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PRESIDENT Paul Dahlberg paul@golfandlifestyle.com managing member/partner Anthony Glover anthony@golfandlifestyle.com EDITOR Lindsay Glover lindsay@golfandlifestyle.com contributing writers Darren Elms David Fletcher Sean Gregg Bryan McKrell Sydnie Moore Brian Oar Don Weberg design group and consulting firm Style Media Group, Inc.

PUBLISHED BY: Golf & Lifestyle Magazine, LLC 45-164 Avenida Codorniz Indian Wells, CA 92210 Phone: 916.925.GOLF (4653) Fax: 916.925.4005 www.golfandlifestyle.com Š 2011 by Golf & Lifestyle Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved.

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spa A private sanctuary nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the 23,000square-foot Spa La Quinta has 38 treatment rooms, including indoor and outdoor massage, facial and wet treatment rooms. Also featured in this state-of-the-art facility are seven private whirlpool baths, two steam rooms, two inhalation rooms, four signature open-air La Quinta Celestial Showers; men’s and women’s treatment wings with locker rooms; and a full-service newly renovated salon with state-of-theart equipment and services such as custom manicures and pedicures for men and women. The adjacent 4,000-square-foot fitness center and movement studio is equipped with Life Cycle, Life Step, Life Stride and Paramount ETX equipment. The central Sanctuary Courtyard offers a tranquil place to unwind before or after a treatment and features an outdoor wading fountain, a fireplace and a cooling mist system. Programming and treatment highlights include special treatments for children and young adults, wraps made with local herbs and an array of spa packages offering a combination of therapies. The Oasis Shop features a full slate of products, all used in Spa La Quinta’s treatments, including Epicurean, as well as spa

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HAVANA CLUB Havana Club is a handsomely appointed Cigar Lounge and Barber Shop with a men’s club atmosphere. The Cigar Lounge is run by cigar aficionado Anto Kamarian, and offers fourteen different lines of seasonal cigars crafted in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras; a walk-in humidor; twelve cigar lockers for rental; a 55-inch flat screen HDTV; and cocktails from TWENTY6. The Barber Shop services include haircuts, shaves, facials, manicures, neck/back massages, beard trims and shoe shines. There are also 36inch flat-screen TVs, and a 27-inch HDTV embedded in the ceiling, so clients never miss a moment of sports excitement while being groomed.

As my private plane left the desert, I decided La Quinta Resort & Club was like a rebellious younger sibling. Exciting, dynamic, unpredictable and over-the-top, yet subtle, undemanding and of great comfort – secretly I love it all. • For more information, visit laquintaresort.com.

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REVIEW

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apanese golf-club manufacturer Miura Golf – which has been making the world's highest-quality forged irons for forty-four years – is introducing its MG Hybrids. The launch of the MG Hybrids is exciting news for golfers, as Miura Golf-which has never had a fixed time frame for newproduct introductions-only debuts new models when the quality of new technological advances demands it. "The days of the 'three-through-pitch' automatic set are over," says Adam Barr, President of Miura Golf. "Players are putting more thought into how they will configure their bags. So hybrids become even more important as supporters of the irons. The new MGs are designed with the recognition that hybrids can be used for everything from covering a lot of ground on par-5s to pinpoint shots into greens on long par4s and par-3s. As the name 'hybrid' truly implies, these clubs play as multipurpose long-game tools golfers can rely on." Utilities aim to pinpoint targets in the

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same way as irons do. The MG Hybrid was born from consumer feedback. The bladeiron design provides a sense of security when aiming at the target, allowing more advanced players to better concentrate on their games rather than wondering where the ball will go. The club's I.P. Black finish makes it appear more compact, resulting in increased player concentration at address. The MG Hybrid follows through smoothly after impact thanks to Miura Golf's new Circle Cut method sole shape in which a line cuts through the club's sole, creating a stepped tier on the sole and the optimal center of gravity to provide the optimal ball trajectory for a hybrid iron. The MG Hybrid mostly focuses on the blade's height, not the head volume. The blade height is almost the same size as the height of the ball at 43mm. Thus, golfers at address can think of the MG Hybrid as an iron at address, and can hit the ball the same way as an iron. Plus, golfers also have an increased amount of relief at address. •

The MG Hybrids will be available in HB3 (20 degrees of loft) and HB4 (23 degrees of loft) models made from SUS455 steel in an I.P. Black finish. MG Hybridswhich carry a suggested retail price of $299 per club with graphite shafts and $279 per club with steel shafts. Miura Golf's current product line also includes the CB-501 (Cavity Back Model); Blade (Tournament Blade Model); MC-102 (Mid-Size Cavity Model); CB-202 (Cavity Back Model); CB-301 (Cavity Model); and IC-2003 Utility Long Irons) irons; Wedges (Wedge Series and Black Wedge Series, each available in six lofts); Series 1957 By Miura Custom Grind Wedges; Small Blade model irons; Blade and Classic putters (two models); Precious Edition Driver, Fairway Wood and Utility Wood. Miura Golf's corporate office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and Miura Golf clubs are sold at the finest custom-fitting shops in North America. The Miura brand is marketed exclusively by Miura Golf Inc., in the United States and North America. Clubs can be tested by visiting miuragolf.com to locate the closest Miura dealer.


