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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:39 pm

An update on my journey into the golfing world.

Had only my second game ever this morning. Played at Song Be Golf Resort. www.songbegolf.com Located about 45 mins away from Ho Chi Min City Centre.

Green Fees for Tuesday USD$62 (as member's guest)

It has 3 Nine Hole course. Palm, Lotus, Dessert. Played Palm and Lotus.

Tee off white maker today. played a total of 158 Stretcher HELP Shocked Sad Embarassed

Alot of Double Pars. All the par 3 were disasters. Could have 3 on for the par 4s but screwed up the approach shot. Landed in a few bunkers and each bunker took an average of 3 shots to get out.

Supringsly, had alot of 2 putts.

Best hole was a 315m Par 4. 4 on 2 put for a double bogey. Achieved this by driving with my 5 wood, 3 hybrid, 9i for approach but fell short and had to chip in.

realised that there are alot of things lacking in my game. both pyhsical and mentally. Physically, tired as was walking. Kept forgetting the basic things like not rushing your shots, keeping your head down as long as possible etc etc. Mentally, nerves got the better of me. Also course management was servely lacking. Flight mates kept telling me to relax and enjoy the game and not think too much. Play to my abilities.

I guess its back to the drawing board for me.

A quick note to all. Range will never ever replace experience / situations on the course.
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:49 pm

U should have a few beer be4 u play and at the half way house next time do thatt n u will play better
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:17 am

Winston, don't worry about it. Everyone starts off from somewhere.

At least the game taught u honesty rite?

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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:13 am

S70B is right, its nicer to play with ppl that do not cheat...

Thinking of ur swing on the course is definitely a killer... the best swing you have on the day is the one u are using to swing the club.... trust your swing and your swing will help you.
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:54 pm

Hi S70B,

It taught me not only about honesty but also humility and respect for the game of golf and all associated with it. I take it as a continous challenge to improve myself. As the game of golf evolves, I hope my game will evolve with it.

I think the best thing about golf is that you can never say you have mastered it as it continues to change. I hope you agree with me on that...

BTW, may not have met you but somehow I am in awe of your ability and drive to pursuit something you love.
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:59 pm

HI weesern,

Agree with you totally. I will always be deeply appreciative of how my friends have taken me to play games with them even though they know I am a complete noob.

As much as I try not to think too much about my swing, most of time it creeps it..haiz....
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:21 am

WiLL wrote:
Can i join too? got my PC last mth then now kinda stuck cos all my golf kakis like either not too keen or always not free...

Really not good, lots of airballs, topping etc etc... hope you all dont mind

Yes Will... we have all been through what you described... kakis not free, not keen... fat shots, air shots, huge slices etc...

My take? Play more with beginners who are a good sport. Laugh the game away yet at the same time, having the avenue to improve your game. Very Happy

Where do you usu play? We can play tog sometime - I'm also still in the stage of welcoming kakis, looking for kakis. Can PM me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:23 am

Winston wrote:
An update on my journey into the golfing world.

Had only my second game ever this morning. Played at Song Be Golf Resort. www.songbegolf.com Located about 45 mins away from Ho Chi Min City Centre.

Green Fees for Tuesday USD$62 (as member's guest)

It has 3 Nine Hole course. Palm, Lotus, Dessert. Played Palm and Lotus.

Tee off white maker today. played a total of 158 Stretcher HELP Shocked Sad Embarassed

Alot of Double Pars. All the par 3 were disasters. Could have 3 on for the par 4s but screwed up the approach shot. Landed in a few bunkers and each bunker took an average of 3 shots to get out.

Supringsly, had alot of 2 putts.

Best hole was a 315m Par 4. 4 on 2 put for a double bogey. Achieved this by driving with my 5 wood, 3 hybrid, 9i for approach but fell short and had to chip in.

realised that there are alot of things lacking in my game. both pyhsical and mentally. Physically, tired as was walking. Kept forgetting the basic things like not rushing your shots, keeping your head down as long as possible etc etc. Mentally, nerves got the better of me. Also course management was servely lacking. Flight mates kept telling me to relax and enjoy the game and not think too much. Play to my abilities.

I guess its back to the drawing board for me.

A quick note to all. Range will never ever replace experience / situations on the course.

Your flight mates sound like a nice bunch of people to play with... We are all appreciative of flight mates who accompany us patiently through the journey of golf... Hope you enjoy the many more games to come! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:42 am

star wrote:
WiLL wrote:
Can i join too? got my PC last mth then now kinda stuck cos all my golf kakis like either not too keen or always not free...

Really not good, lots of airballs, topping etc etc... hope you all dont mind

Yes Will... we have all been through what you described... kakis not free, not keen... fat shots, air shots, huge slices etc...

My take? Play more with beginners who are a good sport. Laugh the game away yet at the same time, having the avenue to improve your game. Very Happy

Where do you usu play? We can play tog sometime - I'm also still in the stage of welcoming kakis, looking for kakis. Can PM me. Smile

PM u liao...

