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PostSubject: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:29 pm

Dear Golf Brothers and Sisters,

I like to transfer my handicap maintenance from Malaysia and was wondering which ones in Singapore gives the best price and ease.

I do know it is really subjective, but I like to get some opinions before making a decision.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:07 pm

I think it'd have to be Mygolfkaki. I'm facing the same predicament.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:47 pm

Few years back, Mygolfkaki doesn't recognise Malaysia handicap. Not sure if they allow you to transfer.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:56 pm

If you have a letter from your club which confirms the validity of your handicap and agree to the transfer, then I think there should be no problem.

I'm pretty sure MGK recognizes handicaps from M'sian clubs.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:26 pm

Hi Technospaz, do you know if I can join MGK but maintain malaysia handicap?
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:28 pm

kuan wrote:
Hi Technospaz, do you know if I can join MGK but maintain malaysia handicap?

Don't know but it seems unlikely since MGK needs a letter from the home club to transfer hcap maintenance across. This would mean that the home club is no longer responsible for hcap maintenance, right? That's my guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:31 pm

smallhorse wrote:
Dear Golf Brothers and Sisters,

I like to transfer my handicap maintenance from Malaysia and was wondering which ones in Singapore gives the best price and ease.

I do know it is really subjective, but I like to get some opinions before making a decision.

smallhorse

SH,

Any particular reason for transferring your h'cap from M'sia to SGP?

My h'cap is currently maintained with MGA and I have made checks with SGA that both the GAs of M'sia & SGP are affiliated to the USGA, thus all golf courses that recognize the h'cap issued by SGA should do likewise h'cap issued by MGA and vice versa......
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:43 pm

Vinny wrote:
smallhorse wrote:
Dear Golf Brothers and Sisters,

I like to transfer my handicap maintenance from Malaysia and was wondering which ones in Singapore gives the best price and ease.

I do know it is really subjective, but I like to get some opinions before making a decision.

smallhorse

SH,

Any particular reason for transferring your h'cap from M'sia to SGP?

My h'cap is currently maintained with MGA and I have made checks with SGA that both the GAs of M'sia & SGP are affiliated to the USGA, thus all golf courses that recognize the h'cap issued by SGA should do likewise h'cap issued by MGA and vice versa......

The original idea was costs savings.
After many years, the price to maintain it, is almost the same.

But due to work, it is increasing very challenging to renew in the Malaysia club where I played often.
So i am thinking of moving it back to Singapore to maintain my handicap.

It's not that I do this often, but would love to find our how and if any similar experiences can be shared, it will be good.


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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:44 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I think it'd have to be Mygolfkaki. I'm facing the same predicament.

How about the AAGolf ones?
I drive, so, the AA makes it another option. But i have not tried any, so I am open to suggestions if I can get some here.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:48 pm

smallhorse wrote:
Dear Golf Brothers and Sisters,

I like to transfer my handicap maintenance from Malaysia and was wondering which ones in Singapore gives the best price and ease.

I do know it is really subjective, but I like to get some opinions before making a decision.

smallhorse

SH... I am MGK members now. I join MGK in 2007,, then in 2010 I use Daiman 18 to maintain my Hcap.. then this year I convert to MGK again( for convenient) I need to submit 5 scorecard for mgk. My tots are if its convenient then go for it. ( submiting score cards, paying annual fees to the club, etc... meantime tese are the inconvenience i faced. therfor in MGK its convenient.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:50 pm

of cos cheaper to maintain in malaysia.. like what you faced now some inconvenient.

note: in mgk u can play at occ with discounts..and your golf insurance included..you will have many GRians playing in occ most of the time...
Very Happy get in touch with Blee if you want to play at occ,, he is the master as well as the guide for occ.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:56 pm

Technospaz wrote:
kuan wrote:
Hi Technospaz, do you know if I can join MGK but maintain malaysia handicap?

Don't know but it seems unlikely since MGK needs a letter from the home club to transfer hcap maintenance across. This would mean that the home club is no longer responsible for hcap maintenance, right? That's my guess.

You can still maintain your handicap with your home club in Malaysia and still join MGK. So instead of joining MGK as Ordinary Member (for those who want MGK to maintain their Hcp) you join MGK as Associate Member which is about $60 something per year. But please take note that you have to be a Union Member before you can join MGK. Hope that helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:59 pm

The only downside for me in keeping my hcap in Malaysia is that the submission of score cards is a pain. Otherwise, there's no big incentive for me to move my hcap to SG.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:59 pm

mloy wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
kuan wrote:
Hi Technospaz, do you know if I can join MGK but maintain malaysia handicap?

Don't know but it seems unlikely since MGK needs a letter from the home club to transfer hcap maintenance across. This would mean that the home club is no longer responsible for hcap maintenance, right? That's my guess.

You can still maintain your handicap with your home club in Malaysia and still join MGK. So instead of joining MGK as Ordinary Member (for those who want MGK to maintain their Hcp) you join MGK as Associate Member which is about $60 something per year. But please take note that you have to be a Union Member before you can join MGK. Hope that helps.

But that's just MGK membership, right? If you want MGK to maintain hcap for you, you'll have to join as an Ordinary Member.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:00 pm

Technospaz wrote:
The only downside for me in keeping my hcap in Malaysia is that the submission of score cards is a pain. Otherwise, there's no big incentive for me to move my hcap to SG.

thats what I see too bro... thats why i resume my MGK member..
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:01 pm

klt8144 wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
The only downside for me in keeping my hcap in Malaysia is that the submission of score cards is a pain. Otherwise, there's no big incentive for me to move my hcap to SG.

thats what I see too bro... thats why i resume my MGK member..

