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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:44 am

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Any kind of shoes are fine.

But trust me, you don't want to be walking ard in slippers or flip flops on the course. Big time blisters man. My friend did it at the HSBC and regretted immediately.

Yeah, that was what I was told too. Because of the amount of walking required, it's best to come in comfortable walking shoes. If not, you'll end up with badly bruised feet.

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:58 am

track shoes are better, all caddies wear track shoes, not golf shoes......

when JD told his caddy to fly kite in the between of his round years ago (dunno which tournament), he pluck a spectator as his caddy....

so if that thing happens this weekend to any of the pro, dun let your golf shoes prevent u form being a pro caddy........
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:02 am

I wear a pair of old seasoned golf shoes. Give me some grips to walk up slope and water proof against damp grass. Track shoes may get damp and soggy

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:54 am

I wore track shoes yeseterday and almost slipped into the drain from the slope i was on while trying to take a pic of Lian Wen Chong hitting out fo trouble back up to the green. TV camera nearby some more, lucky never malu myself.
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:31 pm

No difference this year watching it on TV.

Alot of 'No cameras please' by the players' caddies everytime they line up a shot.

My neighbour asked me yesterday how come cameras are allowed on the course during the tournament when it is such a strict rule here to follow when they watch a PGA tour event.

Guess we'll never learn.

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:15 pm

I wore a pair of Timberlands. Not too bad, but I need thicker socks. The course is muddy so wearing trackshoes may be tough cause its wet.

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:25 pm

For those who are planning to attend tomorrow's session, do what botak suggested which includes:

1. Bringing your own H2O and food. Water/drinks are very expensive there.
2. Bring and use sunblock lotion. I used some but I'm still burnt Sad
3. Bring a towel. You are going to sweat. Heaps.
4. Bring an umbrella. I'm not sure if a golf umbrella is useful since it's big and bulky. Up to you, but definitely carry an umbrella.
5. Wear comfortable shoes.
6. Wear comfortable & cooling clothing (shorts are allowed). I wore my Mizuno Bio-Gear which I'm quite glad I did cause it gets hot and humid. Tomorrow, I'll put on my Skinz.
7. Bring something you can sit on. There'll be opportunities for you to sit by the rough around the greens but you may not want to dirty your pants so bring a towel, cloth, mat etc. Whatever it takes to keep your clothes clean.
8. If you want autographs, make sure you carry a marker pen (and be prepared to lose it too).

Enjoy Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:46 pm

Another entertaining day at Serapong and lots of stories to tell. Just to clear up some doubt about the Hole-in-one feat by Thailand's Chapchai Nirat - he DID NOT win the BMW as what some people might have perceived. The HIO prize was for the 14th which was the AP watch. Here's the scoop:

http://sify.com/news/harrington-calls-singapore-open-asias-major-singapore-open-diary-news-international-jk5q4cfffdf.html

"An ace but no watch for Chapchai
Chapchai Nirat, that burly but always smiling Thai golfer, who set a world record while winning this year's SAIL Open with a record 32-under-par, shot the first hole-in-one of this year's Singapore Open. He holed out with a two iron on the 239-yard par-3 eighth hole, which was his second last of the day.
Chapchai led last year's Singapore Open by three shots heading into the final round but carded a 78 to finish joint seventh. 'I thought it was going to be close -- it took a nice bounce to the right and went into the hole,' said Chapchai, who carded a 67 for the round.
It was the ninth ace on the Asian Tour and the 29th on the European Tour this season.
Alas, all Chapchai got was applause, for the hugely coveted Audemars Piguet watch was on offer only for a hole-in-one on the 14th. "
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

Noob question.. Where is appropriate to get autographs? Only after they complete their 18 holes or as they approach the next tee box, we can ask the players?

Dun wan to get thrown out of the course tomorrow.. heee..
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:12 pm

If you ask them walking from tee to tee, you will very likely to be ignored and or scolded by caddies or marshals. The only appropriate places are:

1. Driving range before or after practice
2. Putting green before they practice. Normally they will be rushing off to tee box after that.
3. After games

some pros do not like signing before games

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:13 pm

Best to ask them after they finish the round, when they are more relaxed. Of course you must see how they played, and the general temperament of the player too. Catch them when they coming off the last hole or after they submit their scorecard.

