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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:54 pm

PocketAce, I've had my fair share of silly marshals but my last few games there have been OK. I think they've toned down a bit. As for water coolers, I agree - it's silly not to have a water dispensing facility for golfers. It's almost overly selfish.

That said, I don't mind. I think MBGC is a decent course given it's location and the limited number of public courses in Singapore, i.e. just one.

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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Erm the sprinklers like to explode just while u are in a middle of a crucial putt
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:01 pm

To me, MBGC is one of the best & most well-maintained public courses I have ever played ... By today standard, it is considered a value for money public course ... I can still bear with those minor "hiccups" afterall one should not compare the fantastic amenities one can enjoy in a posh and expensive premium country club like Sentosa Golf & CC ... By the way, MBGC toilets now have Aloe Vera after-Sun gel ... Very thoughtful indeed! Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 pm

@pocketace; hmmm, give credit where/when it's due. Same for negative feedback. I see no reason why marshals are allowed to be rude when they're discharging their duties. Maybe managment has been sending the wrong signals to their staff; rudeness has no place in any organisation let alone one that's being built with public money!
 
More feedback should be given to management &/or NTUC; let's not tolerate such behaviour. But we must also remember to be gracious, remember to say our thank you"s" & give credit when it's due. Hopefully these marshals would reciprocate & we'll all enjoy our game better......
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:18 pm

slinger wrote:
just a humble opinion from a social golfer:


if aim fairway, ball somehow go bunker....

if aim bunker, ball somehow go fairway...


so in mbgc.... i just aim bunker

cos i social golfer only....


its not a myth.... it actually work

Very Happy
finally.. i know why.........
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:36 am

bro sob - thks for the info on the rule. Much appreciated.cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:35 am

Yes, I have to agree the MBGC course condition puts some pte clubs in sg to shame. 
For a public course, course condition is really good no doubt
We gotta take the good with the bad, I guess.

Now back to the topic of bunkers, I think all the above are good suggestions how to tackle these pot bunkers. It's part and parcel of playing a links style course. It affects golfers of all playing abilities. One good drive but a bad bounce will find your ball rolling into a bunker. Just watch British Open and see how the professionals play out from them. They also have to take the medicine at times, ie hit backwards
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:46 am

Actually bunkers teaches us a lesson to practice it more often and not forsake it. I have not played MBGC for a while. The course, in my view, is in superb condition. Just that it is a bit flat. Not that I am saying it's an easy course, it's just that other than bunkers there is not enough challenge. And yes, if you ball happens to roll in, the only way out would be to hit sideways or backwards. Take the stroke and move on (though it's easier said than done).Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:45 pm

They are so difficult, I try and hit out at the lowest lip, if it doesn't work especially to save time and energy I throw it out. My energy is better spent on playing

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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:38 pm

Lizsam wrote:
They are so difficult, I try and hit out at the lowest lip, if it doesn't work especially to save time and energy I throw it out. My energy is better spent on playing


If the ball landed at the area not-so-near the wall of the bunker, there is still a good chance that you can hit the ball out towards the target with your most lofted wedge (i.e. 58 or 60 deg) ... I was fortunate that so far most of the time my ball landed on the bunker away from the wall ...  Laughing  Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:43 pm

For me I confirm drop a stroke once ball in bunkers. . So my game there is really dependant on how well I avoid the bunkers on that day. ..

Hahaha. ..
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:50 am

Guys
Anyone played at MBGC lately? 
Can share the condition of fw and greens?
I'm taking my ex boss (from overseas)there to play this Sunday 
Hope I won't let him down
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:54 am

Condition is still very good ... No worries ...
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:56 am

pocketace wrote:
Guys
Anyone played at MBGC lately? 
Can share the condition of fw and greens?
I'm taking my ex boss (from overseas)there to play this Sunday 
Hope I won't let him down

Bro
Just played a practice round on Monday.. The green was great, not our usual sandy beach.. Fairway was as usual, good condition too..  But... Having had bad experiences before, I strongly suggest calling to check with the Golf Managers there (Wendy or Jeffrey perhaps) whether they are going to do anything to the greens this weekends... Have fun bro !

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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:33 am

Beer 
Thanks fellas!
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:14 pm

I hate MBGC bunker.. if lucky.. one shot can come out.. if unluck.. four shot still cannot come out.
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PostSubject: Re: Sand bunkers at MBGC is a killer, for me at least !!!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:57 pm

Ok....now's my turn to rant. I believe, another will follow so. hahaha  Very Happy 

Had a game earlier at MBGC with some gorgeous kakis! Fabulous blokes with great sense of humour and generally a great bunch to golf with. What more when you got a front VIP seat to watch someone showing you how to hit 1 under for 1st nine. But I digress.

Those bunkers at MBGC really peeved people, that I agree.
But really, it is still down to the golfer. Knowing how treacherous the bunker can get, I still elected to use a lob wedge to get out of one at hole 14.....

,,,,to dismal results; 3 to get out in an effort to clear the 'high' wall of the bunker when a simple 1 out sideways would have served me better.

Kuku me!
I will be back to take revenge, bunkers of MBGC!  Evil or Very Mad
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