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ew York City is arguably the most popular travel destination in the world. People from across the globe come to the Big Apple for a plethora of reasons during the holidays. Some come to visit family, others for pleasure. Some come to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, others for Broadway shows. And escaping on a private jet makes this destination a breeze. For roughly $55,000 round trip, a family of 6 can travel in pure luxury. Even with an infinite number of motives for heading to New York there is one constant for travelers who like to play golf: Pound Ridge Golf Club. Located roughly 40 miles outside of Manhattan in Westchester County, Pound Ridge has emerged as the New York City-area’s most sought after golfing experience and the only Pete Dye-designed course in the state. Since opening in 2008, golfers have flocked to the course to soak up the work of one of golf’s most acclaimed designers. The project took over 10 years to build and an investment of $40 million by owner Ken Wang, younger brother of fashion designer Vera Wang.

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artin has loved golf since first discovering it in the 1940s, and was drawn to professional golf by the likes of Jimmy Demaret, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. "It was not only their skill, but their persona on the course, — elegant, serious men who competed against others as gentlemen," Martin says. "They inspired me not only by their behavior, but by their appearance." Their fine, 100% cotton lisle golf shirts had what Martin calls "a drape and a stance that allowed for the free motion of their swing. The classic styling and the fact there weren’t logos didn't upstage their talent. "Beginning in the 1970s," says Martin, "as the Tour was developing new stars, many of the players were drawn away from anything considered classic. Soft color was replaced by a palette that could be best described as 'anything goes' — garish plaid pants bookended by matching white belt and shoes. Then bright-hued poly-cotton

blends and other synthetic golf shirts began replacing 100% cotton as the golf shirt cloth of the moment." By 1995, borne of his frustration with contemporary, synthetic golf shirts, Martin began a two-year search to develop the kind of fine cotton golf shirt fabric that had virtually disappeared years before. His endeavor resulted in the creation of a 100% Long Staple Pima Cotton Lisle fabric that could prevent fading and almost eliminate shrinkage – "a golf shirt that will keep its shape and also its luster after years of play," Martin says.

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Photos courtesy of Royal Davui.

The Fijian name for the island is Ugaga (ung-nga-nga). Located southwest of Naceva Bay on Beqa Island, Ugaga has a rich and compelling history, and was gifted to the Vunivalu (tribal leader) of Serua around 1830, as payment for defending Naceva Village against attacks from neighboring Rukua Village. In 2004, the island was opened to guests as the stunning world-class Royal Davui Island Resort, an adults-only property ideal for honeymoons, destination weddings and other dream getaways. With just 16 exquisitely appointed Vales (vah-le is Fijian for home) nestled around 10 acres of exotic landscape, every guest enjoys the attentive service and warmth of a gracious local staff, as well as the privacy and carefree ambiance of a spectacular oasis. Lining the cliffs, the expansive, secluded Vales range from 905 to nearly 1,200 square feet and offer sweeping views of the reef and Beqa Lagoon. Handsomely outfitted in an elegant motif, the Vales are all recently refurbished and feature a spacious sleeping pavilion, mahogany floors, thatched roofs, sea grass ceilings, oversized bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, original native artwork, and an open layout with extensive use of glass and bi-folding doors to fully capture the panoramic South Pacific views. Each Vale has two spacious outdoor decks, which incorporate sun lounges, a dining area and an infinity-edge private plunge pool overlooking the lagoon. Rounding out the amenity mix are in-room spa treatments, a fully stocked mini bar, a desk with telephone and data port facilities, iPod dock/CD player and ceiling fans. Pathways wind around the foliage and pass white sand beaches throughout the property, which also includes a library, 60foot pool, bar and restaurant. Guests may dine in their rooms, or under a magnificent banyan tree at Banyan Restaurant & Bar. Whether indulging in an intimate dinner for two or a casual picnic on the beach, a team of talented chefs creates the finest Pacific fusion cuisine utilizing only local ingredients. Menus at Royal Davui are designed daily using only the freshest, seasonal fare. Seafood plays an integral role in the Fijian diet, so menus focus on the best catches of the day. While there is plenty of time to lounge in

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