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PostSubject: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:04 am

trying to go boxing day. any thoughts pls?
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:19 am

Orchard still ok....
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:25 am

enwee wrote:
Orchard still ok....

thanks bro. Was looking for JB. sorry didnt make it clear, only in the topic title.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:28 am

akhild wrote:
enwee wrote:
Orchard still ok....

thanks bro. Was looking for JB. sorry didnt make it clear, only in the topic title.
In fact no course is in JB except JGCC. Even that part I also not sure is it consider JB.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:30 am

enwee wrote:
akhild wrote:
enwee wrote:
Orchard still ok....

thanks bro. Was looking for JB. sorry didnt make it clear, only in the topic title.
In fact no course is in JB except JGCC. Even that part I also not sure is it consider JB.

oh i see. okay noted! will head to orchard then. Thanks man.. a noob on malaysia..
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:42 am

Karaoke Club is not too bad.

On a more serious note, if HH is spongy, you can bet that the rest of them are as well.

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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:49 am

My friends and I played in Palm Resort - Cempeka course last Sunday AM ... There was no spongy feel on the course and the Marshall allowed buggy on the course after 9AM albeit it was pouring a nite before ... But of course don't expect condition like MBGC with good drainage system ...


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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:53 am

Turbo wrote:
My friends and I played in Palm Resort - Cempeka course last Sunday AM ... There was no spongy feel on the course and the Marshall allowed buddy on the course after 9AM albeit it was pouring a nite before ... But of course don't expect condition like MBGC with good drainage system ...
Not only Palm Resort, Orchard 2 wks ago also buggy on fairway still playable condition, yes some parts of the course is muddy but at least not so bad unlike Ponderosa 3 wks ago or Palm Villa 4 wks ago. But of course, Orchard is very far and deep.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:09 am

Palm Resort Melati course is also decently firm, along with Legends and Starhill.

Played them all recently, and the driest is Melati and Legends except that Legends currently have either clay or waterlogged bunkers. Starhill had a couple of pockets where the fairway was squishy but for the most part was fine. There was a par 3 that was practically a swamp between teebox and green though.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:17 am

Any JB courses with good and proper management that disallow buggies on fairway during rainy days would be a better course.  Very Happy 


Any golfers who are considerate and not drive onto the fairways knowing the course is soggy are good etiquette golfers that will make the course a better playing field.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:26 pm

HH also spongy ah? I'm heading there on this Saturday morning
Hope will be ok....
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:47 pm

I thought HH is one of the best course in terms of condition?  scratch
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:30 pm

I thought so too, but I was told by Chien (who went the previous week) their fairways are not spared by the recent torrid weather 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:08 pm

I think it's because of budgeting that causes the fairways to succumb to weather conditions unlike Singapore courses where there's 1.0m deep sand below for rapid water discharge.  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:38 pm

Actually is it really safe to travel to JB for golf? I mean I have heard lots of robbery over the years till now.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:44 pm

:Actually is it really safe to travel to JB for golf? I mean I have heard lots of robbery over the years till now."

Bro Noriki, 
If there is doubt better don't go. If there is fear, better don't go.
However, being in Singapore does not guarantee you are safe too. Only there is less crime and less crime do not mean no crime.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:48 pm

TDO wrote:
:Actually is it really safe to travel to JB for golf? I mean I have heard lots of robbery over the years till now."

Bro Noriki, 
If there is doubt better don't go. If there is fear, better don't go.
However, being in Singapore does not guarantee you are safe too. Only there is less crime and less crime do not mean no crime.  Very Happy 

I agreed your saying and that's why I never been to JB for a decade liao.
I just wonder what you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:55 pm

Noriki wrote:
TDO wrote:
:Actually is it really safe to travel to JB for golf? I mean I have heard lots of robbery over the years till now."

Bro Noriki, 
If there is doubt better don't go. If there is fear, better don't go.
However, being in Singapore does not guarantee you are safe too. Only there is less crime and less crime do not mean no crime.  Very Happy 

I agreed your saying and that's why I never been to JB for a decade liao.
I just wonder what you guys think?
Robberies happened everywhere and anywhere not only in jb. If u sway, u'll kenna. Certain places are hot zones just try to avoid those places. Other than that try to keep profile low and be more street smart then u should be ok.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:19 pm

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I thought so too, but I was told by Chien (who went the previous week) their fairways are not spared by the recent torrid weather 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Bro, as much as Horizon Hills has consistently nice fairways when it's dry, it's also consistently bad in the rainy season, made more so when you consider how much you're paying to play on the weekend.

The course doesn't drain well, turning normally lush fairways into mush.

Just prepare yourself mentally for fully plugged balls.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:36 am

"Bro, as much as Horizon Hills has consistently nice fairways when it's dry, it's also consistently bad in the rainy season, made more so when you consider how much you're paying to play on the weekend."

That's one of the reasons why I avoid playing at HH unless there is some sort of subsidy from a tournament organised by ULive for SCs.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:25 am

played at HH recently. it was raining before we teed off. if ball lands on fairway, it's ok. just lift and clean

but if land in rough, even if first cut, it's very hard to find because it'd be badly plugged. can be quite frustrating
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:17 pm

Its a PGA Championship course remb. And they re doing a gd work by keepg the buggy on track all years round.  Smile 
Fr tat kind of green fees n in gd exhange rate, personally i ve no complains!  Cool
Like wat bro Scottycollector quoted, had ball plugged, just picked it up, cleaned, placed it back n ready fr yr second shot!  Cool
The other nice course w gd drainage system re Orchards Golf club JB.  Arrow 
Hve witnessed how the course drained well n quickly after a heavy poured!  cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:11 pm

26 dec: played Starhill buggy course.  
Sporadic soggy areas. However majority of fairways n rough are good. Greens a little slow.

27 dec: walked RJCC / JGCC
Fairways n rough are dry. 
Greens are good.
All areas have just been cut short so rough is easy to get out of. 

Highly recommended.
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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:55 pm

Denmeister, are you a full time golfer?

and why do you always walk 18 holes?

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PostSubject: Re: which JB club is NOT like a sponge field now?   Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:02 am

Haha. ... I am just a very addicted golfer who loves to play walking golf rather than sit in a buggy.

Golf is a time consuming activity and since i enjoy it so much, I won't have time to do other forms of exercise.

 To stay healthy, I choose to incorporate walking with my golf.

Riding a buggy just does not burn the calories at all.


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