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PostSubject: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:50 pm

Hi all,

Took up this game slightly more than 1 year ago when I could no longer play football without injuries and I must say I have been bitten BADLY by the golf bug.

Really love the game and if given a choice would like nothing more than to practice and play every day, unfortunately I do not have access to a multi million dollar trust fund, so need to work to maintain this hobby.

Self confessed Equipment Junkie, love buying golf related stuff and clubs, especially the 2nd hand old stuff which you can get for really low prices. Thankfully I have a brother and 2 cousins who are picking up the game, so I have a good excuse for buying more clubs than I need ....

I'll normally practice at JCC (near my office) or Marina Bay, hope to chat more about golf and maybe catch up with everyone in person soon.

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:52 pm

hi Derek... welcome to GR !

Sounds so familiar... I also pick up golf after giving up football... kekekekek
Everytime I playsSunday soccer last time, surely got injury here and there... felt damn old ....and wife was so angry everytime afterwards... so golf is my main hobby now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:55 pm

Hi Derek Welcome to GR. Since you do frequent MBCG why not join us for Starry starry night every wednesday at the roof top to meet and befriend other GRians.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:57 pm

Hihi... welcum... hiaks.. wats wrong with the keyboard... Neutral

Do join the above mention gathering mentioned by Mloy... but do becareful of her as well... mentally... and physically... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:00 pm

alvin7379 wrote:
Hihi... welcum... hiaks.. wats wrong with the keyboard... Neutral

Do join the above mention gathering mentioned by Mloy... but do becareful of her as well... mentally... and physically... tongue

Hey alvin please don't frightened off our new member hor. Derek don't listen to him, I am a very nice person to know. Come to starrry starry night one of these day and see for yourself. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:03 pm

welcome to GR derek..

hope u enjoy your stay and surf here in GR, very nice place to mingle around people here..

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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:04 pm

Another golfaholic...nice..
Welcome welcome...you've come to the right institute..where no cure is available.

Enjoy your stay
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:05 pm

thanks for the welcome and invite! see u pple there next week ... today lucky enough to be playing 18 holes at JCC ... can't wait to get out of the office!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:08 pm

can still alternate between soccer n golf mah... if got serious injury, i'll play more golf..
now is more soccer time..
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:08 pm

hi derek

u just need to beware of a few thing here

1. Poisons....lots of poisons here, we have a very poisonous master and one pretty poison ivy here..keke
2. Buayas and Buayees....
3. Some people who like "to give and receive special service" and find store room with KY jel...haha !![left]
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Hi Bro-Derek.
Welcome welcome!!!!! Do join us for range and games.

I am a seasoned beginner and keen to learn about equipments..

...................Just me ' D '
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:30 pm

Allo Derek.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:53 pm

Hello Derek. Your topic's like an AA session Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:57 pm

Hi Derek, welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:35 pm

Hey Derek,

Welcome to GR.

i also like u, gave up football to play golf due to injuries n kena golf bug.

has been golfing for 5 years.

is ur office in jurong?

my office is in jurong n i practise at Fairway Jurong range on weekdays 5-7pm.

hv fun learning n playing golf.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:52 pm

poresia wrote:
Hey Derek,

Welcome to GR.

i also like u, gave up football to play golf due to injuries n kena golf bug.

has been golfing for 5 years.

is ur office in jurong?

my office is in jurong n i practise at Fairway Jurong range on weekdays 5-7pm.

hv fun learning n playing golf.


which part of jurong u at? me at tuas, used to practise at jcc till my elbow injury....


i too gave up soccer when i realise i cant match up with the younger players
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:58 am

Hi Poresia and Slinger,

I am at Pandan Loop, so JCC is really near for me. May head down to Fairway one of these days ... do you practice everyday? That is real dedication .... esp after 5 years
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:50 pm

I used to practise every Monday to thursour Stopped after tennis elbow. also realized it dun help my game much. Now will be 1-2 times on Monday - thur. I know a quite good tcm acupucture in Jurong west whom I tried n now my elbow s better but u need rest n dun goto range too often.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:29 pm

yes ... it is hard to resist the urge to swing the club even though common sense tells us that the right thing to do is to give it a complete rest

then again ... can always practice putting!

Wish u a speedy recovery!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:38 pm

there's not many places where we can practise short game, pitching n putting.

sometimes i bring my son to nsrcc kranji after work to practise short game.

it's a little bit far but that's the best and nearest place i can practise n the greens are quite good. it hv no lights so hv to finish by 7+.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Thu May 13, 2010 11:04 am

Hi Derek,

Try us out in OUB centre. We have 6 new golf simulators.

Any chance to speak to you over the phone ? My number is 84886736 .

Please call me and I share with you what you can find in top floors of OUB center.

regards
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Thu May 20, 2010 11:42 pm

hi derek,
i'm also a golf fanatic !
lucky me is playing golf full time for this year and hope to get my handicap down to single digits if possible. i'm not very knowledgeable of golf clubs and specs and all but i truly enjoy playing the game and challenging myself
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PostSubject: Re: Hi ... my name is Derek, and I am a *long pause* Golfaholic ...   Fri May 21, 2010 10:34 am

limshuyan wrote:
hi derek,
i'm also a golf fanatic !
lucky me is playing golf full time for this year and hope to get my handicap down to single digits if possible. i'm not very knowledgeable of golf clubs and specs and all but i truly enjoy playing the game and challenging myself

Hi Shuyan, playing golf full time? wow! that is my dream come true ... where do you normally train?

In any case, good luck in your quest to improve!
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