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2016 Winter Newsletter

2016 Winter Newsletter
IGS Queenstown 2017 Tour

The International Golf Specialists Queenstown Tour in March 2017 will fill fast and is a great opportunity for groups and individuals to join our inaugural tour to New Zealand’s fastest growing golf destination.

As with our ever popular Barnbougle Dunes tours, this Queenstown adventure will bring golfers from all over Australia and New Zealand to enjoy 5 rounds at Queenstown’s finest golf courses, including Jack’s Point, Millbrook, Kelvin Heights and Arrowtown Golf Course.

This Queenstown golf getaway will offer so much more than the golfing experience of a lifetime. The town is packed with adventure and adrenaline activities for the brave at heart, and some of the finest restaurants and most exciting bars anywhere in the country are found here and in the historic gold mining settlement of Arrowtown.

Speak with the team at International Golf Specialists today to book your spot on this exciting tour.

2016 Winter Newsletter
Exclusive Golf Tour To Thailand

There are still some spaces available on our exclusive golf tour to Thailand 03 – 12 October. Hosted by Managing Director Gary Allomes, this 10 day golf tour includes 5 rounds of golf in three different provinces of Thailand. Starting with a round at the prestigious and very private Thai Country Club in Bangkok, the tour travels out west to the edge of the Burmese mountains and includes rounds at both Grand Prix Golf Club and Royal Ratchaburi before travelling south to Hua Hin on the Gulf of Siam, with rounds at the internationally acclaimed Black Mountain and Banyan golf courses.  Apart from the five
star golf and hotel resort experiences, there are also
optional cultural and historical excursions in Bangkok,
the River Kwai and Burma Rail Museum and even a
tour of a Thailand award-wining winery outside of Hua Hin.

With prices starting at $2,596 per person twin share, this is exceptional value for an exclusive hosted golf tour taking in some of the best golf courses in Asia. This tour will fill, so be quick to request the tour itinerary from International Golf Specialists and book your place on this special Thailand golf tour

2016 Winter Newsletter
Golfing Among The Big Five

International Golf Specialists has prepared a very special hosted golf tour in 2017 to Mauritius and South Africa that takes in world renown golf courses and resorts and includes an exclusive safari to witness the “Big Five” up close and personal. A 11 day golfing adventure 14 – 25 May 2017 that includes 7 rounds of golf on courses designed by Gary Player, Ernie Els, Bernard Langer and Hugh Baiocchi. Staying at the world famous Sun City Resort just out of Johannesburg in South Africa, experience the combination of a golf round at the exclusive Gary Player Country Club, and a day excursion to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve to watch the famous animals in the wild. 

This is a new golf tour and will be restricted to just 20 participants to maintain the exclusive and unique nature of the golf tour.  

Contact Gary Allomes at International Golf Specialists for your personal brochure and details of this very special golf tour.

2016 Winter Newsletter
National Travel Industry Awards - Recognising The Best In The Business!

Managing Director Gary Allomes has been selected to be a judge in the 2016 National Travel Industry Awards, to be held in Sydney on 16 July, 2016 at the Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour.

The Awards are the premier industry event of the year, and recognise the leading travel and tourism businesses in the Australian Travel Industry sector. Gary stated “the Travel industry Awards are quite prestigious and the Finalist judging is a very intense and robust process taking in 39 award categories and many finalist presentations and interviews.

It was an honour to be selected as part of the judging panel, and I wish all the finalists the very best in their award categories”.

2016 Winter Newsletter
Exclusively Kota Kinabalu

International Golf Specialists has just produced a very special and exclusive golf package to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Staying at the 5 star Sutera Harbour Resort, you can enjoy the excellent facilities this stunning resort has to offer. As a golfer, you will want to spend much of your time playing the
magnificent 27 hole championship courses designed by
renown Australian professional golfer and designer Graham Marsh. Three nine-hole loops, makes golf interesting and challenging, with one of the nines open for night golf daily. 

Sutera Harbour Resort is situated on the fringe of the South China Sea, and a leisurely stroll to downtown Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. The resort has many bars, restaurants, fitness centres and even has its own marina. Apart from golf, there is a bowling alley, diving, racquet sports and an historic steam train ride through the country side and jungles of Sabah.

Our special 7 night golf package starts from AUD 890 per person and includes twin accommodation at the Pacific Sutera Hotel, daily breakfast and 3 rounds of golf at Sutera Golf & Country Club. For more details about this great special offer, please contact the team at International Golf Specialists for a tailored golf trip to beautiful Sabah, Malaysia.

2016 Winter Newsletter
The Value of a Good Pre Shot Routine

Developing a good Pre Shot Routine is a great way to improve your golf game and become a more consistent and capable player.

The term Pre Shot Routine refers to the actions a golfer takes before each and every shot they play, ensuring they are going through the same motions, in the same time frame for every shot.

For example, you may like to take your club from your bag, stand behind the ball and visualise the shot to the target, have a practise swing behind the ball, address the ball and play your shot. Or, you may prefer to simply address the ball, have a couple of waggles and play your shot.

There are many different Pre Shot Routines but the important thing is to find one which works for you and stick to it.

Practise it on the range and then use it on the course for every shot you play, and develop one that you feel most comfortable with on the greens too.

You’ll find that going through these motions when you practise and treating every shot on the driving range like a shot on the course, will mean your practise sessions are much more beneficial than simply hitting a bucket balls one after the other. 

Check out this video of Tiger Woods to hear his thoughts on the importance of a good Pre Shot Routine.

2016 Winter Newsletter
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