Beauty Dominates the Poipu Bay Golf Course

Poipu Bay Golf Course pic
Poipu Bay Golf Course
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Based in New Jersey, Giro M. Maddaluna is an experienced financial adviser. When he is not working, Giro Maddaluna enjoys several outdoor pursuits, including golf. Recently, Giro Maddaluna played at the prestigious Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai, Hawaii.

For 12 years the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the Poipu Bay Golf Course is located on the south shore of the island of Kauai. The par 72 course is known for its scenery, including 30 acres of tropical plants. In the winter, golfers can spot humpback whales leaping from the Pacific. Panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding mountains add to the spectacle.

Golfers will appreciate modern amenities, such as GPS-equipped golf carts. Players can easily track their progress with graphics of the course and distances to the holes. Tips from pros are also available.

The course is also known for the friendly staff at the clubhouse, which features a fully stocked golf shop. After their game, golfers can enjoy fine food and beverages in the Clubhouse Restaurant and take in the scenery.

The Pleasures of Skiing at Alta, Utah

Skiing at Alta pic
Skiing at Alta
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A financial professional registered in New Jersey, Giro M. Maddaluna offers a range of services. In his free time, Giro Maddaluna is a ski enthusiast. In particular, he enjoys downhill skiing in Alta, Utah.

Alta’s ski area covers 2,200 acres near Snowbird. It accommodates beginning, intermediate, and advanced skiers and features seven ski lifts with a vertical drop of 2,100 feet. Fans of Nordic skiing can experience a 5-kilometer groomed track at no extra charge.

On average, Alta’s snowfall ranges from 71 inches to 91 inches from mid-November to late April, peaking in January at 99 inches. Temperatures average around 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes for dry and light snow conditions.

While off the skis, visitors can enjoy the comforts of the Alta Lodge. Rooms are equipped with several useful amenities, such as boot dryers and heaters, a hair dryer, and free Internet access.

Other features include a shuttle to children’s ski lessons, afternoon tea in the deck room, and massage appointments. A free yoga class meets from seven to eight a.m. during the winter season.

Saving Money on a Trip to London

An experienced financial adviser and registered representative in New Jersey, Giro M. Maddaluna has more than a decade of experience in the financial sector. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Giro Maddaluna has traveled widely throughout the United States and has also visited London.

It’s well known that visiting London is a pricey experience. However, there are several ways that you can save money and still have a great London experience. Following are a few examples:

Visit Borough Market: one of the city’s largest food markets, Borough Market is often a cheaper option than dining at a restaurant. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are the best days for visiting, and the market is often full of food samples for you to fill up on.

Order an Oyster Card: if you still want to use public transportation, consider investing in a Visitor Oyster Card. This is about half as expensive as a one-day Travelcard or single tickets on public transport systems.

Get theatre tickets through TKTS: buying your tickets to a West End theatre show in Leicester Square at the TKTS booth can cut down the cost by up to 50 percent. The tickets sold at the booth are for that day and are a good alternative if you miss buying in advance.

Buy a London Pass: the London Pass grants you free entry to over 60 attractions in the city, including the Tower of London and London Bridge. If you aren’t interested in a lot of sightseeing, you can easily find discounts for single ticketed sights online.

Alta – A Skier’s Mountain

An experienced financial advisor, Giro M. Maddaluna holds series 7 and 63 licenses from the FINRA. In his free time, Giro Maddaluna enjoys downhill skiing and has tackled several mountains in Utah, including Alta.

Since the 1938-1939 winter season, Alta has been providing skiers with a winter getaway. The mountain was the first in Utah to install a ski lift, and over the years it has welcomed multiple generations of skiers to its slopes. Due to its wide diversity of terrain, and the fact it prohibits snowboarding and mechanized vehicles, Alta is often called a “skier’s mountain.” In fact, it stands out as one of only three ski areas in the United States with a prohibition on snowboarding.

Typical seasons on Alta run from November to April, during which it remains open every day. Over the 10,500-foot mountain’s 2,200 acres of skiable terrain, and down its more than 2,000-foot drop, it offers access to 116 ski runs, three-fifths of which are designed for intermediate skiers, with a quarter geared to beginners and about 35 percent to advanced skiers. Dedicated to accommodating all types of skiers, Alta maintains a number of different lifts, ranging from a moving conveyor to detachable quads.

Local Attractions Londoners Enjoy

A financial adviser and registered representative of New York Life, Giro M. Maddaluna provides financial and insurance planning services.* Away from work, Giro Maddaluna likes to take time to partake in personal interests, such as traveling to London.

Beyond traditional tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, London visitors should take a look at the following places to see what local residents enjoy.

Marylebone Stroll

An affluent, residential district, Marylebone Stroll is home to the Wallace Collection. The museum features 25 galleries of 18th-century French paintings and a world-class armory. The area also provides haute couture shopping and specialty stores on Marylebone High Street.

The Tate Modern

Designed by Herzog and De Meuron, the Tate Modern was formerly a power station on the Thames. The art gallery’s exhibits have included works by artists such as Ai Wei Wei and Tacita Dean, who used visual media to celebrate 35mm filmmaking. Just outside the venue is Borough Market, a place to enjoy local foods following an art tour.

The London Eye

A giant Ferris wheel, the London Eye takes visitors to heights that provide unobstructed views of the city. The ride takes 30 minutes and involves entering a glass capsule that holds 25 people. At night, visitors to the London Eye can go on a champagne flight.

*Giro M. Maddaluna, a Registered Representative of and offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, A Licensed Insurance Agency, 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 900, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663, 201-845-6900, and a Financial Adviser offering investment advisory services with Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Advisor.

Three Top Golf Courses in England

An accounting graduate of Fairleigh Dickson University, Giro Maddaluna is a New Jersey-based financial adviser and asset protection planning professional. Beyond his professional experience, Giro M. Maddaluna is an international traveler and enjoys golfing.

Located on the same island as the birthplace of the sport, England hosts a number of world-class golf courses. Here are three of the most famous.

Royal St. Georges course. The host of a wide range of prominent golf events, including the Walker Cup, the PGA Championship, and others, Royal St. Georges was designed in 1887. The 18-hole course is best known for its rough fairways and deep bunkers.

London Golf Club’s Heritage course. Near the city, in Kent, the London Golf Club’s Heritage 18-hole course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1993. The par-72 course features a number of small lakes and bunkers set in naturally rolling hills. The course is only open to members and their guests, although visitors can play the club’s international course.

Royal Lytham & St. Annes courses. The two courses in Lancashire were first played more than 100 years ago. Frequently the site of the British Open Championship, the courses have a non-traditional setting and are surrounded by homes and a railway line. With hundreds of bunkers, they demand skill and accuracy from players.