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PostSubject: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:09 pm

As far as I'm aware, the following do not require handicaps / proficiency certs:

1) Executive Golf Course at Mandai
2) Green Fairways at Eng Neo
3) Par 3 course at NSRCC (I think pc is required for this)
4) Executive Course at Jurong?
5) MBGC?

Can anyone confirm 4 and 5? Are there anymore courses to add to the list? Question

I'm interested to know as I have not obtained my handicap yet (and my pc is expired Laughing ). Plus sometimes travelling overseas takes too much time. Swing
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:16 pm

Exec course in Jurong needs valid PC

MBGC if no PC or handicap, go for their temp PC test (mentioned in their website )MBGC
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:18 pm

Tanglin. haha.. i know this is a bit non constructive... this course is very short. i think you need your pitching wedge can already and 1 putter will do. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:21 pm

Par 3 @ NSRCC did state that they require PC To play, but never ask me when I play there. Ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:21 pm

Mizuno wrote:
Exec course in Jurong needs valid PC

MBGC if no PC or handicap, go for their temp PC test (mentioned in their website )MBGC

Is that temp PC test applicable for weekends as well? And is the pace of play very slow on weekends at MBGC?
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:22 pm

daveaha wrote:
Par 3 @ NSRCC did state that they require PC To play, but never ask me when I play there. Ever.

Wah Dave, you must be either very handsome or very well known there. Everytime I go they always ask me for pc.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:35 pm

Mizzman wrote:
daveaha wrote:
Par 3 @ NSRCC did state that they require PC To play, but never ask me when I play there. Ever.

Wah Dave, you must be either very handsome or very well known there. Everytime I go they always ask me for pc.

Ya, plus he dresses like Ian Poulter one look you know he's a golfer liao.

Either that or the circus is in town Laughing jkjk
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:37 pm

Ha ha ha... I was a regular last time to play on Par 3 every Friday morning before my son was born. They never asked me for any cert or whatever as long as I provide my credit card to pay Wink

And no, I didn't dressed up like Poulter.

More to Daly Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:40 pm

chemicalpro wrote:
Mizzman wrote:
daveaha wrote:
Par 3 @ NSRCC did state that they require PC To play, but never ask me when I play there. Ever.

Wah Dave, you must be either very handsome or very well known there. Everytime I go they always ask me for pc.

Ya, plus he dresses like Ian Poulter one look you know he's a golfer liao.

Either that or the circus is in town Laughing jkjk

Haha, Dave I'm going to have this image of Ian Poulter in my brain everytime I see your posts from now on.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:43 pm

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Ha ha ha... I was a regular last time to play on Par 3 every Friday morning before my son was born. They never asked me for any cert or whatever as long as I provide my credit card to pay Wink

And no, I didn't dressed up like Poulter.

More to Daly Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Now the image of you has changed to John Daly dressed like Ian Poulter! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:43 pm

Mizzman wrote:
chemicalpro wrote:
Mizzman wrote:
daveaha wrote:
Par 3 @ NSRCC did state that they require PC To play, but never ask me when I play there. Ever.

Wah Dave, you must be either very handsome or very well known there. Everytime I go they always ask me for pc.

Ya, plus he dresses like Ian Poulter one look you know he's a golfer liao.

Either that or the circus is in town Laughing jkjk

Haha, Dave I'm going to have this image of Ian Poulter in my brain everytime I see your posts from now on.


Ha ha ha...
ok lah, I kind of like Poulter image too.... but his apparels are sooo expensive....

I'm sticking to my adidas and cheapo stuffs Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:43 pm

Mizzman wrote:
daveaha wrote:
Ha ha ha... I was a regular last time to play on Par 3 every Friday morning before my son was born. They never asked me for any cert or whatever as long as I provide my credit card to pay Wink

And no, I didn't dressed up like Poulter.

More to Daly Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Now the image of you has changed to John Daly dressed like Ian Poulter! Shocked

kekekekek I'm not that fat !
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:47 pm

Mizzman wrote:
Mizuno wrote:
Exec course in Jurong needs valid PC

MBGC if no PC or handicap, go for their temp PC test (mentioned in their website )MBGC

Is that temp PC test applicable for weekends as well? And is the pace of play very slow on weekends at MBGC?

Going back on topic...can anyone help me with the above question? My friends and I would like to play at MBGC on weekends, but we don't have handicaps.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:51 pm

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Mizzman wrote:
Mizzman wrote:
Mizuno wrote:
Exec course in Jurong needs valid PC

MBGC if no PC or handicap, go for their temp PC test (mentioned in their website )MBGC

Is that temp PC test applicable for weekends as well? And is the pace of play very slow on weekends at MBGC?

Going back on topic...can anyone help me with the above question? My friends and I would like to play at MBGC on weekends, but we don't have handicaps.

no prob....here are the steps:

1. Go MBGC...tell them you no HC,
2. They will tell you go take PC test...
3. some super duper instructor will view your swing etc etc.....and then give green light,
4. Pay SGD10 (or somewhere like that)...to have PC
5. Go pay green fee and show PC
6. Get ready to tee off when they call you
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:51 pm

MBGC impossible. They are gahmen after all. By the book.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:54 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
MBGC impossible. They are gahmen after all. By the book.

Errm, you and Duval seem to give totally conflicting anwers...I am rather confused Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:56 pm

Mizzman wrote:
mUAr_cHEe wrote:
MBGC impossible. They are gahmen after all. By the book.

Errm, you and Duval seem to give totally conflicting anwers...I am rather confused Sad

Let me clarify this.
MBGC always ask for proof of your HCP (anywhere) or PC from there. Don't have -> go for swing test.

Never hear an exception before. And for the weekends, I think they'll only allow one PC (or two) per flight.

