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PostSubject: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:49 am

Thought I would not enjoy golf since I came back last year as the weather here is too hot. After being dissed around by colleagues, 6 weeks ago I went out, bought an iron set with wedges off the rack, shoes, gloves etc, borrowed some woods and a putter (bot my own set since then.....) and went serapong.... Disastrous score, but guess what, I'm hooked on golf. Despite the sh1ty weather here. Pity my work related kakis are very seasoned and good players, but guess what is coming their way..... Twisted Evil

Ok I cant afford Sentosa, TMCC and SICC (anyway won't pass the cut with the wife even if I could) Living in the east and looking for sufficient number of kakis to form flights for night/evening and/or weekends. Which clube do you think I should research in more detail?

Noticed from reading the threads here also that some guys became really good in about 1-2 years, so really motivated to start playing with some of the kakis here and get tips from them on their improvement. Side note: I went to visit a pro, he asked me what my goals were, I said " to be single handicapper by early next year" Pro: *Silence*. scratch .... i guess he wasnt direct enough to tell me dream on dude.....
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:26 am


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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:40 am

Looking at the details, i would say Keppel is pretty under-rated. I would give it a much higher value and/or ranking.
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:58 am

On the topic of keppel, are there many members in this forum? anyone by any chance works in the raffles place area, and sneaks in a 9 hole late afternoon weekday round?
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:27 am

I'm surprised to note that nsrcc did not score higher in terms of conditioning. I feel that nsrcc's course condition (kranji and changi) is second only to TMCC and Sentosa, considering the fact that a flight of golfers get sent out every 7 mins in NSRCC even on weekdays. Case in point, how can Warren score higher than nsrcc for conditioning?


Of course generally, sg clubs are better maintained than the job clubs, that's my view anyway...
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:29 am

pocketace wrote:
I'm surprised to note that nsrcc did not score higher in terms of conditioning. I feel that nsrcc's course condition (kranji and changi) is second only to TMCC and Sentosa, considering the fact that a flight of golfers get sent out every 7 mins in NSRCC even on weekdays. Case in point, how can Warren score higher than nsrcc for conditioning?


Of course generally, sg clubs are better maintained than the job clubs, that's my view anyway...
Agree with u Bro...
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:41 am

I think it depends on when the test was done in 2011. If you look at the individual columns, some of the ratings are fair and its true that NSRCC are better than warren in terms of overall course conditions. But if you talk about clubhouse condition, i think they rated it correctly.
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:14 am

Khorkar wrote:
Looking at the details, i would say Keppel is pretty under-rated. I would give it a much higher value and/or ranking.

Swee! I Like
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:15 am

blong wrote:
On the topic of keppel, are there many members in this forum? anyone by any chance works in the raffles place area, and sneaks in a 9 hole late afternoon weekday round?

Yes, you can just walk in a play from 4.30 onwards.
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:28 am

10reasons why Kepple is good.

1. The only golf club as near town at this price.
2. The only club that is accessible by MRT.
3. The best training ground in the whole of Singapore
4. The undulating fairway give you a good workout
5. The club is always "alive" day or night.
6. A gym overlooking the open sea
7. A hot and romantic jucuzee with a sea view
8. Good range of nice restaurants
9. Great upside potential
10. At this price $20K, it's a no brainer!

Bonus: Park your car at kepple and take a train to CBD/work ( Save $300/mth ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:32 am

+1 more

Get access to MC ATM
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:34 am

Quote :
Bonus: Park your car at kepple and take a train to CBD/work ( Save $300/mth

hmmmm.......
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:39 am

mowen wrote:
+1 more

Get access to MC ATM

Don't bully my buggy mate!
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:42 am

pocketace wrote:
I'm surprised to note that nsrcc did not score higher in terms of conditioning. I feel that nsrcc's course condition (kranji and changi) is second only to TMCC and Sentosa, considering the fact that a flight of golfers get sent out every 7 mins in NSRCC even on weekdays. Case in point, how can Warren score higher than nsrcc for conditioning?


Of course generally, sg clubs are better maintained than the job clubs, that's my view anyway...

