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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Now I have the habit of sending my newly purchase golf shoe to the cobbler to sew it.
Its last longer as I've experienced "open mouth" too . Since then, I've prefer to get it stitch. $RM15 for a pair.Anyway there's always a spare pair with sock in the bag. You never know when you need it. Yes cheap sale stuff does not last long though it's branded. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:41 pm

Cmon guys let's not be penny wise but pound foolish!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:11 pm

Anywhere in Singapore where you can get your shoes stitched? Some place i asked cost about S$50. That's a little pricey considering you can get a pair of greenjoy for $68 from Transview.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:10 pm

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Anywhere in Singapore where you can get your shoes stitched? Some place i asked cost about S$50. That's a little pricey considering you can get a pair of greenjoy for $68 from Transview.

If you frequent JB, head down to Plaza KotaRaya. The cobbler location is near the Mosque ablution area. A small corner. If theres not many customer, they stitch on the spot,else its around an hour. Just nice for you to have a long coffee break or even lunch. And at level3 or 4 scratch , there's a golf shop if you want to look see look see...
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:02 pm

I may be wrong, but stitching new shoes could mean the cobbler is puncturing the waterproof membrane. That definitely voids your waterproofing warranty, and the soles of your shoes may never part, but you could have to live with two fishtanks on your feet through 18 holes. Especially with the weather being what it is now.

As for stictching after the soles come off, I was once told not to bother, since the shoes will never be waterproof ever again.

Perhaps someone who has worn both stitched old and new shoes can share on their wet day experiences.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:20 pm

anyone can recommend a good bargin for shoes? in JB,Bangkok or elsewhere?

i saw that FJ shoes are relatively pricey and i prefer nike or addidas ones...
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:33 am

After stitching, if definite not water proof anymore. I will downgrade the shoe to range only and keep it in the car
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:26 am

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tan_hong_wee wrote:
anyone can recommend a good bargin for shoes? in JB,Bangkok or elsewhere?

i saw that FJ shoes are relatively pricey and i prefer nike or addidas ones...
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]for SGD59, I gotten my FJ shoe fm Golf Direct (pls google if you do not who this resller is)

more importantly, golf shoe must be used periodically or else it will start 'tearing' at the sole etc etc

that is why , I weat that golf shoe everytime I golf since I have only one pair


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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 am

Reminds me of a question Derek asked when we played over the weekend. Which shoes would I use for wet weather golf and which I would use for dry weather golf. I said, "ADIDAS!!"

I only have one pair of Adidas shoes after all.

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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:31 am

I think so far my experience with FJ have been good. I have a pair that have been downgraded to range and left in my car boot permanently and till date after 3 yrs it is still in good condition. The only problem I face was the lace tearing from the constant tying...I use it at the range a few days a week.

The current pair that I am using is also more than a year and still very good.

Think like what all others have said , shoes should be use regularly or else it will disintegrate. I have a pair of Ecco dress shoes which cost a few hundred dollars and I only use it occasionally...last month after leaving it in the cupboard for more than half a year I wore it. It disintegrated as I walk and it was so embarrassing. Have to drive home to change.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:16 pm

I have a pair of footjoy (classic design) with full leather top. Bought it in Los angeles while playing at the robinson Ranch course in 1999. till today, it is still in good condition. Only change the spikes a few times. that pair if I am not wrong is made in USA. I compare to FJ sold here, the quality seems to be inferior.( maybe material and made in china/thailand).

Still saw some real solid looking FJ when I visit the states every year. May be FJ care to comments on the diff.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:42 pm

I just came back from Pan West at JCC. Asked the man about the cost of the FJ shoes and was told after discount it's $79. That's quite a good deal I thought. I asked if there's warranty for the FJ shoes. Then an elder man from Pan West interjected and commented that "cheap models" don't have warranty.

I was taken aback by his choice of words, "cheap models" and immediately told him of his wrong choice of words. Is he saying that if I would be "cheap" if I bought that pair of FJ. Even the 1st salesman was taken aback by his colleague's comment from his facial expression.

I would have thought that "lower range FJ do not carry a warranty" would be more appropriate.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:22 pm

TDO wrote:
I just came back from Pan West at JCC. Asked the man about the cost of the FJ shoes and was told after discount it's $79. That's quite a good deal I thought. I asked if there's warranty for the FJ shoes. Then an elder man from Pan West interjected and commented that "cheap models" don't have warranty.

I was taken aback by his choice of words, "cheap models" and immediately told him of his wrong choice of words. Is he saying that if I would be "cheap" if I bought that pair of FJ. Even the 1st salesman was taken aback by his colleague's comment from his facial expression.

I would have thought that "lower range FJ do not carry a warranty" would be more appropriate.

I think he meant to say that discounted models do not Include warranty. ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:09 pm

Like I said, it's a wrong choice of words. Mouth work faster than the brain and he is a salesman, my God. I hope FJ's brand is not cheapened by him in this case. When he said those words he wasn't even smiling. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:25 pm

Just got this delivered from TGW.com. Suppose to be good for wet weather.. will try out this weekend :p

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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:43 pm

OMG nooooooo...please dun wear something new...its like a recipe for disaster....its like asking for it.

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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:36 pm

mengteck71 wrote:
Just got this delivered from TGW.com. Suppose to be good for wet weather.. will try out this weekend :p



nice all weather nike shoes there.. are u wearing it with shorts or long pants?
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:05 pm

i usually play golf with long pants Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:34 pm

mengteck71 wrote:
i usually play golf with long pants Smile

never seen u in No.4 before......
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:43 pm

slinger wrote:
mengteck71 wrote:
i usually play golf with long pants Smile

never seen u in No.4 before......

Simple. Just go for reservist with him. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:48 pm

asahi wrote:
slinger wrote:
mengteck71 wrote:
i usually play golf with long pants Smile

never seen u in No.4 before......

Simple. Just go for reservist with him. Very Happy


he Guards leh....

me a tankee....

why walk when u got wheels.....
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:55 pm

Aiyah.....get fitter and better for golf mah.

It is all good. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap does not mean good   Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:38 am

Haha.. Look at BoB in No4. We about same size.. We from same platoon so look similar Smile
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