Olympics Events Post Cards – By India Post

Olympics Events Post Cards – By India Post

India Post has released a set of 12 picture postcards on Olympic events. The pack contains 12 picture postcards depicting 12 different Olympic events namely Archery,Badminton, Boxing,Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Karate,Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Wrestling.

Date Of Issue:- 11.07.2016.

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Special Cover – 22nd All India Forest Sports Meet 2015 – By India Post.

Special Cover – 22nd All India Forest Sports Meet 2015 – By India Post.

Karnataka Forest Department

Hornbill is the most apt mascot for the Foresters Sports Meet because the hornbills are not only the friends of forests but also are true silviculturist. They help in seed dispersal of more than 20 odd tree species. They also assist in seed scarification and seed germination. A healthy population of Hornbills is an indication of the health of the forests

Date Of Issue:-19.12.2015.

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Special Cover – Centenary Celebration: Mercara Downs Golf Club – By India Post

Special Cover – Centenary  Celebration: Mercara Downs Golf Club –  By India Post

Nestled amongst the rolling hills in Madikeri, Coorg (Kodagu) is the picturesque Mercara Downs Golf Club. It was established by the British Planters in the late 1800’s making it a very serious contender of the distinction of being amongst the oldest golf courses in the Indian sub continent. However, most unfortunately, all the original papers and articles of the club have somehow gotten lost or misplaced in the miasmic mist of time.

It was officially given clearance to operate as a 9 hole golf course in the year 1914, and thereon the club has been converted to a 18 hole course whish now amongst the best in the country.

Located about 6 kms from “Madikeri” or “Mercara”, the capital of Kodagu (Coorg) District, amidst 70 or 80 odd acres of swelling, rolling landscape and beautiful scenery this is one of the lovely natural “parkland” golf courses in India, a living, breathing example of the setting in which the game was played by the home-sick planers of the early years. The course is clearly of “Mother Nature’s Design”, rather like the way the Royal & Ancient is said to be.

The Brits must have felt very much at home in these surroundings; The rolling “downs” are reminiscent of their own “Sussex Downs”, the weather varying from temperate and pleasant to sometimes chilly, clean, fresh air, lush vegetation, the quick build up of thunderclouds disgorging large drops of rain; all these must have added considerably to their impression, topped off by the pleasant distraction of the pale grey mist rolling down to the lush coffee and jungle clad slopes of the hills encircling the area.

The club-house itself is relatively new and its position has been picked not for commanding views and imposing presence, but rather, for coziness and warmth, nesting as it does, in a little hollow amidst the undulating landscape.

The Mercara Downs is a 18 hole 5584 yards, Par 70 links style layout – The course is built with strong undulations along the fairway and greens as the layout uses the natural contours of the land. It is situated at an altitude of 3600 feet (MSL).

The longest hole is hole 17, 566 yards, Par 5. The shortest hole is hole 11, 128 yards, Par 3, the toughest hole is Hole 13, 178 yards, Par 3. The golf course has a course and slope rating of 66.9/116.

The club has the following type of grass : Greens : Tifdwarf, Fairway and Rough : Long Grass.

There are three Water bodies, 53 Bunkers and 5 Hazards.

The cover depicts the vast expansive undulating greens with the club house in inset and the club insignia on top left corner. The special cancellation is the insignia of the club. The stamp is of  Sagol Kangjei horse polo.

Date Of Issue:-13.12.2014.

Contributed By:- Mr Viswas Menon, Merecara, Kodagu, Karnataka
Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 2014.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-
Mercara Downs Golf Club centenary 13122014

 

Presentation Pack – London 2012 Olympics Games – India Post

A Presentation Pack issued by India Post on London 2012 Olympics Games. It contains a 8 Stamps (2 Stamps of each denomination), Souvenir Sheet, First Day Cover with Cancelled stamps and information Sheet. Cost is Rs 300/.

Contributed by:- Biswanath Prasad,Patna

FDC – Jersey – Jersey Golf Club

FDC – Jersey – Jersey Golf  Club

A Set  of  4 stamps were issued by Jersey on 28 Feb 1978 to  commemorate the Centenary of  Royal Jersey Golf Club.  The FDC shows the no 2 Hole  .

6p- Map of Golf Course , 8p- Vardon Grip And Swing ,  11p- Vardon Putt , British US open Golf Trophies and Vardon”s  book ‘The Complete Golfer”.