Bro, the course ranking nsrcc is better than warren but come to club house ranking is different.
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:53 am

seebayho wrote:
mowen wrote:
+1 more

Get access to MC ATM

Don't bully my buggy mate!

I book him next Thu already Smile

Battle of the long putters Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:57 am

mowen wrote:
seebayho wrote:
mowen wrote:
+1 more

Get access to MC ATM

Don't bully my buggy mate!

I book him next Thu already Smile

Battle of the long putters Smile

Put me in lah, we sadam you.
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:18 pm

I need to withdraw $$ too. Can also book this ATM?
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:35 pm

mowen wrote:
+1 more

Get access to MC ATM

is he sponsoring your attas wedding dinner?
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:25 pm

Interested to know what's Blong's decision in the end Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:35 pm

i put in a bid for Keppel in the transfer market. slightly below last traded. See how it goes. Smile . Clinching factors are i'm going to be sending my kid to AGC too, and proximity to my workplace ; so can "disappear" for 1-2 hours, go range, shower and back at my desk without anyone knowing any better. And can siam from office early and in 15mins, stand at tee-box. Then when I go play with my work mates, pretend I no practice and then skin them.....

Also economy not doing so well, cannot anyhow buy this buy that.....
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:41 pm

kekek let us know when you are successful.. then it will be one of those successful threads Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:08 pm

blong wrote:
i put in a bid for Keppel in the transfer market. slightly below last traded. See how it goes. Smile . Clinching factors are i'm going to be sending my kid to AGC too, and proximity to my workplace ; so can "disappear" for 1-2 hours, go range, shower and back at my desk without anyone knowing any better. And can siam from office early and in 15mins, stand at tee-box. Then when I go play with my work mates, pretend I no practice and then skin them.....

Also economy not doing so well, cannot anyhow buy this buy that.....

Hi blong

Thank you choosing Keppel Club. As a member of 10 years I hope you will find joy and fun as a member of the club... Just a couple of pointers before you commit.. With your best interests at heart and no other intentions..:

1. Non members can use the range too
2. With the various cards and MGK membership you can play @ Keppel and other courses at a very reasonable prices. Note that as member you still have to pay buggy fees
3. The club is left with about 10 years of lease. I personally feel they have to move given the prime location and blue print 2020. Thus I personally estimate some good amount of top ups from each members when that happens. Perhaps I'm wrong. But still this is an unknown issue...
4. If you wanna just the gym there are nice ones around town too..
5. Non members can also dine at their various restaurants.
6. Perhaps it's good to check the last 10 years price movements for a better idea of its price potentials if you are looking from an investments point of view..

In any way... Perhaps it's good to play a couple of rounds at the club first, or any clubs you looking to buy, before making that commitment.. Spend some time in the club house. Feel their service level and whether you are happy with the facilities etc..

Lastly, ask around on the various credit card privileges.. I so know cimb, Ocbc platinum and perhaps uob Amex all have some golfing perks..

cheers





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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:52 pm

Thanks for the advice, appreciate it. Will do as you advised. Was not aware of special prices non members pay to play on the course. Will go check it out this sunday. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:04 pm

blong wrote:
Thanks for the advice, appreciate it. Will do as you advised. Was not aware of special prices non members pay to play on the course. Will go check it out this sunday. sunny

My pleasure...

In any case.. Please also consider tmcc Laughing

Gardens #1 on Golf Digest again... cheers

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Not another "which club should I join" thread....   Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:57 pm

blong wrote:
i put in a bid for Keppel in the transfer market. slightly below last traded. See how it goes. Smile . Clinching factors are i'm going to be sending my kid to AGC too, and proximity to my workplace ; so can "disappear" for 1-2 hours, go range, shower and back at my desk without anyone knowing any better. And can siam from office early and in 15mins, stand at tee-box. Then when I go play with my work mates, pretend I no practice and then skin them.....

Also economy not doing so well, cannot anyhow buy this buy that.....

Hi
i always assume that to buy a golf club membership, one just look at the Straits Times classified ad and call one of those advertised.

How and where does one put a bid in the transfer market?

I'm keen to learn.

Thanks sifu!

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