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chloe.c
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PostSubject: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:54 pm

Hi all, I'm new to this healthy sport.. wanted to take on lessons but where are i go? do i need to own a golf set before i start learning?
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:03 pm

Hi Chloe,

There are many coaches around, some of them are in GR as well. Look around and shortlist someone which you are comfortable with.

You need not own a set before you start learning. Usually your coach will be able to spare you one...
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi,
You can also talk to the coaches at driving ranges to find out more, and see who you are comfortable with.
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 am

Hi Chloe,

Welcome to GR forum. Maybe u can tell us where u stay/work/study, so easier for us to recommend.

Anyway, dont imvest in a golf set until u have your lessons n commit to this sports!
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:24 pm

Thanks all... but how do I look around and talk to them so randomly?? Haha.. go see see look look?

I stay in kallang.. currently working.. 5 days week. So thought sat or sun will be free to take on a sports I have interest in..
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:28 pm

i reckon many members here will be keen to advise you… you will be in good hands…
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:51 am

I saw a deal on Groupon, something like $168 for 11 hours of lessons. Would have bought it if they were not so far away. You can try to check that out but I'm not too sure how good they are.

I picked up golf for two months now and it wasn't until two days ago that I found out I was hitting my irons wrongly Exclamation Really need to get some lessons soon lol.
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:37 pm

Did you go for any lessons before? I only tried playing once.. outta fun kind.. wanted to learn it proper..=)
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:53 pm

You stay Kallang, can go MBGC range to look for a coach there... nearest.
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:13 pm

I din go for lessons yet cos I have some experienced people helping me start out...but I want to get proper lessons and go on the course soon...On the lookout for a suitable coach.

Ya I also go to MBGC, NSRCC and Punggol range to practice and the pros there always seem to be eyeing me as a potential customer. My newbie swing must be so obvious lol
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Talk to different pros at different driving range to see which ones you can develop a rapport
Some like the hokkien-Peng type, some prefer locals, some prefer foreign ones, some work better with pros who can articulate swing concepts, etc.

Some of these pro offer a free analysis and discuss how they can structure the lesson for you. Feel free to shop around. As in any profession, there are good and bad ones. Pick one that you feel works best for your style of learning.
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:36 pm

Golf Insiders wrote:
I saw a deal on Groupon, something like $168 for 11 hours of lessons. Would have bought it if they were not so far away. You can try to check that out but I'm not too sure how good they are.

I picked up golf for two months now and it wasn't until two days ago that I found out I was hitting my irons wrongly Exclamation Really need to get some lessons soon lol.

this deal is ok if you need basic introduction to golf.

6 pax to a coach if i remember correctly. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Although Im a non golfer, upon seeing my son learning and hearing his pro's scolding. its better to find a pro to teach you. Like my son he has many bad habits after 2 yrs he corrected and improved but still have a few need to tune. What pocketace shared is true, find a pro at yr comfort. For my son, im happy with his firm and strict pro. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:10 pm

Actually beginner course is quite straight forward, learn grip, stance, how to swing and the rest is practice. Down the line, after 1 year or less, you still need a coach again to fine tune again. At this time, would recommend look for a PGA coach.

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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:21 pm

Wish I had a mom like Tiramisu...
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Golf Insiders wrote:
I saw a deal on Groupon, something like $168 for 11 hours of lessons. Would have bought it if they were not so far away. You can try to check that out but I'm not too sure how good they are.

I picked up golf for two months now and it wasn't until two days ago that I found out I was hitting my irons wrongly Exclamation Really need to get some lessons soon lol.

I did that.

Took lessons at Bt Batok
Pc in two months
Handicap another two more

Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:42 pm

MadScientist wrote:
Golf Insiders wrote:
I saw a deal on Groupon, something like $168 for 11 hours of lessons. Would have bought it if they were not so far away. You can try to check that out but I'm not too sure how good they are.

I picked up golf for two months now and it wasn't until two days ago that I found out I was hitting my irons wrongly Exclamation Really need to get some lessons soon lol.

I did that.

Took lessons at Bt Batok
Pc in two months
Handicap another two more

Smile

Sounds like u enjoyed it...it's just too far for me, I stay Tampines Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:46 pm

neutralgolfer wrote:
Actually beginner course is quite straight forward, learn grip, stance, how to swing and the rest is practice. Down the line, after 1 year or less, you still need a coach again to fine tune again. At this time, would recommend look for a PGA coach.


yup yup

i did that too. only after my 2nd set of lessons at mbgc, i realised, so many things that i did/learned/practise previously..were not that right.. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:50 pm

MadScientist wrote:
Golf Insiders wrote:
I saw a deal on Groupon, something like $168 for 11 hours of lessons. Would have bought it if they were not so far away. You can try to check that out but I'm not too sure how good they are.

I picked up golf for two months now and it wasn't until two days ago that I found out I was hitting my irons wrongly Exclamation Really need to get some lessons soon lol.

I did that.

Took lessons at Bt Batok
Pc in two months
Handicap another two more

Smile

wow, great stuff.

i am still working on it on getting hcp. 2months definitely a no no for me
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:56 pm

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Wish I had a mom like Tiramisu...


Embarassed Thanks. when you golfer got chance to meet my cheeky son, please let him know!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:32 pm

Haha.. so cool to have supportive parents..
Where's mbgc... :p
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:06 pm

Just google "mbgc" and you should be able to find it.
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:38 pm

iuh wrote:
neutralgolfer wrote:
Actually beginner course is quite straight forward, learn grip, stance, how to swing and the rest is practice. Down the line, after 1 year or less, you still need a coach again to fine tune again. At this time, would recommend look for a PGA coach.


yup yup

i did that too. only after my 2nd set of lessons at mbgc, i realised, so many things that i did/learned/practise previously..were not that right.. Suspect

Was your coach at MBGC good? Can share the name?
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:39 pm

You can also try Bishan or Toa Payoh. Think these 2 are quite close to you too. In any case, I have heard that there are a couple of very good coaches at Marina Bay Golf Course (MBGC). You can seriously consider there.
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PostSubject: Re: New to golf! Advices and suggestions needed..   Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:43 pm

ahhhling wrote:
iuh wrote:
neutralgolfer wrote:
Actually beginner course is quite straight forward, learn grip, stance, how to swing and the rest is practice. Down the line, after 1 year or less, you still need a coach again to fine tune again. At this time, would recommend look for a PGA coach.


yup yup

i did that too. only after my 2nd set of lessons at mbgc, i realised, so many things that i did/learned/practise previously..were not that right.. Suspect

Was your coach at MBGC good? Can share the name?

My coach was Paul Creasey. But he left mbgc last month.
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