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PostSubject: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:46 am

Spent money on beginners' lessons (~$400)
Spent money on beginners' golf set (~$100)
Lay off for a few years
Spent money on beginners' lessons again (~$400)
Spent money on newer but used 2007-2008 versions of golf clubs (~$1000)
Need to collect scorecards for HCP
Spent money on proper golf apparels (~$200)
Spent money on golf accessories, including used balls, used golf cart (~$100)
Spent money to play golf at golf course (3 games ~$350)
Find out that I still suck at the game
Need to spend money on coach (~$700)
Need to spend money to play more golf at golf course (another 3 games ~$350)

And I'm still at my first step.

But golf is satisfying... sweeping the ball off the mat, seeing your drive go damn straight and then cant see the ball anymore, getting the ball out of bunker on 1 attempt, seeing your chip land within 3m of the pin... the feeling damn nice

My standard of play = I'm very happy getting double-bogeys all the way (<110)
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:11 pm

For me, it's..
Spent money on beginners' lessons (~$550)
Spent money on beginners' golf set (~$150)
Spent money on golf accessories, excluding used balls, used new golf cart (~$200)


Time to...
Save some money to collect scorecards for HCP
Spend some money on proper golf apparels
... Save some money to play more golf at golf course
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:43 pm

I try to cut down my golf expenses:

1. Cut down on range time

2. Make sure I use the same ball for every game or at least 4 games

3. I use less than 14 clubs coz that will minimize petrol cost as bag is lighter

4. I use lighther shaft for same reason as #3

5. I learnt golf thru the PGA tour coaches....but thru Golf channel

6. I play less than 18 games a year to maintain my GR PGA card



hope this will help you in cutting cost
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:47 pm

Duval_S wrote:
I try to cut down my golf expenses:

1. Cut down on range time

2. Make sure I use the same ball for every game or at least 4 games

3. I use less than 14 clubs coz that will minimize petrol cost as bag is lighter

4. I use lighther shaft for same reason as #3

5. I learnt golf thru the PGA tour coaches....but thru Golf channel

6. I play less than 18 games a year to maintain my GR PGA card



hope this will help you in cutting cost

+1
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:47 pm

my dad once told me....

u will only know the true value of money when u SPENT it.....



if what u have for golf is under your consumable income....

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:44 pm

i borrowed my friend's spare set when i first start playing. it didnt cost me a dime.
i don't find any coach or take any lesson, i self correct in the game.
but i spent quite a lot in a good set that can last me a few years.
apparel wise, anything as long as i'm comfortable wearing it, doesnt have to be fanciful.
i play once a week. sometimes if got extra time, twice a week. the only thing that set me back is the caddy tips
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:47 pm

Golf is expensive.... when playing with Slinger... What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:24 pm

It starts to get expensive when you start chasing the latest clubs...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:26 pm

ironstarz wrote:
It starts to get expensive when you start chasing the latest clubs...
Actually it start to get expensive when u start looking at good buy in GR. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:37 pm

enwee wrote:
ironstarz wrote:
It starts to get expensive when you start chasing the latest clubs...
Actually it start to get expensive when u start looking at good buy in GR. lol!

Yeah and in your heart you also agree its money well spent.... Going into a abyss of nowhere hahaha. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:38 pm

ironstarz wrote:
enwee wrote:
ironstarz wrote:
It starts to get expensive when you start chasing the latest clubs...
Actually it start to get expensive when u start looking at good buy in GR. lol!

Yeah and in your heart you also agree its money well spent.... Going into a abyss of nowhere hahaha. lol!
My golf kaki, told me before most of golf purchase are impulse buy.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:50 pm

it's expensive for me cos i have to buy beer cos cannot hit pass red tee.... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:51 pm

costajos wrote:
it's expensive for me cos i have to buy beer cos cannot hit pass red tee.... Embarassed
One way to do it...tee off with irons...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:57 pm

enwee wrote:
costajos wrote:
it's expensive for me cos i have to buy beer cos cannot hit pass red tee.... Embarassed
One way to do it...tee off with irons...

maybe should try putter.. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:11 pm

Duval_S wrote:
I try to cut down my golf expenses:

2. Make sure I use the same ball for every game or at least 4 games


Bro, you must be a really good golfer (single handicapper). Can use same ball for 4 games. I every game also lose balls so cannot save money that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:45 pm

To cut down my expenditure for golf....
Avoid asking my wife for opinion when i goes into a pro shop.....
(Answer will always be, get it if it helps you to improve your game and make you happy)
confused
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:46 pm

yob_ha wrote:
To cut down my expenditure for golf....
Avoid asking my wife for opinion when i goes into a pro shop.....
(Answer will always be, get it if it helps you to improve your game and make you happy)
confused
well that's good, at least not....if u getting this/that club, i'm going to get this/that handbag... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:36 pm

It will get even more expensive once you reached the level to bet snakes, sixes, individual match play, super vegas, etc......
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:40 pm

enwee wrote:
yob_ha wrote:
To cut down my expenditure for golf....
Avoid asking my wife for opinion when i goes into a pro shop.....
(Answer will always be, get it if it helps you to improve your game and make you happy)
confused
well that's good, at least not....if u getting this/that club, i'm going to get this/that handbag... Crying or Very sad

the same thing is happening to me bro enwee!

the golf club/bag dilemma..
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:56 pm

nutty88 wrote:
It will get even more expensive once you reached the level to bet snakes, sixes, individual match play, super vegas, etc......

Sounds very foreign to me... Question
Hope you are on the non losing side. rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:57 pm

Zig Zag wrote:
Duval_S wrote:
I try to cut down my golf expenses:

2. Make sure I use the same ball for every game or at least 4 games


Bro, you must be a really good golfer (single handicapper). Can use same ball for 4 games. I every game also lose balls so cannot save money that way.

I play with shag balls... $10 for 100.
Anyway, I don't think the ball is making much difference to my game.
Lost or drop in water, not heart pain at all lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:14 pm


To play golf one must have:
Start with a beginner set $250
Golf shirts $75
golf pants $90
hand stocking $30
Golf gloves $17
Golf shoes $120

A dozen of golf balls $15 (cheap one made by wilson)

Then pay a hefty green fee $90
Golf cart $15

Total to play golf for the 1st time about $700 .

Start getting more expensive when we get custom fitting, buy golf clubs + pricey shafts


That's how expensive golf is.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:16 pm

my beginner set is worth SGD890
shirt is fm factory outlet.....SGD20
golf pants.....bermuda which I been wearing for a few years.....think i bot it at $30 fm geo-donono
hand stocking......I too man...don use
gloves......$22...wilson
golf shoes.....$59 FJ



maybe that explains why I look like a gardener
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:17 pm

rkangrah wrote:

To play golf one must have:
Start with a beginner set $250
Golf shirts $75
golf pants $90
hand stocking $30
Golf gloves $17
Golf shoes $120

A dozen of golf balls $15 (cheap one made by wilson)

Then pay a hefty green fee $90
Golf cart $15

Total to play golf for the 1st time about $700 .

Start getting more expensive when we get custom fitting, buy golf clubs + pricey shafts


That's how expensive golf is.
That's ex...used balls only $0.50 per ball, pants can get for $40.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf is so expensive... ... but I like!!   Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Duval_S wrote:
my beginner set is worth SGD890
shirt is fm factory outlet.....SGD20
golf pants.....bermuda which I been wearing for a few years.....think i bot it at $30 fm geo-donono
hand stocking......I too man...don use
gloves......$12...wilson
golf shoes.....$59 FJ



maybe that explains why I look like a gardener
Duval at least no one said you looked like dishwashing auntie. lol!
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