Luxury golfing lifestyle

Olympic level: The Riviera

It begins when you make the turn off of Sunset Boulevard and the gates of the Riviera Country Club come into view. Pass through them and you enter a world long inhabited by presidents, movie stars, pro athletes, team owners, captains of industry and some of the greatest golfers in the history of the game.

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Arnold Palmer: Made for Television

Doc Giffin worked as a reporter on the Pittsburgh Press newspaper and as press secretary for the PGA Tour before accepting the role as Assistant to Arnold Palmer in 1966. Here Giffin reflects on Palmer’s natural flair and inimitable manner in dealing with the media

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Living London: Local Knowledge

This is a guide that digs beneath the brochures and package deals and it’s timely too, with the dollar about as strong against the British pound as ever. You book the flights and we’ll do the rest.

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My Motorcycle: The Missing Piece

My motorcycle is half an hour away, parked under a tarp that’s carefully fastened so that the rain we do not have in Southern California and the sun, which we do, will not trouble the leather seat, the chrome exhaust or the fenders that I last polished so many months ago.

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Where Old Tom Trod: Golf in Machrihanish

You would need to be a serious whisky devotee to make the long journey to Campbeltown for its whisky heritage alone, but for whisky swiggers who golf, welcome to Mecca (but with alcohol freely available).

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East to West: India Pale Ale

In the late 18th century the British started exporting lightly hopped “pale” ales to India, slaking the thirst of expats in their new territory with beer brewed from a pale malt.

Golf amongst the vines

Bordeaux is the very heart of the wine trade, it has been for centuries; but only very recently has the city emerged as a destination to compare to its wines, as Robin Barwick discovered.

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