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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:20 am

Wah... nice pics. The Par 4 looks scary. I feel like I'll be busy ball-hunting on this course. Dave, you should organize a GR-expedition there! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:41 am

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Wah... nice pics. The Par 4 looks scary. I feel like I'll be busy ball-hunting on this course. Dave, you should organize a GR-expedition there!

yeah man....the course looks really nice.....
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:58 am

The golf looks nice but it seems like accuracy is a MUST off the tee.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:14 am

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Lamts18 wrote:
Nice courses there in Bandung and the caddies there ..... superb ..... Razz


Yes yes... Mr. Lam, you played there before ?

The caddies are very knowledgeable and lots of them are single handicappers too. Every Monday, in some golf course there in Bandung they hold their own small tournament for Caddies only...


Have not had a chance to play there but heard so much from my Bosses .. only played all the courses in Bali ... anyone keen to go Bandung , Surabaya for golf , i am ok to join ...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:35 am

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Wah... nice pics. The Par 4 looks scary. I feel like I'll be busy ball-hunting on this course. Dave, you should organize a GR-expedition there!

yeah man....the course looks really nice.....

In contrary, you don't have to do ball hunting, seriously. Because you have willing caddies to find your missing ball from your wayward shots everywhere they go. Unless they went totally to the forest, then they can't find lah. And.... if your caddies can't find, there're lots of kampong kids who really go to the forest and find for you. You just need to bail your ball back for a very small amount (like 20c-1$, up to you) Very Happy

I'd love to make an arrangement for people to play there... but I think there's one chap here in Singapore who can arrange to play there (including all the transport there which is a big problem).

To start off, Air Asia fly to Bandung on daily basis. They charge $18 for sports/golf equipment.
Decent hotel to stay is Hilton, Sheraton, and Hyatt... Maybe someday I'll arrange one for you guys Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:56 pm

In spite of the heavy rain, many lady ang mo golfers (3 and 4 ball flights) and literally running from hole-to-hole as the course was busy this morning (EGC), I was only 7 over off the blue/white tees. The groups in front were kind to let me thru.

Some doubted I was able to play much better than them and just wanted to get ahead of them, but after hitting the greens from the tees (five pars today--no birdies), they let me thru.

The rain was heavy the last two holes--I had to putt with one hand holding my umbrella!

Unless there is fun 19th hole activities or I am with my close kakis, I enjoy playing solo--especially two balls at NSRCC, EGC or JCC Exec course.

Can concentrate better and need not try to impress anybody.

An exception is if the flight is both men & women as the guys will play more seriously to impress the girls usually.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:44 pm

I like golfing alone. And I would be doing again this week in Saudi Arabia.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:46 pm

impressive CK, good job!!! 5 pars... wow... cool...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:39 am

JT: If only I did nearly as well on full-size courses.

Sad

My best score at Tanglin GC was +4 over nine holes.

My short distances off the tee (only about 180m carry) and when hitting fairway woods on the course sux and costs me 30 - 50 metres per hole.

I have been trying to get my putt averages lower and obtain more accuracy within 100 metres of the greens--greenside chipping & pitching.

I will switch back to graphite shafted irons with half-cavity back forged heads, and also get lighter woods also in future.

I am not getting younger unfortunately.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:14 am

I didn't know that playing solo golf was such a common thing.. and to think i was a little paiseh for the first 2 holes..

Responding to UL's post, i agree that golf is a social game and that it's definitely more fun when you do it with friends. However, there will be times when you're so itchy to golf, but can't find any partners.. just remember there's no harm going solo. You'll probably still have a good time Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:18 am

I do golf alone.

In fact, i have planned out 3 solo rounds next week on weekdays.

I find playing alone very therapeutic. It gives me time to think about things. If i am not thinking about things, the solitude enables me to appreciate the natural surroundings. Also, I used this solo rounds for practise and very often will hit a few shots.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:25 am

nietsu, if u suddenly dun feel like playing solo...count me in...i will join u...or we can hav 2 flights of single ball playing the course together haha...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:26 am

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I do golf alone.

In fact, i have planned out 3 solo rounds next week on weekdays.

I find playing alone very therapeutic. It gives me time to think about things. If i am not thinking about things, the solitude enables me to appreciate the natural surroundings. Also, I used this solo rounds for practise and very often will hit a few shots.

Where do you play solo, bro?

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:30 am

I agree as my work involves so much talking, listening and interacting with peeps all day long, it's hard to get time just to be alone for reflection and concentration.

For me golf is also theraputic--if I play reasonably well or accomplish by intended goals for the day.

Wink

Ben Hogan & Mo Norman were very introverted (shy) guys and prefered practicing and playing alone. Today, both are considered two of the best ball-strikers to play this venerable game.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:40 am

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JT: If only I did nearly as well on full-size courses.

Sad

My best score at Tanglin GC was +4 over nine holes.

My short distances off the tee (only about 180m carry) and when hitting fairway woods on the course sux and costs me 30 - 50 metres per hole.

I have been trying to get my putt averages lower and obtain more accuracy within 100 metres of the greens--greenside chipping & pitching.

I will switch back to graphite shafted irons with half-cavity back forged heads, and also get lighter woods also in future.

I am not getting younger unfortunately.

CK

CK, 4 over for 9 holes is very good!!!

well, at least u can get the hard part rite.. (100m in n putting) driver n long game wise, juz go for a few lessons, get some good equipment... there u go, i believe u can enjoy it more. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:41 am

hoelwill wrote:
nietsu, if u suddenly dun feel like playing solo...count me in...i will join u...or we can hav 2 flights of single ball playing the course together haha...

Can! Will be on 2 weeks leave starting next week.

Planning morning rounds orede. Willy : you on leave?

T'paz : I play everywhere from Legends, Puteri, MBGC, Palm.....Decision-making mainly based on impulse when i play alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:49 am

nientsu, with the rate u r playing, will improve alot...

plus got experts like willy n jason, sup sup suai.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:06 pm

No lah...

I just a below average player....who always apprecaites a good company.

JT : Hows your training sessions?
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:09 pm

nientsu wrote:
No lah...

I just a below average player....who always apprecaites a good company.

JT : Hows your training sessions?

hmm nothing much for 1st lesson... being videoed then review.. my swing looks crap....

anyway, juz some intro n some comment on swing... given one drill to work on it then next week another lesson...

will try try the drill loh... see how it feels after more lessons.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:04 pm

Bro Nientsu, next time you wanna play solo... shout out here. There'll definitely be others who wouldn't mind joining in. Unless, you want time to reflect and ponder about life, the universe and Megan Fox.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:13 pm

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Bro Nientsu, next time you wanna play solo... shout out here. There'll definitely be others who wouldn't mind joining in. Unless, you want time to reflect and ponder about life, the universe and Megan Fox.

Hahahahaha

If its Megan Fox, i will be at home watching Transformers 2, replaying the scene where shes riding the bike and wishing that i am the bike......
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:26 pm

Sounds like she can vroom you anytime.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:46 pm

Yea man......anytime, anywhere baby!!!

T'paz : if you need players next 2 weeks, let me know k??
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:52 pm

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T'paz : if you need players next 2 weeks, let me know k??

You betcha!

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing solo - anyone tried?   Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:43 pm

nientsu wrote:

Can! Will be on 2 weeks leave starting next week.

Planning morning rounds orede. Willy : you on leave?

I will take leave whenever there is a game...got game, got leave, no game, no leave....ha
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