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Golf lessons? (Mon - Fri daytime)

Postby ChixBiskit » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 3:25 pm

Hola!

Am looking for 2 other friendly souls to join in group golf lessons. I'm a complete newbie. I would prefer M-F during the daytime but possibly Mon or Tues evenings where I'm less likely to be out and about!

The driving range is in Queenstown operated by a pro golf family! and rates seem decent.

There are special lesson packages for cool chicks (am one) or total beginner to golf course - the latter providing the PC cert.

I'll forward more details if there is interest.

Have a great one!
Cheers ChixBiskit

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Postby lionbeing » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 4:40 pm

Hey ChixBisKit,

Started with your golf lesson already?
have you got a set of golf clubs? Let me know if you need help.
Hope you have a great time of learning!

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Postby ChixBiskit » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 4:52 pm

Hi there,

'....help'
You mean you'll buy me a set of golf clubs? Wow - this is better than winning a lottery!!!!

:) Kidding.

Don't plan to buy till I finish the lessons, and do well. If I continue to hit myself in the head....I may have to buy headgear or worst, liability insurance.
Cheers ChixBiskit

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Postby lionbeing » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 5:27 pm

Its difficult to learn when you don't have your own clubs.
Buying you a set??? :roll: No way!!! Tang Gu Gu. :P
However, if you are trustworthy. I can loan you a set of incomplete irons.
BTW, I've got a new set quite some time back.

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Postby Amar » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 1:37 pm

I am very new to the game too... could you let me know in more detail, I have an incomplete set of irons too..so we cud share if reqd. drop me a line, thanks.

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Postby ChixBiskit » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 4:26 pm

Hi lionbeing,

Very generous of you - thanks! But I see Amar here already wants to chope the irons from you :)

Thank goodness I just learnt the slang Tang gu gu recently, took me a few hours to realize what you meant.

Once I get organized with these lessons, I'll pm you and ask about the status of the irons. Would be nice to have a loanset. I am very trustworthy. In fact my home is a place of all sorts for people's stuff which usually needs storage.

Have a great day!
Cheers ChixBiskit

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Postby TMF » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 5:32 pm

Anyone here can help?? i need a handicap as i'm a beginner may i know where can i get one heard from others that a handicap can be issue for only $20 - $50

Can anyone here enlighten me about it

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Postby lionbeing » Fri, 07 Oct 2005 2:50 pm

Hi TMF,

Have your got your PC (proficiency certificate) already?
You need to get the PC before you can talk about handicap.

To qualify for handicap:-
1. Pass your PC.
2. You need to provide 10 18 holes score cards.
3. Book a handicap test.
4. The examiner will award you with handicap after the test.

Good luck to you!
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Postby TMF » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:23 am

lionbeing

Thanx for u information i m currently ling up for my PC just wanna know more on getting a handicap to play in singapore

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Postby Saint » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 3:44 am

lionbeing wrote:Hi TMF,

Have your got your PC (proficiency certificate) already?
You need to get the PC before you can talk about handicap.

To qualify for handicap:-
1. Pass your PC.
2. You need to provide 10 18 holes score cards.
3. Book a handicap test.
4. The examiner will award you with handicap after the test.

Good luck to you!
LionBeing


Sorry for my complete ignorance but is this method of gaining a handicap a purely Singapore way? Definitely does not fall in line with the PGA method of gaining a handicap!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 10:46 am

Saint wrote:
lionbeing wrote:Hi TMF,

Have your got your PC (proficiency certificate) already?
You need to get the PC before you can talk about handicap.

To qualify for handicap:-
1. Pass your PC.
2. You need to provide 10 18 holes score cards.
3. Book a handicap test.
4. The examiner will award you with handicap after the test.

Good luck to you!
LionBeing


Sorry for my complete ignorance but is this method of gaining a handicap a purely Singapore way? Definitely does not fall in line with the PGA method of gaining a handicap!


It is the way you get started. After that, most clubs you play at have a handicap index and you continue to modify your handicap as you play.

Really, worrying about a handicap is only necessary if you plan on entering tournaments. There is a lot of sandbagging going on. Good golfers will all of a sudden play terribly for a few games to add a few strokes to the handicap, then miraculously recover at the tournament.

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Postby TMF » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 3:04 pm

Got the info i need @ Queens Driving Range but i find that i need to get my handicap in Batam Island which the Club will maintain it for me a year.

But the trip there is a waste of time i'll try to look into other ways, heard from others that i can buy a handicap from malaysia at $50 .

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Postby Saint » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 4:01 pm

In the UK you only need to join the PGA which is about 25 quid a year and then post 3 cards signed by another PGA member to gain an initial handicap. It helps being a member of a club but not entirely neccessary.

Agree with you SE that there's been many a time I've played in golf days where players have claimed to be playing off 28 and come in with 46 stapleford points!

I guess a PGA signed handicap certificate is recognised in Singapore?

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Can you send me the detail Queens Driving Range for golf les

Postby happyjade » Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:28 pm

Can you send me the detail Queens Driving Range for golf lesson???? 8) [/b]

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Postby ChixBiskit » Tue, 25 Oct 2005 1:05 am

Hi Happyjade,

Amazingly lots of people read this post but only 1 person responded to join me in lessons. And I had to disqualify him bc he had played golf for 2 years!!!!

Since I could not find my own group, I joined Superbowl - they have classes starting all the time - no need to find group mates. It is a huge trek for me - like going to timbuktu - but so far after 3 lessons, worth it. I'm doing 10 lessons with the head coach. Group class is approx 8 persons. 1.5 hours twice a week. PC cert will be done at Jurong CC, and if you attend all the classes, pretty much guaranteed. Also, taking lessons with the coach is lifetime, so if you want a refresher on a particular lesson, you can take that particular lesson again through arrangement with him of course.

There are other coaches as well, fyi.

If you want to practice though, I'm going to Queenstown. So let me know if you want to get together.

Cheeersssss
Cheers ChixBiskit


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