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Chunky Munky
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PostSubject: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:41 am

I'm new to Singapore and I'm hoping to play some golf on the beautiful courses you have over here! I've played golf for a few years and currently have a valid UK issued handicap card. I notice that USGA is the most widely recognised in SG. Will my UK handicap card be sufficient to play the courses here or will I need to pay to go through a handicap test etc? For reference I currently play off 12. Any info would be great! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:59 am

Hi CM, welcome to GR!

I think it is not a problem. As far as I know Singapore courses accept all valid and current HCP card. To be 100% sure, suggest you check with SGA. Enjoy your golfing in SG!  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:02 am

Thanks beehome! Very useful information!

I will contact the SGA to see what they say Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:22 am

Welcome CM. There are beautiful courses both here and also JB Malaysia. Stay in touch and we may catch up for a games.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:26 am

Thanks James!

All of my stuff has arrived now and I'm going to start looking at when I can squeeze a few rounds in Wink

Have just booked to play the Bali National GC, Nirwana GC and New Kuta GC at the end of November which should be fun. Not as cheap as I thought it would be but looking forward to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:09 pm

CM, we are going golf in Saigon from 1st Dec till 6th Dec. Let me know if you wish to join?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi Chunky Munky, for normal play, USGA, CONGU etc etc are all accepted.

However, certain tournaments (even club level ones or charity ones) require a USGA handicap.

The conversion is straightforward, however, you will have a pay a small annual fee each year to maintain the USGA handicap.

Have fun golfing in Singapore

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:16 pm

Thanks Derek! Very helpful Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:27 pm

You are welcome.  You might find the thread below has some useful information hidden amidst the banter ...


http://www.golfrepublic.org/t15691-usga-handicap-related-faq

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Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:34 pm

Very insightful. Love the bit about the guys that should be playing off lower handicaps! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:47 am

Welcome to the forum Chunky Munky!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Handicap Singapore   Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:50 am

Thanks Renixus!
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