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johnteo7
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PostSubject: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:35 am

Dear GR bros & sis, nice to be here and excited to take up this new hobby/sport!

Totally new and a stranger to golf.

Hope to receive guidance and advises to improve myself.
The excitement and anticipation is at the 10k rpm redline! cheers


I have a dilemma now, to choose/decide between two golf sets/irons...
 Callaway  Xhot or  Titleist  AP1 712

Read the reviews of both and they both carry good reviews.

Hence, would appreciate any bro/sis opinions which is recommended/good to have. Intend to use and keep it for 2 years before switching.

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:41 am

Welcome 

Forgivness.....Xhot. As for switching after 2 years, this depends how slutty u become within the next few months once u started it. lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:42 am

Dear John, welcome to GR!

It took u 3-1/2 years to make your 1st post  Very Happy but like they say it is better late than never.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:46 am

beehome wrote:
Dear John, welcome to GR!

It took u 3-1/2 years to make your 1st post  Very Happy but like they say it is better late than never.


Maybe he took 3 years to become low HCPer????

Welcome John!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:58 am

beehome wrote:
Dear John, welcome to GR!

It took u 3-1/2 years to make your 1st post  Very Happy but like they say it is better late than never.

Oh?! I didn't even realise that I registered to GR that long ago...
Well..It boils down to my surrounding friends/colleagues that influence/trigger my decision to take up a new sport/hobby that needs to pay.  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:00 pm

vinjess wrote:
beehome wrote:
Dear John, welcome to GR!

It took u 3-1/2 years to make your 1st post  Very Happy but like they say it is better late than never.


Maybe he took 3 years to become low HCPer????

Welcome John!!!
Thanks!
Pai seh pai seh, but what's low hcper?  
I'm totally new to this sport.  Peace
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:00 pm

welcome too, bro  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:05 pm

Welcome from a no handicapper.

Personnally i wpuld buy used first then after a bit get what u think suits u. Sell after 6 mths or so lose abit only then can go test some clubs ay golf hse or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Good to come back.
I suggest Ap1 as it is good and improvement set and at least can use for 4-5 years or even longer......
You need to choose something more forgiving so that you can enjoy the game. If not, you may disappear and come back again in next few year...keke
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:11 pm

bro oldie-newbie@a no handicapper is a pro. Swing cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:25 pm

paul@golf wrote:
welcome too, bro  cheers
Thanks,  Paul
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:32 pm

oldie-newbie wrote:
Welcome from a no handicapper.

Personnally i wpuld buy used first then after a bit get what u think suits u. Sell after 6 mths or so lose abit only then can go test some clubs ay golf hse or something.
Hi oldie, 

Thanks for your opinion. 
I appreciate it. 
 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:39 pm

golferx wrote:
Good to come back.
I suggest Ap1 as it is good and improvement set and at least can use for 4-5 years or even longer......
You need to choose something more forgiving so that you can enjoy the game. If not, you may disappear and come back again in next few year...keke
Hi golferx, 
Thanks for your suggestion. 
That's what i thought too.
You used xhot irons before? 
Ap1 more forgiving for you compared to xhot?

I'm pondering between these two as both prices offered to me seem to be a good buy.

New set,  ap1 712 irons less than 700bucks.
New full set xhot (driver, fairway, irona, putter and bag) at 1.2k.

Pls let me know if it is ok to reveal pricing here as some might feel sensitive. If not ok, i will edit. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:58 pm

Welcome no handicapper...

buy within your budget... both are good for beginner

It really doesnt matter which iron you buy now... cos you will "upgrade" soon. becareful with the group you join in... especially some newbie group with title "newbie 2014". You might upgrade your equipment in a month time due to these "newbies" influence  Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:00 pm

IceShelterX wrote:
Welcome no handicapper...

buy within your budget... both are good for beginner

It really doesnt matter which iron you buy now... cos you will "upgrade" soon. becareful with the group you join in... especially some newbie group with title "newbie 2014". You might upgrade your equipment in a month time due to these "newbies" influence  Razz
Hi ice,
You are evil and poisonous!  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:03 pm

johnteo7 wrote:
golferx wrote:
Good to come back.
I suggest Ap1 as it is good and improvement set and at least can use for 4-5 years or even longer......
You need to choose something more forgiving so that you can enjoy the game. If not, you may disappear and come back again in next few year...keke
Hi golferx, 
Thanks for your suggestion. 
That's what i thought too.
You used xhot irons before? 
Ap1 more forgiving for you compared to xhot?

I'm pondering between these two as both prices offered to me seem to be a good buy.

New set,  ap1 712 irons less than 700bucks.
New full set xhot (driver, fairway, irona, putter and bag) at 1.2k.

Pls let me know if it is ok to reveal pricing here as some might feel sensitive. If not ok, i will edit. Thanks

Hi bro,

I really do not think price is main issue for club selection. One set of club can use few years.
My advice is to try both of them if you can. Yes, i am using AP1 now 714. For my pass 5 years, i was using forged iron, AP2, but i give up due to no improvement of my score. I rather to use improvement irons as i am not playing everyday golfer.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:11 pm

beehome wrote:
bro oldie-newbie@a no handicapper is a pro. Swing cheers

I laughed so hard i almost died, dun joke about old man, cannot take it one Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:29 pm

golferx wrote:
johnteo7 wrote:
golferx wrote:
Good to come back.
I suggest Ap1 as it is good and improvement set and at least can use for 4-5 years or even longer......
You need to choose something more forgiving so that you can enjoy the game. If not, you may disappear and come back again in next few year...keke
Hi golferx, 
Thanks for your suggestion. 
That's what i thought too.
You used xhot irons before? 
Ap1 more forgiving for you compared to xhot?

I'm pondering between these two as both prices offered to me seem to be a good buy.

New set,  ap1 712 irons less than 700bucks.
New full set xhot (driver, fairway, irona, putter and bag) at 1.2k.

Pls let me know if it is ok to reveal pricing here as some might feel sensitive. If not ok, i will edit. Thanks

Hi bro,

I really do not think price is main issue for club selection. One set of club can use few years.
My advice is to try both of them if you can. Yes, i am using AP1 now 714. For my pass 5 years, i was using forged iron, AP2, but i give up due to no improvement of my score. I rather to use improvement irons as i am not playing everyday golfer.
Same sentiments, bro.
Ya..me too..I suppose i won't be playing regularly as i travel frequently.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:06 am

Better bring you  Titleist back to end my misery..
Looking forward to my 1st beginner lesson!  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:37 am

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:51 am

From another noob, hi!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:16 am

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:11 am

Cobin wrote:
Welcome
Thanks  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:12 am

Mep wrote:
Welcome
Thanks  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello GR! New bird taking up new hobby/sport, reporting!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:13 am

spikey wrote:
From another noob, hi!
hey hi!  Very Happy
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