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PostSubject: My First Day on the Course - Austin Hills   Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:40 pm

This is going to be a bit of a long story of how I began golfing. Please bear with me. Rest assured I will not bore you with how I so stupidly invest in Pulai Springs but will instead go straight to my first experience on the course.

December 1995

My first game at Austin Hills. Four days before the game, I was hunting around for a pair of golf shoes. Bought a pair of Spalding at IMM (Nevada Bob, now known as Bob's Golf)) for $85 back then. I also bought a box of Top Flite new balls (Didn't know old/used/experienced balls exist as my friend who introduced me to this game didn't tell me). Then my friend's friend asked me if I had bought balls. Told him I bought a box of new ball. He told me new golfers cannot use new balls and must use old balls. He offered to trade his old balls for mine. I nearly fell for it but obviously didn't as it didn't make sense. Imagine how stupid I would be if I did listened to him. Of course he's just joking.

As usual, we have our breakfast along the way to Austin Hill before Carrefour. On reaching AH, went to the make-shift containers to change the shoes and was eagerly waiting for my kakis to appear. When they finally did, we head for the starters in our tuff-mate (No buggies available) for Hole 10.

Standing on top of Hole 10 in AH (if anyone of you can recall) is really exhilarating and panoramic view. It makes one so fresh. I was given the honour to tee off first (Didn't know we have to let the lower handicappers go first). As I step forward and was about to place the ball on the tee, the starter pointed to me and said I cannot play wearing tennis shorts. (Hey, my friend didn't tell me I must wear at least a bermuda. My friend explained to the starter and was let off.

I proceed to place the ball on the tee. Just as I was about to tee-off, the starter again pointed to me and asked if I know how to play golf. My friend's friend came forward and told me I must not place the ball in front of the tee box (so embarrassing). Ok, point taken. I proceed to give the ball a good whack and grimaced when the ball left the tee. Straight into the water about 100m in front.

Like they said, the rest is history. I got no coaching, no one to guide me and relied on books, magazines and in the later part of the game vcds.

Golfing stories can be long and interesting. I am sure over here many have their fair share of stories to share.

Mine is just a short story on a humourous side of how my first day of golfing feels. cheers


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PostSubject: Re: My First Day on the Course - Austin Hills   Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:44 pm

Now Austin Hills can't make it already,save your $ go sleep better if u wanna golf there now.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Day on the Course - Austin Hills   Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:59 pm

great story. I wonder if you are still golfing with your 'fren'who wanna swap your new balls with his experienced balls... hmmmm

My story is circa 10 years back... at Inda Puri in Batam... it was a blur but all 4 of us were beginners and the caddies are very good players...

they ended up teaching us how to play on course. The more brazen ones told us off like teachers telling off kids who misbehave ( in our case, when we execute a poor shot)

we even stopped after 9 holes for lunch! Our Caddies were certainly not impressed cos they are robbed of the chance to carry another bag for the afternoon...

after a few months of toiling in that course... we went on to play Austin Hills like TDO did... what a difficult course to play...
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PostSubject: Re: My First Day on the Course - Austin Hills   Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:55 am

"great story. I wonder if you are still golfing with your 'fren'who wanna swap your new balls with his experienced balls... hmmmm"

Bro Pocketface, my friend is just joking to test my naivneness in this game. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My First Day on the Course - Austin Hills   Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:31 am

Good Read, i guess i am blessed with the fact that my dad play golf and thus a lot of pass down clubs and guidance.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Day on the Course - Austin Hills   Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 am

[quote="pocketace"]great story. I wonder if you are still golfing with your 'fren'who wanna swap your new balls with his experienced balls... hmmmm

My story is circa 10 years back... at Inda Puri in Batam... it was a blur but all 4 of us were beginners and the caddies are very good players...quote]

My 1st game also there...some many moons ago.
Being younger and proud, i refused to listen to the caddie then.
And then i was getting abit annoyed at his constant barking, i challenaged him on a par 4 hole to show me what he's made of.. and he birdie it.
So embarrasing Sad
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