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PostSubject: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:44 pm

Just wondering if there should be any 24hrs range in singapore for golfers sometimes like me late in the night hand itch to whack a few balls... Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:53 pm

Of course!!
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:55 pm

But sad there isn't any operating in sg...hope 1 day we"ll have that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:03 pm

2nd that... It doesn't have to be 24 hours. But I always hope the range can open until 1 - 2am because very often I work late and leave office at 8pm.
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:15 pm

As a golfer , YES I'd love the idea, but as the operator.. NO.. High operating cost. Extend the hours to midnite over the weekend suffice... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:16 pm

maybe can follow bowling alleys. open till midnight on Sun-Thurs and until 3am on Fri and Sat nights and PH eves
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:33 pm

Actually no range is really "closed" just bring your own balls and torch light cheers jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:33 pm

bryanachong wrote:
Actually no range is really "closed" just bring your own balls and torch light cheers jocolor

i like that idea ! if you are doing it ! count me in Very Happy why not we go green with our own balls and torch light?
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:36 pm

yes! many times night time itch to hit some balls but all ranges is closed. Sleep

will be great if thete are extended hours for weekends or PH..
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:12 am

I am sure it is possible if there is a demand for it ... Just like 24 HR massage parlours ... I doubt at the moment there is a strong demand for 24HR driving range ...
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:01 am

I think the cost will be like electricity,whereas the counter can be like machine top up for the range cards..hopefully there is extended hours till like 3am ...snooker billiard bowling all got but our golf Bo leh so hopefully those towkay can look into this..I'm sure there is demand as night time is more cooling to practice and ppl like me itch at night sure go..maybe can test out for a month to see response etc...
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:37 am

It would be so nice to have golf facilities open till 3am =) bukit batok CDANS so far is one of the latest closing timing. 12am! =) me n my kakis usually hang out till around 1130pm
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:51 am

I am sure there will be some Owl golfers who like myself will support a way past midnight or 24hrs operating range!

Do hope a range operator is What a Face on this tread and start the ball rolling for it to happen and be know as the first in Sg 24hrs range Thread Nice
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:54 am

There may be night golfing owls like you. Am sure there are. But is it enough to sustain a business? That my fren is the million dollar qn
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:18 am

The driving range operators should consider installing solar panels to power their lights at night thereby saving electricity costs. 24hr ranges will then become possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:21 pm

The question is whether there are golfers willing to pay $35-$40 for 100 balls (conservative estimate) to make financial sense for the driving range operators to cover the additional electricity cost of lighting (floodlights).

Even with solar panels (and batteries), depreciation of the investment over the normal lease accorded to a golf driving range does not make any financial sense given the energy requirements of floodlights. The operator would still have to charge a premium.

Alternatively, if the driving range were to operate without the floodlihgts, would golfers be willing to pay to hit into a dark, unlit area where you can't see the ball fly?

I am guessing the answer is no to both the above questions.

Perhaps the next best alternative is to buy a whole bunch of luminous golf balls, a portable battery operated lamp, and head to an exec course that can be easily accessed at night (e.g. Tanglin).

p.s. Try the above at your own risk ... personally I think waking up early and heading to the driving range before work might be more practical

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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:30 pm

Discostick wrote:
The driving range operators should consider installing solar panels to power their lights at night thereby saving electricity costs. 24hr ranges will then become possible.

Solar panel? Nah... The installation and maintenance cost vs the return is not favorable . If the cost pass to golfers , they'll have to pay extra, they stop coming, the solar investment return cost have not breakeven, white elephant leow....LPPL... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:35 pm

There's a field just opposite my place where good enough for 250m but problem is that u have to bring your own golf balls. Buy those like 4 for $1. $20 can get u 80 balls.
But note. Do at your own risk.
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:52 pm

Go to the beach for bunker practice. It's 24/7...
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:41 am

operating until late at night will definitely occur higher costs for the management. so if they charge double, would you guys still go there?
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:11 am

hmmm how about an indoor place that lets us practise our chipping and putting? that might be more viable than a full fledged driving range and still can quench our thirst when we are thirsty heh heh....
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:31 pm

I think this would be wonderful idea, I end work later than 7pm so by the time I get to the ranges sometimes, its already closed... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:49 pm

already most ranges are empty in the daytime cept for the peak periods evenings 6-11pm n weekends.. doubt weekday nites/ mornings 12am-6am would be much different leh
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:16 pm

no need lightings lah, just use the light from road lamp post. that's what mardan mamat did when he was a caddy at JCC.
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PostSubject: Re: Should there be a 24hrs operating range in Singapore   Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:05 pm

jeffman88 wrote:
already most ranges are empty in the daytime cept for the peak periods evenings 6-11pm n weekends.. doubt weekday nites/ mornings 12am-6am would be much different leh

You've got a point there. I doubt not many people would be golfing at that time... So let me just ask, (I'm a very new golfer) where is the latest range that you have golfed at?
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