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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:11 am

Geezz how I wish I can b there tomorrow nite!

Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:13 am

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any news about coaches there?

thanks!

Since the range is operated by Poh Bros, I guess probably part of the coaches from Toa Payoh will hop over.

Anyway, we will all know soon enough Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:46 am

My best guess would be the Poh bros will be coaches...

Not too sure can go anot... will try to go if I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:31 am

simoner wrote:
hide wrote:
any news about coaches there?

thanks!

Since the range is operated by Poh Bros, I guess probably part of the coaches from Toa Payoh will hop over.

Anyway, we will all know soon enough Very Happy

icic! thanks! hope it's affordable! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:43 pm

I am there now... Very nice but bays abit limited leh. Layout abit like toapayoh.
Distance marker in yards...

Openin in an hr time..
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:46 pm

Roystonnn wrote:
I am there now... Very nice but bays abit limited leh. Layout abit like toapayoh.
Distance marker in yards...

Openin in an hr time..

Wah seh .... Update with some pics later!?

Enjoy!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:00 pm

Just visited the place about an hour ago, said by security guard to start running at about 3-4pm today!
But I'm hearing thunders every now and then....



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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:51 pm

any idea how much the ball costs?
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:54 pm

$6 - 90ballz
Opens till 11pm
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:41 pm

the balls are those formerly used in tpy range.those white colour type so not that hard.
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:49 pm

Just tried whacking some balls there. Here's my feedback. Smile
- love the cooling environment( probably because it was raining earlier) but got bitten by mosquitos.
- The distance is in yards. End of the net is approx. 200. For long hitters, you probably do not like to practice your drivers / fairways or even hybrids there. Your balls will just go straight into the net.
- The landing ground is Astro turf. You probably won't like to practise your soft landings. The balls will skid (esp. when it's wet)
- Balls- from TPY range. Mixture of white balls. No complains, just range balls. But $6 for 90 balls?
- cafe not open yet, but there's KFC.
- spoke to the staff, the academy will be run by a British guy. Not coaches from TPY.
- 2nd level is open air. If it rains, I won't bother going there hoping for bays. Esp. When the classes starts.
- opens till 11pm. nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:14 am

Dstruc wrote:
Just tried whacking some balls there. Here's my feedback. Smile
- love the cooling environment( probably because it was raining earlier) but got bitten by mosquitos.
- The distance is in yards. End of the net is approx. 200. For long hitters, you probably do not like to practice your drivers / fairways or even hybrids there. Your balls will just go straight into the net.
- The landing ground is Astro turf. You probably won't like to practise your soft landings. The balls will skid (esp. when it's wet)
- Balls- from TPY range. Mixture of white balls. No complains, just range balls. But $6 for 90 balls?
- cafe not open yet, but there's KFC.
- spoke to the staff, the academy will be run by a British guy. Not coaches from TPY.
- 2nd level is open air. If it rains, I won't bother going there hoping for bays. Esp. When the classes starts.
- opens till 11pm. nice!

Great review!

Thanks Dstruc
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:39 am

Nice enviroment but disappointed as its astro turf. cant practice soft landing. ball keep bouncing off high and roll fast after landing. price $6 for 90. too artificial. Just my point of view.
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:04 am

Was there yesterday evening with my little girl about 6pm. Being a new range, the mats are nice and fluffy. One observation is that I felt like practising in a "fish-tank" coz quite a few people from the surrounding (whom I am darn sure are not golfers) milling around to check the place out.

The range is still work in progress...can still see equipments laying around...guess more bays will be built.

Distance markers are in yards and it's uphill, so I guess it adds to the distance.

Overall, it's a nice place.
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:06 am

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can i suggest we arrange a meetup session there , say the 1st tuesday Thursday of their openning week.

eg, if they open on 3rd October (Monday), we meet on the 6th (Thursday). If they open on after 6th October, we meet on 13th October

Interested please put down your nick here :

1. snowman
2. simoner
3. golfjoy
4. Robert33
5. escyb
6. critical

Sorry folks. Won't be able to join you for the 1st session on 13 Oct as will be away in Vegas on a work trip.
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:26 am

Personally, I feel something ought to be done to ENSURE kids don't roam about alone and suga suga come into your 'lane'. Rolling Eyes

For someone as shy as me Embarassed , I don't really enjoy being watched by the residents (non-golfers). Laughing

