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MALAWI A dream holiday in the heart of Africa Spend 7 nights for 2 persons sharing, at selected Sunbird Hotels & Resorts, worth over R 20 000 including accommodation, transfers (airport-between selected hotels-airport) and meal basis according to the hotels' standard meal basis. The prize is not transferable, nor redeemable in cash, valid for use before end December 2013, excluding flights, airport taxes, personal expenses, other meals and gratuities.
This competition runs over 2 months, July and August Competition question 2 - August news: Is the Sunbird Ku Chawe Malawi’s premier mountain resort? Enter both competitions – send this answer in this reply email before 30 August. Winners announced in September. Rediscover the Warm Heart of Africa as you are graciously welcomed at any of the seven Sunbird Hotels & Resorts in Malawi. Submerge your senses in the unrivalled beauty that combines lake, land, wildlife and culture, one of Africa’s most beautiful and culturally rich countries. Sunbird Capital Located in the Capital of Malawi, this 170 bedroom hotel is in a magnificent parkland adjacent to the Government headquarters, only a half-kilometre from the City Centre, where most diplomatic missions are based. The 2 bars offer thirst quenchers and cocktails. Tidye and Mimosa Restaurants serve contemporary African and international cuisine to satisfy all tastes. Conference and meeting facilities are fully equipped to host your event in superb venues at this fine address in Lilongwe. | Sunbird Capital | Sunbird Lilongwe | Sunbird Nkopola Lodge | Sunbird Livingstonia Beach | | Sunbird Mount Soche | Sunbird Ku Chawe | Sunbird Mzuzu | --oo0oo—
WIN a 4-ball green frees at Durban Country Club Competition question: How many times has Durban Country Club hosted the South African Open?
To enter – send your answer in this reply email by 30August. Winners announced in our June news. Durban Country Club, overlooks the Blue Lagoon estuary and the Indian Ocean, steeped in tradition and history, has hosted the South African Open 17 times, including the centenary SA Open in 2010. It is the only African course to be rated in the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World by Golf Magazine USA and rated in the top 11 in South Africa by Golf Digest SA. --oo0oo-Page 1 of 4
Sporting AMG body styling, Auto Avantgarde and our 100 000 km/6 year PremiumDrive Maintenance Plan, you’ll certainly agree that the bar has been raised. Book your test drive go to www.mercedes-benz.co.za/currentoffers . Terms and conditions apply. Offer calculated on a C180 Auto Avantgarde Edition C. At a rate of prime minus 2.58% over 36 months, deposit of 12%, total retail price of R419 436.40 at a residual value of 61%. Offer subject to stock availability. Offer available from participating dealers only. Vehicle specifications may vary for the South African Market.
Golf Zimbabwe is well known for many excellent golf courses. Elephant Hills Golf Resort in Victoria Falls offers captivating views and excellent facilities for fabulous golf and leisure holidays. The Gary Player designed 18-hole championship golf course is as popular with the wildlife as it is with golfers, as it is not uncommon for play to be interrupted while buck, warthogs or elephants exercise their right to walk on the fairways. Dedicated staff welcome guests in true African Sun Hotels tradition attentive to their every need. Enjoy massages, facials and aromatherapy in the hotel’s spa and beauty centre.
The Correct Leverage Position. by Gregg Upton, Player Manager / Golf Specialist www.sagolfinstitute.com PGA qualified golf instructor who runs the diploma in professional golf training accredited by the PGA for the Southern African Golf Institute based at the River Club in Cape Town.
The correct leverage position: To generate power in the golf swing and to be able to hit the ball further, you need to have leverage, i.e. you need to hinge your wrists fully and to fold your right elbow correctly. In this picture you will see an angle being formed (90 degrees or more) between the left forearm and the club shaft as a result of my right elbow folding and pointing more downward towards the ground, which will allow my wrists to hinge fully and create this leverage. By creating this leverage you will be able to generate much more club head speed which will translate into hitting the ball further, with more consistency.
The incorrect leverage position: In this pic you can see that the right elbow (for right handed players) has stayed straight which makes it difficult for the writs to hinge fully. This means that there will be less of an angle being created between the left forearm and club shaft. If there is not enough folding of the right arm and cocking of the wrists, there is a distinct lack of leverage available in the swing. That is going to result in a severe power leak and inconsistent ball striking.
The drill for creating better leverage: To ensure that your wrists hinge fully and your right elbow (for right handed players) folds correctly, try the split hand grip by keeping your left hand where you normally place it on the grip and then slide your right hand further down the shaft. This will help you have better leverage by setting your wrists correctly so that they hinge fully and your right elbow folds and points more downwards. The simple act of splitting the hands on the grip leads to an automatic hinging and folding action, excellent for learning the feel of what this should feel like in the real swing. --oo0oo—
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Wildlife & Heritage Amazing Zambia will make your safari a lifetime adventure. Deep in Zambia, on the banks of the Kafue River, lies the second largest game park in the world. A place where hippos rule the waters, lions the land and fish eagles the sky: the Kafue National Park. And in this pristine wilderness lies Puku Pan, a rustic yet comfortable safari lodge designed to blend in with its extraordinary natural surroundings. The Livingstone Guest Farm, where you experience the true African hospitality, is a unique lodge: a private and peaceful retreat in an unspoiled rural setting on the Maramba River, close to the Mighty Victoria Falls...
A Spa like no other
Bushmans Kloof a member of Red Carnation Hotels, promises a natural journey to wellness at its award-winning state-of-the-art spa. It is a spa getaway unlike any other, with signature experiences and unique facilities such as the Crystal Steam Room and Riverside Gazebo. Though the environment here is therapy in itself, our spa is the focus of the abundant, natural healing energy of the area. A peaceful sanctuary where you can surrender to the ancient mystical powers of the African landscape, rejuvenate the senses, replenish the spirit and achieve deep inner harmony and wellbeing. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - extracts from a testimonial: GEM IN THE WILDERNESS From the second we arrived to the second we departed we were blown away by the service, love, kindness, warmth and friendliness we received… The food was delicious, divine, a mix of tasteful flavours…The bed time stories and fudge made us feel totally spoilt and special… I’m now hooked on spa treatments due to her. At the end of my pedicure I could not believe that those feet belonged to me… THANK YOU for a most memorable experience and continue with your efforts because what YOU do goes beyond the call of duty. Pria Maharaj
Wine The South African Wine Tasting Championships, the first wine competition aimed at finding talents among wine lovers, is open for entries. The event, open to all over the age of 18, will take the format of a wine tasting presented by some of South Africa's greatest wineries. Then the competitors will enter the blind challenge area, where they will try to recognize some of the wines they just tasted. This bench-marking is much harder than it actually sounds! Whoever feels ready to face the challenge, whether wine lover or wine maker, sommelier or amateur, or just willing to evaluate your palate, diarise the 31st of August 2013 and join the best wine tasters of the country. Register online: www.sawtc.co.za Place: Hilton Cape Town City Centre Date 31st August 2013 11:00 to 18:00 Registration cost: R250 per contestant, R350 at the door if available. Page 3 of 4
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The Blue Train has added trips to Durban in September and November this year. Hanlie Kotze, Executive Manager of The Blue Train, said the introduction of the Durban route followed clients’ requests. The Blue Train will operate trips from Pretoria to Durban on September 20 and 21 and November 15 and 16, with return journeys on September 22 and 23 and November 17 and 18. ---oo0oo---
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The Sunbird Malawi competition runs over the months July and August. The winner will be announced in the September news ---oo0oo---
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Published on Aug 14, 2013
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