KL, you don't need anyone to maintain hcap'lah.

It's easy for you.

+1.

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:17 pm

mloy wrote:

You can still maintain your handicap with your home club in Malaysia and still join MGK. So instead of joining MGK as Ordinary Member (for those who want MGK to maintain their Hcp) you join MGK as Associate Member which is about $60 something per year. But please take note that you have to be a Union Member before you can join MGK. Hope that helps.

Mloy, no you can't join as associate membership unless the current handicap is maintained by a club that is recognised or registered with SGA.

I had this issue with MGK before as my handicap was maintained by Poresia, which is registered under MGA that has affliation with USGA. When I wanted to renew my Associate Membership, MGK wrote to me stating that I need to submit my handicap card. Upon realizing that it is maintained under MGA, they refused to renew and insisted that I sign up as a full member in which MGK will then begin to maintain my handicap.

I did write in twice and didn't get a reply at all from MGK, thus I decided to terminate the MGK membership altogether.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:23 pm

Agree with nutty88, below is from MGK website.

Note:
Associate members are required to have a valid handicap from a local club affiliated or associated to the Singapore Golf Association. Please note that golfers with handicap maintained by overseas clubs are not eligible for Associate membership application.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:29 pm

nutty88 wrote:
mloy wrote:

You can still maintain your handicap with your home club in Malaysia and still join MGK. So instead of joining MGK as Ordinary Member (for those who want MGK to maintain their Hcp) you join MGK as Associate Member which is about $60 something per year. But please take note that you have to be a Union Member before you can join MGK. Hope that helps.

Mloy, no you can't join as associate membership unless the current handicap is maintained by a club that is recognised or registered with SGA.

I had this issue with MGK before as my handicap was maintained by Poresia, which is registered under MGA that has affliation with USGA. When I wanted to renew my Associate Membership, MGK wrote to me stating that I need to submit my handicap card. Upon realizing that it is maintained under MGA, they refused to renew and insisted that I sign up as a full member in which MGK will then begin to maintain my handicap.

I did write in twice and didn't get a reply at all from MGK, thus I decided to terminate the MGK membership altogether.

Hi nutty88, you are right. My mistake for I forgot to state that my handicap is now currently being maintained by SGA Golf Club Pte Ltd. Intially I joined MGK as Ordinary Member because I wanted MGK to maintain my hcp and give up SGA but then they wanted a letter from SGA and I kind of got lazy and never got around to it so continued renewing with SGA and changed my MGK Ordinary Member to Associate Member. Anyway my main reason to join MGK was to play at OCC with my Brudders. Face Hug

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:29 pm

mloy wrote:
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mloy wrote:

You can still maintain your handicap with your home club in Malaysia and still join MGK. So instead of joining MGK as Ordinary Member (for those who want MGK to maintain their Hcp) you join MGK as Associate Member which is about $60 something per year. But please take note that you have to be a Union Member before you can join MGK. Hope that helps.

Mloy, no you can't join as associate membership unless the current handicap is maintained by a club that is recognised or registered with SGA.

I had this issue with MGK before as my handicap was maintained by Poresia, which is registered under MGA that has affliation with USGA. When I wanted to renew my Associate Membership, MGK wrote to me stating that I need to submit my handicap card. Upon realizing that it is maintained under MGA, they refused to renew and insisted that I sign up as a full member in which MGK will then begin to maintain my handicap.

I did write in twice and didn't get a reply at all from MGK, thus I decided to terminate the MGK membership altogether.

Hi nutty88, you are right. My mistake for I forgot to state that my handicap is now currently being maintained by SGA Golf Club Pte Ltd. Intially I joined MGK as Ordinary Member because I wanted MGK to maintain my hcp and give up SGA but then they wanted a letter from SGA and I kind of got lazy and never got around to it so continued renewing with SGA and changed my MGK Ordinary Member to Associate Member. Anyway my main reason to join MGK was to play at OCC with my Brudders. Face Hug

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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:43 pm

I was actually damn pissed off with MGK. In their letter to me, they referenced USGA all over the place and only 1 statement cited SGA. In my reply to them, I stated that my handicap card is issued by Poresia which is registered with MGA and MGA is affliated with USGA. Since MGA follows the guidelines required by USGA which is similar to that of SGA, I don't see why it is not recognized. My personal guess is that it has something to do with money.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:32 pm

nutty88 wrote:
I was actually damn pissed off with MGK. In their letter to me, they referenced USGA all over the place and only 1 statement cited SGA. In my reply to them, I stated that my handicap card is issued by Poresia which is registered with MGA and MGA is affliated with USGA. Since MGA follows the guidelines required by USGA which is similar to that of SGA, I don't see why it is not recognized. My personal guess is that it has something to do with money.

guess I'm not alone here.
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:00 pm

Kuan, welcome to the club. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:47 pm

try safra golfing section if u are a safra member... i think they are one of the cheapest
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PostSubject: Re: Trasfering Handicap maintenance from Malaysia   Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:39 pm

Any other experiences to share.
I am still trying to figure out if there are any other options.

Many thanks!
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