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PostSubject: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:31 pm

A big hi to all on the forum.... chanced upon this forum at the recommendation of a friend....
I am totally new to golf... Have not touched a set of clubs before... Could you folks help me with -

1. Lessons/ How & Where to Begin/ Recommendations on coaches/ estimated cost? (I stay in the City in Tanjong Pagar - Is there anybody keen to join me?)

2. Closest/ Easiest course/ range to practice?

3. Equipment - Old vs New clubs - Cost/ Recommendations.... Any other equipment to think of/ you would recommend?

4. Anything else I need to be aware of?

Thank you in advance for all your help/ support....

Cheers, H
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:37 pm

1. go to marina bay golf course, there's a school there for structured lessons. you can go with chris. 2 in a class is more than enough. =p

2. marina, or come with us to changi... but thats kinda far for you. or Keppel?

3. second hand. unless u can find a good deal i.e $800 or less that includes a bag.. I would sk you to ctually ask your pro befoe buying. he/ she will prob know more about the current market for clubs.

4. get a gf/ wife who plays... if not, be prepared for nagging.

other than that... welcome and hope u enjoy your stay here.

...HB...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:48 pm

Thanks a bunch for the prompt response miss caddy...

1 & 2. I tried calling the pros at Marina Bay.. Yet to hear back from them..

3. Second Hand - Is there a good pro-shop anybody can recommend that sells pre-owned clubs.... Is there anybody selling a good set on this forum (or would that be too ambitious? Very Happy)

4. Lucky for me, I already have found somebody who is as passionate about golf as me... So I think I am ok on that front...

.....SB....
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:49 pm

i think you called the ones from keppel. not marina.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:50 pm

HI HV

If you are staying in Tanjong Pagar then Marina Bay will be a good place to take your lesson in terms of travelling time. But it's good for you to go down to take a look and speak to the Pros. They can be good but you might not like their style of teaching.

To me, golfers goes anywhere (ranges). I personally stay in changi area but i go to Bishan Range. Hee

As for clubs, it all depend on your budget. How much you willing to invest. Anyway Taylormade clubs are good for newbie.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:53 pm

Hi Joleelyn

You mentioned that you guys goes to Changi? Maybe can meet up ya?


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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:54 pm

yup... on occasion =D my friends and I all stay in the east..

we sometimes head to marina as well. depending on mood. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:57 pm

name is jo ... not Ms caddy... there's another female caddy ard. dun get mixed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:57 pm

ok, hope you guys don't mind me joining. Do inform me of any range session k?

Cheers : )
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:59 pm

can do..... but my friends are out of town for the week and i'm pretty much doped up on drugs... will let you know.. maybe next week or week after. =D

Sorry for stealing your thread HV... haha...

...HB...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:01 am

Miss Caddy - Probably true... Marina is the school while Keppel is the course as my GF also just informed me.... Also, I assume that the pros would have contacts for pre-owned clubs as well based on recommendations of size/ height, etc... Am about 6 feet....


Mike,
Thanks... Am up for any place that has a good instructor... Any recommendations? Am all ears... Any estimates on what a pre-owned set of Taylormade clubs would cost?


Fellow Golfers,
Please reply back/ PM me if you have a second hand set to sell?

Thanks, H
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:02 am

Jo... Thanks again for your suggestions....
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:03 am

go look ard in the marketplace on the forum.

http://www.golfrepublic.org/marketplace-f8/

and for goodness sake.. stop calling me ms caddy can... grrr
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:04 am

joleelyn wrote:
go look ard in the marketplace on the forum.

http://www.golfrepublic.org/marketplace-f8/

and for goodness sake.. stop calling me ms caddy can... grrr

Miss Caddy... thanks for leading the lost shepherds...

You're doing a good job...

Cheers Miss Caddy...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:05 am

2nd sets u can look around at far east shopping center(next to hilton hotel) level 2 and basement has used club shops. but wait a bit before getting clubs, you can use ur pro's club for beginner lessons.

i am with joey at keppel, i like his style and method of teaching and am very comfortable with him. some instructors will give trial lessons so you can evaluate that or just head down to the range and watch them teach other students and see if u like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:06 am

Thanks JO... Will look around....
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:07 am

daveaha wrote:
joleelyn wrote:
go look ard in the marketplace on the forum.

http://www.golfrepublic.org/marketplace-f8/

and for goodness sake.. stop calling me ms caddy can... grrr

Miss Caddy... thanks for leading the lost shepherds...

You're doing a good job...

Cheers Miss Caddy...

eh... buddy.. your this buddy a bit cranky from the meds. u sure u wanna irritate her?

LOL....
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:11 am

Mike,
Thanks... Am up for any place that has a good instructor... Any recommendations? Am all ears... Any estimates on what a pre-owned set of Taylormade clubs would cost?


Fellow Golfers,
Please reply back/ PM me if you have a second hand set to sell?

Thanks, H


Hi H
Don't mentioned! Maybe you can head down to Bishan range to survey. There are quite a number of Pros there. PM you for the clubs ya.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:12 am

Thanks Eiji... Actually I called up Joey on his cellphone and left him a couple of messages.... But this was during the Christmas week and I suspect he may have been off.... Good to know that he is a good coach....

Would be interested in taking a trial lesson/ looking at him teach.... would you mind if I tagged along for one of your sessions just to see him go through his paces?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:12 am

Hi HV,

Welcome here.

According to my limited knowledge, MBGC's Stargolf Academy offers cheaper rates for lessons as compared to other golf schools.

And you can visit Creative Golf at Kreta Ayer if you want to buy 2nd-hand clubs.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:14 am

HV wrote:
Thanks Eiji... Actually I called up Joey on his cellphone and left him a couple of messages.... But this was during the Christmas week and I suspect he may have been off.... Good to know that he is a good coach....

Would be interested in taking a trial lesson/ looking at him teach.... would you mind if I tagged along for one of your sessions just to see him go through his paces?

yeah he was back home in aussie during the holidays, think he just got back to sillypore on wednesday

my lessons are rubber band time, i just squeeze in a lesson here and there...not fixed weekly.

trying to arrange one next thurs if his schedule allows.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:15 am

joleelyn wrote:
daveaha wrote:
joleelyn wrote:
go look ard in the marketplace on the forum.

http://www.golfrepublic.org/marketplace-f8/

and for goodness sake.. stop calling me ms caddy can... grrr

Miss Caddy... thanks for leading the lost shepherds...

You're doing a good job...

Cheers Miss Caddy...

eh... buddy.. your this buddy a bit cranky from the meds. u sure u wanna irritate her?

LOL....

** RAN AWAY LIAO **

To add on...
just don't do lesson within a big group. 3 is the max... 2 is ideal if you want to save a bit...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:17 am

awww... buddy. we need to share the workload man...haha

ya, I told HV max out 2.. and just nice he already has a friend who is interested, so its all set. just looking for the coach only.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:20 am

Thanks Eiji... Please let me know... I generally have a very tight schedule on weekdays.... But pls do let me know when you are planning....

Miss Moon, Thanks for the suggestions. Very good to know...

Dave, Plan for two people max...


Thank you all for being so helpful.... Really appreciate all your suggestions....



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie looking for advice   Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:22 am

Hi HV

I will be having my lesson this Sat at Bishan. Maybe you would like to come down to take a look and see see look look.
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