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The Golfshire Times - November 2018

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT GOLFSHIRE?

October was a vibrant month at Golfshire as the season is on the verge of change to welcome winter. This makes a perfect setting for a weekend getaway at our lavishly furnished guest villas. With the Nandi Hills in the background there isn’t really a more picturesque setting anywhere near Bangalore. The club proudly hosted the Marriott India Golf Tournament along with the sixth qualifying leg of the Prestige Masters 2018. The sixty qualifiers are now finalized and raring to set the course ablaze at the finale. The club also welcomed many celebrity visitors like Kapil Grover from Grover Vineyards, Kevin Murray, the official photographer of the R&A and several movie stars from the Indian Film Industry.

As we enter November the stage is set for the Grand Finale of The Prestige Masters Series 2018. The seven month long golfing extravaganza will culminate with the crowning of "The Champion Of Champions" at a glittering award ceremony on Saturday, 10th November. Popular Bollywood band Dhwani are slated to thrill the audiences with their foot tapping numbers

EVENTS AT GOLFSHIRE

We continue to host the Free Snag Golf program on Saturdays and Sundays for families and friends with two sessions at 02:30pm and 03:00pm. This is located between the hitting bays and the putting green, all ages welcome.

The Prestige Masters Series Grand Finale: Saturday 10th November
Afternoon shot gun start. No Tee times available.

Prestige Ryder Cup 2018: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November
India Vs International

Canadian International School Golf Tournament: Friday 30th November
Morning Shotgun Start; Tee times available after 1:30PM.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

The Monsoon Season is over and Chef Manish is ready to roll out some great new dishes at the Falcon Greens Restaurant. Look out for some great new options such as Lamb Enchiladas, Halloumi and Avacado Fries. Falcon Green’s Thanksgiving Brunch will also take place on Sunday November 25th. Don’t miss out on our great turkey with all the trimmings. Please call +91 9900075898 or visit our website to make your reservations.

COURSE CONDITIONS

The increase in play has impacted the amount of divots on Tees and Fairways and ball marks on the Greens. It is imperative that members, guest and caddies take full responsibility to repair their impact on the golf course as this is the highest form of etiquette of the game. Raking bunkers also is included here. The average golfer leaves about 12 ball marks during a typical round of golf.

With a daily average of 100 rounds on a typical golf course, your greens will suffer 1200 ball marks each day and 36522 ball marks per month: more than 438624 ball marks annually! Further, consider that the average number of divots a typical golfer creates during a round of golf is as high as 45. This equates to 4500 divots a day or 1642500 divots each year!

During early November the team will focus our attention on preparing the course for the Masters grand finale and the Ryder Cup at the end of the month. All native areas cart paths will be edged and cleaned and the course presented to the highest possible standard. With the golf course now much busier than in previous years, the importance of not merely repairing pitch marks, but more importantly repairing them correctly is even more relevant, as the slow growing paspalum on the greens will not recover as rapidly as in the spring and summer months. It would be a great help if you individually would try and correctly repair (as per the instructions on display in the Clubhouse) at least two pitch marks each, even though they may not be your own, and encourage your playing partners to do so as well! This will greatly assist the GCM team and ensure a continued smooth putting surface. We hope you continue to enjoy the course!

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Get Fit for Golf

Foam Rolling is a great pre- and post-game training aid. It helps warm up as well as in recovery of muscle groups, thereby avoiding injury and muscle pulls. Kumbaraj shows how to foam roll the back and glutes while keeping a good form.

If you have any questions related to golf fitness please send our Fitness Trainer, Kumbharaj, an email at [email protected] and he will be happy to answer.

GOLFSHIRE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

We continue to post compelling content on our Facebook page, Twitter handle, YouTube channel and Instagram account. Here are a few stories that proved to be popular across our Social Media presence

The Prestige Golfshire Back on Black Tournament was fiercely contested; please visit this link to see photographs.

The final Qualifying Leg of the Prestige Masters Series was won by Haragadde Siddalingeshwara. Related photographs on this post and the video were widely viewed.