What MC said is true. It's referring to your post about no HCP to play there, not Duval's post.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:00 pm

daveaha wrote:
Mizzman wrote:
mUAr_cHEe wrote:
MBGC impossible. They are gahmen after all. By the book.

Errm, you and Duval seem to give totally conflicting anwers...I am rather confused Sad

Let me clarify this.
MBGC always ask for proof of your HCP (anywhere) or PC from there. Don't have -> go for swing test.

Never hear an exception before. And for the weekends, I think they'll only allow one PC (or two) per flight.

What MC said is true. It's referring to your post about no HCP to play there, not Duval's post.

Ok, there are 3 of us, and we're not THAT lousy. If all 3 of us go for the swing test and show that we will not hold up the speed of play, do you think they'll let us play together on one flight? Or is it a strict rule that there can only be 1 or 2 players per flight w/o handicap?
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:21 pm

Mizzman wrote:
daveaha wrote:
Mizzman wrote:
mUAr_cHEe wrote:
MBGC impossible. They are gahmen after all. By the book.

Errm, you and Duval seem to give totally conflicting anwers...I am rather confused Sad

Let me clarify this.
MBGC always ask for proof of your HCP (anywhere) or PC from there. Don't have -> go for swing test.

Never hear an exception before. And for the weekends, I think they'll only allow one PC (or two) per flight.

What MC said is true. It's referring to your post about no HCP to play there, not Duval's post.

Ok, there are 3 of us, and we're not THAT lousy. If all 3 of us go for the swing test and show that we will not hold up the speed of play, do you think they'll let us play together on one flight? Or is it a strict rule that there can only be 1 or 2 players per flight w/o handicap?

That's MBGC rules sadly.... eventhough your flight is quite good, but without the proper paperwork it can't be done (Sigh).

Refer to this website :
http://www.mbgc.com.sg/rules/index.htm

Let me quote it here :
"Only PC holders with PCs issued by SGA associated and affiliated local golf clubs are allowed to play in MBGC (please refer to www.sga.org.sg for the full list). They are allowed to play on weekdays before 2.00pm only, subject to booking and availability of tee times. PCs issued by other golf academies/entities/bodies will not be recognized by MBGC. There shall be no more than two (2) PC holders in each flight."

Edit : This rules doesn't even say weekend... so it's applicable to weekday golfing as well....
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:29 pm

daveaha wrote:

That's MBGC rules sadly.... eventhough your flight is quite good, but without the proper paperwork it can't be done (Sigh).

Refer to this website :
http://www.mbgc.com.sg/rules/index.htm

Let me quote it here :
"Only PC holders with PCs issued by SGA associated and affiliated local golf clubs are allowed to play in MBGC (please refer to www.sga.org.sg for the full list). They are allowed to play on weekdays before 2.00pm only, subject to booking and availability of tee times. PCs issued by other golf academies/entities/bodies will not be recognized by MBGC. There shall be no more than two (2) PC holders in each flight."

Edit : This rules doesn't even say weekend... so it's applicable to weekday golfing as well....

Thanks Dave for all the help. Was hoping it would be otherwise...I thought they might flexible with their rules because as according to above PC holders should NOT be able to play on weekends, but yet according to everyone here, they can.
Looks like we'll just have to stick with EGC and Green Fairways for now till we get our handicaps. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:31 pm

Mizzman wrote:
daveaha wrote:

That's MBGC rules sadly.... eventhough your flight is quite good, but without the proper paperwork it can't be done (Sigh).

Refer to this website :
http://www.mbgc.com.sg/rules/index.htm

Let me quote it here :
"Only PC holders with PCs issued by SGA associated and affiliated local golf clubs are allowed to play in MBGC (please refer to www.sga.org.sg for the full list). They are allowed to play on weekdays before 2.00pm only, subject to booking and availability of tee times. PCs issued by other golf academies/entities/bodies will not be recognized by MBGC. There shall be no more than two (2) PC holders in each flight."

Edit : This rules doesn't even say weekend... so it's applicable to weekday golfing as well....

Thanks Dave for all the help. Was hoping it would be otherwise...I thought they might flexible with their rules because as according to above PC holders should NOT be able to play on weekends, but yet according to everyone here, they can.
Looks like we'll just have to stick with EGC and Green Fairways for now till we get our handicaps. Crying or Very sad

Well, I had exactly the same problem lile you last year. Hard to play there. Forced myself to get a handicap. And its' worthed.

Anyway, from my experience and knowledge they're not that flexible, but you can try your luck. I'm not sure whether the flexibility is there and whether different person handling you will give you different result.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:33 pm

MBGC is not very flexible, particularly on weekends. They are quite rigid with the rules and their marshals police the course quite strictly too.

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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:39 pm

Even with handicap, MBGC was reluctant to let my sister play.



They see her XMM. look her no up. then she BOOMZ. 220m down the fairway.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:40 pm

Thanks again to everyone for their help here. I do understand why they are so rigid, especially on weekends, in order for everyone to have a more enjoyable time.

It's just that in Singapore, it is so difficult and time-consuming to get a handicap, particularly if you're working. Very difficult find time to play golf on weekdays with a PC, in order to obtain the requisite number of scorecards to generate a handicap. If only it was just one test, and the tester gives you a handicap based on your performance in that test.

Sigh...maybe have to resort to getting a Malaysian handicap instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Courses in Singapore that do not require handicaps on weekends   Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:44 pm

Mizzman, there's no harm to get a Malaysian or Indonesian handicap. Get it there, and you can transfer it to the local Singapore handicap eg MGK or MGC etc.

There's another thread about the handicap. I'll post it here if I have the time to search for it...
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