successful Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Perth and Kinross Council has ambitious plans to ensure the North Inch course thrives

Perth’s troubled North Inch Golf Course is set for a new lease of life.

Hard on the heels of a successful Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Perth and Kinross Council has ambitious plans to ensure the historic municipal course not just survives but thrives.

Highland Yacht Club – Lake Ontario’s hidden jewel of a Yacht Club

The formation of Glacial Lake Iroquois, at the end of the last ice age, was to have a lasting effect on the boating activity on Lake Ontario. Many years ago, as the lake eroded, it left geological records through alluvial deposits from the Bluffs, which then settled westward to form the Toronto Islands. More recently, the erosion rate picked up quickly in the 1940s when cottages were being built along the bluffs to capitalize on the breathtaking, enticing waterfront view of this ‘geological wonder’ and a unique feature in North America.

Yacht membership firm partners with aviation company

Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company, has partnered with Barton & Gray Mariners Club, a luxury yachting membership program based in Hampton Falls.

The strategic alliance between Wheels Up, of New York City, and Barton & Gray Mariners Club will provide members of each organization with reciprocal access to the other’s fleet, including Wheels Up’s exclusive fleet of “mission-appropriate” aircraft and Barton & Gray Mariners Club’s fleet of renowned Hinckley Yachts.

Kuldip Dhillon: Cirencester Park Polo Club will remain ‘one of the big three clubs’

Kuldip Dhillon, chairman of Cirencester Park Polo Club, moved from Cheshire in 1987, having played for the club initially, travelling south to a club he grew to love.

In recent years, Dhillon, whose son Satnam is a 6-goal player, has overseen important changes that needed to be made to a club which sits on a 3000-acre estate.

“Logistically, Cirencester has always been a more difficult venue because of the distance from London,” Dhillon says. “Not only from the point of view of players, who have to work in London, but also from sponsorship because the commercial centre of the UK is London and any sponsor who wants a day of polo generally would like to get their clients to the venue and back.

Hawaii Tourism Authority working with golf course company to lure Chinese golfers to isles

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has started working with a golf course membership company to bring high-spending Chinese golfers to Hawaii.

The tourism authority helped Pacific Links Hawaii work through the visa process for its members, bringing more than 500 golfers and their families to the islands, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1u0n58c) reported.

Micah Kane, chief operating officer for Pacific Links Hawaii, said he aims to host 200 to 300 Chinese players in Hawaii each month.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Britain’s Favorite Yacht Race

The 2015 Event is J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s 11th year as Title Sponsor and the 84th edition of this iconic yacht race.

The Island Sailing Club is grateful for the continued support of the Race Title Sponsor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and the Race Partners for 2015: Dream Yacht Charter, Haven Knox-Johnston, Henri Lloyd, Old Pulteney, Raymarine, Volvo Car UK.

The 2015 Race strapline is ‘A Race for All’ with followers encouraged to tweet Race useds using the hashtag #raceforall.

The JetSetting Fashionista Visits The Soho House Chicago: Chicago’s Hottest New Member’s Club

As someone who’s been to a lot of Soho Houses including both London locations: The Soho House London and the Little House MayfairThe New York Soho House I was thrilled to visit the new Soho House Chicago. The Soho House Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop.  You may recall that I’m a Chicago native (from a Northern suburb called Winnetka). During my visit home for Thanksgiving I joined an old friend Nora and her boyfriend Andrew (the Soho House member) for drinks at the new venue.