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PostSubject: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:51 pm

A real golfer spends more time playing golf or at the driving range practising than on the internet looking for belts shoes and clubs.

A real golfer rather spend more money on green fees than on new clubs.

Which category do u fall into?

It amazes me that people rather spend $2k on brand-name irons but use these irons to play on $40 mickey mouse courses cos a $150 green fee is "too expensive?"

Or $1k for a driver but stinge on a $100 handicap maintenance annual fee.

Get a feeling I will get flamed for these contraversial statements
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:43 pm

Wow, I like your style.

Its just a predominant Singapore culture to invest in "vanity"

Examples:

1.People that stay in a HDB flat but buy a big continental car on loan and also always complain about ERP/Parking charges.

2.Buying branded goods/items using credit cards and breaking it into installments.

3.Spending money on branded golf gear but saving money by wearing his children's clothes to play golf
(to all the hiao "fitting" jap clothing wannabes you know what im talking about) cherry

Don't get me wrong, everyone has the absolute freedom to do what they want with their hard earned money and credit rating Smile

Living the Singaporean dream...



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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:53 pm

guy told me once 'a real golfer can play with any clubs' and 'if you can par every hole here in one go (Mandai), u can play anywhere'

i am nowhere near a real golfer..so i settled to be an internet warrior......
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Hmmmmm. I m close to being a real golfer except for my playing std
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:13 pm

Real golfers, pls show hands! Where are u real golfers? Kudos!
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:22 pm

for those who are interested, who doesnt wana be a "real" golfer??

but due to time, $$$, family constraint.... we have to compromise this n th..

frankly, i oso wana be a "real" golfer but too bad i can only be a "avrg" golfer who can only play once in a blue moon.....dun even wana mention range... or even equipment...
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:33 pm

real or unreal??

all jus coffee talk...

real golfers are pros.. most of us are just social golfers..

anyway we all go through phases.. after a while, the buying stops, the set get settled down and game will improve


my coach told me average need 7 years to play the game well for most ppl

my friend has tried all possible shafts, putters, irons, drivers.. he practically knows EVERYTHING about their specs

now he uses normal callaway irons on nspro 850 stiff

and play 79...

so real golfers??????
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 pm

I believe I fall into both categories. I'm willing to pay the green fees to play. But I m also willing to pay for a nice expensive golf bag.

But obviously I have my budget.

My game still Chui though.
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:55 pm

Aloyboy wrote:
I believe I fall into both categories. I'm willing to pay the green fees to play. But I m also willing to pay for a nice expensive golf bag.

But obviously I have my budget.

My game still Chui though.


back to back birdies still chiu meh....
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:43 pm

I just want to encourage people in this forum to go out and use your set. Don't chase after equipment dream.

Of course work and family comes first. But if u spend more money changing equipment than paying green fees, then you know something is not proportional. Max the use of your clubs!

When the buying stops, the playing/training begins!
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:53 am

yes, most of us here are social golfers, who try to enjoy the game and make some friends. i think buying the right equipment is more important than to go by brands because each person is different from another one.

those who have extra cash are willing to spend more on equipments. but expensive equipments don't neccessarily make someone play better, unless it is the right equipment for them. buying expensive equipments are just to increase their social status.

everyone has their own opinions.
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:36 pm

it all depends on what you want to derive from playing golf?

For me, it is to entertain overseas clients when they are here in SG, getting my mind off work when I play with my buddies during my occasional free weekends, training myself to be more forgiving to myself, learning to be patient and treat others with respect & courtesy... thus, being a "real golfer" from playing golf is not actually what I want from playing golf

As for spending $$ on golf equipment, it is a good conversational piece whenever I play with my clients or buddies.... for me, this is better than blowing my $$ away on alchohol binges or tips on mindless over-rated KTV Nightclub entertainment here in Singapore...

Just my 2 cents worth

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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:09 pm

audi wrote:
yes, most of us here are social golfers, who try to enjoy the game and make some friends. i think buying the right equipment is more important than to go by brands because each person is different from another one.

those who have extra cash are willing to spend more on equipments. but expensive equipments don't neccessarily make someone play better, unless it is the right equipment for them. buying expensive equipments are just to increase their social status.

everyone has their own opinions.

I second the motion on these one.

98% of most golfers are social golfers. They pick the game of golf to gain something New in their life.

New group of friends, New Business contacts, Set up Business deals
or plainly just Play to Gamble.

Others spend more on equipment. While some spend more on apparels

Each to his own.

Some prefer to play at the most convenient place & time.

Real Golfers are those who gain single handicap.
They excel at these skill becoz they put dedication on it
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:52 pm

to me, "real" golfers are those who respect the game by playing with etiquette, and with integrity.

Current skill level or how they choose to spend money for this sport are of little relevance to me.

This sport/game is for everybody. Pros, expert, beginner, seasoned beginners. Weekend warriors, 3 x 18 a week golfer, business golfers. Casino golfers, chicken shit golfers. Golfers who like orange and pink apparel with loudmouth motifs, or just plain khaki pants and white shirts..golfers who wanna stick with one set, golfers who wanna change set every 6 months.

This game is not only for good/skilled golfers or those who aspire to be Very Happy

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:54 pm

well said! kudos!
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:36 pm

pushslice wrote:
to me, "real" golfers are those who respect the game by playing with etiquette, and with integrity.

Current skill level or how they choose to spend money for this sport are of little relevance to me.

This sport/game is for everybody. Pros, expert, beginner, seasoned beginners. Weekend warriors, 3 x 18 a week golfer, business golfers. Casino golfers, chicken shit golfers. Golfers who like orange and pink apparel with loudmouth motifs, or just plain khaki pants and white shirts..golfers who wanna stick with one set, golfers who wanna change set every 6 months.

This game is not only for good/skilled golfers or those who aspire to be Very Happy

cheers!

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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:49 pm

"chicken shit golfers" = golfers that are afraid to go for green and chase the birdie and instead lay up every time for the par?

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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:01 pm

tronos wrote:
"chicken shit golfers" = golfers that are afraid to go for green and chase the birdie and instead lay up every time for the par?


what they call the other one ? I always chiong for green... until my score explode.. maybe it's called 'bull shit golfer'
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:03 pm

tronos wrote:
"chicken shit golfers" = golfers that are afraid to go for green and chase the birdie and instead lay up every time for the par?


I meant golfer who wagers chicken shit aka small stakes, but yeah your descriptions also can do. I am both Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:06 pm

Chicken shit golfers who dont chiong the green often turn up with higher scores in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:18 pm

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Chicken shit golfers who dont chiong the green often turn up with higher scores in my opinion.


I agree....and humbly acknowledge that I am a chick shit...for I have high scores

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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:41 pm

i feel a real golfer is some1 who enjoy his game (be it good or bad) but really enjoy every moment during the game....

at the same time, not being a nuisance or endangering others...

and end of the game, if u enjoy yrself and others enjoy yr company, i think thts a real great golfer... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: real golfers....   Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:58 pm

A real golfer will have tan lines like those you see on the left......
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