And I prefer grass to that plastic thingy lah. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:20 am

Waz there late tonight....
....omg the night waz so warm....
....machine downstairs cant dispense balls so played upstairs instead....
....the SPEED of the ball dispensing machine iz -_-...zzzZZZ....
....upstairs no seats/side tables o.O....

overall.... cannot hiam lah good enough that i can walk to and fro to the driving range already.... treat it as warm up/down before/after practice.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:24 am

driving range at your backyard Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:31 am

Was there in the last afternoon. Probably due to unexpected crowd. machine ran out of golf balls but balls supply came in time. old balls in big baskets, dunno from where?

Not completely ready, some bays on the ground flr also no table & chair, was told tables & chairs for upstairs & downstairs will be coming in today.

Nothing fantastic... but i like it...... cos very near...can go for practices more often:)
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:18 pm

hide wrote:
Waz there late tonight....
....omg the night waz so warm....
....machine downstairs cant dispense balls so played upstairs instead....
....the SPEED of the ball dispensing machine iz -_-...zzzZZZ....
....upstairs no seats/side tables o.O....

overall.... cannot hiam lah good enough that i can walk to and fro to the driving range already.... treat it as warm up/down before/after practice.... Smile

Ooooh? I was there too!

I think your 'feedback' is most people's feedback.

Weather, cannot control.
I will make the fan blow at my direction. wahahhaaaa Laughing

Machine...it seems slow cos it's dispensing 90 balls?
If 50, might not feel so slow liao? Suspect

Don't really like the chairs lorrr ... not fixed de... will 'retract' and so flimsy No
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:47 pm

My complaints:
I also don't like being "watched" by the non-golfers there... more like a fish tank....

Ball is dispensing one by one.. extremely slow...

At night, tons of insects flying....

Distance in yards.... makes me think I can hit so far (I'm still new to golf....)

Astro turf makes the ball glide when it lands

No yellow box/ line.... kids will run up to you and accident may happen.


Compliments:
Can walk from my house... guess it's ok...

New and thick mat (hope they do upgrade when it's worn out next time)

Operating till 11.... wonder if they will ever consider to make it to 12....
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:55 pm

golfjoy wrote:
hide wrote:
Waz there late tonight....
....omg the night waz so warm....
....machine downstairs cant dispense balls so played upstairs instead....
....the SPEED of the ball dispensing machine iz -_-...zzzZZZ....
....upstairs no seats/side tables o.O....

overall.... cannot hiam lah good enough that i can walk to and fro to the driving range already.... treat it as warm up/down before/after practice.... Smile

Ooooh? I was there too!

I think your 'feedback' is most people's feedback.

Weather, cannot control.
I will make the fan blow at my direction. wahahhaaaa Laughing

Machine...it seems slow cos it's dispensing 90 balls?
If 50, might not feel so slow liao? Suspect

Don't really like the chairs lorrr ... not fixed de... will 'retract' and so flimsy No

Not coz dispensing 90 balls but.... more like u can actually see and count each ball dropping into the basket! hahaha....... that slow! :p
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:00 am

Waz there again tonight....

Ok latest update for anyone looking for coaches!

Just happen to speak to Mr Poh Eng Teck, after mistaking him for his younger brother, Eng Wah.....he said something like the list of coaches or the coaches will be there starting this wednesday. I've already left my contact details in the office to apply for lessons.

He also mentioned that the place is not fully up and running yet and they are still rushing with alot of work.... so yah, got to give it a while more lah....

AT LEAST WE STARTED PLAYING LIAO! Very Happy

[ADD ON]oh yah, the golf shop also open already Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:34 pm

simoner wrote:
critical wrote:
can i suggest we arrange a meetup session there , say the 1st tuesday Thursday of their openning week.

eg, if they open on 3rd October (Monday), we meet on the 6th (Thursday). If they open on after 6th October, we meet on 13th October

Interested please put down your nick here :

1. snowman
2. simoner
3. golfjoy
4. Robert33
5. escyb
6. critical

Sorry folks. Won't be able to join you for the 1st session on 13 Oct as will be away in Vegas on a work trip.

Paiseh ppl... Will be away too.
You guys have fun yah?
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Akan Datang :: Range @ Punggol   Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:31 pm

When got meet up again let my know I stay veri near
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