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PostSubject: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 11:59 am

Dear All,

Any recommendation of Junior Golf Program suitable for 4 1/2 years old boy?
Looking at those long term progressive golf lesson that i can bring my boy to attend once a week.
Prefer location to be near Jurong East if possible.

Look forward to hear from you soon.
Thank you very much in advance. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 12:06 pm

hi;

i just started my 4.5yr old daughter at stargolf academy at MGGC. its a 24 lesson package costing a total of about 680sgd.

most junior programs start at 5yrs or 6yrs, not many below 5yrs. i stay in the east so the best i could find is MBGC, 15mins drive not too bad i guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 12:17 pm

Peterinjb wrote:
hi;

i just started my 4.5yr old daughter at stargolf academy at MGGC. its a 24 lesson package costing a total of about 680sgd.

most junior programs start at 5yrs or 6yrs, not many below 5yrs. i stay in the east so the best i could find is MBGC, 15mins drive not too bad i guess.

Hi bro Peterinjb, thank you so much for your fast response.
Is the lesson conducted in weekly basis? on weekend in groups right?
Any idea of the golf instructors profile? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 12:37 pm

what i did was that once i decided to sign up, i left my name (daughter's name) on a waiting list. Once they have enough kids to start a class they will inform me of the start date, i pay up 1/2 week before start date.

classes are once a week, ours is sunday morning 10-11am. you probable want to let them know what is ur preferred day/time slot. they give a lesson plan/schedule/time-table for u to track progress. no make-up lessons for missed lessons though. in fact we had 1 Caucasian girl just join in last week on our 3rd lesson. there is now 4 kids in class. maybe u want to join in as well?

They have quite a few teaching pros there. to me it dun really matter since for beginner class. most important is kids hav fun and develop a liking for the game. Coach Shareen is a lady coach and is either used US trained or educated, speaks a bit kan-tang if u know what i mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Peterinjb, Can share what is the location of the class? I am exploring options for my son as well, though he might be a bit young now at slightly 3.5 years, so just checking out what is available out there.

Do you know if they have single adhoc sessions or what is the minimum lessons required for a package?

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Peterinjb wrote:
what i did was that once i decided to sign up, i left my name (daughter's name) on a waiting list. Once they have enough kids to start a class they will inform me of the start date, i pay up 1/2 week before start date.

classes are once a week, ours is sunday morning 10-11am. you probable want to let them know what is ur preferred day/time slot. they give a lesson plan/schedule/time-table for u to track progress. no make-up lessons for missed lessons though. in fact we had 1 Caucasian girl just join in last week on our 3rd lesson. there is now 4 kids in class. maybe u want to join in as well?

They have quite a few teaching pros there. to me it dun really matter since for beginner class. most important is kids hav fun and develop a liking for the game. Coach Shareen is a lady coach and is either used US trained or educated, speaks a bit kan-tang if u know what i mean.

Really appreciate for all these information you provided.
That means your daughter's golf coach is Miss Shareen right? Since they had already completed their 3rd lesson, not sure if it is too late to let my boy join in now, might not be able to catch up. Another issue will be the package fee, are they going to prorate it?
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 2:23 pm

R2D3 wrote:
Peterinjb, Can share what is the location of the class? I am exploring options for my son as well, though he might be a bit young now at slightly 3.5 years, so just checking out what is available out there.

Do you know if they have single adhoc sessions or what is the minimum lessons required for a package?

Thanks!

3.5yrs is a little young, probably only place that u can send is kindergolf. they take in kids as young as 3yrs. i suggest just bring ur son to driving range to hit (waste) some balls or any grass patch n play with him simple games just to spend time together and bond and build up a liking for the game. that is what i did.

my girl just started lessons at MBGC, they dun just learn how to swing a club, they play games n do exercises to train other basic aspects like balance and coordination etc.

i think you can engage any coach for single lessons or 1 on 1 lessons but dun expect it to be cheap. from a coach point of view, time is money. whether teach adult or kid, 1 on 1 or group, the same amount of time/effort required so same cost. Most pros teach a 10 lesson beginner course. try to find group lessons to lower cost, n is probably more fun for kids.

i guess unless u r very well off, us regular guys can only afford few hundred bucks on something ur kid may or may not take a liking to...not to mention future clubs, shoes, apparels n stuff.

