Luxury golfing lifestyle

The Open 2018: “Carnasty” to be tamed

Carnoustie, the most northerly of Open venues, the longest of Open golf courses and traditionally the most inhospitable, is unrecognizable from its old self this week.

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Breakaway: the Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport

A blown-out setting sun, the world a lemon-amber blur, ripping through the desert with the wind all around, squinting at the brilliance and drunk on the sound, like canvas being torn to shreds, a sublime engine note severing the last few threads that bind me to an otherwise unremarkable day.

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Then & now: 15 Years of Kingdom

A lot has happened in the 15 years since Kingdom launched: wars, Olympics, technological advancements, pop culture wardrobe malfunctions and so much more.

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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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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

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.

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