Agree with u with the kakis not free, not keen... usually we go range/green every sat then now after we got our PC last mth, we yet to go green, always i went range alone... sigh..
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:57 am

WiLL wrote:
star wrote:
WiLL wrote:
Can i join too? got my PC last mth then now kinda stuck cos all my golf kakis like either not too keen or always not free...

Really not good, lots of airballs, topping etc etc... hope you all dont mind

Yes Will... we have all been through what you described... kakis not free, not keen... fat shots, air shots, huge slices etc...

My take? Play more with beginners who are a good sport. Laugh the game away yet at the same time, having the avenue to improve your game. Very Happy

Where do you usu play? We can play tog sometime - I'm also still in the stage of welcoming kakis, looking for kakis. Can PM me. Smile

PM u liao...

Agree with u with the kakis not free, not keen... usually we go range/green every sat then now after we got our PC last mth, we yet to go green, always i went range alone... sigh..

I agree with you too... sometimes I like to go range alone... because that's when you can concentrate on your swings and all that... but sometimes you also feel like having some company, who can point out to you what you are doing alright and what not?

But more often than not, I have been going range alone for a looooonnnnnng time already. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:03 am

star... i am alone too... Shall We?? Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:21 am

any of u guys go2nsrcc? also a noobish player looking for beginner folks. have a couple occasional groups but range is always alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:22 am

star wrote:
Your flight mates sound like a nice bunch of people to play with... We are all appreciative of flight mates who accompany us patiently through the journey of golf... Hope you enjoy the many more games to come! Razz

They are a great bunch of people. They were the ones who encouraged me to take up the game. Most have handicaps under 20!!!!!!!! Stretcher Stretcher HELP
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:26 am

lemmein wrote:
any of u guys go2nsrcc? also a noobish player looking for beginner folks. have a couple occasional groups but range is always alone.

I beginner, dont mind to join u in NSRCC Changi.. jio me!
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:03 pm

Star and Will,
Where do u guys normally go range? Lets go hit a few balls together sometimes Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:16 pm

You guys can go to Marina Bay Glof Course on Wednesday's. That is the usual gathering of GR's.

Link is below as provided by sunny

http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_32666/travel_site_143141/


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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:34 pm

jon8ball wrote:
Star and Will,
Where do u guys normally go range? Lets go hit a few balls together sometimes Very Happy

If weekend i will go MBGC, if weekday i will go Keppel cos I stay in the East and work at Central so taking cab to these places less siong but still siong la..
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:31 pm

jon8ball wrote:
Star and Will,
Where do u guys normally go range? Lets go hit a few balls together sometimes Very Happy

I usually go to Keppel on weekdays... as it's nearer my workplace... so don't have to spend lots of time travelling...

What about you, jon8ball?

Yes yes, can go together sometime... I go to the range once every week actually... can PM me... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:49 pm

lemmein wrote:
any of u guys go2nsrcc? also a noobish player looking for beginner folks. have a couple occasional groups but range is always alone.

????

bro i thgt i read somewhere u r the one driving 260m n above??!!! still noob? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:02 pm

dude distance doesn't come with experience necessarily, i am still very much a noob. the 260m is rarely on the same fairway i tee off lol and it's an avg of 240 carry, 260 is on a real ripper...i wish to one day fit my clubs so that i can achieve whatever's optimum for my swing but for now i'm plenty inconsistent and definitely still noobish...only distance is decent.
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:04 pm

lemmein wrote:
dude distance doesn't come with experience necessarily, i am still very much a noob. the 260m is rarely on the same fairway i tee off lol and it's an avg of 240 carry, 260 is on a real ripper...i wish to one day fit my clubs so that i can achieve whatever's optimum for my swing but for now i'm plenty inconsistent and definitely still noobish...only distance is decent.

oic... kekee buayaism.... kekekekeke

good luck bro, u got talent...
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:50 pm

Just had my third game of my very very short golf life ( 5 months). Played here www.songbegolf.com It happens to be one of the closest courses to HCMC.

First played there one month ago and scored a 158. today go back and played to 125!!! managed to shave off 33 strokes!!!!! feel very very happy!!!!! played a few fantastic approach shots to land on the green.

The best shot of the day was a 5I approach 140m to pin located on back. Alot of space between 1st cut of green to pin. uphill from front to back. Landed on front of green, bounced and roll to 5 yards from the cup. Was shocked and very very surprised.

the feeling of the range can never ever replace the feeling of playing on the course....and teh experience & knowledge
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:21 pm

Congrats Winston! More to come aye? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Virgin Golf Game   Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:34 pm

Hi Chemical,

Thanks many many and most definatly more to come.However staying away from golf till next year......time to take a break and hope this 2 week break can help me to forget all the bad swing habits....
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