680 / 24 is about 28sgd a lesson... to me is already very expensive. almost double her swimming lesson of 15sgd a lesson. but i think this is one of the more affordable ones out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 2:26 pm

toadteo wrote:
Peterinjb wrote:
what i did was that once i decided to sign up, i left my name (daughter's name) on a waiting list. Once they have enough kids to start a class they will inform me of the start date, i pay up 1/2 week before start date.

classes are once a week, ours is sunday morning 10-11am. you probable want to let them know what is ur preferred day/time slot. they give a lesson plan/schedule/time-table for u to track progress. no make-up lessons for missed lessons though. in fact we had 1 Caucasian girl just join in last week on our 3rd lesson. there is now 4 kids in class. maybe u want to join in as well?

They have quite a few teaching pros there. to me it dun really matter since for beginner class. most important is kids hav fun and develop a liking for the game. Coach Shareen is a lady coach and is either used US trained or educated, speaks a bit kan-tang if u know what i mean.

Really appreciate for all these information you provided.
That means your daughter's golf coach is Miss Shareen right? Since they had already completed their 3rd lesson, not sure if it is too late to let my boy join in now, might not be able to catch up. Another issue will be the package fee, are they going to prorate it?
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 2:35 pm

check out the stargolf academy website or call up and talk to them. i think max class size is 6 kids or thereabouts. if you can get pro-rate then good for u.

personally, bigger class means less attention given per kid. too big class difficult to manage, but more kids also mean more fun more competition.

3 / 24 is not so bad got lots of time to catch up, i think after a few lessons he should do ok. anyway, from what i observe, the first few lessons, mostly doing exercises and playing games. u din miss much.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 14, 2013 10:52 pm

I know at occ 2nd floor, there is a school that takes junior program. Minimum age, I'm not too sure though. Worth to check out.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Wed May 15, 2013 10:06 am

Peterinjb wrote:
check out the stargolf academy website or call up and talk to them. i think max class size is 6 kids or thereabouts. if you can get pro-rate then good for u.

personally, bigger class means less attention given per kid. too big class difficult to manage, but more kids also mean more fun more competition.

3 / 24 is not so bad got lots of time to catch up, i think after a few lessons he should do ok. anyway, from what i observe, the first few lessons, mostly doing exercises and playing games. u din miss much.

Peterinjb, i will give them a ring and check it out. Thanks alot for all the info. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Wed May 15, 2013 10:08 am

Neverendless wrote:
I know at occ 2nd floor, there is a school that takes junior program. Minimum age, I'm not too sure though. Worth to check out.

Hi Neverendless, will check out with occ. Thank you. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Wed May 15, 2013 3:55 pm

hmm, I see, thanks for your response, Peterinjb! I probably will do what you suggested as I think 3.5 years is abit too young too. My boy is having fun putting balls all over my house at the moment. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Thu May 16, 2013 11:59 am

toadteo wrote:
Peterinjb wrote:
check out the stargolf academy website or call up and talk to them. i think max class size is 6 kids or thereabouts. if you can get pro-rate then good for u.

personally, bigger class means less attention given per kid. too big class difficult to manage, but more kids also mean more fun more competition.

3 / 24 is not so bad got lots of time to catch up, i think after a few lessons he should do ok. anyway, from what i observe, the first few lessons, mostly doing exercises and playing games. u din miss much.

Peterinjb, i will give them a ring and check it out. Thanks alot for all the info. Very Happy

Hi Peterinjb, i called up star golf academy yesterday, they explained that my boy is not able to join in your current junior program since it's already running for 3 lesson, there won't be any make up lesson or prorated fee and afraid my boy could't catch up with their progress. They advised me to go down personally and fill up the application form and wait for the next upcoming program. By the way, is there any minimum height for the kid? They also mention that although my boy has reach the suitable age requirement, but it is still subjected to the height requirement, there might not be suitable clubs for shorter kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Thu May 16, 2013 12:07 pm

toadteo wrote:
Dear All,

Any recommendation of Junior Golf Program suitable for 4 1/2 years old boy?
Looking at those long term progressive golf lesson that i can bring my boy to attend once a week.
Prefer location to be near Jurong East if possible.

Look forward to hear from you soon.
Thank you very much in advance. Very Happy

hi toadteo,
u may wish to consider another option for a lady coach Jia Lee coaching over at Tanglin too, she was our very own local youth national rep before.....can pm me for her contact if u interested
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Thu May 16, 2013 12:20 pm

paul@golf wrote:
toadteo wrote:
Dear All,

Any recommendation of Junior Golf Program suitable for 4 1/2 years old boy?
Looking at those long term progressive golf lesson that i can bring my boy to attend once a week.
Prefer location to be near Jurong East if possible.

