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PostSubject: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Today went to Ponggol Driving range to meet one of my kaki, bought a pack of dinner
intend to stay late perhaps hit more golf ball. (200 balls)

As i enter the range I realised there's a car park barrier with ERP type, bought one token
asked the receptionist if theres free token for car park entry she no! You must get to it mah!
So I told her u must get used to lesser golfers also!

I told her I 'll have $6.00 one token and that's will be the last time I will come here, cos got
to pay car park!! after hitting my 90 ball paid car park $1.80. b'cos the rest like TP, Bishan
and OCC are free carpark and ppl spent their leisure time at range and also spend on F&B.

After I left the range had only few golfers, such very effective carpark, the management is
really sleeping doesn't know what's his competitor is doing! Family with kids also stop going
there, pity KFC business sure dropped!

After office hours hardly more 10 golfers practising? something is very wrong! Good bye !
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:33 pm

Bays aplenty? Gonna make this my regular spot liao. Thanks much for info.
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:46 pm

Definately benefit those staying nearby! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:57 pm

I was there last night ard 6pm and paid $3.60 for approx two hours parking.

Pretty crowded during that time despite the parking charges. Sometime ppl just dun mind to pay if they are staying nearby. Save travelling time and petrol bah.


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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:27 pm

honestly, the parking charges are horrendous. <2hrs parking cost me $2.80.
chatted with one of Poh Bros and was told that it was the stupid landlord who installed the ERP parking because alot of people used the cp and go to Popeyes. Poh bros rented the place and now gotta face this kind of nonsence.

can see significant drop in biz for the range and KFC.

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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:29 pm

parking still hurts the business...i have a few more tokens to finish up, once i am done, i am never going again.

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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:43 pm

the parking charges are really going to kill the business at that driving range.

its barely started and now this...hope it gets resolved soon. i always thought that Poh brothers are the ones who tendered and won the tender to built the driving range.???

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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:16 pm

The company that tendered for this place is called "Par Golf" not sure if this is Poh brothers
I 've asked them before they say no!

People like to have what we called instant gratification, example like free parking,
and the time and money spend can vary, like hit more golf ball, spend on F&B walk into
golf pro shop, some thing strike them, buy without consideration, impulse buying!
good for the business..now they are killing the golden goose the lay gold egg!
Penny wise pound foolish!

I for one would not visit them anymore, I rather visit Bishan, Toa Payoh or OCC
can take my time to enjoy the scenery, hit golf ball...at leisure paste.

Good bye Ponggol range!
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:25 pm

Wow, effective implementation of Parking charges. Wonder if everyone will stop driving when the govt starts moving towards "per use" car charges.
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:35 pm

was there with my usual kaki tonite, and the freaking cp cost $4.80! now we rather go occ... sad...
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:10 am

hide wrote:
was there with my usual kaki tonite, and the freaking cp cost $4.80! now we rather go occ... sad...

bring me too!!!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:19 am

wah, even in orchard road, parking is only $3.21 per entry in the evenings...
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:22 am

golfjoy wrote:
hide wrote:
was there with my usual kaki tonite, and the freaking cp cost $4.80! now we rather go occ... sad...

bring me too!!!!! Laughing

really mah? we're thinking of this thursday, either mbgc or occ, still not confirmed...
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:26 am

hacknet wrote:
wah, even in orchard road, parking is only $3.21 per entry in the evenings...

I tink next time if im gg i will walk there and play alone already as none of my friends will wanna play golf relaxingly at such an expensive carpark place! Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:44 am

I was there on sat, hit 90 balls n had abit of kfc wif my missus b4 leaving. My parking charges was over $3.50.... . I agree wif every1 tat the parking charges r ridiculous. Think I'll go back to occ n enjoy the auto ball tee up machine! 
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:47 am

so fast? the range is for sale?
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:14 am

ROC check revealed that it is owned by a Mr Tan Eng Siong with 51% and Ningbo Construction Company with 49%. Other proxies, if any, are unknown.

Directors include 2 chinese named Chen Ji Dong and Tao Jian Ming and of course Mr Tan himself.

looks like the Poh Bros do not own this range.

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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:45 am

Given the huge number of golfers in SGP going to ranges, I often felt v frustrated to have to wait for bays and sometimes seeing ppl occupying bays and not using them efficiently. In some countries, you "rent" a bay by the hour. I was hoping Ponggol kind of instil this "pay-as-you-use" concept, albeit via the carparking charges. Looks like its probably not going to happen...


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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:55 am

Does one even take fuel consumption cost vs parking charges into consideration?
If I were to stay at Punggol have to drive to OCC or MBGC to and fro... Wouldn't that cost more than merely driving to the nearest range and practicing?

Then there would be other cost involve also mah... Like car maintenance cost, drive further means must service more often... Hurt resale value of car cos of higher mileage...

There are more cost incurred that paying $1.80 per hour to drive somewhere further just for "free" parking!

As they said... Nothing is "FREE"

If not... Find a Taxi Driver that plays golf... Stays near you... So can jio him/her to range session...

I have seen taxi drivers at the range before... Even on the golf course!!!
NSRCC (Changi) has a few
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:01 am

Was there on Sunday at my kaki insistence, when driving into CP saw the gantry.Was like"this does not look too good." but since already there LL park car and headed for the range.

Whack 2 tokens worth of balls and decided to leave, saw that parking came to about SGD3.60 for 2 hours or so.
Told my Kaki that is the last time I am heading there, still like OCC better.
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:58 am

DGman wrote:
ROC check revealed that it is owned by a Mr Tan Eng Siong with 51% and Ningbo Construction Company with 49%. Other proxies, if any, are unknown.

Directors include 2 chinese named Chen Ji Dong and Tao Jian Ming and of course Mr Tan himself.

looks like the Poh Bros do not own this range.

DGman

Just called TP range to find out, Ponggol range is run by Poh ET,
carpark belongs to the landlord, ET management now at the mercy of the landlord! What a pity! Land lord wants everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:06 pm

I WAS there 2weeks ago having lunch at KFC
i told the crews AT KFC that once the barrier is up, they will never see me there.. Smile

It's not about the money we have to pay for the carparks.
ITS ABOUT "buay song" to pay ...

the management does not understand the feeling of drivers,,
it is not about GOLFERs

OCC is the place to go ... even No KFC there... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:07 pm

JonL_TK wrote:
Does one even take fuel consumption cost vs parking charges into consideration?
If I were to stay at Punggol have to drive to OCC or MBGC to and fro... Wouldn't that cost more than merely driving to the nearest range and practicing?

Then there would be other cost involve also mah... Like car maintenance cost, drive further means must service more often... Hurt resale value of car cos of higher mileage...

There are more cost incurred that paying $1.80 per hour to drive somewhere further just for "free" parking!

As they said... Nothing is "FREE"

If not... Find a Taxi Driver that plays golf... Stays near you... So can jio him/her to range session...

I have seen taxi drivers at the range before... Even on the golf course!!!
NSRCC (Changi) has a few

cheers cheers cheers can you sponsor me some parking fees this SUN ?
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:49 pm

The landlord have every right to impose ... from buzz stand point ..... The operator may introduce carpark redemption scheme to arouse ppl to patronize the place.
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PostSubject: Re: Ponggol Driving Range   Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:02 pm

robing wrote:
OCC is the place to go ... even No KFC there... tongue

Subway coming..... Laughing
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