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slinger
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PostSubject: Course Guides   Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:25 am

since i aint playing golf on a sunny lazy morning.....

though i shared with u guys what i have a habit of doing over the years....

each time i play a new course, i will have this habit of recording the course layout... which in turn will help me manage the course better the next time i play

eg OCC

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i always believe good preparation will void Murphy's Law...

however, it din happen all the time but..... i can at least halve the hole!!



everybody can do it..... it depends whether u ar up for the task

obviously i got help from my range finder but most time i rely on the distance markers....

it has helped me in my game.... i hope it will help u guys

as one of my many shifus says "your game will only improved if u help yourself"....


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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:33 am

Wish I had the time for this on the course given my current skills. Haha. Good job bro!
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:43 am

Thanks for sharing! It takes great discipline to do this. Most of the time I will be too eager to play the next shot. Wish I could do this.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:21 pm

Slinger is a good player because he prepares for the game (not about buying the latest and greatest)
If he is not hitting shots at the range or grooving in his short game at kranji, he'll be taking notes like this when he plays

He takes a disciplined approach towards the game. He takes pleasure winning wager off you because he works harder than you

Every now and then, he will write a hole by hole review of certain courses (just search in gr forum and you will find)

Well done mate, thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:32 pm

did the same thing but using com, i use google maps or some golf gps website coupled with google maps. But, i feel that only can do offsite mapping if it is your home course as i used some local knowledge like distance markers and distance offset of the golf gps. onsite mapping is still best with rangefinders but only can do on maintenance days.



Green info gotten from my dad when he say he played in club championship many years ago



both are par3 hole 6 of SEL, first picture self drawn using paint. looking at the green layout, both quite similar.

But seriously, home course don't even need such detailed mapping.
But studying the 18holes greens of SEL(of course my dp got distances removed), blue red white pins distance are not always 10m apart from each other. SEL got 1 hole, all 3 pins are only approx 3m apart.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:59 am

Bro,

Whao.... so much commitments...... Are you going to cover all the golf courses in Singapore?

Good on you

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:18 am

Do you think those golf apps that download maps onto your phone/tablet are as useful?
I think your course guide is a great idea but as a new golfer i wouldn't know what notes I should be taking. I need to learn to hit straight before I can think about working the ball left or right so as to place myself in the best position for the next shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:57 am

never quote any reply, i just reply lor :X
i never use the guide i made, cause seriously, it is second nature already playing home course. Players have different set of skills, for me, i would normally end up in the fairway most of the time, so how tight the fairway is is not an issue and my driver is more accurate than my woods(kinda of wierd so normally use wood teeoff lands up somewhere else).
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:19 am

Bro Slinger... KD to you man..

Any course in Singapore you haven't played before?? We go play there Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:32 am

Bro Slinger, you should consider publishing your note book as an app that we can download (fee for a lite version and hopefully just 0.99 or 1.99 for the full version). Regards.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:39 am

my home course is nsrcc....

i have about 10 courses on my notebook.... keppel, jcc, sicc, tmcc etc



as i mentioned, just a habit i have formed....

makes me remember the holes if i ever go back there again....
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:40 am

chien wrote:
Bro Slinger... KD to you man..

Any course in Singapore you haven't played before?? We go play there Laughing


i have yet to have gardens..... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:46 am

my course guide only got 3 words: hit and pray
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:58 am

I picked up this habit from slinger. Though I don't have a notebook, but my Iphone contains notes of the courses I visited.

my notes usually have
- safe yardages from the tee, driver or layup, aim right or left
- if I'm on the fairway: which hole I need to lay up, which hole I can cheong
- i don't have targets on the green because my skill not there yet, Most of the time, I aim for a fat center green anyways, but I do have danger areas to aim away from.

some would say, to plan is one thing but execution is another. Especially at a hacker level. It's true, however without a plan, you may hit a good shot but aim at the wrong place or use a wrong club for the shot. That would be a waste. I prefer having good intentions and know that my execution was to blame.

another benefit of course notes is it helps me play faster. Because I already have an idea which club to hit off the tee or on the fairways. Especially at courses where buggy must be on path, it really sucks to walk to the ball and find that I brought wrong clubs.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:08 am

a course guide is most meaningful if you write it YOURSELF.

because it will contain you own personal notes and playing tendencies.

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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:09 am

ok, i will start having a notebook n start taking notes of the courses i am playing.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:18 am

poresia wrote:
ok, i will start having a notebook n start taking notes of the courses i am playing.

I believed that Slinger has 2 notebooks. One for the normal play one and the other for heavy bets... What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:57 am

Some of the iPhone GPS apps are a great way to get started in terms of graphics. Print and paste into a notebook and add notes on distances, etc.



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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:05 pm

Some courses sell their own yardage books. Hole 11 at Laguna Masters from an old one:

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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:15 pm

Thanks for sharing, I hope my son will do such but he only did when he got scolded by his Pro. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:05 pm

Slinger has nice handwriting, especially if the notes were probably written in the buggy on the steering wheel/ on the lap/ on top of a beer can. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:30 pm

slinger wrote:


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take hole 7 for example..... par5, 480m

from the tee... one can see the pin n its pretty easy to pick your target

however, its the 2nd shot that requires planning as water cuts across the fairway at abt the 150m mark

where the 1st shot lands determines how u should play your 2nd.... thus having the knowledge to either layup or cheong pass the water is crucial, in addition where your 1st shot lands (unless u drives pass the left bunker... abt 250m or more), u have no sight of the landing zone cos of the elevation of the fairway

so the notes will help me to plan whatever options i will take


for some reasons unknown to me..... this hole is buggy on track as well

it sucks to go back to your buggy for the right clubs....



what is important for this hole is that to safely cross the water.... u need 380m

whether its 2 or 3 shots.... u decide

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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:20 pm

Bro Slinger ....do you have Sembawang 'code for success' course guide?
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:21 pm

Slinger, they are doing some chemical spray treatment on the fairway of this hole as well as vanda nine. So to protect the fairway, they have temp restrict buggy access at this stage.

Hope that clarifies.
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PostSubject: Re: Course Guides   Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:44 pm

Duval_S wrote:
Bro Slinger ....do you have Sembawang 'code for success' course guide?

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u want the full works......

pls get in touch with my agent...... which incidentally is CHIPPY

i am pretty sure he would love to hear from YOU...

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