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Britons enjoy golf, picnics as Covid-19 curbs lift on some outdoor activities

As Covid-19 rules relax, golf courses, tennis courts and open-air swimming pools reopen in England while a ban on non-essential travel lifts up too though most shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels remain closed in Britain
Britons enjoy golf, picnics as Covid-19 curbs lift on some outdoor activities(Photo by Mikael Frivold on Unsplash)
Britons enjoy golf, picnics as Covid-19 curbs lift on some outdoor activities(Photo by Mikael Frivold on Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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Wildbuzz: An uncommon smartness

Understanding why herons are very smart birds that adapt beautifully to the environment changing around them
An Indian Pond heron hunting for grubs at the 9th hole fairway of the Panchkula Golf Club.(PHOTO: VIKRAM JIT SINGH)
An Indian Pond heron hunting for grubs at the 9th hole fairway of the Panchkula Golf Club.(PHOTO: VIKRAM JIT SINGH)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh

‘That’s a crocosaurus’: Huge alligator spotted on Florida golf course. Watch

The video of the gator was posted on Facebook by Valencia Golf and Country Club.
“I would be scared,” a Facebook user commented on the video.(Facebook/@Valencia Golf and Country Club)
“I would be scared,” a Facebook user commented on the video.(Facebook/@Valencia Golf and Country Club)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 02:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli

Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: Driving is the new flying

The pandemic has forced us to look for holiday destinations nearer home. And they are great!
The ITC Grand Bharat is an all-suite property within driving distance of New Delhi
The ITC Grand Bharat is an all-suite property within driving distance of New Delhi
Published on Nov 08, 2020 07:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Record flamingo numbers may clip wings of golf course project in Navi Mumbai

Close to a record 9,000 flamingos congregating across the Talawe wetlands in Navi Mumbai during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown has put the (golf) ball in the Maharashtra’s government’s court. The choice is between marking the area a conservation reserve or to go ahead with the plan of developing a golf course
A flock of flamingos at the Talawe wetlands.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A flock of flamingos at the Talawe wetlands.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Unsung Heroes: Braving virus, Surjit & co maintain the greens at Chandigarh Golf Club on daily basis

Five of the course maintenance staff is staying inside the premises of the golf course, and as usual their day starts at 5am.
Assistant course manager Surjit Singh along with his team maintaining the course of the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday.
Assistant course manager Surjit Singh along with his team maintaining the course of the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday.
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal

Finally, road recarpeting begins in Chandigarh

MC begins the work from two stretches in Sectors 26, 43
The road being recarpeted in Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Monday.
The road being recarpeted in Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Published on Feb 25, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Tourism project at Harike sanctuary: Tree houses, eateries to make wetland tourists’ delight

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Published on Jan 05, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | By Anil Sharma, Tarn Taran

Tennis buff Kartik Sharma has big dreams in golf

Kartik’s training partner in tennis was Roopak, but when the elder brother stopped to prepare for his engineering entrance examinations, Kartik found himself at a loose end
Kartik Sharma in action.(Hindustan Times)
Kartik Sharma in action.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose

Delhi Golf Club’s Lodhi course gets a new look

Time and an ever-growing footfall at one of the country’s busiest golf courses took a toll and the national Open was shifted out by the European Tour on account of the poor-quality greens at the 2016 edition.
A view of the prestigious Delhi Golf Club, which was eastablised in 1930.(Delhi Golf Club)
A view of the prestigious Delhi Golf Club, which was eastablised in 1930.(Delhi Golf Club)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 09:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Rishikesh: Fall in love with the land of gods and Beatles

Experience the riff of religion, strum of spirituality and yodel of yoga
People go to Rishikesh in search of their soul(Swapan Seth)
People go to Rishikesh in search of their soul(Swapan Seth)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swapan Seth

Indonesia’s Rory finds Asian Tour high at last

“Today was the toughest day and I could not afford to think of winning,” said Rory Hie
Indonesian golfer Rory Hie(Twitter)
Indonesian golfer Rory Hie(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 09:08 PM IST
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Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose

Lone wolf Aman Raj eyes breakthrough

Aman owes it to his father Shashi Raj Sinha, a top amateur of his time, that he taught Aman in a way that the son has had little trouble adapting to superior surfaces.
File photo of Aman Raj.(HT FIle Photo)
File photo of Aman Raj.(HT FIle Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose

Rashid Khan on the rise after slump

Rashid Khan had the option of skipping the initial stages of Q-School and going to the final stage in December, but he chose not to.
A file photo of golfer Rashid Khan.(Twitter)
A file photo of golfer Rashid Khan.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose

Young Viraj Madappa keen to build on 2018 breakthrough

Since the win at the Take Solutions Masters in August last year, Madappa has been on the road for long stretches and often ended a week without success.
Viraj Madappa in action.(File Photo)
Viraj Madappa in action.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose

Grazing ground a ray of hope for pro golfers in Mhow

The prospect of changing tack made him feel worse than in early 2008, when he wanted to quit the game after failing to make cut in six appearances on the domestic tour.
All of these golfers—a group of roughly 12—now practice their game on the grazing grounds.(HT Photo)
All of these golfers—a group of roughly 12—now practice their game on the grazing grounds.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 02:36 PM IST
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Mhow | By Robin Bose

Focus on Indians as Asian Tour returns

Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat won the SAIL Open with a winning score of 32-under 256 and an equally mind-boggling victory margin of 11 shots over Gaganjeet Bhullar and Richard Moir.
A file photo of Gaganjeet Bhullar.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Gaganjeet Bhullar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Sector 79 golf course directed to remove illegal structures from Aravalli forest land in 15 days

