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RickyChill
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PostSubject: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:08 am

Dear Veterans/ Mentor,

A totally new joe here seeking to pick up golf..would be starting lesson to pick up this gentleman sport in mid July..

Just very curious, what would be a good driver(forgiving) and wedges to start with? I am a little confused with the adjustable loft setting and the degree of wedges that sends golfers sending that extra tad bit for a 1-2 degree difference.. I tried looking through the videos but really, due to my little knowledge and experience, cannot really understand which is better for me.. Hahah..

Also, would it be better for a greenhorn like me to pick up 3/5W and master them before choosing a Utility Wood to use, or would it be wiser to opt for a utility wood and have it to used for swinging practice?

Probably I can check with my golf pro, but thought advices from GR Veterans and mentors would be very very helpful..

Thanks for your kind advices in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:26 am

Driver, it's up to your budget and the look of it.

Wedges also about the same but recommended it's abt 4 deg loft difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:32 am

Welcome Ricky

Hope you will enjoy your sport.

Here what I would suggest you doing.

Spend more time and money on coaching. Eqpt wise, for starters, get a second hand set. You can find lots of it here, or at Far east Shopping Centre or in Joe golf at krata Ayer.
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:34 am

Get a 7i, sw, putter should be enough for beginner lessons

Work really hard, then think about hybrids, fw, and lastly driver (most difficult in the bag and really exposes swing flaws)

Get em used clubs. If you are dishearten and give up, will not be so expensive...
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:50 am

@enwee: thanks for your kind advice.

@nientsu: thanks for your recommendation, would keep the stores in mind if I am looking for used clubs, though I need more advices in future on the selection of used clubs..
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:47 pm

dear ricky...

dunno if u watch stephen chow "a chinese odyssey"...

i watch it countless times....

when i was young, i saw the comedy...

as i grew older, i feel the love story...



when i was like you many moons ago, i share a certain perspective of golf...

everything wanna try, wanna buy, wanna wack, smlj also can do....

now i dun want to complicate my golf, just do simple things...

things i know i can do and do better....

however i feel for you, cos i was once a beginner as well...

but since u ask for guidance for this journey you gonna take...

i hope i can offer some measure of assistance to help you along the way...

1) be realistic about the game, u cant get what u want with minminal effort

2) only GOOD practise makes perfect,  hitting 500 balls/day dun make u a subpar player

3) good family support, i know u have priorities and responsiblities, but they must know u need your space

4) dun nelgect the short game, good short game has saved me many times n i'm sure it will save u as well

5) perserverance, there will be good and bad games.... dun let both affectyour mindset, consistency is key




i can only think of this 5.....

oh yes, one more, lastly, DUN GIVE UP!
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:03 pm

@pocketace: thanks for the advices!

@slinger: your starting statement sends me through the roof. Haha.. That was a great comedy, period. Guess at 25,i am slowly adapting the love aspect of the comedy. Yeah, you are totally spot on with the anxiety and enthusiasm in a totally clueless young man wanting to try everything and buy whatever he hears is good for a beginner.. Glad that my self-realization and timely control have saved me a tad bit from impulsive purchase that's highly likely marketing gimmicks.. I would keep the 5 hot tips right in my pocket and training my fundamental is my key now.. I am kinda worried I would pick up bad habits;swing posture, momentum and etc and thus are staying away from the temptation of hitting balls at range until I start attending my lesson.. Your advices to greenhorn like me are valuable and would keep me going to keep improving.. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:56 pm




my favorite scene.....
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:26 pm

Slinger is truly a golf shifu.

Many have benefitted from his advice or from playing with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:00 pm

@slinger: thanks for the clip! This chu yang is too cute and sexy.. Hahah

@asahi: thanks for the reminder that I am receiving tips from one of the modest golf shirt.. I hope to benefit greatly too from learning and playing(would take quite a while) with slinger shift..
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:47 am

I prefer the "oh oh only you......" scene.
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:22 pm



this?
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:10 pm

Epic!
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PostSubject: Re: Guidance from GR Veteran   Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:44 pm

slinger wrote:
dear ricky...

dunno if u watch stephen chow "a chinese odyssey"...

i watch it countless times....

when i was young, i saw the comedy...

as i grew older, i feel the love story...



when i was like you many moons ago, i share a certain perspective of golf...

everything wanna try, wanna buy, wanna wack, smlj also can do....

now i dun want to complicate my golf, just do simple things...

things i know i can do and do better....

however i feel for you, cos i was once a beginner as well...

but since u ask for guidance for this journey you gonna take...

i hope i can offer some measure of assistance to help you along the way...

1) be realistic about the game, u cant get what u want with minminal effort

2) only GOOD practise makes perfect,  hitting 500 balls/day dun make u a subpar player

3) good family support, i know u have priorities and responsiblities, but they must know u need your space

4) dun nelgect the short game, good short game has saved me many times n i'm sure it will save u as well

5) perserverance, there will be good and bad games.... dun let both affectyour mindset, consistency is key




i can only think of this 5.....

oh yes, one more, lastly, DUN GIVE UP!

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