Before the round they are zoning in, best to leave them alone.

And keep an eye on ur souvenir item and marker, very often it can be just snatched by someone else, or given by the player to someone else by mistake too. So if you have an item that's already got tons of other autographs, watch it close.

Best players for chance of autograph are Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. Ian Puoulter beware, can bite ur head off. Darren Clarke got mood. Adam Scott possible, but guaranteed if you send a pretty lady.
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:17 pm

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Ian Puoulter beware, can bite ur head off.

Wah... serious case of buaya... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

A friend of mine tried to interview Ian and asked him wat his gameplan was for the next day. His answer "play golf!". My friend pressed further, asking Ian his strategy, reply was "tee the ball up, hit it, and repeat"

On the other hand, a staff member who sent him out to the course said Ian was chatty and bubbly, even playful. The staff member got the scare of his life cos he thought Ian was falling out of the moving buggy, reached over and grabbed Ian. He was just trying to swing out and grab another player's towel in another buggy.
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm

I love Ian's blue checker pants laaa.. i vote him to the most well-dress golfer!
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:57 pm

if you are looking for autographs, just target phil and ernie. They are the best to get autographs. Phil and Ernie would actually go to the putting green/driving range early and stand there just to sign autographs before proceeding to practice. It is part of their routine. They are perhaps the most friendly golfers to the fans.

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

today a handful of GR members were there..
moon, sunny, techno, duval, mindless, mindless friend, daveaha, ironfist, sinner, sinner friend..

ironfist,
where did u go after the first few holes? we lost you after a first 3 holes..

moon and sunny cannot make it down to BSO tmrw, you guys enjoy yourselves at sentosa.. Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:01 am

sunny wrote:
if you are looking for autographs, just target phil and ernie. They are the best to get autographs. Phil and Ernie would actually go to the putting green/driving range early and stand there just to sign autographs before proceeding to practice. It is part of their routine. They are perhaps the most friendly golfers to the fans.

YEAH! YEAH! we got an autographed cap from E ELS.. YEAH~~~
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:19 am

hahah sorry missmoon! i kinda got caught up on the 8th hole after poulter finished up on the 2nd cos phil was teeing off! Razz TS and i were checking him out! then i got lazy and we sat by the 8th green i ended up there the entire afternoon watching them play the par3. haha kuboya hit one 2 feet next to the pin! it was amazing..

i managed to catch EELS teeing off on the 9th as well just before the CAT1 horn blew. wah so lucky i didn't dare to stop and ask them for autographs..

forgot to exchange numbers too! neh mind next mbgc range meetup i'll try and make it down! Smile i had a great time and meeting you guys made it even better! haha
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:28 am

i got an used ball from Alexandra Noren

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:29 am

missmoon wrote:
I love Ian's blue checker pants laaa.. i vote him to the most well-dress golfer!

haha i agree! like TS said, just gotta go get some funky pants with a funky belt and you'll look pro already. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:51 am

oh and thanks to sunny, missmoon and the titleist folks once again for the titleist caps! i wore mine today proudly! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:53 am

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missmoon wrote:
I love Ian's blue checker pants laaa.. i vote him to the most well-dress golfer!

haha i agree! like TS said, just gotta go get some funky pants with a funky belt and you'll look pro already. Very Happy



Just like him!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:24 am

oh hor.. take photo!
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:35 am

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oh hor.. take photo!

i stood far far awayyyyy... and zoom to max laaa..
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 Barclays Singapore Open   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:52 am

ironfist wrote:

i managed to catch EELS teeing off on the 9th as well just before the CAT1 horn blew. wah so lucky i didn't dare to stop and ask them for autographs..

We were on the same tee and didin't get to meet up, haha..

You saw me? I was the one in the right rough taking pictures of their swings.
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