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Anyone interested in golf?

Post by Lost in Singapore » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 6:57 pm

Hi there,

Just started playing on golf courses - it would be great to meet any fellow beginners to play with. Apparently, there are some good courses on Bintan or JB worth trying...


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Post by sailaway » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 8:22 am

hi, Lost..

where are u currently playing in spore?
not a player myself yet.. but thinking of picking up the sport... anything to share?

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Post by marj_kee » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 9:07 am

Hi !

I'm trying to pick it up too ... but sometimes just toooo lazy to go to the range.

Are you guys planning to get your PC ?

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me interested too

Post by rb74 » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:20 pm

haven't played a lot on the course, but need to restart the game, so can come along to play. which course do you have in mind ? some courses here are quite expensive.

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Post by sailaway » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 1:09 pm

hey Marj ... which range are u using? I am still a golf 'know-nothing' but if u don't mind and if the place is not too far fr my place, maybe we can go together... unless your lazy bones kick in :lol:

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Post by Lost in Singapore » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 4:29 pm

I have played mostly in Malaysia and Philippines but never Singapore. I thought we could spend a day in Bintan/Batam. There is also JB. Some golf courses have the ferry ticket, taxi, green fees all included in a package.

I am currently practicing in Marina South's golf range. It would be great to start a group of fellow swingers... :D

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Post by Barczar » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 4:36 pm

I'm a member out at Indah Puri in Batam - great day out golfing out there and the nice thing or rather I'd say one of the best things about that course is you can make it as challenging or and easy as you want! There are quite a few holes where you have the option to "go for it" with a long drive over the water or play it safe and go around. There are really only a couple of holes that a Long Drive would help your score! Great for beginners and very friendly staff out there! Only thing with it is that no matter how you cut it, it turns out being a full day out with the ferry schedule etc...
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Post by marj_kee » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 5:22 pm

sailaway wrote:hey Marj ... which range are u using? I am still a golf 'know-nothing' but if u don't mind and if the place is not too far fr my place, maybe we can go together... unless your lazy bones kick in :lol:
heheh .. i went to the range at Bukit Batok a few times .. tried Warren twice ... Laguna a handful ... and also the range at Sin Ming.

Where's your place ?

Also, are you planning to go for proper coaching?

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Post by marj_kee » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 5:28 pm

Also, wondering when the new course at Marina (right next to Sheares Bridge) would be completed, and if it would be expensive ... ???

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Post by Barczar » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 7:43 pm

I've got some infor on that course...not smart enough to figure out how to link to it, so I've inserted some of the write up on it...hope it helps...looks great!

An 18-hole golf course in the style of the venerable St Andrews links in Scotland. A challenging layout with enough hidden bunkers to gladden the heart of an infantryman. Scenic views of the sea, the soaring skyscrapers of the city and the proposed Integrated Resort.

You do not need to be a member to play here. And the green fee is just $40.

Yes, you read that right.

Singapore’s first 18-hole public golf course is rapidly nearing completion, and is set to make "affordable" golfing finally a reality.

The Marina Bay course will be completed by the end of this year, nestled in a setting that would have done even the most high-end private golfing club proud.

But you will not have to wait that long to enjoy a game there. Nine holes will be open to the public before July.

There is no membership scheme. The green fee for nine holes will be set within the next three months. But the 18-hole green fee has already been decided: $40 on weekdays and $80 on weekends and public holidays for Singaporeans and permanent residents.

Foreign visitors will pay double these rates.

"Our green fees are very reasonable," said Ms Ong. Compare them with the $100 to $250 fee guests have to pay for one round of 18 holes at premier membership clubs.

The Marina Bay driving range will charge six cents per ball at peak hours and four cents for each ball during the off-peak period.
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Post by sailaway » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 8:08 pm

ehmm... I guess maybe I am too ambitious in in suggesting I will join... I have not touched a golf club yet :oops:

it just sort of crossed my mind that i wanna pick up golf...

anyway, if u guys don't mind a true newbie.. I would be glad to pick up a tip or 2 from all of u.. like which is the best place to try out? where is reasonably affordable to be coached? how much should I expect to pay for my equipment ... etc etc...

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Post by sailaway » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 8:14 pm

btw, marj, I live somewhere near tanjong pagar...

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Post by marj_kee » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 11:22 am

Barczar wrote:I've got some infor on that course...not smart enough to figure out how to link to it, so I've inserted some of the write up on it...hope it helps...looks great!

You do not need to be a member to play here. And the green fee is just $40.
Yes, you read that right.
Singapore’s first 18-hole public golf course is rapidly nearing completion, and is set to make "affordable" golfing finally a reality.
Foreign visitors will pay double these rates.
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Thanks Barczar :)

Sounds great ! But .. imagine the queue ... :roll: guess there's no way to get around it ...

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Post by marj_kee » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 11:27 am

sailaway wrote:ehmm... I guess maybe I am too ambitious in in suggesting I will join... I have not touched a golf club yet :oops:

it just sort of crossed my mind that i wanna pick up golf...

anyway, if u guys don't mind a true newbie.. I would be glad to pick up a tip or 2 from all of u.. like which is the best place to try out? where is reasonably affordable to be coached? how much should I expect to pay for my equipment ... etc etc...
Worry not ... my golfing skill is still at the digging-the-carpet/greens-and-embarrassing-myself stage :lol:

We have to start somewhere.

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Hi Golf

Post by nothing appealing » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 9:59 pm

Hi, I like to learn to play golf and is looking for friends to join me. Is there any recommendations.

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