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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:55 pm

but i was wondering, won't the ball picking machine damage the grass carpet when it drives all over?
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:02 pm

unfinished wrote:
but i was wondering, won't the ball picking machine damage the grass carpet when it drives all over?
The ball picking machine is driven by wheels & tires ... It would not damage the carpet or real grass.
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:05 pm

i see i see, don't know how it works.
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:00 pm

Turbo wrote:
Manual method of picking up balls sounds very primitive ... Most use motorized machine to do so ... Sounds like a 3rd world country driving range ... Very Happy
When I was in Myanmar back in 2003, the driving range was rather unique,  You purchase the golf ball a lady follow u,
every time when you hit the ball the lady would place one for you!

Why? labour is cheap in Myanmar! after awhile they whistle every one has to stop hitting the ball, a row of ladies in long line, move  forward and collect all the golf ball.
ort
Onc back at the zone, whistle blow again to start!!
Really 3rd world driving range, no machine ball collector!

I heard there was once a very impatient golfer can't wait
for the poor lady to place the ball on the short tee, he swing down wards and smash her hand, that golfer has to compensate her a lot of money for that silly mistake!

No sure today after 10 years! must have changed!


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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:27 pm

iron eagle wrote:
Turbo wrote:
Manual method of picking up balls sounds very primitive ... Most use motorized machine to do so ... Sounds like a 3rd world country driving range ... Very Happy
When I was in Myanmar back in 2003, the driving range was rather unique,  You purchase the golf ball a lady follow u,
every time when you hit the ball the lady would place one for you!

Why? labour is cheap in Myanmar! after awhile they whistle every one has to stop hitting the ball, a row of ladies in long line, move  forward and collect all the golf ball.

Onc back at the zone, whistle blow again to start!!
Really 3rd world driving range, no machine ball collector!

No sure today after 10 years!
ROFL 

This is really an eye-opener for me especially the whistle part & collection of balls together in one go ... I remember when I was in a golf club in HCMC, Vietnam many years ago, a young gal did what you said above but I dun remember the whistle and ball collection part. So those who have finished hitting all the balls have to wait for the rest to finish before they could proceed to hit again, huh? This is really funny! lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:13 pm

The Myanmar range sounds cool..human ball dispenser...Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:34 am

When I was in Myanmar at the Golf range it was  like a cultural shock to me!

 I told myself this was back into the 1950s!!
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:54 am

Erm... Went Punggol this morning to try some youtube stuff to generate some hip power. There were no metal dividers so i placed a basket at the right front. Made an off-centre shot and the ball punched a hole into the plastic basket. Plastic shrapnel from the basket flew all over the place. The force was quite shocking at the moment. No
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:27 am

rabbit wrote:
Erm... Went Punggol this morning to try some youtube stuff to generate some hip power. There were no metal dividers so i placed a basket at the right front. Made an off-centre shot and the ball punched a hole into the plastic basket. Plastic shrapnel from the basket flew all over the place. The force was quite shocking at the moment. No
Rabbit you so power ah?... Must be careful if playing near you.
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:46 am

dyeosh wrote:
rabbit wrote:
Erm... Went Punggol this morning to try some youtube stuff to generate some hip power. There were no metal dividers so i placed a basket at the right front. Made an off-centre shot and the ball punched a hole into the plastic basket. Plastic shrapnel from the basket flew all over the place. The force was quite shocking at the moment. No
Rabbit you so power ah?... Must be careful if playing near you.
dyeosh, you shld say must becareful of this "buaya" on green. lol:twisted:
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:32 pm

iron eagle wrote:
Turbo wrote:
Manual method of picking up balls sounds very primitive ... Most use motorized machine to do so ... Sounds like a 3rd world country driving range ... Very Happy
When I was in Myanmar back in 2003, the driving range was rather unique,  You purchase the golf ball a lady follow u,
every time when you hit the ball the lady would place one for you!

Why? labour is cheap in Myanmar! after awhile they whistle every one has to stop hitting the ball, a row of ladies in long line, move  forward and collect all the golf ball.
ort
Onc back at the zone, whistle blow again to start!!
Really 3rd world driving range, no machine ball collector!