As per revenue records, about 25 to 30 acres of the golf course is built on either Aravalli plantation land or on land which is protected under the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900, forest department officials said. The golf course is spread over 250 acres, the officials said.
The forest department on Friday served Gurgaon’s Golden Greens Golf Club (near Sakatpur village) with a notice asking it to remove illegal constructions from mushtil nos 49 and 55, which show that the club is occupying about 25 to 30 acres of protected forest land, in Gurugram, on Sunday, 04 August 2019.((Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times))
The forest department on Friday served Gurgaon’s Golden Greens Golf Club (near Sakatpur village) with a notice asking it to remove illegal constructions from mushtil nos 49 and 55, which show that the club is occupying about 25 to 30 acres of protected forest land, in Gurugram, on Sunday, 04 August 2019.((Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times))
Published on Aug 05, 2019 03:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

London’s newest park is an example of what Mumbai can create from Aarey

Mumbai has large natural areas, but most of it — the forests and private clubs — is not accessible to the public
Over the decades, milk production in Aarey milk colony has dropped to 100,000 litres daily, with the city getting most of its supply from co-operatives and companies located in western Maharashtra(HT FILE)
Over the decades, milk production in Aarey milk colony has dropped to 100,000 litres daily, with the city getting most of its supply from co-operatives and companies located in western Maharashtra(HT FILE)
Published on Jul 22, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj Nair

Links golf like acquired taste, says Shubhankar Sharma

Shubhankar Sharma can reel off the challenges that lurk at the Augusta National in a flash, but even for the young loyalist, the grandeur of The Open is unmatched and an experience that cannot be captured in words.
A file photo of golfer Shubhankar Sharma.(AFP)
A file photo of golfer Shubhankar Sharma.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose

Badshahpur drain ready for overflow from roads: HSVP

In the last three or four years, the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway has witnessed heavy flooding at Hero Honda Chowk due to the backflow of water in Badshahpur drain at Khandsa village and on Sohna road.
The Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has said that the Badshahpur drain is now ready to receive the overflow of water from the entirety of Sohna Road and Dwarka Expressway after it functioned normally during the intense rain on Thursday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has said that the Badshahpur drain is now ready to receive the overflow of water from the entirety of Sohna Road and Dwarka Expressway after it functioned normally during the intense rain on Thursday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 07, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl

Anirban Lahiri eager to tackle testing US Open course

For the 31-year-old, this week’s venue is the “St Andrews of US Open”, stirring him into being a part of the year’s third Major.
File image of Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri.(AFP)
File image of Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 10:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose

Trade beef aside, Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

Trump’s four-day state visit to Japan is designed to demonstrate the strength of the bond between the nations. The president received a warm welcome as he arrived at Mobara Country Club, south of Tokyo, for a steamy morning round of golf with the Japanese leader. It was their fifth golf outing.
Japanese officials said Trump and Abe also had breakfast and lunch together. On the menu for lunch: double cheeseburgers made with US beef.(REUTERS)
Japanese officials said Trump and Abe also had breakfast and lunch together. On the menu for lunch: double cheeseburgers made with US beef.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 26, 2019 03:09 PM IST
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Mobara, Japan | By Reuters

Developers are batting for the sports enthusiast looking for a big-city home

Townships are now offering coaching programmes by Cricket Australia, bouldering zones, and gyms designed by global sportstars.
Updated on May 31, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Lavina Mulchandani

Politics-shy Tiger Woods to be honoured by Donald Trump at White House

He has hit the links in bipartisan fashion, teeing off with Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and Republicans George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump.
File image of Tiger Woods(AFP)
File image of Tiger Woods(AFP)
Published on May 05, 2019 12:37 PM IST
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Washington | By AFP

DLF Aralias: Combining elegance and luxury

For residents of DLF Aralias, the best part about their condo is the opportunity it gives to enjoy moments of tranquillity in a city with high levels of pollution and heavy traffic.
Residents of the society say that the best part of living in Aralias is the serene surroundings and the feeling of tranquillity in a city with high pollution levels and heavy traffic.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Residents of the society say that the best part of living in Aralias is the serene surroundings and the feeling of tranquillity in a city with high pollution levels and heavy traffic.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 28, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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By Kankana Roy Jain

‘Emotional’ Nadal inspired by Woods’ Masters triumph

Spain’s world number two, a keen golfer himself, expressed nothing but admiration for Woods, who has fought through at least as many physical challenges as he has himself.
File image of Rafael Nadal(AFP)
File image of Rafael Nadal(AFP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 08:40 PM IST
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Monte Carlo | By AFP

Women’s tournament helps Augusta atone for sexist past

The final round of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) was played on Saturday – the first time women played the course for a trophy.
A detail of a green jacket during the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club.(AFP)
A detail of a green jacket during the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Augusta | By Joy Chakravarty

Pro golfers move Delhi high court seeking entry rights in golf club

Eighteen professional golfers, including Rashid Khan, winner of silver medal in the Asian Games 2010 and a two-time Asia champion, on Monday moved the Delhi high court, challenging the Delhi Golf Club’s (DGC) decision to stop the entry of professional golfers.
The plea sought cancellation of the club’s lease and referred to the Centre’s instruction to reserve 10% quota for professional golf players as the club operates on government land leased to it for the promotion of golf.(File Photo)
The plea sought cancellation of the club’s lease and referred to the Centre’s instruction to reserve 10% quota for professional golf players as the club operates on government land leased to it for the promotion of golf.(File Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 02:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka

Donald Trump touts his Scottish golf course as ’world’s greatest’

The US president retweeted a message from the Trump Organization about the physical attributes of Trump International Scotland, located north of Aberdeen: a “close to ideal” landscape with “no weak holes.”
Trump’s golf courses are a regular source of controversy in Scotland.(AFP)
Trump’s golf courses are a regular source of controversy in Scotland.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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