Look forward to hear from you soon.
Thank you very much in advance. Very Happy

hi toadteo,
u may wish to consider another option for a lady coach Jia Lee coaching over at Tanglin too, she was our very own local youth national rep before.....can pm me for her contact if u interested

Hi paul@golf, do you have any personally learning experience with her on junior lesson before? Appreciate you can PM me her contact. Thank you very much. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Thu May 16, 2013 2:56 pm

Read that tanglin has this SGA supported junior golf program, very much cheaper than others but only thing is that is weekday class. Maybe coach Jia lee can also do weekend classes?

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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Thu May 16, 2013 3:03 pm

toadteo wrote:
toadteo wrote:
Peterinjb wrote:
check out the stargolf academy website or call up and talk to them. i think max class size is 6 kids or thereabouts. if you can get pro-rate then good for u.

personally, bigger class means less attention given per kid. too big class difficult to manage, but more kids also mean more fun more competition.

3 / 24 is not so bad got lots of time to catch up, i think after a few lessons he should do ok. anyway, from what i observe, the first few lessons, mostly doing exercises and playing games. u din miss much.

Peterinjb, i will give them a ring and check it out. Thanks alot for all the info. Very Happy

Hi Peterinjb, i called up star golf academy yesterday, they explained that my boy is not able to join in your current junior program since it's already running for 3 lesson, there won't be any make up lesson or prorated fee and afraid my boy could't catch up with their progress. They advised me to go down personally and fill up the application form and wait for the next upcoming program. By the way, is there any minimum height for the kid? They also mention that although my boy has reach the suitable age requirement, but it is still subjected to the height requirement, there might not be suitable clubs for shorter kid.

well, nvm just put ur name on the list and wait a few weeks. or check to see if there are any other ppl already on the list. I see other coaches teaching other junior classes at various stages all during the 10-11am time slot. at least 2 other classes in session.

I dunno about any height requirement, was not informed about it. Anyway my daughter is just over a meter, about 110cm, her classmates r a little shorter.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Fri May 17, 2013 4:50 pm

hi
coach Phua
based at executive golf course

he's famous for teaching kids, end up with a beautiful swing by the time they hit primary 1

Phua is Singapore's first medalist during the 60s and 70s.
he's now v v old ... used to be at sicc

he teaches there every night, can see kids hollering around him

All the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 21, 2013 11:19 am

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coach Phua
based at executive golf course

he's famous for teaching kids, end up with a beautiful swing by the time they hit primary 1

Phua is Singapore's first medalist during the 60s and 70s.
he's now v v old ... used to be at sicc

he teaches there every night, can see kids hollering around him

All the best.

Hi spacegolfer, is there any website that i can read about Coach Phua and his program rates. Btw thanks alot for your recommendation.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 21, 2013 6:22 pm

hi toadteo

you can google phua thin kiay.

i found a couple of fb pages for him and mandai executive golf club

have many friends who's kids were under him since 3 or 4 including mine.
amazing swing.

he's very old already, coaching for 40 years, thus minimal publicity now.

amazing personality, no airs, likes hard work, dislikes hot air.

friend who intro-ed was a top junior at sicc under him.

good thing is Exec GC has a mickey mouse course to train as well.


Good luck
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 21, 2013 9:40 pm

Can join Phil brew golf academy,offer group and individual lessons.might have to check it out though,I heard mark kawasoe at nsrcc changi is pretty good with kids
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 21, 2013 10:30 pm

spacegolfer wrote:
hi toadteo

you can google phua thin kiay.

i found a couple of fb pages for him and mandai executive golf club

have many friends who's kids were under him since 3 or 4 including mine.
amazing swing.

he's very old already, coaching for 40 years, thus minimal publicity now.

amazing personality, no airs, likes hard work, dislikes hot air.

friend who intro-ed was a top junior at sicc under him.

good thing is Exec GC has a mickey mouse course to train as well.


Good luck

spacegolfer, thank you very much for the full name and your review. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Tue May 21, 2013 10:32 pm

honkytong wrote:
Can join Phil brew golf academy,offer group and individual lessons.might have to check it out though,I heard mark kawasoe at nsrcc changi is pretty good with kids

Hi honkytong, thank you very much for your recommendation, i will check them out and compare.
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PostSubject: Re: Any recommendation of junior golf program suitable for 4 1/2 yrs old boy   Wed May 22, 2013 9:09 am

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