I heard there was once a very impatient golfer can't wait
for the poor lady to place the ball on the short tee, he swing down wards and smash her hand, that golfer has to compensate her a lot of money for that silly mistake!

No sure today after 10 years! must have changed!
Wow sounds like last time army live firing, after finish, line up 1 line pick up cartridges
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:18 pm

Dyeosh, vinjess, if it was either of u swinging, the whole basket will disintegrate! Superman
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:20 pm

Turbo wrote:
Daztasiumz wrote:
Turbo wrote:
hkhamateur wrote:
paul@golf wrote:
Hi, jus an update aftr my visit last Sat too

They now offer 10-credit card for 900 balls + 5 parking coupons @ $60 only

Balls felt good to hit (perhaps wi my new toys la)

Met e towkay himself there talking to some of e golfers to gather feedbacks

He announced tat everyday till 11pm except Fri & Sat till 12am (gd news to those lookg for late golf)

enjoy Cool
Yeap..correct mate. Wink
Tx fr the update. Very Happy
Now its a NEW Punggol range concept, open to hear fm golfers views etc..
1) Parkg fees revised
2) Promo fr Balls package
3) Seafood stall
4) Fri-Sat till midnite.
Just patiently wait fr the installation of the fans n bay fence (divider). Smile
Bro, why there is a need for bay fence?
to protect against mishits lor

Watch out for those whose body alignment aim extreme right or left then shank
Like what bro enwee said, I have seen ppl hit the ball against the barrier and it ricocheted back towards another golfer besides him ... That can be very dangerous ... I have also seen beginner hit the ball backward instead of toward the front ... Laughing
sounds like a warzone .....
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:04 am

So how bad is the range actually?
I was thinking of moving there for my practice instead of occ as I'm staying in hougang area.

From the above reviews, it seems that the place is still not properly run.
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:42 am

It's not that bad.

The dividers are up, balls are ok but mats...some are thin but new,,,some are old
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:22 pm

Was there last sat..... there were some brand new mats and some old ones. But overall 1st floor mats are well maintained. Parking fees is relatively cheap now since the revised.

(12mn to 3pm - capped @ $2 max)
(3pm to 12mn - capped @ $1 max)
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:07 pm

rabbit wrote:
Erm... Went Punggol this morning to try some youtube stuff to generate some hip power. There were no metal dividers so i placed a basket at the right front. Made an off-centre shot and the ball punched a hole into the plastic basket. Plastic shrapnel from the basket flew all over the place. The force was quite shocking at the moment. No
wah... i must be careful next time play with you
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:13 pm

Maybe can bring your own MAT!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:46 pm

rabbit wrote:
Erm... Went Punggol this morning to try some youtube stuff to generate some hip power. There were no metal dividers so i placed a basket at the right front. Made an off-centre shot and the ball punched a hole into the plastic basket. Plastic shrapnel from the basket flew all over the place. The force was quite shocking at the moment. No
Wah! You must have scare the sh!t out of many people... Hahaha..
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:49 pm

Metal divider has been installed.......
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:25 pm

But the parking fee is an issue at punggol range.....
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:15 am

7up wrote:
Was there last sat..... there were some brand new mats and some old ones. But overall 1st floor mats are well maintained. Parking fees is relatively cheap now since the revised.

(12mn to 3pm - capped @ $2 max)
(3pm to 12mn - capped @ $1 max)
this is not what i'm being charge, has it been revised again?
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:58 am

Maybe I should try out punggol range soon.
But sorry to say, but seems like public golf range like punggol and MBGC will run down after awhile due to poor maintenance.
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:12 pm

Hows the range at punggol now?

Any new updates?
New chairs , fencing??

If not i'll stay at OCC hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Punggol range is BACK!   Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:40 am

Just went last night, 1st time there. not too bad and not crowded.. my wife like its quietness.. . 1 credit = $6 per 90 balls. got promo as advised by the staff if buy 10 credits upfront will received additional 150 balls which is 900+150 = 1050. car park is $1/hr i think cos i was charged $2 for around 2hrs.
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